Crawley, West Sussex
The principle behind acupuncture lies on the balance of Qi, or the Vital Life Force that harmonises and nourishes the functions of the body. The stimulus from acupuncture needling creates a cascade of signalling throughout the connective tissue (fascia), involving the blood, the nerves and immune system.
Acupuncture consists of inserting exceptionally fine sterile needles in the skin on a specific point located along a meridian to stimulate Chi/Qi the energy flow.
Acupuncture needles insertion
- stimulates a local and a centralized reaction.
- The local reaction involves sensory neurons in the skin being stimulate.
- The central reaction occurs when the signals reach the brain and the spinal cord.
What you really need to know
- Acupuncture needling promotes homeostasis and self-healing.
- Acupuncture influences the nervous systems (muscles, nerves, internal organs).
- Acupuncture influences the cardiovascular system (blood flow, distribution of nutrients, hormones).
- Acupuncture influences the endocrine system, Hypothalamus, Pituitary and adrenal glands, axis regulation, major pathway for homeostatic regulation.
People turn to acupuncture for help with specific conditions, as well as for help maintaining general good health. Others look to acupuncture to improve their sense of well-being. Because acupuncture aims to treat the whole person rather than isolated symptoms, it can be effective for a range of conditions. Many people return to acupuncture again and again, finding it both beneficial and relaxing.
People seek treatment for conditions such as:
- Muscular-skeletal pain
- conditions such as back/neck/shoulder pain, Sciatica, etc.
- migraines and headaches
- menstrual problems
- digestive issues, such as IBS
- anxiety and depression.
- back/shoulder/knee/hip pain/sciatica
- infertility – male and female
- women’s health: menstruation cycle issues, menopause and more.
Please give us a call if you would like to speak to one of our acupuncturists about any condition.
Acupuncture needles are so fine that most people don’t feel them being inserted. It is normal to feel a mild tingle or dull ache as the acupuncturist adjusts the needle to direct Qi. While the needles are in place most people feel deeply relaxed which can continue after they are removed.
Rejuvenating Facial Acupuncture is a potential treatment for fine lines and wrinkles. The needles are inserted at specific points to improve blood flows, to stimulate collagen production, to get rid of dead skin cells. Facial Acupuncture Rejuvenation treatments are cumulative and can last up to 3 years after a course of 10 treatments with maintenance and a healthy lifestyle.
It is complete with the Gua Sha facial, which is a technique to break down tissue blockages, stagnation and release toxins, facial cupping, use to stimulate skin and muscles, by promoting blood flow, relieving muscles tension related to stress, anger, fatigue, sadness…. to promote cell repair and aids in other regeneration, then finishing with a facial massage to feel completely and holistically rejuvenated.
The beauty of facial acupuncture is the face represents a micro-system of our body, so we are also treating our internal organ.
Moxa is often used in conjunction with acupuncture to enhance the effect of the treatment. The dried herb, Moxa, is used as incense to gently and safely warm the body, relax muscles and supplement qi.
You can find more information about Acupuncture on BAcC official website: https://www.acupuncture.org.uk/
MEET YOUR THERAPIST
JENNY CHERRYLicAc BSc (Hons) MBAcC
Acupuncture is now widely used and accepted all over the world. In the UK more people are finding out what acupuncture can do for them. As a member of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC), the UK’s largest professional body of traditional Acupuncture, Jenny adheres to the strict codes and practice of conduct, which ensure safe and vigilant practice.
Jenny graduated from the International College of Oriental Medicine in 2014, after training for 3 years she obtained her BSc Hons from the University of Greenwich. Jenny became interested in Acupuncture after receiving treatment for many years and discovering the benefits of Acupuncture first hand. This sparked her enthusiasm to learn and be able to help others to maintain good health and wellbeing.
Jenny is always looking to enhance her practice through professional development, to discover and learn new skills and knowledge, further improving her practice and performance. To compliment her practice, Jenny is also qualified in Swedish Massage and has since gone on to complete further courses in Deep tissue, Myofasical release and Hot stone massage.
Since qualifying Jenny has worked in various locations in Sussex. Finally settling in Horsham, West Sussex. She has the pleasure or now treating at Fountain Therapies where she has been practicing for the last 6 years. Jenny treats all aspects of health within the acupuncture and massage model and takes particular interest in pain management, stress and general wellbeing. All treatments can be stand alone but also a combination and she is always willing to discuss all options prior to your appointment.
BEATRICE SALICEITEC Dip; CthA
My name is Beatrice Salice, I am a FCT with 17 years experience in various areas of Healing therapies with an expertise in the field of addiction. I am a registered and qualified practitioner with CTHA in bodywork massage including Indian Head Massage Oncology Massage, Aromatherapy Massage, Body Acupuncture, Auricular Acupuncture, Reiki level 1, Reflexology, Western Herbal Remedies and Nutrition. I strongly believe in a Holistic approach to stimulate the client’s own strength rather than focusing on the illness in the quest for optimal health and wellness.
My belief as a practitioner in this field is that the whole person is made up of interdependent parts and if one part is not working properly, all the other parts will be affected. In this way, if people have imbalances (physical, emotional, or spiritual) in their lives, it can negatively affect their overall health. Combining nutritional guidance, complementary therapies, mindfulness are the natural keys to reach the optimum of well being, which have been proven very beneficial during my years of practice in various treatment centres, along with a change of lifestyle.
I am passionate in promoting the importance of well being and reconnected the individual with him/herself. We are living in an era of stress, toxins, fast food, technology, we are forgetting how to nurture our self as a whole. I am approachable, friendly, professional with a lot of empathy.