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Acupuncture & FAQs

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"I have been seeing Lut for acupuncture sessions since the beginning of the year.
I experienced a head trauma during my first seizure few weeks before I met Lut and I’ve been suffering from moderate anxiety. My overall health had been quite poor. I was on the edge of diabetes, my period was incredibly painful, I was constantly feeling so exhausted.
It’s been 5months since our first acupuncture and craniosacral therapy.
I feel like a new human being. Physically and mentally. The feeling I have after each of our sessions is absolutely beyond everything.
Dear Lut, Thank you so much for the energy you are able to release in me. It’s really amazing how it’s working so well for me. Absolutely pain free. My mind feels so clear and calm.
Thank you for the miracles you do dear Lut. My soul, my mind and my entire body are forever grateful.

Birute P.

Fertility Support & IVF 

Acupuncture can help ease stress by reducing cortisol level in the body and it can promote the release of follicle-stimulating hormones, whilst affecting oestrogen and progesterone levels. This can help improve blood flow to the ovaries for follicle development and also to the uterus, improving the thickness of the endometrial lining for embryo implantation.

Emotional Conditions 

Research has shown that Acupuncture can decrease anxiety and enhance the effectiveness of certain antidepressants - helping to increase serotonin levels and to lessen the side effects of antidepressants. It can help you to feel settled, grounded and positive. As it relaxes the brain and muscles, stress and tension throughout the body reduces.

Woman's Health

Studies have shown that Acupuncture for period pains can significantly reduce the severity and length of the symptoms around the menstrual cycle. It can be an effective tool in treating hormonal imbalances, including menstrual irregularities, PMS, endometriosis, PCOS, as well as Menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes and night sweats.

 Sleep Disturbances

Insomnia can come in many forms. Some people, for various reasons, have difficulty falling asleep, others have no trouble falling asleep but wake up during the night and are unable to go back to sleep.
Acupuncture treatments can help stimulate melatonin production which induces sleep onset, helps in staying asleep and in waking up feeling rested.

 Migraine & Headaches

Episodic migraines and frequent headaches can be a major disruption to your work, study and daily life. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)  includes Acupuncture as a treatment to be considered to prevent chronic tension-type headaches and migraines.

Digestive Imbalances

Acupuncture, in combination with dietary advice, is a safe way of treating digestive conditions including bloating, slow digestion, acid reflux, colitis, constipation, diarrhea, IBS and nausea which are signs that the digestive system is not balanced. Acupuncture can help to regulate the digestive dysfunction and maintain its balance.

Pain Management

The National Institute of Health suggests that Acupuncture works particularly well on chronic pain.  It is also very effective in the treatment of chronic, acute and injury pain including arthritis pain, lower back pain, neck pain and shoulder pain, knee pain, sports injuries, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, sciatic pain as well as neurological pain.

Allergies & Skin Conditions

Acupuncture can be effective in treating seasonal allergies, food intolerances and skin conditions including acne. It can also be of benefit in the treatment of eczema, psoriasis, and upper respiratory disorders, such as allergic rhinitis, asthma, hay fever, acute sinusitis and common cold.

Pregnancy & Postpartum

The World Health Organisation endorses the use of acupuncture for a wide range of challenging symptoms including during pregnancy and postpartum periods such as pelvic pain, morning sickness, constipation, fatigue and insufficient lactation and especially offering support for anxiety depression.

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Acupuncture North London Southgate N14, Arnos Grove, Enfield, - Moxibustion therapy on the back, back treatment, moxa punk, during acupuncture treatment

Complementary Reiki with Acupuncture

You'd like to have an Acupuncture treatment but feel uncomfortable with needles? Reiki can help you overcome this. It enables you to transition into the Acupuncture session effortlessly and  puts your body at ease by creating a calm and relaxing space. Then you can enjoy your session fully with the utmost benefit.

Acupuncture is more than inserting needles

There are other techniques which can be used with Acupuncture or they can be applied as a stand alone therapies, and be as effective as Acupuncture. They include Moxibustion, Electro-Acupuncture, Cupping, Guasha, and practical lifestyle advice.

Applying any of these therapies along with Acupuncture would depend on the individual's treatment plan. Find out more here.


Why do I trust Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is one of the longest established forms of professional healthcare in the world. It has been continually practiced, and has been studied extensively by scientists. Current clinical trials consistently prove its effectiveness. By focusing on the powerful interconnections of body, mind and spirit, Acupuncture can be a very safe and effective alternative treatment to restore health and prevent future imbalances.

Acupuncture is performed by inserting ultra-fine sterile needles into specific Acupuncture points, a traditional Acupuncturist seeks to re-establish the free flow of qi (energy, oxygen, and blood) to restore balance and trigger the body’s natural healing response. 

What are the benefits of Acupuncture? 

According to an evidence-based review of clinical literature, Acupuncture can assist in treating a wide number of physical, neurological, mental, and emotional ailments. The ailments that have been backed up by both clinical experience and research include a broad spectrum of conditions, as well as chronic and acute pain management.

​​Is Acupuncture right for me?

Everyone’s different. All my Acupuncture appointments are individual and personalised on a 1-to-1 basis. I welcome any questions that you may have. You can call me on 07747112885.

Acupuncture North London Southgate N14 - Taking Pulse at the start of Acupuncture session

What will happen when I go for Acupuncture?

I will take your medical history, read your pulse, may examine the site of your symptoms, and look at your tongue. Then I will painlessly insert the fine needles into specific areas of the body.  Once inserted, they can remain for around 20 minutes before being removed. 
Acupuncture may be combined with cupping, guasha, moxibustion (heat), massage and nutritional advice as required. During follow up sessions, your progress will be reviewed and a revised prescription applied.

Is Acupuncture safe?

When performed by a suitably qualified acupuncturist, Acupuncture is considered safe. 

Acupuncture practices in UK are regulated by the British Acupuncture council (BAcC). I am a registered practitioner and have completed the required training; a  3-year degree level course with over 600 hours of clinical supervision and continuing professional development and training.

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Does Acupuncture needle hurt?

Acupuncture uses very fine, single use, pre-sterilised needles with guide tubes. You may not feel the needle at all when it is inserted. When stimulated, you may feel a tingling, warm or dull sensation; something unusual but not painful.

I am more than happy to accommodate any concerns you may have at your first Acupuncture appointment, so please don’t hesitate to let me know.

How many treatments will I need?

Normally, people will have a course of treatments. Weekly sessions are quite usual to begin with, for perhaps five or six treatments, reducing in frequency as your body responds. We can discuss your treatment plan during your first visit.

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Do I need to do anything before Acupuncture?

Not really, but please do not arrive very hungry or after consuming alcohol. If it is your first visit, please be sure to bring a list of the medication you are taking, and remember to wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing.

Can I have Acupuncture if I am pregnant?

Yes. Definitely! Obstetrics is one of the oldest specialisations in Chinese Medicine, and Acupuncture can help from pre-conception, all the way throughout pregnancy, to induction and post-natal care. Please make sure that your practitioner knows if you are, or are trying to get, pregnant as some points are contraindicated in these circumstances.

What the Science Says About the Effectiveness of Acupuncture?

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Results from several studies suggest that Acupuncture may help ease the types of pain that are often chronic, such as low-back pain, neck pain, and osteoarthritis/knee pain. It also may help reduce the frequency of tension headaches and prevent migraine headaches. 

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How does Acupuncture work?

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