Acupuncture in Ashby-de-la-Zouchwith Donna
Based at Rituals Retreat, Staunton Harold.
Within easy reach of Ashby de la Zouch, Swadlincote and Coalville.
Welcome to Acupuncture with Donna, I am Based at Staunton Harold, close to Ashby De La Zouch in Leicestershire.
Acupuncture Treatment Costs:
Initial Consultation & Treatment
1 Hour 15mins
Regular Acupuncture Session
1 hour with manipulation time if needed
Shorter acupuncture session
30min Deep Tissue Massage
Bliss out Acupuncture
including Reiki and Crystal healing
Book 5 Acupuncture treatments in advance and get a 6th treatment for Free
Regular with manipulation time block booking £250
Shorter session block booking £225
Acupuncture With 30 min Deep Tissue Massage block booking £285
Bliss out Acupuncture block booking £275
To book an appointment or for more information please call on 01332 864352
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
I am an experienced and licensed acupuncturist and a member of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) where my Qualification is one of the few accredited by the Board of the British Acupuncture Council. The BAcC maintains high standards of education, ethics, discipline and practice to ensure the health and safety of the public at all times. Through this I am covered by Medical Malpractice and Public/Products Liability Insurance. As a member of the BAcC, I observe a Code of Safe Practice, which lays down stringent standards of hygiene and requires the use of sterile, disposable needles.
I have completed a three year degree course at Lincoln university, in Traditional Chinese Medicine, where I have also studied western medical diseases, disorders, diagnosis, pathophysiology and treatment, to complement my treatment authenticity. Treatments I am able to perform include Acupuncture, Gua Sha, Cupping, Moxa and Tuina medical massage, however the Chinese way to health involves looking at the body as a whole, so taking into consideration lifestyle, diet, exercise, stress, supplement and medication use.
Infertility has always been an area of particular interest to me, through my own experience of being a Poly Cystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and endometriosis sufferer and having the worries of infertility over me for many years. I decided to learn acupuncture for this reason, to gain as much insight and knowledge in the area as I possibly could, to be able to help myself and others in a similar position. I also wrote my dissertation on this subject to give me the opportunity to research the area of PCOS and infertility in detail.
What can be treated?
Acupuncture can help many conditions that Western medicine is only able to manage through the use of drug therapy or surgery. This system of healing offers a real and effective means of helping people to achieve good health and tackle persistent physical, mental and emotional health problems.
A list of common conditions, however many others may be treated:
Fertility (male and female)
Back, neck and joint problems (pain)
Headache & migraine
Chronic fatigue, ME, Fibromyalgia
Arthritis (rheumatoid and osteo)
Muscular or soft tissue injuries
Compromised immune system
Diagnosis & Treatment
During you first consultation, I will establish your particular imbalances or syndromes to gain information to be able to put you a treatment plan together. I will ask about your symptoms and how your body functions, such as sleep patterns, your medical history, appetite/digestion and temperature perception amongst others. I will take a look at your pulse and tongue as this gives us a good indication of what may be going on inside the body’s organs and how they’re functioning. Your syndrome may then be determined and a treatment plan can be discussed with you, treatment will usually be weekly initially, but as the condition improves this may be less frequent and eventually will just need to maintained either monthly or when you feel it is necessary. Your response and success with treatment will vary with each individual, there are no restrictions as to who can have acupuncture and it can combine well with both western drug therapies as well as other conventional medical treatments.
Donna Hodges BSc Hons, MBAcC
How does Acupuncture work?
Chinese medicine is unique because, physical, emotional and mental health are seen as interdependent, and reflect what many people perceive as the connection between the different aspects in their lives.
So how does Acupuncture work ?,
Based on traditional belief, acupuncturists use a combination of subtle diagnostic techniques that have been developed and refined for centuries. With the focus being on you, the individual and not your illness, all of your symptoms are seen in relation to each other. Every patient is unique; two people with the same western diagnosis will most likely receive different treatments.
With traditional acupuncture, the underlying principle is that illness and pain occur when the body's “qi”, or vital energy, cannot flow freely and can become deficient or stagnant. There can be many reasons for this; emotional and physical stress, poor nutrition, infection or injury are among the most common. The now fast paced, over worked, poor posture and poor diet related western lifestyle has contributed to a lot of the health conditions seen today.
A growing body of evidence-based clinical research is discovering how the body responds to acupuncture and its benefits for a wide range of common health conditions. It can be used as a preventative treatment, when you’re generally run down, or when you feel unwell, but not necessarily presenting with such symptoms, you just know you don’t feel right. A lot of people have acupuncture to relieve specific aches and pains, such as osteoarthritis anywhere in the body, TMJ, headaches and low back pain, or for common health problems like an overactive bladder. Other people choose acupuncture when they can feel their bodily functions are out of balance, but they have no obvious diagnosis. And many have regular treatments because they find it so beneficial and relaxing. Today, acupuncture is receiving wide acceptance as a respected, valid, and effective form of health care because of one fact- it works!
Is one of the oldest healthcare systems in the world, originating from China, It is based on ancient principles which go back almost five thousand years. It uses a positive model of good health and wellbeing, taking into consideration that pain and illness are signs that the body is out of balance. The overall aim of acupuncture treatment, then, is to restore balance within the body and lifestyle, improving overall wellbeing, rather than treating individual symptoms.
Traditional Acupuncture is now a popular alternative healthcare medicine, using a holistic concept, which is now recognised in its ability to help treat many chronic and debilitating conditions, so that it treats the person as a whole, rather than treating symptoms alone.
Effective treatment considers not only the physical state of a patient but also their emotional and mental states. The main principle is, that well-being depends on the quality and amount of vital energy or Qi (pronounced chee) that runs through the body via energy channels known as meridians. This Qi represents our basic constitution.
Our lifestyle including eating habits, physical exercise, balance of emotions and working life all contribute to how our Qi flows and any extreme can cause an imbalance. Over a period of time these imbalances of energy can manifest as conditions and illnesses. The practitioner ascertains where the imbalances are and corrects the flow of Qi by inserting fine needles into specific points to treat the person, at the root cause of the problem and alleviate any symptoms.