Winchester, Hampshire


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What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a technique used in traditional Chinese medicine. Typically a number of very fine needles are inserted into the skin at specifically designated points to carefully rebalance and restore health.

What can it treat?

Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years for pain relief and to treat various ailments. Here are some of the most commonly treated conditions although the list is not exhaustive:

- Addictions (eg. smoking, alcohol, food)
- Arthritis, Back pain, Joint pain, Headaches, Sciatica and Sports injuries
- Asthma, Hay fever and Sinusitus
- Emotional Problems; Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Panic Attacks, Insomnia
- Ear, Eye, Nose and Throat; Sore Throats, Blurred Vision, Deafness, Dry Eyes
- Digestive disorders, Colitis, Constipation, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Gastritis and Crohns Disease.
- High blood pressure and Circulatory problems including angina and palpatations.
- Migraines and Nausea from any source, eg. Travel sickness, Morning sickness
- Immune system, or lymphatic system
- Pre-Menstrual Tension (PMT), Menopausal symptoms, Dysmennorhea & Endometriosis.
- Pregnancy: Infertility, Labour induction, Morning sickness, Miscarriage prevention, Bleeding, Breach presentation.
- Skin Conditions; Psoriasis, Eczema, Acne,

Frequently people are seeking Acupuncture as a way to maintain and prevent ill health. Many people also come for Acupuncture with non-specific and vague symptoms such as 'not feeling themselves' or 'feeling out of sorts'.

How does it work?

The focus of Acupuncture is on improving the overall well being of the patient, rather than the isolated treatment of specific symptoms. The effectiveness of acupuncture is based on the Chinese philosophy that good health is dependent on the body's motivating energy - known as 'Chi' - moving in a smooth and balanced way through a series of meridians (channels) beneath the skin.

Chi depends upon the balance between the two opposing energies - Yin and Yang - and when these become imbalanced, illness may result, causing the energy flow to be restricted. By inserting fine needles into the channels of energy at the appropriate points, an acupuncturist can relieve the blockage of energy and stimulate the body's own healing response and help restore its natural balance. When our energy moves more freely the functioning of the organs improves and we begin to regain out health.

Will it hurt?

More and more people are discovering that acupuncture is not the painful treatment they have always believed it to be.

Acupuncture needles bear little resemblance to the needles used for injections and taking blood. They are much finer and are solid rather than hollow. When the needle is inserted, the sensation is often described as a tingling or dull ache. During the treatment, patients commonly experience a heaviness of the limbs or a pleasant feeling of relaxation. Needles are inserted either for a second or two, or may be left in place for 30 minutes or more, depending on what you are being treated for.

What will my session involve?

Your first consultation will be longer than subsequent visits. You will be asked about your current symptoms, lifestyle, and history of treatment. Before the needles are inserted, your pulses on both wrists will be taken and the tongue observed - these are both good guides to your physical health. Then you may simply relax whilst your treatment is completed.

How often will i need to be treated?

This varies between patients. Sometimes the effects of treatment are dramatic, and only two or three treatments are required. With other patients, the effects are more subtle and they may need treatment over a longer period of time. Your acupuncturist in Winchester will discuss your personal course of treatment with you.

How long does a session last?

Initial consultation: 1 hour to 1hr 30
Treatment: 45 mins - 1 hour

How much does a session cost?

Initial consultation (inclusive of treatment): £49
Treatment: £42



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Karen Erskine and Liz Lee are both Acupuncturists registered with the British Acupuncture Council.

Book a Free consultation to find out how Acupuncture can help you. Muscular pain, Fertility, Skin Conditions, Emotional issues amongst many more symptoms and conditions can be treated with Acupuncture.


British Acupuncture Council registered Acupuncturists in Winchester.


You may find your Acupuncture treatments can be claimed through your health insurance provider including AXA/PPP, Aviva and SimplyHealth.