Acupuncture & Herbs - Hull Chinese Medical Centre
  Chinese Medicine:
- Acupuncture
- Herbal Medicines
- Acupressure
- Cupping
- Moxibustion

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  Treatments For:
- Arthritis
- Asthma / Hayfever
- Addictions (Alcohol / Smoking)
- Back & Neck Problems
- Circulatory Problems
- Digestive Disorders / IBS
- Frozen Shoulder
- Fatigue
- High Blood Pressure
- Headaches / Migraines
- Hair Losing
- Insomnia
- Infertility / IVF Support
- Weight Problems
- Menopausal Symptoms
- Sexually Related Disorders
- Stress / Anxiety / Depression
- Sports Injury / Tennis Elbow
- Skin Problems
- Stroke Rehabilitation
- Sinus Infection
- Tinnitus
- Trapped Nerve / Sciatica

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How dose the Chinese Medicine practitioner diagnose?

Diagnosis is based on close examination of patient's tongue, pulse and olfaction, as well as palpation and auscultation. Careful questioning is also utilised to explore the signs and symptoms of diseases.    back to top

Does an Acupuncture treatment hurt?

This is the most common question asked about acupuncture because many people associate needles with pain. Acupuncture needles are about the thickness of a dogs whisker, so they are virtually painless when inserted. After insertion, the practitioner will bring the needle to the appropriate depth. You will then usually feel a very unique sensation that can vary from tingling, to heaviness, to warmth, or nothing at all. Each persons experience is different. Should you experience any discomfort, inform the practitioner, and they will adjust the needles accordingly.   back to top

Where do the needles go during the acupuncture treatment?

This depends on the condition being treated. Although the acupoints are located throughout the entire body, usually the needles are placed on the extremities from your elbows down to your hands, and from your knees down to your feet. Other common areas include the abdomen, back, and ears.    back to top

Are the needles sterile or are they reused?

Needles are individually wrapped and sterilized by the manufacturer. They are opened only when they are ready to be used, and afterwards, each needle is disposed of in a medical waste container.    back to top

How can I prepare for my acupuncture treatment?

It is best to eat a light meal before your appointment so that your body has energy to work with. Sometimes a person who has not eaten will feel lightheaded or weak when receiving an acupuncture treatment. In this case, inform your practitioner immediately and they will take the appropriate actions. It is best to wear shorts or loose clothing so that the arms and legs below the elbows and knees, as well as the abdomen, are accessible. Do not engage in strenuous activity, drink alcohol, smoke excessively, or ingest heavy meals before or after your treatment. This will allow the body to adjust to the effects of the acupuncture.    back to top

How long does an acupuncture treatment last?

Most acupuncture treatments last 30-45 minutes. The experience is usually very relaxing and you may feel a heavy sensation in your limbs.    back to top

How many acupuncture sessions will I need?

This depends on each individual. Responses to treatment do vary considerably from person to person and will depend on the nature of the condition being treated. Many people with acute conditions experience a real improvement in symptoms almost immediately. For people with longer term and more complex cases, change can be more subtle and usually require more treatments over a longer period of time.    back to top

How often will I need acupuncture treatment?

Initially most patients attend for acupuncture on a weekly basis for the first few treatments. As symptoms improve so the interval between treatments is extended. Most people notice some improvement after just a few treatments. Progress and frequency of appointments are reviewed regularly.    back to top

Can I receive Acupuncture if I am pregnant?

Yes. Acupuncture is safe for pregnant women, However,  it is important to inform your practitioner if you are pregnant or planning on becoming pregnant.    back to top

Should I tell my doctor I'm having acupuncture?

If you are receiving treatment from your doctor then it can be helpful to let them know about any acupuncture treatment you plan to have. Acupuncture is increasingly recognised as being an effective complementary therapy alongside conventional medical treatment and an excellent treatment option for a whole range of conditions. You should also give your acupuncturist details of any medication you are taking.    back to top

Are Chinese Herbs safe?

Yes. Our practitioner is highly qualified and experienced. Adverse reactions to Chinese herbs are extremely rare and are negligible when compared to those commonly produced by pharmaceutical drugs.  Our products come from RCHM & ATCM approved suppliers. The quality and safety are guaranteed.    back to top

What is the difference between Chinese patent and prescribed herbs?

Chinese Patent herbs are premixed herb combinations according to the traditional formulas developed by experts in traditional Chinese medicine through over 3000 years. They are similar to over-the-counter-drugs and usually in the form of pill, capsule and liquid. The advantages of Chinese patent herbs are convenient, ease to take, less expensive. However, patient's symptoms must fit the patent herb's narrow indications.

Prescribed herbs are mixed by a herbalist according to an individual patient's symptoms and diagnoses. In general speaking, prescribed herbs are more effective than patent herbs because the prescribed herbs are tailored to your symptoms and conditions exclusively by your herbalist if he or she is very good at traditional Chinese medicine.    back to top

How long does it take for the herbs to work?

For most chronic conditions you will notice results within one to two months. Relief for acute conditions can be more immediate.    back to top

Should I stop taking my medicine when I use Chinese herbs or acupuncture?

No. You should never discontinue medication prescribed by your doctors without their permission. Both acupuncture and Chinese herbs work very well with most western medicines. Be sure that your practitioner knows you are taking pharmaceutical drugs, and let your doctors know that you are using Chinese herbs or receiving acupuncture.    back to top

  Our Practitioner
practitioner of Acupuncture & Herbs
Dr Huang   MD  MATCM
  West Hull Branch
west Hull branch at 374 Hessle Road
374 Hessle Road
Hull, HU3 3SD
Tel: 01482 218866
  East Hull Branch
east Hull branch at 319 Holderness Road
319 Holderness Road
Hull, HU8 8SH
Tel: 01482 217771

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