five element acupuncture is a complementary therapy focusing directly on the individual patients’ needs

WHAT IS ACUPUNCTURE?

Acupuncture is an ancient system of healing that has been used for thousands of years to restore health and enhance well-being. There are 14 meridians or energy pathways throughout the body, 12 of them relating to an organ. By using carefully selected points on the body, energy or ch’i can be stimulated, pacified or ‘unblocked’ in order to balance or harmonise the energy flow therefore reawakening the body’s ability to heal itself. Symptoms, either emotional or physical, are a sign that the energy is not balanced and the system is not working as well as it should.

FIVE ELEMENT ACUPUNCTURE

There are many different forms of acupuncture however I practice Five Element acupuncture. It is a complementary therapy and is focused directly on the individual patients’ needs. Each treatment is specifically planned for the patient and treats the root cause of the condition – not the symptom. This is very much the essence of Five Element acupuncture and the reason why the healing effects can be so profound and complete, allowing the body to reach its full potential of well-being. The treatment is gentle and restorative on all levels, through this thoughtful and respectful approach the body can be guided back to health.

CONSCIOUS THOUGHT THERAPY

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In addition to acupuncture I also offer a therapy called Conscious Thought. This therapy can be used in conjunction with acupuncture or on its own.

Acupuncture uses needles to effect energetic changes in our bodies, to restore harmony and balance – emotionally, physically and mentally. This alternative therapy does exactly the same thing but uses our consciousness or thoughts to make these changes. You will be verbally guided through a series of questions to calmly help you make these changes. Consultations can be conducted in the clinic or in the comfort and privacy of your home via Skype or Zoom, or on the phone and last approximately an hour. You need nothing else other than a device or phone, yourself and a glass of water. These treatments are ideal for people who are not local, have problems getting to my clinic, are up against it timewise or live and/or work abroad. All consultations are strictly private and confidential.

The results from these sessions are remarkable. They release stubborn emotional blocks that inhibit us from moving forward in our lives and reaching our full potential.

If you are interested in booking an appointment or you would like more information please contact me.

ABOUT KERRY

Kerry Pink

There are many different forms of acupuncture however I practice Five Element acupuncture. It is a complementary therapy and is focused directly on the individual patients’ needs. I studied at SOFEA (School of Five Element Acupuncture) London for three years and graduated in 2003. Since that time I have had a varied and busy practice, starting in London and then Hampshire and now West Sussex. I treat from our home in my calm and comforting clinic room near Midhurst surrounded by the South Downs, fields and the occasional cow.

Five Element acupuncture has changed my life in countless ways but initially through treatment for debilitating tension headaches. After the first treatment I knew I wanted to study acupuncture. My acupuncture studies and career change were both challenging and life enhancing and I never tire from being able to help people to help themselves back to well-being, health and happiness in what sometimes seems a very difficult, busy and stressful life.

Further development of my professional skills is very important to my practice.  I regularly attend courses and meet with other practitioners in order to extend and enhance my knowledge and further develop my practice skills.

QUALIFICATIONS
I am a fully qualified member of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC), in which I am bound by the Council’s code of Ethics and Safe Practice and I operate a strict confidentiality and hygiene policy.

I am also an approved therapist for the national charity Anxiety UK. Members of Anxiety UK benefit from subsidised acupuncture treatments. For more information please contact Anxiety UK first so they can help set up a schedule of appointments for you.

Kerry Pink BA (Hons) Lic Ac MBAcC

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TREATMENTS

ACUPUNCTURE

CONSULTATION APPOINTMENT
The consultation appointment lasts approximately two hours and begins with taking a full history of current symptoms or conditions, your medical health, emotional well-being, lifestyle and current medication.

The second part of the consultation includes pulse taking and energy checks.These checks give an indication as to the flow of energy within the body and help provide valuable information in order for a full diagnosis and treatment to take place.

The last part of the consultation appointment will involve the insertion of a few needles. Particular focus will be made to the points on the back, this treatment is a ‘detox’ treatment which helps to cleanse and clear the energies. In addition to the use of needles a smouldering herb called moxa is used on the points prior to needling.

Moxa has many healing and restorative properties and it is an important and beneficial part of treatment. Patients generally report that this first treatment leaves them feeling relaxed, calm and grounded.

SUBSEQUENT TREATMENTS
Each treatment will include a short consultation or update on the patient’s well-being since the last appointment and then the insertion of a few needles. Every patient is individual and will respond to treatment differently, depending on the nature of the condition, how long they have had it, their overall health and the quality of their energy. In order to see the best results from treatment it is best to have weekly treatments for the first 6 sessions, however it is important to keep in mind that a long standing condition will take longer to heal.

All subsequent treatments last up to 1 hour.

CONSCIOUS THOUGHT THERAPY
These sessions can take place in the clinic or in the comfort of your own home using either Skype, FaceTime or Zoom. Sessions will be carried out either seated or reclining, again whatever is better for you. You will be verbally guided through the whole process and the only thing you need to do is answer some questions. Working with your energies tends to make you thirstier. Come to your sessions fully hydrated and continue to drink water throughout the day to help with this.

APPOINTMENTS

APPOINTMENTS
Please contact me if you would like to book an appointment or discuss anything further. I also offer a free, confidential, non-obligatory 15 minute consultation should you prefer to discuss anything prior to making an appointment.

CHARGES

Initial consultation and treatment (2 hours) £100
Subsequent treatments (1 hour) £50
Conscious Thought therapy (1 hour) £50

PAYMENT METHODS
By cash, cheque or electronic transfer on the day of the appointment.

For Conscious Thought therapy sessions conducted via the internet please transfer payment prior to your appointment.

CANCELLATIONS
Please allow 24 hours notice if you wish to cancel or re-arrange your appointment. The full fee will be charged for a missed, cancelled or changed appointment with less than 24 hours notice.

WHAT DO I TREAT

Acupuncture is widely known to be beneficial in helping a variety of conditions including:

Anxiety is a feeling of unease, such as worry or fear; it can be mild or severe. Everyone has feelings of anxiety at some point in their life. Acupuncture can help with feelings that can often affect your daily life.

I am also an approved therapist for the national charity Anxiety UK. Members of Anxiety UK benefit from subsidised acupuncture treatments. For more information please contact Anxiety UK first so they can help set up a schedule of appointments for you.
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Back, neck and shoulder pain are common problems; it may be triggered by emotional stress, bad posture, injury or disease. It can be a chronic or acute condition but either way it has a debilitating effect on your life and well-being.

We all go through spells of feeling down, but when you are depressed you feel persistently sad & overwhelmed for weeks or months and this in turn can have a negative effect on many areas of your life. Five Element acupuncture will be grounding and supportive and help to rebalance emotions so the body can heal itself.

 

Digestive problems cover a wide range of complaints such as constipation, diarrohoea, flatulence, heartburn or indigestion, IBS and bloating. They are a sign that the body is under stress and not at ease. Acupuncture can help alleviate these problems so please call for a consultation.

Eating Disorders are characterised by an abnormal attitude towards food that can cause changes in eating habits and behaviour. Acupuncture can help with these issues as they may be focusing on your weight and shape, or leading you to make unhealthy choices about food which is damaging to your health.

If you are experiencing emotional pain and grief you may feel lonely and anxious. Understanding how you can help yourself to overcome these feelings can be overwhelming. Acupuncture can help you deal with the pain and upset so you can move on and take control of your life again.
Exhaustion and fatigue, whether it is from a recent period of poor health, a long standing illness or from the daily pressures of life, can have wide reaching effects on our bodies. It can cause sleep and eating problems, low moods and irritability, poor concentration and decision making. Acupuncture can help restore and regulate your energy to keep you fit and strong for longer so you can cope with life’s ups and downs.
Many couples have difficulty in conceiving which can cause huge emotional stress and upset at a time when this is least wanted. Acupuncture can help with specific or unexplained fertility problems and also importantly it can provide support and comfort during what is a difficult time.

Many women experience problems with their periods or PMS. Whether mild or severe these symptoms can be very painful and disruptive to everyday life. The menopause can also cause many varied and unwanted problems. Acupuncture can help regulate these imbalances so that you can get on with your life again.

Sleep should be a time of total restoration for the body so that it can rest and repair. Insomnia – difficulty in getting to sleep or staying asleep for long enough to feel refreshed the next day is a common condition in the UK. Acupuncture treatment will help relax and calm the system so tht it is not fighting against itself and as a result sleep will become deep, restful and restorative once again.

Muscular pain and joint aches are very common and can involve many muscles, ligaments, tendons and facia. It is most often related to emotional stress and tension, muscle fatigue from overuse or weakness and injury. Acupuncture can help the body release this discomfort so it can move with freedom and ease again.

Panic and anxiety are common emotions for most people during their lifetime and it is the body’s natural response to stressful or dangerous situations. However, for someone with panic disorder these feelings regularly occur in a ‘non-stressful’ or threatening situation. They are debilitation and frightening and put many restrictions on everyday life. Acupuncture can help you overcome these unwanted feelings and emotions.

Pre and post-operative support is an essential part of your care pathway which helps with your stress and recovery. Acupuncture treatment will help you prepare and then get back to your daily routine more quickly.

Smoking cessation is a key part of taking control of your health and wellbeing. Changing a habit such as this takes determination and will power and acupuncture can help with this in addition to reducing cravings and stress.
Stress from life, poor diet work, family or illness is very common. Some stress is good for us but for many people the on-going stress builds to an unhealthy level causing many physical or emotional problems. Sometimes we feel unable to help ourselves out of the place we find ourselves in which can also lead to anxiety and depression. Five Element acupuncture can help you cope with life’s stress and increase your energy so you can make the changes you need to reduce your stress.
Losing weight for medical / health reasons or to feel better about yourself can seem daunting. Past diet experiences can leave a lingering feeling of negativity before you even start. Lack of nourishment or satisfaction ‘internally’ can often lead to overeating. Acupuncture helps nourish and comfort in a way food cannot, because of this poor food choices and cravings diminish and a healthy attitude to food emerges.

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