Do You Really Have To Live With Pain?

 by Robin Burby MATCM, MBAcC

Halos Centre for Complementary Healthcare

How many times has the doctor told you that the pain you are suffering from is something you just have to put up with? Or that the symptoms you are feeling are just normal and part of everyday life? Wouldn’t it be nice if you could get a second opinion, or maybe even analyse your overall health by taking account of all your symptoms before reaching a diagnosis?

Many people have been living in pain for years despite having had several operations, steroid injections, and a tummy full of pain killers when in many cases their suffering just isn’t necessary and can either be significantly reduced or in some cases even cured.

Chinese medicine and acupuncture is an ancient medical system that has been developed, researched and refined for more than 2,000 years and is now widely used and accepted all over the world and throughout the UK including within the NHS. Acupuncture and Chinese medicine work to maintain the body’s equilibrium by focusing on all aspects of wellbeing (physical, mental and emotional), and then arriving at a diagnosis and henceforth a treatment plan.

When a patient comes for acupuncture treatment, ultra-fine needles are inserted at chosen points around the body (commonly known as pressure points) which attempts to stimulate the body’s own healing response and restore its natural balance. Treatment is always aimed at the root of the condition as well as the symptoms so it’s not simply a substitute for your current medication. 

Robin Burby is a practitioner of Chinese medicine and acupuncture at Halos who studied fulltime for five years both in London and China. He is a member and insured by both the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) and the Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture (ATCMA) and is covered by most private medical insurance policies.

 by Robin Burby MATCM, MBAcC