Acupuncture is part of a system of medicine originating in China, which has been around for roughly 3000 years. It views the body in a holistic manner, that is a continuum of mind-body-spirit, and works with the body to influence Qi or Chi which is lifeforce or energy.
It involves very fine needles being inserted into specific points of the body to regulate the flow of Qi – your body’s vital energy. Sometimes, due to a number of lifestyle and environmental reasons, Qi can become disturbed, depleted or blocked, which can result in upsetting symptoms.
Acupuncture can help with:
Anxiety and Stress
Fatigue and Tiredness
Stamina and Energy
Headaches and Migraines
Back and Neck Pain Relief
Menstrual and Menopausal Issues
Providing fertility acupuncture treatments to both male and female clients, Sarah will help to increase blood flow to the reproductive organs and balance hormone levels. The acupuncture can also regulate the menstrual cycle, and help to improve the lining of the uterus and the quality of eggs released. Male infertility acupuncture is proven to have a positive effect on sperm count, morphology and mobility.
Sarah has had success in helping women and men at every stage of the process, both with natural conception, and providing helpful acupuncture treatment throughout the IVF process, optimising the chance of a positive outcome. She provides a supportive and open space within what can be an intense and emotional time.
“Sarah Nolan was recommended to me as one of the most experienced acupuncturists in Leeds and I had regular sessions with her for four months. I was completely new to acupuncture but she soon put my mind at rest and the sessions were relaxing. Best of all the reason I went for acupuncture seems to have paid off. I AM EXPECTING A BABY IN JULY.”
Sarah participated in a Department of Health funded research project about chronic neck pain, and helped compare the effectiveness of acupuncture treatment against GP care, as well as the use of the Alexander Technique. The results showed that acupuncture is in fact more effective than GP care.
Many people ask if acupuncture hurts, and although everyone is different, many people feel nothing at all. The needles used are so fine, that they are incomparable to needles used for blood samples or injections, so where some may feel a pinprick, the sensation won’t feel anything like a normal needle.
Another question people ask is if acupuncture is safe. The answer – yes. All needles used for treatment are sterile, used only once and disposed of immediately and safely. Sarah is also a member of the British Acupuncture Council and part of the UK’s largest and most respected regulatory body for practitioners of traditional acupuncture, which includes:
-Adherence to the Council’s Codes of Safe Practice and Professional Conduct
-Compliance with current health and safety legislation
-Full medical malpractice and public/products liability insurance cover
-Up-to-date practice skills maintained by mandatory continuing professional development
Other Methods of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Traditional Chinese Medicine includes other techniques as well as acupuncture, so Sarah Nolan includes massage, moxibustion, cupping and exercise/lifestyle advice in her practice too, which help relieve stress and anxiety, calm the mind, boost energy, ease pain and promote overall well-being .
Another form of acupuncture Sarah uses is Auricular acupuncture – the stimulation of acupuncture points on the outer ear. The ear holds a microsystem of the body, therefore acting as a central pressure point. Sarah has been helping clients for years through Auricular acupuncture to treat a variety of ailments, including stress, poor health and neck and back pain.
She also uses the Emotional Freedom Technique, as an adjunct to the acupuncture treatment or as a stand alone treatment. This simple and effective technique, which involves tapping on a series of acupuncture points works to relieve phobias, worries, traumas and physical and emotional issues.
Sarah also uses acupressure, finger pressure, for clients who are afraid of needles. Acupressure, based on the same energy meridians used in traditional acupuncture, works in an identical way but without the invasiveness of needles.
For more information on acupuncture services, and how Sarah can help you, please call either 07906 747213 or 01132 697474.
Acupuncture sessions take place in the following centres in Leeds:
Insight Therapy Centre- 67 Hilton Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS8 4HA
Leeds Complementary Therapy Centre- 249A Otley Rd, Leeds LS16 5LQ