Hello and welcome to our Acupuncture and Tui na Clinic. Based in Charminster, Bournemouth, and run by our resident acupuncturist and Chinese medicine practitioner Martine Niven, our clinic is a warm, safe and therapeutic environment and offers the highest standards of care and codes of practice; Martine being a fully registered member of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC).
Though trained in all aspects of Chinese medicine, Martine particularly focuses on the "Five Element" style of practice. This style of acupuncture aims to treat the person at the root of their constitution. It is a very deep and profound treatment that helps the person to change and rebalance at a deep level, working mentally and emotionally as well as with the physical aspects too.
Martine is also qualified and specialises in the treatment of childhood and children’s illnesses. (click here for more details).
Acupuncture and Tui Na (Chinese Medical Massage) can help with a number of different health related issues. It's beauty comes in it's ability to treat the patient as an individual bringing about positive changes and wellbeing in the person's life.
There are many factors that can lead to imbalances in the body and create a myriad of different symptoms. Acupuncture as part of Chinese medicine works by inserting fine sterile needles into special points in the body that can help to circulate the energy, blood and fluids in various ways around the body. It can help strengthen weakness and deficiencies and help move and clear stuck or stagnant energy and pathogens.
When being needled, many patients say they can feel a sensation like a warm flowing of water or energy or a gentle tingling. This is the sensation of energy or qi being stimulated and worked with. You will be relieved to know that is not painful.
Over the years Martine has helped a number of patients with many different conditions. She has worked a lot with patients who have chronic and debilitating illnesses and issues; and has also worked with many patients who have mental & emotional difficulties too. Five Elements is outstanding at treating at these levels with deep and long lasting effects.
Please see below just some of the conditions Martine has recently treated in the clinic:
- Anxiety & Depression
- Moving through grief and loss or dealing with strong emotional occurrences that have happened in life.
- Back Pain and other muscular skeletal injuries
- Helped to relieve some of the side effects in Cancer treatments such as chemotherapy and radiotherapy
- Helped relieve symptoms in chronic conditions such as MS, Parkinson’s Disease, ME and Fibromyalgia
- Stroke Rehabilitation
- Bells Palsy
- Headaches and Migraines
- Asthma, eczema and skin conditions
- Non specific pain
- IBS and stomach related issues
- PMT and irregular or painful periods
- Frequency and urgency
- General wellbeing and seasonal treatments.
Children’s conditions recently helped include:
- Nightmares and anxiety
- Asthma and eczema
- Chronic cystitis
- Helping with behavioural problems
- Back pain and knee pain/growing pains
For free advice and more information on how Acupuncture and Tui Na (Chinese Medical Massage) can help you please click on our contacts page or call Martine direct on 07962 905979. We are always very happy to help and answer any questions that you may have.