Your Treatment

Are you feeling as well as you would really like to?

Balance Acupuncture offers you a gentle yet effective approach to your health and well-being, through the ancient art of acupuncture.
When you are out of balance, illness and injury can appear. Acupuncture helps you holistically and  treats you as a whole. It can restore harmony to your body, mind and soul.

Your acupuncture treatment

Many people are surprised to find acupuncture so deeply relaxing. It’s not uncommon for people to fall asleep during their treatment.
During your treatment, fine needles will stimulate your body’s own healing response and help restore your natural balance.
There are over 300 acupuncture points on your body, each with its own particular functions.  Samantha will probably choose 6-15 points for you. These may be on your lower arms and legs but also for example on your back or front.
Whether you need acupuncture for knee pain, or pregnancy acupuncture, your bespoke treatment plan will be designed to promote your individual healing.

The right style of treatment for you

During her four year degree, Samantha studied both Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Five Element Acupuncture as well as training intensively in Western medicine. 
She has also received in-depth training in Dr Tan Balance Method acupuncture.
During your treatments she’ll bring all of these skills into play as needed, working to build your individual health.

“I enjoy solving the puzzle that makes up a Chinese diagnosis, unravelling the symptoms that may appear totally unrelated from the Western approach, yet form a simple pattern in TCM. Sometimes it’s simple, sometimes it’s complicated, but I try to keep it simple. I love the simplicity of this medicine.”
Samantha Hartig, Balance Acupuncture

The right therapies for you

As well as acupuncture other Chinese medicine techniques may be powerful tools in your treatment:

This relaxing treatment can draw out the tension which is causing your aches and pains.  A suction cup is fixed onto your skin by creating a small vacuum. Cupping can leave temporary marks on your skin, which Samantha will explain before offering you any cupping. Like massage, this technique works on a deep level and can leave you feeling looser and more relaxed.

This soothing technique is often used together with acupuncture. A herb called Moxa (artemesia vulgaris) is burnt over specific acupuncture points in order to warm your skin, muscle and channel. It can be applied directly to the skin, secured onto acupuncture needles or held over the skin. People can find it beautifully warming and strengthening.

Gua Sha can be used for deep tissue injuries as well as muscle tension and tightness. Your skin is lightly oiled, and then rubbed with a smooth blunt edged tool, which feels like a firm massage. It can leave temporary marks on your skin and Samantha will discuss this with you in advance.

Using all the tools in the box

Some people to come acupuncture as their first port of call.  For others it can be a last resort.  Either way, Samantha is here to help you.
Whatever your problem, utilising the tools of both Chinese and Western Medicine, can be beneficial for your health.