Dumfries Community Acupuncture has been set up in the peaceful, calm Studio downstairs in Wellness Centre Dumfries
This is a project we have decided to offer within the centre. The global pandemic caused by Covid 19 has forced many of us to re think the way that we do things .
We at Wellness Centre Dumfries have been forced to suspend many of classes and workshops that we held.
We have decided to put the studio to use offering Community Acupuncture.
Initially it will be on lunchtime session per week with limited numbers due to the social distancing rules. Later in 2021 we hope to expand the service.
The Community Acupuncture will be run by Lynda Sharp and Linzie Graham.
Lynda is the resident Acupuncturist in the centre with many years of experience and Linzie is a second year student on the Acupuncture Degree Course at the Northern College of Acupuncture.
This will be Low Cost No Frills Acupuncture but you will still be treated with professionalism and expertise.
In Asia Acupuncture is provided in multi bed centres at low cost. Here in the West we are not used to such clinics and tend to favour the one to one treatment approach which by its nature is costly.
This type of setting is only suitable for certain conditions.
The list of conditions which can be seen in a community setting are
Stress, Tension and Anxiety
Chemo and Radiotherapy Support.
How does it work?
You book an appointment for Community Acupuncture and pay on line at the time of booking.
If you have not been before you print off a patient consultation form and consent form and fill it in prior to your visit. If you cannot print the form you can fill it in on arrival.
You are asked to wear loose fitting clothing.
Please have something to eat approx. an hour before your appointment.
You will be treated in a large room with chairs and treatment couches we can also provide a screen if you wish.
We may take your pulse and look at your tongue and ask a few questions.
Any questions of a personal nature would not be discussed in front of other patients. We have an adjacent room if needed.
Points are only selected from knee to toes and elbows to fingers as well as ear and head points.
You relax with your needles in place for around 20 minutes.
Sometimes your condition is more effectively treated in a one to one, private appointment we will advise you if this is the case.