Welcome to the Pathway Acupuncture Clinic with Yvonne Cook, Lic Ac. MBAcC., a fully qualified and experienced traditional acupuncturist practising in Kings Heath and Edgbaston, Birmingham.
Acupuncture ... not just for back pain ...
People have been turning to traditional acupuncture for help with a wide range of health issues for centuries and it is as valid a treatment today as it has always been. Treatment can help you with an infinite variety of health issues whether of a physical or emotional nature; for a specific health problem or symptom, fertility issues, to reduce stress and anxiety levels, or simply to improve general health and wellbeing.
The best you can be
Life can be stressful ... so many demands made of us. Acupuncture can help you regain wellbeing and harmony when life has taken you off balance; putting you back where you want to be.
It's not just physical health that benefits from acupuncture treatments. Traditional acupuncture is an holistic therapy, meaning its success lies in treating the whole person. It does this by taking into account other factors that affect our health such as emotional and mental issues, in addition to the physical ... helping you be the best you can be.
Look after yourself
Our bodies are quite remarkable – they are always trying to move towards a state of optimal health. Sometimes, however, for a variety of reasons, things can go a little off course. Acupuncture can help by re-establishing the body’s own natural healing ability, restoring balance and wellbeing and putting you back in control of your life.
Some examples of the types of health complaints acupuncture can help with are:
One of the particular strengths of acupuncture is that it can help with health issues that have no definite or conventional medical diagnosis; an indication of acupuncture's ability to see the person beneath the presenting complaint. As treatment is aimed at the root cause of the condition, rather than treating symptoms in isolation, it can be effective for a whole range of acute and chronic problems.
Free initial consultations
A 30 minute, free, no obligatory consultation is available at the Edgbaston clinic location, (15 minutes at the Kings Heath location). These consultations can help if you are uncertain about having treatment - so it is an excellent opportunity to find out more about acupuncture, and your acupuncturist, and how treatment may help you. Alternatively give Yvonne a call, or email Yvonne, to find out how acupuncture may be of benefit to you.
"I look forward to talking with you".
Yvonne practises acupuncture from two locations in Birmingham:
Appointments are available weekdays and into early evening.
What to expect
Treatment involves an initial consultation of 1.5 to 2 hours when you will be able to discuss in detail your health concern and includes a few, brief, non invasive physical diagnostic tests, eg. blood pressure, temperature distribution and pulse taking. This will be followed by your first treatment.
Acupuncture needles are super fine and flexible and in most cases the needling is very quick. Some people do briefly feel the acupuncture point as it is needled and describe the sensation as something like a dull ache, tingling or pulling sensation.
Acupuncture is one of the safest medical treatments, both conventional and complementary, available in the UK. It is perfectly safe for acupuncture to be used alongside any conventional medical treatments you may be having.
In the light of current circumstances, everything possible is being done to make both clinic environments as safe as possible. Please do contact me if you need further details regarding the measures being taken.
At both locations, the first treatment session will take 1.5 to 2 hours and is £60. Subsequent treatments are just under an hour and are £45.
Non attendance at the scheduled appointment time will be charged the full treatment fee. Cancellations with less than 24 hours notice may incur a fee of £30, so if you are unable to keep your appointment, it would be very much appreciated if you could let us know as soon as possible.
Payment can be made by cash, debit or credit card. I may also accept BACS payments so please mention this option if you are interested.
Yvonne recognises that there are some people who are interested in acupuncture treatment but perhaps the cost of treatments may be a little prohibitive for them. Please do get in contact with her if this is the case, to discuss the possibility of lower fees.
I'm still not sure if acupuncture is for me ...
Then please feel free to give your acupuncturist, Yvonne, a call or email Yvonne to discuss how acupuncture treatment may benefit you.