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Pain Anchor

"A total lifesaver. I've never had acupuncture before but would highly recommend it as it has changed my day to day life."

PREETI GHELANI ACUPUNCTURE IN LINCOLN AND LINCOLNSHIRE

Acupuncture For Pain Relief

 

I see patients everyday whose lives are significantly impacted by pain, whether it's musculoskeletal or as a result of another health condition. Pain might be keeping you off work and you’ll be getting more and more stressed about it, probably worrying about how much worse it might get.  As your anxiety gets worse, so does the pain and you find yourself in a negative cycle.  Daily household tasks may become almost impossible and everyday activities like going out for a walk are no go and whilst medication may help, it can often cause other problems. Is this you?  If so, the good news is acupuncture can help.

 

The NHS recommends acupuncture for pain relief and I have been able to help many patients reducing their pain or even eradicating it completely.  You can see more of my reviews on Google. 

Kate 

 

"I have been struggling with a back injury for years and felt like I’d tried everything.  Acupuncture has given me so much hope.  I’ve only had a few sessions but I’m already feeling the best I have felt is such a long time."

Faye

 

"I was in a lot of pain with a shoulder injury. I couldn’t feel my arm or hand properly.  I was quite desperate about my health and body overall.  The first acupuncture session was amazing, every treatment thereafter felt wonderful.  My arm and shoulder are now 90% back to normal."

Val

 

"I have had chronic pain for 15 years and now have anxiety to go with it.  I have had 5 treatments and starting to feel better.  I travel 80 mile round trip to see Preeti and every mile is worth it!"

Sarah

 

"My first session started with me explaining my situation…hardly being able to get myself comfortable on the treatment couch and literally crying in the session.  After just 4 sessions I can now walk straighter and more comfortably.  I am getting my life and hobbies back.  Feeling a lot more like me again!"

Julie

 

"After four years of pain on my knee, about four months ago it went from pain level four to eight and really dragging me down.  After not too many treatments it is life changing!"

Phil

 

"Preeti’s acupuncture treatments have improved my physical well-being immeasurably.  I find that her care, attention and highly professional approach are extremely reassuring."

Women's Health Anchor
A woman and her mother hugging

Acupuncture For Women's Health

 

Perimenopause/menopause

 

There’s a lot more than hot flushes and changing periods to contend with. Maybe you’ve had a hysterectomy and you’ve been plunged into menopause overnight. Is your sleep non-existent? Are you fed up with having to go to the loo several times at night?  Are you unable to carry on with exercise because you feel so exhausted and have joint pains?  Whether you have brain fog, anxiety, migraines/headaches or one of the 40 symptoms of the menopause, acupuncture can help.

Periods

 

If there’s anything that’s causing you extreme pain with your menstrual cycle then you can try acupuncture to make it better.  Heavy periods, fibroids, irregular periods, menstrual pain, ovulation pain or unmanageable pre menstrual tension can be ‘smoothed’ out using acupuncture. Or you’ve stopped taking the pill after a long time and your once regular periods have dwindled to nothing.  You’ve had endless tests from your GP and they haven’t revealed anything significant.  Acupuncture may well be the answer to your problems.

Endometriosis

 

Your flare up pain is agonising, stabbing and relentless.  Emptying your bowels feels like passing shards of glass and sometimes they’re constipated and sometimes loose.  You have abdominal pain and cramps making digestion difficult.  There’s a sharp, electric pain in your lower abdomen, pelvis and lower back.  There’s plenty that you can do to make things better.  A good start is to have acupuncture to reduce your pain and help you to feel calmer.

Foxy

 

"I am currently receiving treatment with issues related to my menopause. The consultation process is detailed, delved into and cross referenced so that she can truly understand how you are feeling and how your body responds to food, the elements and life in general. With her support I am turning a corner and my menopausal symptoms are becoming easier to manage."

Carolyn

 

"I had been on the contraceptive pill for over 10 years (for ovarian cysts) and was worried that my periods had started to deteriorate.  When I tried to stop taking it…I again suffered from cysts only a couple of months after stopping.  Upon starting treatment [acupuncture] I stopped taking the pill and my periods are now incredibly healthy just like they were at the age of 18. I highly recommend Preeti…she looks at your situation holistically and has given me advice which I feel has improved my general health and understanding on how to look after myself both physically and mentally."

Hayley

 

"I have been suffering from chronic cluster headaches and possible endometriosis related health issues for at least 18 months.  Due to waiting lists I needed to look elsewhere to help relieve my pain and symptoms.  Preeti is very calming and knowledgeable.  She offers reassurance and advice as to how you can also help yourself on a day to day basis.  My pain always eases to a much lesser level once I’ve had a treatment with Preeti."

Emma

 

"Preeti’s acupuncture treatments have helped me enormously, they are are vital part of my path to wellness.
Not only is Preeti highly effective and knowledgable, in addition she is one of the most compassionate and supportive therapists I have met."

Kate

 

"Over many years I have found acupuncture to be the best way of balancing my mind and body , ( I have multiple sclerosis and a challenging home life ) but having moved away from a long trusted practitioner I have struggled to find an acupuncturist who really understood my needs and knew how to treat my issues and often came away feeling dejected after an acupuncture session. Until I met Preeti that is !
She is extremely knowledgeable , she listens , she understands , she is kind and gentle.
I often arrive for treatment with the weight of the world on my shoulders but always leave feeling renewed and energised which is exactly what I need. I have no hesitation in giving her a 5 star recommendation."

Migraine Anchor
Woman with headache

Acupuncture For Migraine and Headache

 

Hours of excruciating pain, nausea followed by vomiting, receding pain and then finally the relief of sleep.  Lost work time, cancelled family plans, strained relationships. Migraines can destroy your quality of life.  Do you face this awful pattern when you have a migraine or headache? Are you taking medication for your migraines that wipes you out and makes it difficult to function?

 Will acupuncture help to reduce the number of migraines and reduce the ferocity of the attacks? 

Will you be able stop taking medication that only makes limited difference to migraines and has side effects?

There’re lots of people who’ve had acupuncture for migraines/headaches and found they’ve made a life changing difference.

Emma

 

"A total life saver…makes me slow down and relax now the headaches have gone.  Never had acupuncture before but would highly recommend as it has changed my day to day life."

aternative treatments

ALTERNATIVE TREATMENTS

If you don't think that acupuncture is for you, I offer a variety of alternative treatments, which can also be used in conjunction with acupuncture.

Aromatherapy

Acupressure with Essential Oils

 

If you want acupuncture and all its benefits, acupressure is for you. It’s non intrusive and if you are needle sensitive, acupressure and essential oils are extremely effective. Depending on your diagnosis I will choose a wonderfully aromatic essential oil(s) on acupuncture points so that both can work synergistically. The essential oil is absorbed through the acupuncture point on the skin enhancing your well being so that you benefit physically, mentally and even spiritually. The essential oil is the Jing of the plant, its vital essence. In Chinese medicine, Jing is what interacts with the acupuncture point.

The use of essential oils within Chinese medicine dates back to its first documented herbal text - Shen Nong Ben Cao, written in the second century CE. Inhaling an essential oil provides instantaneous healing effects. Scents breach the blood brain barrier via the nasal passages immediately communicating to the olfactory neurons in the brain. Essential oils have a direct therapeutic effect on the mood and emotions. Oils like frankincense, ylang ylang and lavender can help you to feel calm. To protect I use eucalyptus and tea tree to help open up the lungs and increase the capacity to utilise oxygen. I use essential oils on acupuncture points along with needles at other points so you can get the maximum health benefit.

 

I can send you home with a personalised single or multiple essential oil blend empowering you to take part in your own healing process. You can give yourself quick and easy daily acupressure style treatments fortified with the essential oils. I will instruct you about where to daily apply the oil together with images of point locations on the body.

Cupping Treatment

Cupping

 

Cupping therapy is like massage and helpful for all sorts of problems like chronic headaches, dizziness, stiff shoulders, constipation, asthma, coughing and back pain. Cupping moves stagnant Qi and Blood. It can treat pain, improve the metabolism, improve blood microcirculation, activate the lymph system and toxin elimination process, tone up the skin and remove pathogenic factors.   

Cupping doesn’t only have to be on your back. Depending on your condition cups can be placed below  the collar bone, on the abdomen, on the pelvis, on the back and on legs to relieve pain. I use a beautifully fragranced therapeutic oils on your skin containing ingredients like lemongrass, cajeput, cassia and peppermint. Warm glass cups which create a suction are placed on your oiled skin and if on your back I glide them leaving you to experience a deep relaxation. Sometimes cups are left static on your skin for a few minutes and they leave a mark. This isn’t permanent and they go away after a few days.

Moxa

Moxa

 

Moxibustion or moxa is placed either directly on the skin or held just above it, over specific acupuncture points or meridians. Moxa is usually made from the dried leafy material of Chinese mugwort (Artemesia argyi or A.vlugaris). The herb is lit and as it smoulders slowly, a therapeutic heat enters the skin and affects the flow of ‘Qi’ (energy) and blood in the area being treated. In traditional Chinese medicine, moxibustion is used on people who have cold or stagnant conditions. The burning of moxa is believed to expel cold and warm the meridians, which leads to a smoother flow of blood and Qi. 

Woman receiving abdominal massage

Abdominal Sacral Massage

 

An incredible massage treatment that’s effective for those with constipation and other digestive problems, endometriosis, painful menstrual cycles, menstrual headaches, fertility issues, menopause and fibroids.  I work on all your vital organs, digestive system, the small & large intestine, diaphragm, ileocecal valve and your lower back and sacrum. It helps relieve muscular as well as emotional tension and boosts blood, nerve and lymph supply in areas that are so forgotten about or hidden away.  

 

Abdominal sacral massage is for women and men and I combine it with acupuncture or for those who don’t like needles it can be mixed with cupping.

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