Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years because millions of people through time have found it effective. In China, it is customary to have several people treated in the same hospital ward or treatment room. This style is being employed more and more in the UK and around the world to open up acupuncture treatment to a wider proportion of the population at reduced cost to 1-1 treatments.
In Chinese medicine, in perfect health we have a free flow of blood and qi (breath, energy, the subtle animating force within matter) through our internal architecture. When imbalance arises, the flow becomes either weak or blocked. Acupuncture helps to identify where there is stagnation and where there is deficiency; and then to clear blockages and strengthen weaknesses, so that the natural healthy flow is restored and life can blossom.
In reality, perfect health is an ideal rarely achieved, and we all have smaller or larger pains and stresses physically, emotionally or mentally through the passage of life. Acupuncture helps to address what is causing problems in daily life through treatment to resolve imbalances in the individual, and your acupuncturist can suggest lifestyle, dietary and emotional changes to support positive changes long-term.
The low cost multi-bed community acupuncture model
By treating everyone in the same room, where you can lie on the treatment table with needles in whilst the acupuncturist goes to the next patient, allows for a model whereby treatment fees can be reduced, whilst often connecting you with people in similar states of health. This low cost approach does not compromise the highest level of care, and a powerful healing force is created by the qi field of several people treated in the same space. There is a separate room where anything private can be discussed with your acupuncturist in complete secrecy; however, people soon report how much they enjoy the communal setting once they realise that many people share similar health conditions and sharing stories and effective remedies is greatly therapeutic. The Get Well Clinic operates by acupuncture patients treated on treatment tables separated from the ear acupuncture area and reception area by two large screens. Blankets can cover your body for warmth and privacy, and with loose fitting clothing for easy access to the legs, arms, abdomen and back you do not need to undress.
To whom is a multi bed clinic not suited?
People who feel the need for complete privacy in dealing with deep emotional wounds, who have health issues in intimate areas on the surface of the body, and those who want the space to be able to talk about complex issues may all prefer the additional privacy of a 1-1 treatment.