Introduction

Introduction To Yuko Nakamura

Yuko Nakamura was born in Japan, she studied oriental medicine at Daigakndeg, Hachioji, Tokyo and finished in 1991,going on to practice professional acupuncture. She then went onto study at LCTA in London and finished in 2001, becoming a member of the British Acupuncture Council. Along with acupuncture Yuko also teaches the Alexander Technique, which focuses on body movement and posture.

Her interests in acupuncture arose from a personal injury at the age of 23, since then she choose to follow the move from western medicine to alternative medicine. Her profession and three main interests are in Acupuncture the Alexander Technique and Chinese Herbs.

Yuko treats a variety of conditions, but specialises in infertility and M.E. If you are unsure if your condition can be treated with acupuncture or have any questions, it is best to contact Yuko for a free telephone consultation.

Introduction To Acupuncture

Acupuncture is an integral part of the rapid growth of complementary therapy in the UK. With an increasing number of people seeking acupuncture treatment it is important for patients and healthcare professionals to understand the difference between the two styles most commonly on offer.

Acupuncture as practised by members of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) is an holistic approach to health based on over 2,000 years of development and refinement in the Far East. The tradition is as much about the maintenance of health as the management of disease. Western or medical acupuncture is a more recent development practised predominantly by doctors and physiotherapists which uses acupuncture techniques within their existing scope of practice on the basis of a western medical diagnosis.

Although sometimes described merely as a means of pain relief, traditional acupuncture is actually used to treat people with a wide range of illnesses. Its focus is on improving the overall wellbeing of the patient, rather than the isolated treatment of specific symptoms. The skill of an acupuncturist lies in their ability to make a traditional diagnosis from what is often a complex pattern of disharmony. The exact pattern and degree of disharmony is unique to each individual and so following diagnosis, the acupuncturist puts together a personalised treatment plan.

According to traditional Chinese philosophy, our health is dependent on the body's motivating energy - known as qi - moving in a smooth and balanced way through a series of meridians (channels) beneath the skin. The flow of qi can be disturbed by many factors, physical, mental and emotional: anxiety, stress, anger, fear or grief, poor nutrition, weather conditions, hereditary factors, infections, poisons and trauma. By inserting fine needles into the channels of energy, an acupuncturist can stimulate the body's own healing response and help to restore its natural balance.