Traditonal Chinese Acupuncture for Penwortham, Preston, Fulwood, Leyland and surrounding areas.
Is acupuncture safe?
Acupuncture is one of the safest medical treatments, both conventional and complementary, on offer in the UK. The needles used are single-use, sterile and disposable. It is considered to be suitable for all ages, including children, and it can help relieve specific symptoms or specific pains such as osteoarthritis of the knee, or simply to enhance a general sense of well-being. It can also be used effectively alongside conventional medicine.
There are very few side effects from acupuncture when practised by a fully qualified Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner. Any minor side effects that do occur, such as dizziness or bruising around needle points, are mild and self-correcting.
The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future or not to anticipate troubles, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestley.
Siddartha Guatama Buddha
My name is Larissa Mosca and I am a fully qualified traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) acupuncturist, having graduated with first class honours from Manchester Metropolitan University.
I am passionate about acupuncture and believe that Chinese medicine can not only be extremely effective in treating a variety of disorders, but also enhance our way of life. I witnessed this first hand whilst in Taiwan in 2011, where I was deepening my studies at the China Medical University of Taichung. In eastern countries, acupuncture is practiced alongside western medicine in hospitals and TCM principles are commonly adopted by the entire population. Food energetics are an example of how we can help our bodies to maintain health and I consistently use these principles during my treatments, by advising patients on how to make small lifestyle changes in order to reap big rewards.
I also have a keen interest in women's health, from painful periods to infertility problems, treating pregnant and post-partum women and women going through the menopause. I conducted a small research trial on hot flushes as part of my degree, analysing not only the reduction in vasomotor symptoms but also the improvement achieved in associated symptoms, such as reduction in anxiety, through the use if acupuncture and lifestyle advice.
So, if you are reading this paragraph and are wondering if acupuncture is for you, do get in touch. I will do a quick assessment either over the phone or by email and let you know if acupuncture is likely to improve your condition or if you should be referred on to different medical practitioners. And after that it is entirely up to you to book an appointment or have a think about it - you can even decide that, after all, you are not ready to give acupuncture a try at this stage. I will provide all information you need to help you to make a decision but I will never push you to make an appointment.
About your acupuncturist
Accreditation and regulation of acupuncture
Larissa is a member of the The British Acupuncture Council (BAcC), which is the leading self-regulatory body for the practice of traditional acupuncture in the UK. Only practitioners who have completed a minimum of three years studies in Traditional Chinese Medicine style acupuncture are elegible to become members of the BAcC.
The BAcC is a founder member of the Professional Standards Authority Accredited Voluntary Register (AVR), a scheme set up by the Government to improve standards and safety for the benefit of the public. The AVR scheme recognises that an accredited organisation maintains high standards of training, safe practice and professional conduct where the operational sector is not covered by statutory regulation.