Acupuncture, Massage & Reiki Clinic in Harrogate
Serving Harrogate, Knaresborough, Wetherby, Pannal & Ripon
Acupuncture is a system of healing developed over thousands of years as part of the traditional medicine of China. The earliest records of acupuncture date back over 3,000 years. Due to it's effectiveness it has been embraced throughout the world and recently is starting to become integrated within our own health care system with the NHS NICE guidelines recommending acupuncture for non-specific lower back pain, tension headaches and migraines.
Acupuncture promotes the body’s natural healing ability therefore it can help with many conditions. It is also a comprehensive system of preventative health care and maintenance. The effectiveness of acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine is well documented.
Though there is a growing body of scientific research into its uses, there is, however, little data that conforms to the usual UK western medical standards of large scale, double-blind, randomised controlled trials on the human population and, as a result, its efficacy must still be considered to be largely unproven scientifically. All of the references to research made therefore need to be seen in that context.
However the fact that acupunctue has systematically spread throughout the world over the thousands of years since it's first inception tells a very different story, throughout its past history, and in present ongoing practice, Traditional Chinese Medicine has established a solid reputation as a system of medical health care that has worked for thousands of people.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) recognises Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine as a viable means of helping a wide range of conditions, the following lists just some of the diseases, symtoms and conditions for which the WHO considers acupuncture has been proven, through controlled trails carried out throughout the world, to be an effective treatment:
Pain: Lower back pain, knee pain, sciatica, neck pain, frozen shoulder (periarthitis of the shoulder), rheumatoid arthritis, tennis elbow, facial pain, post-operative pain, dental pain (including TMJ)
Pregnancy: Morning sickness; nausea & vomiting, malposition of fetus, induction of labour
Gynaecology: Dysmenorrhoea (period pain)
Emotional: Depression, anxiety and stress
Ears, nose & throat: Allergic rhinitis (including hayfever)
"Amanda is a highly accomplished therapist who has helped me with a wide variety of problems from a bad back, neck and shoulder pain, a chest infection that would not go away with antibiotics, and emotional problems too such as grief over a loss in the family. She also helped to start me off in labour with my second child thus avoiding the unpleasant experience of a chemical induction in hospital. I would - and frequently have - recommend Amanda to anyone. I have complete confidence in her abilities and she is a really lovely person. I always leave a session knowing that my problem has been addressed and feeling more at peace with the world." Sararh, Harrogate
Fertility, IVF & Recurrent Miscarriage Over the last ten years I have been seeing more and more clients looking for support for fertility issues, now approx 70% of my clients are looking to improve natural fertility, overcome recurrent miscarriage or are going through IVF, ICIS or IUI. Traditional Chinese Medicine has a long history of dealing with fertility issues, the earliest records describing treatment for infertility date as far back as 476BC. I draw upon this ancient tradition along with experience gained working with many clients, in addition to the wealth of knowledge accessable through participation in the Zita West affilitated acupuncuturist network to support both couples and individuals through their journey to conception.
"Thanks for your help in making my little miracle finally happen. I am totally convinced that acupuncture had a big part to play in the IVF process and in particular in keeping me sane!"Debbie, Leeds
Massage comes in many forms from gently relaxing to sports massage. In modern times, massage in China has developed with the traditional framework absorbing the western techniques. It is widely practiced and taught in hospital and medical schools and is an essential part of primary healthcare. Massage dates back to Hippocrates times, he wrote in 460BC that "the physician must be experienced in many things, but assuredly in rubbing". In addition to bespoke massage treatments I regularly integrate massage within acupuncture sessions particular for people with neck, shoulder, back pain & fertility issues.
Reiki pronounced 'ray key' is a form of hands on healing. Reiki can be immensely relaxing and a re-energising treatment used to de-stress and improve overall wellbeing. I offer reiki as a stand alone session or as an add on to either acupuncture or massage.
Amanda Farar DipAc MBAcC Reiki Master based in Harrogate has been practising for over 12 years combining all her experience and skills drawn from 15 years as a Reiki Master and Massage Therapist in addition to over 10 years as a Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncturist to facilitate healing from within on all levels; physical, emotional and spiritual.
Amanda has worked as a guest lecturer and regional supervisor for the Northern College of Acupuncture in York and more recently as part of a team Acupuncturist employed by the University of York working within the Acupuncture research department on the trial into the treatment of Depression with a course of acupuncture. In 2009 she became a founder member of the Zita Network affilitated acupuncturist network.
As a member of the British Acupuncture Council Amanda is bound by a strict code of conduct, which covers both safe practice and confidentiality.
Contact Amanda now on 07808 580738 or by email to book your free Acugraph4 Health Screening or to discuss how acupuncture, massage or reiki can help your general health, a specific problem or support your fertility or pregnancy