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Acupuncture for MS and other Neurological Conditions



Many people living with chronic neurological conditions find symptom relief and increased pain management through having regular acupuncture treatments. Acupuncture works for both chronic long terms symptoms as well as any acute flare-ups .

 We are very fortunate to have Sam May, a fully qualified and very experienced Acupuncturist with us at The Brightwell, every Friday. Sam uses a number of techniques including Traditional Chinese Medicine. Acupuncture works on an holistic approach benefitting, body, mind and spirit.

Acupuncture, which is one form of traditional Chinese medicine, is based on a theory of body functioning that involves the flow of energy — known as qi (pronounced chee) — through 14 pathways (called "meridians") in the body. According to the theories of Chinese medicine, disease results from an imbalance or disruption in the flow of energy and in the optimal balance between the opposite forces of "yin" and "yang."

Acupuncture involves stimulating specific locations on the skin, usually by inserting thin, disposable metallic needles into points along the body's meridians to alter the flow of energy. Other methods of stimulating the skin may also be used, including finger pressure (also known as acupressure or shiatsu in Japan), cupping with small heated cups, electroacupuncture with electrically-stimulated needles, and moxibustion with smoldering fibers of an herb called "Asian mugwort."

Acupuncture may improve, general well-being, mood, pain levels plus

  • blood circulation

  • digestion

  • immune function

  • ·blood pressure

  • sleep quality

  • ·bladder function

  • ·inflammation


Caz Blake-Symes, Brightwell member and Trustee is a great advocate of Acupuncture and comments

“I have been having acupuncture for many years and although my MS has progressed, my general well-being is good and I do not take any strong painkillers. I feel that acupuncture gives me increased levels of energy, overall I keep well and focused. On several occasions when I have had specific issues such as shoulder and hip pain, this treatment has really helped.”


Sam begins a course of treatments with a full initial consultation and is offering Brightwell members carers, volunteers and staff a 50% discount on their initial consultation between now and the end of April making the initial consultation just £22.50. The follow up sessions are £30 each.


Further information

·Visit our Specialist Clinics section of our website to find out more about Sam, the treatment he offers and how to book a consultation.

·Visit Sam’s website lucentacupuncture.com  

Follow Sam on Facebook www.facebook.com/lucentacupuncture

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I have had acupuncture on a few occasions - for freeing a locked neck joint (it worked in 20mins and with only a laser pointer used on my toes!), and to induce sleep and rest after my pneumonia (needles in my back). I have no idea how... but it works!

Give it a try.

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