Christine Smyth MBAcC, Lic Ac, B.Sc (Hons), M.Sc.
Traditional TCM and Five Element Acupuncture. Christine offers a professional and confidential service and is regulated by the Isle of Wight Council. Therapies include acupuncture, ear acupuncture, cupping, electro-acupuncture, Tui na massage, guasha, moxbustion and Indian head massage.
TCM AND FIVE ELEMENT ACUPUNCTURE
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) acupuncture is one of the oldest and longest surviving forms of medicine in the world. Acupuncture is a tried and tested system of complementary therapies and includes cupping and guasha. Acupuncture involves the insertion of very fine sterile needles into specific points on the body.
Five Element Acupuncture restores the overall balance of energy in the body; it may help you to feel better in a general way, by promoting an improved quality of well-being.
In electro-acupuncture, a mild electrical current is passed between needles. It is a well-researched method of treatment and evidence suggests that it is maybe beneficial for pain in muscles, joints and tendons.
Ear acupuncture, also called auricular acupuncture, involves the insertion of very fine needles into acupuncture points on the ear. It has been used for thousands of years in Traditional Chinese Medicine and is largely helpful in treating problems such as addictions, insomnia, stress, anxiety, joint pain and fertility.
This type of ear acupuncture has been shown to be very effective in helping addictions: smoking, alcohol and drugs.
MASSAGE: TUI NA AND INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE
Tui na massage is a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine which uses acupressure massage to promote circulation, reduce pain and discomfort in the muscles or sinews, and promote health. It can be done through clothing if preferred. Tui na is often used alongside acupuncture.
INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE
Indian Head Massage is a fast, effective technique for de-stressing and calming. A treatment involves the massage of the upper back, shoulders, arms, neck, scalp and face, performed whilst seated in a normal chair. If preferred, aromatherapy oils may be used in this massage. It helps relieve muscular discomfort and tension as well as being calming and aiding relaxation; it also improves circulation in the head.
GROUP COMMUNITY ACUPUNCTURE - RYDE CLINIC
Affordable community acupuncture is now available at the Ryde Clinic. The aim is to provide low-cost ear acupuncture treatments. Community acupuncture gives people the opportunity to receive ear acupuncture at a fraction of the price of private treatments. This type of treatment is found in China where several people are treated together in one large room. High standards of hygiene are maintained, and all the needles used are high quality, sterile and single-use.
There is a sliding scale of payment - £6-£10 per person: you choose the price that suits your budget from this range.
Training, qualifications & experience
Christine is a fully qualified acupuncturist, registered with the British Acupuncture Council, the largest governing body for acupuncturists in the UK.
She is also a fully qualified practising NADA-UK ear acupuncturist (National Acupuncture Detoxification Association).
Community Acupuncture is available at the Ryde Clinic. Christine is a member of ACMAC (Association of Community and Multi-bed Acupuncture Clinics).
British Acupuncture Council
As the UKs largest professional body of acupuncturists the BAcC guarantee excellence in training, safe practice and professional conduct.
All members of the BAcC (MBAcC) have BSc or BA degree level training or its equivalent in traditional acupuncture, Chinese medicine, and western biomedical sciences including anatomy, physiology and pathology.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Private and individual treatments Cowes and Ryde:
Initial consultation and treatment: £50
Follow up treatments: £40
Senior citizens:Initial consultation £40 and follow up treatments: £30
Community Acupuncture: Ryde
Sliding scale - £6-£10. You chose to pay the amount that suits your budget
Parking is available at both clinics.
My second work address will be Acupuncture at Ryde Chiropractic and Complementary Therapies Clinic, 81, George Street, Ryde, Isle of Wight. There is parking in front of the clinic and also a large carpark nearby. The clinic is very close to the shops and the centre of Ryde.