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Christine Smyth MBAcC, Lic Ac, B.Sc (Hons), M.Sc.

Cowes PO31 & Ryde PO33
07510 882691 07510 882691
Cowes PO31 & Ryde PO33

About me

Traditional TCM and Five Element Acupuncture. Christine offers a professionalScreen%20shot%202013-02-04%20at%2011.17. 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.

ELECTRO ACUPUNCTURE
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/AURICULAR ACUPUNCTURE
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.

NADA-UK PROTOCOL
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

association%20logo%203.jpgChristine 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).

Member organisations

BAcC

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

British Acupuncture Council

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.

Therapies offered

Fees

Private and individual treatments Cowes and Ryde:

Initial consultation and treatment: £50Screen%20shot%202013-02-04%20at%2011.19.
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

Further information

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.

If you have been diagnosed with or suspect you may have a pre-existing medical condition you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies, treatments or making any major changes in your diet or exercise programme.

81 George Street
Ryde
Isle Of Wight
PO33 2JF

Cowes
Isle Of Wight
PO31

Type of session

Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a therapist's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the therapist to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

Christine Smyth MBAcC, Lic Ac, B.Sc (Hons), M.Sc.

Christine Smyth MBAcC, Lic Ac, B.Sc (Hons), M.Sc.