We provide acupuncture in Wakefield and to clients in the surrounding area to assist with many different conditions. We have found acupuncture has helped clients with back and neck pain, stress, hayfever and shoulder pain to name but a few.
Acupuncture is an ancient traditional Chinese medical technique, involving the insertion and manipulation of needles at more than 360 points in the body. It is believed an energy called chi flows along invisible meridians which are believed to be linked to internal organs. Positioning the needles at particular points along the meridians is believed to increase or decrease that flow of energy. Chinese traditional medicine sees that a balance has to be kept between two opposing but complimentary forces called yin(female) and yang(male). When yin and yang are in harmony chi flows freely within the body and a person is healthy.
How Can Acupuncture Help?
The benefits of acupuncture frequently include more than just relief from a particular condition, with a general feeling of well being. Some of our clients have found acupuncture has helped with:
Back & Neck Pain
Giving Up Smoking
Stress & Fatigue
What happens during treatment?
Your first consultation may be longer than subsequent sessions. A brief medical history will need to be taken prior to acupuncture. You may be asked about your diet, digestive system, sleeping patterns and emotional state. The aim is to discover which energy channels need adjusting for your specific complaint to improve.
Loose comfortable clothing should be worn and you should be aware that the acupuncturist may need to access points on your torso as well as on your arms and legs. Stimulation of specific areas on or beneath the skin affects the functioning of certain organs in the body. However, those areas may not be close to the part of the body where the problem is experienced.
Meet Our Acupuncturist
Jan Pritchard BSc MCSP AACP
Physiotherapist and Acupuncturist
I am a registered physiotherapist and acupuncturist with the AACP
I work full time as a physiotherapist in Leeds and work at Tops Fitness and Rehabilitation once a week. I have a special interest in acupuncture and initial started acupuncture to help treat pain in patients with spinal cord injury. I completed a 2 year degree course in acupuncture 15 years ago and enjoy using my skills to assist all types of clients.
What our clients say
“I was advised to try acupuncture. I can honestly say it has changed my life. I would highly recommend Jan at Tops who has been amazing.”
“Excellent service and treatment, information given has been extremely helpful.”
“From having treatment at Pinderfields hospital, Tops has made a massive different to me”