Microsystems acupuncture is the use of specific anatomical parts of the body as representative of the whole (such as the ear or hand) with identified zones used to treat specific health issues. Traditional Chinese medicine theory does apply and simple needle prescriptions can be utilized instead of needling the whole body.
The advantages are that treatments are relatively short, less invasive and patients do not have to undress. Auricular (ear) acupuncture is the most recognized microsystem and is widely used within the British prison service (as a group therapy situation) to assist in addiction and alcohol abuse. Tiny needles or magnets may be used and kept in place for a few days to prolong treatment benefits. This approach is also valuable in obstetrics, stress and dental patients.
MICROSYSTEMS ACUPUNCTURE: Using auricular acupuncture as an alternative to body acupuncture. Also used widely to support stress related issues, drug detoxification and smoking cessation.
The initial consultation is 45 minutes and is charged at £40 when a full medical history will be taken. Subsequent sessions are 30 minutes at £30.
Cost for first session: £40. Cost for subsequent sessions: £30