— Traditional Chinese Acupuncture —
Acupuncture is one of the longest established forms of healthcare in the world. Acupuncturists are trained to use subtle diagnostic techniques that have been developed and refined for thousands of years. The focus is on you as an individual, not your illness, and all symptoms are seen in relation to each other.
Treatment involves the insertion of very fine needles into specific acu-points in the body which assists in the vital flow of your body’s qi, or vital energy. In the ancient tradition of Chinese medicine, illness is a disharmony of the whole body and the aim is to restore harmony and constitutional balance using the governing principle of yin/yang to restore and heal the complex interconnections between all aspects of the patient.
This approach offers a more holistic, personalised consideration of health and disease and of the delicate interplay between those opposing forces.
Achieving this balance in mind, body and spirit lies at the heart of Chinese medicine and optimum health.
Your first visit will take one and half hour. Nia will have an informal but thorough discussion with you so as to inform her diagnosis.
This will involve questioning on health, history and physical analysis. A personal treatment plan will follow.
Subsequent treatments will last ¾ hour to an hour.
Weekly sessions are advised initially and, typically, as you improve you will attend less frequently. Thereafter, maintenance treatments are encouraged. Speed of improvement varies and is highly individual. It usually depends on the patient’s baseline energy rather than the nature of the complaint. Loose clothing is recommended.
Nia may also use some adjunctive therapeutic techniques such as:
Moxibustion – warm application of a dried plant called moxa on, or near, the skin;
Guasha – an instrumented assisted technique of press-stroking a lubricated area of the skin;
Tui na – a form of Chinese massage;
Cupping – application of glass cups to the skin to create suction and clear stagnation.
— Customer Experiences —
Bronleigh House is a warm and inviting holistic space at the heart of Neath. There is a wide range of treatments available and even a Kitchen offering food and refreshments for loved ones to relax and wait if required. The staff are professional and warm and you are made to feel at home, the second you step inside this contemporary wellness centre — with Ruth D Evans and Nicola Giles.
Visited the cafe for lunchtime snack and was very impressed, lovely outdoor area, lovely food and friendly staff, will definitely visit again.
Feeling brand new after my foot detox and facial reflexology. Absolutely amazing . Cant recommend enough!! Thank you so much Christine !! Xx