Ming Men acupuncture clinic is a multibed. A multibed is a space where more than one person is treated at the same time in the same room. We care about you and your privacy, and our clinic is designed to provide the highest level of privacy possible in a multibed space, hence the room is big (think of a yoga class, that’s more or less the size of our room). We will make sure to leave enough space between you and the people around you so that you feel comfortable to talk with us and receive your treatment. Feel free to bring headphones if you like. We have a space for you to undress when needed, but your treatment will be carried out in the open space. For this reason, we suggest wearing loose comfortable clothes that give us access to the most common areas where the needles are placed (arms, stomach, legs, feet, head) with minimal uncovering of your body. Feel free to bring a change of clothes, shorts and t-shirt/tank top are the best outfit.
Acupuncture is great for treatment of musculoskeletal problems such as chronic pain and injuries, it also helps with a wide range of conditions including gynaecological and reproductive disorders, stress, anxiety and sleeping problems to name just a few.
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For your first session, please make sure not to arrive on an empty stomach or just after an heavy meal as Acupuncture works on your Qi, which is replenished daily through food, and requires you to lie down for anywhere between 20 and 45 minutes. As many acupoints are located on arms, legs and abdomen it is advised to wear loose, comfortable clothes such as tracksuit bottoms/shorts and a short sleeve t-shirt/tank top.
The effect of Acupuncture can be different according to the condition treated. In cases of pain relief the effect can be immediate or take a couple of days. Sometimes the patient can experience a healing crisis, which means the symptoms get worse for a day or two before getting better. It is best to discuss with the practitioner to assess case by case.
After your session you may feel relaxed and very calm, however you may also experience tiredness and possibly sleepiness. For this reason you may want to consider not driving straight after your treatment.
A typical treatment plan requires one or two treatments per week. The number of treatments depends on the severity and chronicity of the condition. Usually 6 to 8 treatments are enough for acute conditions, while chronic cases may take longer.
Acupuncture may present some very mild side effects, which usually self correct. At times a tiny bruise can form where the needle has been inserted. Cupping and guasha are techniques that can be used during an acupuncture session. Cupping leaves a bruise that can last for about 6 weeks, but normally fades after a few days. The same time length is applied to the bruise (sha) caused by guasha, a technique that uses a tool to gently scrape the surface of the skin.
Please bear in mind that a lateness of more than 10 minutes may results in the loss of your appointment slot. However, when applicable we will do our best to keep your appointment with a possible reduction of the treatment time.
We have a 24h cancellation policy. If you wish cancel of reschedule your appointment with more than 24h of notice you can do it free of any charge. If you wish to cancel or reschedule your appointment within 24h from the date and time of your appointment, a late cancellation fee of £35 will be applied.
Before attending your appointment, please check the latest covid-19 rules on both our and gov.uk website before visiting the premise and make sure you read the “what to know before your visit” FAQ section in our website in order to receive the best care on the day of your booking.
Please wear a mask to access the building, unless you are exempt. Displayed exemption badges are appreciated.