The Acupuncture Practice

Alternative Medical Treatments and Therapies in Reading

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The acupuncture practice provides treatment for individuals within the Reading area. The practice is run by Andrew Hanson (within the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine) who uses his experienced knowledge to treat patients with conditions ranging from fertility and emotional problems, to back pain and sports injury. Acupuncture treatment is aimed at supporting the movement of energy around the body (through channels known as meridians) and therefore because energy has an influence on all organs and systems, it is widely believed that acupuncture can benefit a wide range of medical complaints. These can vary from clearly defined complaints to more general symptoms with unexplained causes. The Acupuncture Practice is run by Andrew Hanson who trained at the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in Reading. Having previously studied a BSc (Hons) Biology, Andrew decided to pursue the study and practice of acupuncture and as a result, also hold a BSc (Hons) Acupuncture from Kingston University. For four years, Andrew trained in a combined discipline of acupuncture that draws on the strengths of both Five Element and TCM doctrines. This integrated approach enables Andrew to support patients on both a physical and mental emotional level. As a general practitioner Andrew treats people with a diverse range of conditions. His specialist interest are in treating infertility (IVF), emotional difficulties and back pain. Feel free to contact me to discuss your treatment requirement.

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British Acupuncture Council

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Acupuncture for Fertility, IVF Support, Sports Injury, IBS, Stress, emotional problems, pain, period pain, chronic pain, Allergic rhinitis, Anxiety, Back pain, Bell's palsy, Chronic fatigue syndrome, Colds and flu, Cystitis, Depression, Endometriosis, Fibromyalgia,Frozen shoulder, Digestive disorders,Insomnia, Male infertility, Menopausal symptoms, Migraine,Nausea and vomiting, Post-operative pain, Premenstrual syndrome, Sciatica, Sinusitis, Tinnitus, Urinary incontinence

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IBS Pain




I had been suffering with IBS for about 2 years and went to see Andrew. I was skeptical when someone suggested to give Acupuncture a go but thought I had nothing to loose as I had tried everything else. Andrew was really understanding and made me feel like he wanted to listen to my problems. He described how Acupuncture worked but I have to say it all sounded strange. But I am not complaining, after 4 treatments the IBS was much better, In addition Andrew also looked into my whole lifestyle and diet and made suggestion on how to improve my health in general. He is a great guy and would recommend him to anyone. Oh, and if you don't like needles don't worry. If was not painful at all. They are nothing like the ones doctors use to inject you with. They are tiny and you don't even feel them.

Issy Tameston - 22/07/2011 | report this review

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I went to see Andrew at the acupuncture practice for back pain. Within 6 treatments the back pain that had been bothering me for 6 months had completely gone.

Aaron Henden - 16/07/2011 | report this review

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