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Acupuncture Awareness Week gets to the point in Frome

AS part of Acupuncture Awareness Week local acupuncturist Martin John is encouraging Frome residents to consider a fresh approach to some of their health concerns.

Martin is a degree level trained acupuncturist and herbalist who runs two busy practices in Bath and Frome. By offering half price initial consultations at his Frome practice, if booked during Acupuncture Awareness Week, he hopes to encourage people to find out more about traditional acupuncture and Chinese medicine.

Acupuncture has become a popular treatment of choice for pain over the last decade in the UK with many people having had experience of acupuncture from their physio or GP. However, most traditional acupuncturists are degree level trained and have a much deeper understanding of how this system of medicine can benefit the individual.

Martin said, “Most people have heard acupuncture can be beneficial for pain relief, but are often surprised to hear that traditional acupuncture treatments can also help with their other complaints such as IBS, insomnia, hormone imbalance or stress. Likewise when patients seek help for chronic health complaints such as infertility or skin complaints they are often pleasantly relieved to find that a couple of extra needles in their hand can treat their painful knee or lower back at the same time.

“A traditionally trained acupuncturist will often explain how many of the seemingly unconnected health problems that people suffer are indeed connected and linked to the same cause or pattern of dis-ease. This unique approach is why Traditional Chinese Medicine can offer a fresh perspective on patients health complaints.

“Acupuncture Awareness Week gives us an opportunity to highlight the many benefits of this gentle, yet effective system of healthcare.”

The half price initial consultation is only available if booked during Acupuncture Awareness Week. Sessions will be offered on a first come first serve basis so don’t delay.

For more information or to book an appointment, please contact Martin on 07766 853357 or visit