Location: The Cotswold Academy, 24 Thomas Street, Cirencester, GL7 2BD
Phone: 07825 360621
At Corinium Acupuncture, Sarah Attwell-Griffiths provides professional acupuncture treatment for expecting and new mums. To make your acupuncture treatment as convenient as possible, Sarah offers evening and weekend appointments, on-line appointment bookings, and card payment facilities.
How acupuncture works
Acupuncture works by stimulating your nervous system in such a way that causes your brain to release chemicals that regulate physiological processes in your body. In this way, acupuncture helps your body to cope better with the physiological changes that occur during and after pregnancy – making it effective for a wide range of symptoms.
Problems in pregnancy
Sarah’s patients come to her with a variety of mild and severe pregnancy-related symptoms, including tiredness, insomnia, anxiety and depression, nausea and vomiting, heartburn, constipation, uterine bleeding and threatened miscarriage, itching, sinusitis, varicose veins, haemorrhoids, vulval varicosities, recurrent urinary tract infections, rib, back and neck pain, pubic symphysis dysfunction, carpal tunnel syndrome, and leg cramps.
Sarah provides birth preparation acupuncture from 34 weeks onwards. Treatment focusses on helping both mum and baby prepare for the birthing process. Where appropriate, Sarah provides treatment protocols used in Chinese hospitals to turn breach babies, and later, to encourage the onset of natural labour.
During your final birth preparation acupuncture session, Sarah will show you and your birthing partner how to use acupressure during your labour.
Your post-natal acupuncture treatments follow the natural recovery process, helping your body to cope with the massive physiological changes it is going through. Sarah’s new mums typically come to her with persistent uterine bleeding, after pains, night sweats, breast-feeding problems and mastitis, and post-natal depression.
Miscarriage and stillbirth
Sarah also provides acupuncture treatment for women who have sadly lost a baby, whether through miscarriage or stillbirth. This gentle treatment focusses on both emotional and physical recovery.
Can acupuncture help you?
If you are unsure if acupuncture can help you, you can book a free 15-minute Assessment at Corinium Acupuncture. During the Assessment, Sarah will ask questions about your symptoms, take your pulse on both wrists and look at your tongue. If acupuncture is suitable for you, she will discuss the benefits you are likely to experience and estimate the number of treatments you are likely to need. You can then take your time to decide whether you would like to go ahead with treatment.
If acupuncture is not suitable for you, Sarah may recommend a different therapy that may be suitable.
Assessment to find out if acupuncture can help you (15 minutes) – Free of charge
Initial consultation, including a full Chinese medical diagnosis and your first acupuncture treatment (up to 1.5 hours) – £60
Follow-on treatment (up to 1 hour) – £43
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:00 – 20:00
Saturdays, 09:00 – 13:00
Training, qualifications and experience
Sarah studied at the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine and holds a first class BSc (Hons) degree in traditional acupuncture awarded by Kingston University. She is also a full member of the British Acupuncture Council.
Sarah gained her experience treating expecting and new mums in the Teaching Clinic at the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine and a busy GP surgery in Berkshire, before moving to Cirencester. In addition to her clinical practice, Sarah has published ground-breaking research into acupuncture treatment for self-injury users in the European Journal of Oriental Medicine.