Sunny Jaspal Acupuncture text under orange mandala. 06 Jul 2020

BY: Sunny Jaspal

Blog / Uncategorised

Comments: No Comments

Opening in August!
Sunny Jaspal Acupuncture text under orange mandala.

I am pleased to announce that both the Letchworth clinic and the Ware clinic will be opening in August. You can book online or contact me to book today.

New Opening Times & Clinic Updates
The Letchworth Therapy Hub will be open on Wedneday afternoons and Saturday mornings every week.

New clinic in St Neots, Cambridgeshire open now!

Safety Measures
Due to the nature of acupuncture and massage and the inability to practice social distancing, precautions will be in place. These have been devised by the British Acupuncture Council (following the latest government guidance) and will include the following:

  • You will be asked to wear a mask for your treatment
  • You will be asked to wash your hands upon entering the clinic room
  • I will be wearing a surgical mask and white coat, plus other PPE where necessary
  • Thorough cleaning/disinfection between patients
  • I will only be accepting card payment or bank transfers (if this is a problem please let me know)
  • I will call you the day before your treatment to carry out COVID-19 screening information
  • I will ask you to take a picture of your tongue and text/email prior to your appointment (if this is a problem please let me know)

BY: Sunny Jaspal

Blog / Uncategorised

Comments: No Comments

Clinics Closed – Open Online

Hello, I wanted to update you my practice during the COVID-19 outbreak.

As acupuncturists our priority is to consider the health and wellbeing of our patients, and to make sure we do all we can to prevent the spread of this pandemic. Clinics will therefore be closed until things return to normal.

However, if you have a pressing concern please do contact me. Phone/video consulations are available with advice given in the form of acupressure, diet and exercise.

Thank you for your understanding. Stay safe, stay connected and stay postive 🙂

Woman in grimacing holding painful back 08 Sep 2015

BY: Sunny Jaspal

Acupuncture / Blog / Conditions / Massge / Uncategorised

Comments: No Comments

Easing Pain Caused By Poor Desk Posture

Woman in grimacing holding painful back

One of the most common complaints people seek treatment for is back pain, shoulder pain and neck pain. In fact more sick days are taken due to pain than any other ailment. Why do so many of us suffer with these conditions and what can we do to manage and prevent them?

Many of the people I treat are office workers, often sitting for long hours and working at computers. Poor posture, poor office ergonomics and working without breaks is a recipe for pain. This type of injury is often classed as a repetitive strain injury (or RSI) and may also include the hand, wrist, forearm and elbow. These problems may arise in any situation (not just at a desk) where bad posture is sustained.

Back, shoulder or neck pain can also be caused by depression, anxiety and stress. Sometimes there is no clear cause of pain. However, it still remains a very real problem that needs treatment.

Tips for Easing Pain

Standing woman demonstrating good posture and bad posture

 

  • Maintain correct sitting posture when working at your computer.
  • Ensure the top of your screen is at eye level so you head is in a neutral position. If you work at a laptop then consider using a laptop riser.
  • Elbows should have a 90-degree bend so that the tops of your arms are relaxed by your side, with your keyboard and mouse within easy and comfortable reach. Laptop users consider using an external keyboard.
  • Feet should be flat on the floor (use a footrest if they do not reach) and knees and hips should have a 90-degree bend.
  • Sit upright in a relaxed posture, using cushions to support your lower back if needed.
  • Take regular breaks – use this as an excuse to keep yourself hydrated.
  • Manage stress, depression and anxiety with self-care. Talk to your GP if you need help and consider other treatment methods such as acupuncture and counselling.

How can acupuncture help?

Acupuncture is great for easing pain. It is recommended by NICE for chronic pain, one of only four treatments recommended! Acupuncture is a safe and effective treatment, which uses slim, sterile and painless needles to gently encourage the body’s ability to heal itself. Acupuncture treatments include massage, cupping and heat therapy such as moxibustion or heat lamps if appropriate. Each treatment lasts an hour, and a course of 6 treatments is recommended. 

Want to find out more?