Sunny Jaspal Acupuncture text under orange mandala. 06 Jul 2020

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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)

Traditional Chinese medicine acupuncture in Hertfordshire 02 Mar 2019

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Acupuncture, Cupping, Prenatal & Postnatal Massage
Person lying down with acupuncture needles on upper back.
Acupuncture, cupping, prenatal and postnatal massage available in Hertfordshire – Ware on Saturdays and Letchworth on Wednesdays.

March is the month when we often see the return of hayfever symptoms. Perhaps you’ve been suffering from frequent colds. Did you know that acupuncture can be helpful for both of these conditions? Discover more conditions acupuncture can help with here.

Treatments Update: I’m looking forward to getting stuck in with acupuncture, however I will no longer be offering massage unless it’s prenatal, postnatal or as part of an acupuncture or cupping session. 

Clinics Update: I will no longer be working in St Albans and instead focusing on the Ware and Letchworth practices (same locations).

Letchworth Clinics will take place on Wednesday morning/lunchtime beginning on April 3rd.

Ware Clinics will take place on Saturday morning beginning on April 6th.

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Treating Tension Headaches with Acupuncture

Thursday is for Tension HeadachesWoman with headache holding temples, sitting in front of laptop.Acupuncture Awareness Week 2017

Anna chose acupuncture for tension headaches and chest pain due to anxiety which were occurring almost every day due to a stressful work situation. In addition, she was feeling frustrated and unable to think clearly. The chest pain improved after just 1 treatment. By her 4th treatment, the headaches were already reducing, and by the 8th they had gone completely. Anna felt she was able to cope better with her mood and felt clearer in her thoughts.

Acupuncture is effective for treating chronic tension headaches. Try acupuncture with 50% off for Acupuncture Awareness Week!*

Appointments available in St Neots and Letchworth Garden City.

*Treatments must be booked by 13/03/2017

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Overcoming Migraines with Acupuncture

Monday is for MigrainesTreat migraines with acupuncture in Letchworth and West Norwood.

Acupuncture Awareness Week 2017

Lucy came to see me suffering from migraines, a condition which came on suddenly and left her with constant and severe dizziness, painful headaches and anxiety, meaning she was unable to work. She had a course of acupuncture treatment, and by the 6th treatment her condition had improved greatly. Lucy is back at work and only occasionally suffers with mild dizziness, while her migraines have gone completely.

Have you been affected by migraines? Acupuncture can help.

Appointments available in Letchworth, Hertfordshire and St Neots, Cambrideshire.

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Benefits of Aromatherapy
Aromatherapy oils enhance massage treatment

Aromatherapy essential oil bottles

The use of aromatherapy oils at a first glance is perceived as a luxury. However, many would agree that aromatherapy adds a beneficial layer to treatments.

The use of plants for medicine is an ancient tradition. Aromatherapy employs techniques such inhalation and massage. Both of these routes of administration are safe if used in the correct quantities.

Inhalation affects the limbic system, the part of central nervous system which deals with memory and emotion.

Massage treatment allows the oils to be absorbed into the blood stream, and the massage itself affects the nervous system. Relaxation or stimulation of the nervous system depends upon which aromatherapy oils and massage techniques are used.

The goal of the aromatherapist is to assess each client and create a bespoke blend. By looking at the properties of essential oils we can create blends for specific conditions for each individual.

Research into the field of aromatherapy is somewhat scarce, however studies do exist. For example, a systematic review of Lavender oil for poor sleep suggested lavender was of benefit[1]. A more recent study showed a positive link between Lavender and stress reduction[2]. With regards to massage and aromatherapy used together, a study found improvements in knee pain when a blend of orange and ginger were used[3].

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For further reading try:
Encyclopedia of Essential Oils – Julia Lawless
The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy – Salvatore Battaglia


[1] Fismer, K. L., & Pilkington, K. (2012). Lavender and sleep: A systematic review of the evidence. European Journal of Integrative Medicine4(4), e436-e447.

[2] Kim, S., Kim, H. J., Yeo, J. S., Hong, S. J., Lee, J. M., & Jeon, Y. (2011). The effect of lavender oil on stress, bispectral index values, and needle insertion pain in volunteers. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine,17(9), 823-826.

[3] Yip, Y. B., & Tam, A. C. Y. (2008). An experimental study on the effectiveness of massage with aromatic ginger and orange essential oil for moderate-to-severe knee pain among the elderly in Hong Kong. Complementary therapies in medicine16(3), 131-138.

Want to find out more? Contact Sunny. Clinics in St Neots and Letchworth.

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SAD: Fighting the Winter Blues

Natural ways to cope with the winter blues

Reflexology may help with SAD or seasonal affective disorder.As Autumn closes in and grey skies prevail, it seems appropriate to focus on light and how this affects our mood and health. We’ve all heard of the term ‘the winter blues’ but how many of us understand what this means?

There are many factors contributing to what is termed ‘Seasonal Affective Disorder’ by the medical community, a condition whereby an individual experiences depression in the colder winter months of the year.

Firstly, lack of bright light means that the production of melatonin and serotonin are limited, these are produced when light hits the retinas in our eyes, which then sends a signal to the brain. Serotonin is our feel good chemical and melatonin regulates our sleep rhythms. Therefore a lack of these chemicals will lead to low mood and problems with wakefulness.

Vitamin D deficiency can also lead to problems during the colder months, with vitamin D being absent through the sun’s ray between the months of October to March, when they are not of the necessary wavelength to produce Vitamin D upon contact with our skin.  An overwhelming 25% of the population are thought to be Vitamin D deficient, and recent studies are showing just how many systems in our body this can affect.

All of this poor lighting can leave you feeling depressed, stressed, anxious, lacking in energy and generally not your usual self. So what can you do to beat the blues? Below is list of suggestions that may help you feel brighter over this cold season…

  • Light therapy – Using a light box lamp is a good way to ensure you’re receiving enough light for melatonin and serotonin production. They come in many shapes and sizes, and you’ll need to ensure you find one from a reputable seller.  Lumie light boxes are certified by the Medical Devices Directive and can be found at www.lumie.com. Watch out for the cheaper imitations which aren’t bright enough to produce the desired effect.
  • Vitamin D supplementation – During the months of October to March when we don’t receive Vitamin D from the sun it’s a good idea to supplement, especially if you are deficient. Visit your GP to have your Vitamin D levels checked and think about supplementation
  • Acupuncture can be helpful for managing conditions such as depression and stress. Many of clients come for treatment due to these very problems and find acupuncture helps them to cope and feel better. Regular treatment is recommended to get you back on track.
Want to find out more? Contact Sunny. Clinics in St Neots and Letchworth.