Introducing Tess Lugos, the newest Lloyd’s Wellbeing Centre practitioner.
Tess worked in trade publishing prior to studying Chinese medicine, but has always been fascinated by the ancient Chinese practice of yang sheng, or the cultivation of a healthy lifestyle to attain optimal health and longevity. She also experienced first-hand how Chinese medicine is used alongside Western medicine, each complementing the other.
Tess studied acupuncture at the Confucius Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine within the London South Bank University, finishing with first class honors. Her hospital placement at the First Affiliated Hospital of the Heilongjiang University of Chinese Medicine in China, gave her the opportunity to train with highly respected doctors of neurology, gynecology, dermatology and musculoskeletal conditions.
Through her clinical experience in the UK and China, Tess has developed a special interest in working with stress/anxiety, insomnia, digestive conditions, headaches, migraine, women’s health, and muscle/joint pain.
Acupuncture treatment costs…
- Initial consultation & treatment (1 hour) – £70
- Follow-up treatment (45 minutes) – £60
What is acupuncture?
Traditional acupuncture is a healthcare system based on ancient principles which go back nearly two thousand years. It has a very positive model of good health and function, and looks at pain and illness as signs that the body is out of balance.
Acupuncture works to help maintain your body’s equilibrium. It involves the insertion of very fine needles into specific points on the body to regulate the flow of qi, your body’s vital energy. For a number of lifestyle and environmental reasons, qi can become disturbed, depleted or blocked, which can result in some symptoms of pain and illness. In certain instances, traditional acupuncture can be an effective therapy to help restore balance and promote physical and emotional harmony.
What are the benefits of acupuncture?
A growing body of evidence-based clinical research is discovering how the body responds to acupuncture and its benefits for a wide range of common health conditions. Many people have acupuncture to relieve specific aches and pains, such as osteoarthritis of the knee, headaches and low back pain, or for common health problems like an overactive bladder. Others choose acupuncture when they can feel their bodily functions are out of balance, but there is no obvious diagnosis. Many have regular treatments for health maintenance, especially during the change of seasons.
Does acupuncture hurt?
Acupuncture needles are so fine that most people don’t feel them being inserted. It is normal to feel a mild tingle or dull ache as the practitioner adjusts the needle to direct qi. While the needles are in place, most people feel deeply relaxed, which can continue after the treatment.