We set up the original Wellbeing Clinic to utilise a grant from the British Acupuncture Council to look at the efficacy of acupuncture in the treatment of students with mental health issues. We felt that this was an area that we really wanted to work with, and were gratified to see that the results showed a high success rate after just five treatments:
• 96% of patients found an improvement in their main symptom relating to stress, anxiety, or depression
• 87% felt more confident and able to take up activities they felt mental health had affected
• 86% felt that treatment had a positive impact on their life in general and overall wellbeing struggling with mental health issues to see what
(If you would like to watch Michelle's presentation to the BAcC on this then click here - its a bit fuzzy for the first couple of minutes but then settles down!)
After such a positive study and seeing the patients’ lives change and transform, The Wellbeing Clinic was established to allow those who may be dealing with emotional or mental health concerns to receive treatment at an affordable rate. Having seen these benefits first-hand, and in the context of the challenging times of our modern world, we decided to open a clinic not just for students but now for the wider community.
People in many walks of life are feeling the pressure of the ‘new normal’ that coronavirus has brought with it, so we open our doors to all, including health care workers, emergency services workers and anyone who is struggling with the aftermath of traumatic experiences.
Our clinic set up
The Wellbeing Clinic is provided in a multi-bed setting, where treatment couches are spaced apart in a large bright and airy clinic room, with screens between the couches. This offers our patients a sense of community and a positive treatment environment, whilst maintaining their privacy. If patients do require to discuss anything completely privately, the practitioners will ensure that a private space is made available to address more confidential topics. If patients would prefer a totally private clinic, all of our practitioners provide one-to-one clinics and these appointments can be made with your practitioner.