Welcome to Dragonfly Acupuncture Leeds. We put your family’s health and well being first. If you live in Leeds or West Yorkshire are here to help your and your family stay happy and healthy
We provide various treatments for families like yours. We strive to offer the best advice and most current news to keep your family as healthy and safe as possible.
Acupuncture is the insertion of fine needles on specific acupuncture points used to treat specific signs and symptoms.
It works to maintain the body’s balance by focussing on all factors of wellbeing:physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Aiming to treat the root cause of the condition and its signs and symptoms.
Many people use acupuncture as treatment for a variety of health issues such as pain, stress, digestive issues, mental health, gynaecological issues, respiratory issues, skin problems. Others choose to use acupuncture to enhance their wellbeing and prevent illness.
Increasingly women are choosing acupuncture to aid fertility and provide support during pregnancy and labour treating morning sickness, pelvic pain, turning breech babies, heartburn, anxiety and depression and much more.
Frequency and length of treatments will depend on the presenting health picture, some responds the treatment quickly but chronic conditions are likely to need treatment long term.
Facial acupuncture is a natural drug free face lift, using face and body points.
-It increased blood circulation which improves skin tone, colour and texture.
-Stimulates the production of collagen, plumping up the skin thus reducing lines and wrinkles.
-Stimulates facial muscles and tightens them.
-Intadermal needles cause non visible microtrauma under the skin stimulating woundhealing response and increases cell generation smoothing and filling out wrinkles.
Each acupuncture facial is finished with an aromatherapy facial. Or upgrade to our 24 Karat Gold face mask facials.
Recommended is a course of 6 treatments.
Acupuncture is a safe for mum and baby/babies, free from negative side effects, natural and effective way of treating through pregnancy, helping prepare for childbirth and aid postnatal recovery.
The journey to parenthood isn’t always easy and acupuncture can provide a great support for mind, body and spirit during this time.
Many pregnancy symptoms are difficult to treat during the pregnancy with western medicine.
Acupuncture is the solution!!!
Within my treatments I love to combine the pins with some hands on (pregnancy/postnatal) massage, as it just adds additional blissful relaxation.
Treatments take place in your own home so you can enjoy the deep relaxation long after I have left you.
If you have private health insurance you may be able to get acupuncture costs refunded, please check with your individual provider.
Pre-birth acupuncture consists of a set of weekly acupuncture sessions beginning around 36-37 weeks and continuing until the commencement of labour. They are intended to prepare a woman for a harmonious birth and positive experience. By balancing hormones, calming the sympathetic nervous system and improving blood flow to the reproductive organs this series of treatments is beneficial to ripen her cervix, calm her mind, and strengthen her blood and energy in order for her mind and body to be ripe and ready for a smooth labor and birth.
Studies show some very promising statistics on the positive effects of cervical ripening and we see this confirmed on a daily basis in our personal practice. These positive effects include shorter duration of labor, 35% reduction in medical inductions, 32% lower cesarean rates and even a 31% reduction in requests for epidural with an overall increase in natural normal vaginal deliveries.
In my experience mums to be find these sessions deeply relaxing and enjoyable.
I strongly encourage all women to have pre-birth acupuncture and be proactive and educated in their pregnancy and childbirth choices.
Massage is manipulation of muscles to relax and relieve tension and to promote relaxation and wellbeing. We offer various massages including deep tissue massage, hot stone massage, Tui Na, lymphatic drainage and pregnancy massage, Hara abdominal massage. All our massages use the gorgeous ethical organic Neal’s Yard products.
Reflexology is a treatment where massage is used on reflex zones on the feet. The reflex zones correspod to all the parts of the body. By having the whole body mapped out on the feet reflexology offers a way of treating the whole body and the body as a whole just by working the feet.
Hara Abdominal Massage
Hara Abdominal Massage focuses on the pelvis, abdomen and internal organs. Hara is Japanese for belly and is a technique used for centuries by different culture in their own ways. It is used for treating respiratory complaints (asthma, bronchitis), digestive issues (IBS, constipation, inflammatory bowel disorder, gastritis, indigestion), gynaecological issues (period pain, irregular periods, infertility, endometriosis, blocked fallopian tubes, prolapsed or retroflexed uterus, postnatal issues), urogenital issues (chronic prostitis, irritable bladder syndrome, prolapsed bladder, interstitial cystitis, mild to moderate incontinence) general back pain, pelvic pain, post surgical and other scarring and fibrous adhesions or used as a deep energetic treatment working at the core of a person’s being is a powerful root treatment to unblock and release stagnant energy.
Aromatherapy massage is the practice of using natural oils to enhance psychological and physical wellbeing. We make our own oil blends to fit your needs and can make up rollers, creams and oils to use at home. Contact us for more info and prices.
Facials we offer various facials for every skin, such as aromatherapy facial, rejuvenating facial and our special 24 Karat Gold face mask facial.
Gua Sha is a treatment where the oiled skin is gently scraped so redness occurs. This produces an anti inflammatory and immune protective effect. Often used to treat pain, stiffness, fever, chills, coughs, nausea and vomiting.
Shonishin is a gentle, effective, non insertion alternative to acupuncture for children. It involves various special instruments that are rubbed and pressed onto the skin rather than inserted. Used for a variety of paediatric problems from birth to teens.
Cupping is a therapy where cups are placed on the skin to create suction. Cups are either moved over the skin or left in place, this opens pores, stimulates blood flow, balances and realigns the flow of qi, breaks up obstructions, relieves tight muscles and allow toxins to be drawn out of the body.
Moxibustion is an essential part of chinese medicine which uses moxa, a softw wooly substance made from Mugwort. In moxibustion the moxa is either placed directly on the skin, on the needle or held just above the skin, over acupuncture points or meridian pathways. The herb is lit and as it smoulders slowly a gentle heat penetrates the skin and affects the flow of qi and blood in the area.
Treatments & Prices
Our initial consultation is £60 for 90 minutes. Any follow-up appointments are charged at £45.
- Tradional Chinese Acupuncture
- Facial Acupuncture
- Hara Abdominal Massage
- Nurturing Pregnancy and Postnatal Massage
- Gua Sha
- Deep tissue Massage
- Closing the Bones Ceremony
- Enkung Belly Binding
- Ayurvedic Yoga Massage
- Dry Needling
- Electro Acupuncture
- Tui Na
- Full Body Massage
- Hot Stone Massage