This page is here to provide extra information if you are a patient or thinking about having acupuncture.
Clicking on the links will hopefully lead you to sites or documents that add perspective to your treatments and give food for thought.
This is a full length documentary produced by the BBC following the reporters experience of investigating and receiving acupuncture
The book Jon recommends most for patients and one that gives the clearest idea of how he treats and why is written by a well respected Five Element Acupuncture practitioner call Nora Franglen. You can buy the book from her site or Amazon.
Author: Nora Franglen
Title: The Simple Guide to Acupuncture: The Five Elements
Published: 2011 by SOFEA
For some patients changes in diet or emphasising the use of certain foods can really help bring about sustainable changes. Besides the obvious idea of a balanced diet in the western sense of protiens and carbohydrates etc there is also the Chinese idea of foods having energetic properties. This idea incorporates ideas such as cooling and heating foods, foods that act best on certain organs and ones that help remove pathogenic aspects such as phlegm or retained water. If you are interested in this subject here is the book Jon recommends.
Author: Daverick Leggett
Title: Helping Ourselves: Guide to Traditional Chinese Food Energetics
Published: Meridian Press; 3rd edition edition (Oct 1994)
For those who are using acupuncture to help them shift old ideas, habits and patterns of health, reading inspiring and motivating books is essential. The author Jon recommends above all else is Geoff Thompson. Having met and talked with this Bafta winning writer confirmed to Jon the honest and down to earth approach Geoff has in his books. Shape Shifter is one of Geoff's many books that can help you create the changes you want to see in yourself. Also take a look at his website for further inspiration.
Author: Geoff Thompson
Title: Shape Shifter
The City Spring after treatment advice sheet helps you make the most of treatments.
Written by Jon Price this booklet provides more information on the approach acupuncture takes and how it helps patients.
Jon works closely with a range of other practitioners who may compliment acupuncture treatments, improving and accelerating a patients road to health. He may also advise that acupuncture may be relevant at a later date and suggest referral to another practitioner. As an example this may be the case where structural issues need to be resolved and an osteopath or other body work practitioner may provide the most help. Jon has many colleagues and will suggest an appropriate professional whenever this is necessary.
ACUPUNCTURE AS A CAREER
If you are interested in a career in acupuncture have a look at The Acupuncture Academy.
TAA offers a professional acupuncture training programme, five element based and taught at degree level; this allows graduates to apply for membership of the British Acupuncture Council on completion.
FIVE ELEMENT ACUPUNCTURE NETWORK
Here is a list of some of Jons colleagues should you have friends throughout the UK you need to recommend.