Raymond Vermiglio, BSc ( Hons ), Lic Ac.
I obtained my Professional license in Chinese Medicine, specifically in Acupuncture at the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in Reading, accredited by Kingston University, London. I am insured, registered and qualified under the British Acupuncture Association (BAA).
In my practice, I use two different styles of approach, Traditional Chinese Medicine ( TCM ) which incorporates physiology, pathology, diagnosis and treatment, that is based on the fundamental theory of Yin and Yang-Every physiological process and every symptom or sign can be analysed in the light of the Yin-Yang theory.
The other approach is Five Element Constitutional Acupuncture, with its main emphasis on the practitioner clarifying the client’s particular ‘Causative Factor’ (CF) Element, which they are born with and remains throughout their life. This CF Element plays a major part in the overall well-being of the person. It places a particular priority on the health of the person’s body, mind and spirit. The Five Elements are Fire, Earth, Metal, Water and Wood. Each element is associated with organs of the body, that may come with various ailments or deep underlying conditions, and also distinctive personality traits, which will be expressed positively or negatively, depending on the fundamental balance and imbalance of all elements, but with very much emphasis on the client’s particular CF Element.
Both styles focus on identifying patterns of disharmony within the body’s energetic system, treating the whole person with a holistic approach rather than a Western symptomatic approach, and then treating accordingly with the insertion of sterile needles.
Acupuncture has been shown to help with a wide range of conditions such as
- Mental Health: Stress, anxiety, depression, insomnia, fatigue, emotional instability (anger/irritability, frustration, worry etc.) and more.
- Neurological: Headaches, migraines, poor memory, CFS/ME, Parkinson’s, MS, peripheral neuropathy and more.
- Gastrointestinal: Abdominal pain, IBS, poor appetite, diarrhoea, constipation, reflux/heartburn, gastritis, sluggish indigestion and more.
- Hormonal: Menstruation, menopausal and infertility.
- Muscular Skeletal: Muscular tension and joint pain. Arthritis, inflammation and stiffness etc.
- Dermatological: Acne, eczema, dermatitis and psoriasis etc.
- Allergies: Hay fever.
- Addictions: Tobacco, pain killers, anti-depressants.
The British Acupuncture Council ( BAcC ) provides a useful A-Z of conditions together with research-based factsheet (https://www.acupuncture.org.uk/research-fact-sheets.html) and videos.
These provide accurate and up-to-date general information for a wide range of conditions, summarising the latest acupuncture research and how Acupuncture may be beneficial.
Alongside Acupuncture, I also use other non-needling techniques such as
- Moxibustion: Heat is applied to an acupuncture meridian point using Moxa
(a therapeutic herb) or Heat Lamps to warm and relax the muscles and remove stagnation of Qi and Cold.
- Cupping: Heated glass cups create a seal when placed on the skin to stimulate blood flow to that particular area.
- Guasha: Vigorous rubbing of the skin when oil is applied using a smooth appliance, used for helping the flow of blood and Qi
Telephone the office on 01803 500300 or contact Raymond directly on 07592060238 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book an appointment or to arrange a free 15-minute telephone consultation.