Denise Callaghan is a qualified Acupuncturist and has extensive experience within this specific area of treatment. After undertaking a course in scientific acupuncture at the centre for study in Complementary Medicine in Southampton, Denise Callaghan went on to study traditional Chinese Medicine in London and Beijing China. Furthermore Denise Callaghan also undertook a 3 year course at the British College of Acupuncture. She is also registered with the British Acupuncture Council.
Acupuncture is used as a treatment in both of Denise Callaghan's clinics. Acupuncture is a system of healing which has been practiced in China and other Eastern countries for thousands of years. According to Chinese philosophy, our health and well being is dependent on the body’s motivating energy known as Qi.
By inserting very fine needles into the series of channels beneath the skin, an acupuncturist can stimulate the body’s own healing response and help restore its natural balance.
Denise Callaghan is trained in the use of Electrotherapy and this particular treatment is used extensively in both clinics to treat a vast range of conditions. There are specific forms of Electrotherapy that Denise Callaghan specialises in. These include: Ultrasound is a form of wave motion, at a higher frequency than audible sound. The waves are specifically suited to therapeutic applications, as they can be concentrated into a beam and directed at an object like a ray of light. Heat is generated in the tissues when the ultrasonic energy is converted in to friction. This heat, concentrated in a relatively small area deep in the body tissues, leads to a decrease in pain, a reduction in joint stiffness, decreased muscle spasm, and an improved blood and lymph system.
Ultrasound is used to treat conditions such as Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid arthritis, Ligament strain/tear, Tendonitis and much more. The Spinulator: Since its introduction to the osteopathic profession in 1937, the spinulator has been used as an adjunct to the osteopaths own manual manipulation skills. Many osteopaths, including Denise Callaghan use the roller articulator of the spinulator to improve the mobility of hypomobile joints. This leads to positive articulatory changes, which improve the body's integrity; reducing maladaption and strain. Treatment with G5: G5 relaxes the superficial soft tissues.
The speed of its vibrations affects nerve conduction, reducing referred nerve pain. It can also be used in the treatment of chronic swelling. The vibrations have beneficial effects on circulation and nutrition by invigorating arteries, veins, lymphatics and nerves. Electrical Differential Therapy: There are five therapy modes available with the electrical differential therapy. They are: low frequency therapy, interferential therapy, middle frequency therapy, Endosan therapy and direct current therapy.