Meridian Based Therapies

Fine tune your body and mind
Meridian Based Therapies
for your physical and mental wellbeing

Body Acupuncture and Ear Acupuncture

Acupuncture has been used for over 3,000 years as part of Traditional Chinese Medicine to diagnose, treat and prevent illness. Central to Chinese belief is the idea that our health is dependent on the smooth and balanced flow of the body’s life force (known as Qi) which journeys through a series of channels beneath the skin and inside our bodies called meridians. It sees the body as a selfhealing and self-correcting network of interrelating and interacting energies : Yin and Yang. The flow of Qi can be disturbed by a number of factors such as emotional states, poor nutrition, weather conditions, heredity, infections, poisons and trauma.

How does it work?

Acupuncture works by inserting fine needles into specific points in the meridians to harmonise and rebalance the internal energy of the body so that the body’s own healing response is stimulated. The body is then able to correct itself or redirect its resources and restore its natural balance. Acupuncture can be beneficial in the treatment of a wide variety of medical conditions: success has been recorded for most acute and infectious diseases as well as chronic pain.

The Consultation

During the consultation, I will assess your general state of health to identify the underlying disharmony and decide on an effective treatment. To discover how the energies are flowing in your body, I will take your pulses on both wrists and listen to their quality, rhythms and strength. I will look at the structure, colour and coating of your tongue, which will also give a guide as to your present state of health. The aim is to discover which energy channels need treatment.

I will then insert very fine, pre-sterilised, disposable needles in acupressure points on the body, mostly in your upper and lower limbs. These points will stimulate the meridians to affect the body’s Qi and influence the internal organs and systems of the body.

Acupuncture can be used as a preventative measure to strengthen your constitution or because you feel unwell without being clinically “ill”. It can also be used alongside conventional medicine.

Ear Acupuncture

Ear Acupuncture
The ear is considered an area of great significance in Traditional Chinese Medicine since it is crossed by all the major meridians. However, the systematic and regular clinical application of ear acupuncture (or auricular therapy) is largely due to a French acupuncturist and neurosurgeon Dr Paul Nosier. In the late 1950s, Nosier developed a theory that the ear corresponded to a human foetus in an upside down position so that points located on the lobe are related to the head and facial area. He later carried out research in China, where Traditional Chinese Medicine acupuncturists adopted his theories. A staggering 292 known ear points have now been identified.

I personally like to combine body acupuncture and ear acupuncture with massage and reflexology to enhance a wellbeing effect.

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
The psychological acupressure technique to optimise your
emotional health

Emotional Freedom Technique (or EFT) is a gentle mind/body technique to help release stuck negative emotions, from within your energy system. EFT is based on an important discovery that a thought or memory of a trauma or shock can cause a disruption and blockages in the electromagnetic energy system of the body. The aim of EFT is to gently remove the emotional charge from the memory, thought or concept so that the beneficial energy flow resumes. EFT has been described as a psychological form of acupuncture as it is using specific acupuncture points (without the needles) to release the blockages that prevent you from living a carefree life. Emotional health is essential to your physical health and promotes

Remove the emotional barriers that stand in your way
to freedom, happiness, health and prosperity

EFT can be amazingly effective, quick, gentle and long lasting. EFT can be used on virtually anything which is limiting self-expression, whether it is fear and anxiety, lack of confidence, cravings, as well as physical problems such as migraines or pain. It can be very effective, even in long-standing cases and where other approaches have failed. Testimonials from many EFT users have shown that EFT has helped in cases of trauma, abuse, stress, fears and phobias as well as in the
relief of physical pains and conditions.

Emotional Freedom Technique is a simple process to learn and to administer. During the session, I will tap or guide you to tap on meridian points with fingertips whilst you are seated and thinking about a specific issue or event. These points are
mostly on the head and chest. However, the success of EFT depends very much on the art of the practitioner in helping to fine tune the crisp statements that will help clear those emotional blockages. I will do my best to clear as many layers as
possible so that your EFT session has fast and long-lasting beneficial effects on your life-long issues.


“I found my EFT session with Marie-Ange very beneficial. I have been suffering from ME for the past 15 months… There were a lot of past emotions that I had pushed deep down and not dealt with. EFT has helped me to release them and to move forward with my recovery. After the first session, I did feel very tired for about 3 days but then started to feel better. It has been two months since I last had EFT. Although my health has fluctuated in the first month, I have improved greatly in the past month. I feel much more confident about my future health and not so worried about my future relapses. I don’t fee as scared about my past and feel much more accepting of it, which has helped me to concentrate on the present and look towards the future.” SW, Salisbury

I had been having homeopathic treatments at the Ringwood Health Clinic for a few years whilst my mother was losing her battle against cancer. After my mother passed away, I was a complete wreck and found it difficult to cope with my full-time teaching job. I decided to try acupuncture and found that the results were immediate. Each session with Marie-Ange gave me almost instant well-being. She spends the necessary time at the beginning of every appointment to assess my mental and physical state and evaluates my needs which often involve massages as well as acupuncture.
I always leave the clinic feeling relaxed, balanced, fresh and ready to cope with whatever life throws at me.
If I happen to walk in with one of my migraines I can almost guarantee that I’ll leave without or at the very least, with a much more bearable one.
Marie-Ange is very kind, caring and instantly makes you feel comfortable. She always tries her best to be accommodating as far as appointments are concerned – even in an emergency. My sessions with her simply keep me going. A real treat! B. H (New Milton)
Call me for a chat on meridian-based therapies
01722 743 109 or 07804 041 005.
Contact Me
Marie-Ange Gonzalez, MA, MAR., CNM (Nat.), (Acup.), DPN (Y), CLYL, CLYT
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