Lilla Cooper Acupuncture

Ancient healing for the modern world

Treatment Sessions

The Focus is on You

Many people who come to see me have tried other things. From couples desperate for a baby to professional football players with an injury that just won’t go away.

We look at everything together. Sometimes we look at movement, areas of tension and weakness. Sometimes we focus on nutrition, stress, and sleep. We can go over what’s happened in the past, such as scans, blood tests, and past IVF cycles.

Together we can look at how to make things better.

Our aim will be to find and customise a treatment plan that’s right for you, then tweak it as we go along. It may be that one session will sort things out, or it’s possible that a course of treatment will be better.

Dr Lilla Cooper

Does it Hurt?

No, acupuncture really doesn’t hurt. In fact, acupuncture needles are so fine that they can barely be felt.

Some people are worried that it will hurt, and are apprehensive about the idea of needles.

However, the needles are so fine and so skilfully inserted that you may not be aware of them even going in. Once they are in, you may feel a dull ache at the needle point, a general numbness of the area, a tingling or a sensation of heat. You may also just feel deeply relaxed. The needles are left in for about 20 minutes and many patients experience a heaviness of the limbs or a pleasant feeling of relaxation.

What are the needles like?

The needles are solid and very, very fine. They are sterile, pre-packaged and each needle is only used once and then safely disposed of in a clinical waste bin.

Acupuncture draws on over 3,000 years of experience and observation to work out what’s happening for you and how to make things better. In my experience acupuncture works. It’s as simple as that.

Most people I see fall asleep once their needles are in place! It’s a truly relaxing, calming, and transforming experience.

— Dr Lilla Cooper

What happens during my Treatment Session?

An acupuncture session will take an hour. We’ll start off talking about what you’d like help with. We may look at how you are moving, what’s worked or not worked for you in the past. We may look at your past test or scan results together. We could look at how you are sleeping, eating, and drinking.

Sometimes this can be an ongoing process if you need to come for several sessions. At each subsequent session we may review and adjust your treatment according to your individual and ongoing needs.

We’ll always aim to get some acupuncture treatment going right from your first consultation.

I’ll probably give you some things that you can go away and work on between consultations. Some people love this, and do loads of homework! Others will just want us to focus on changes during the session.

Either way you’ll see change happening!

— Dr Lilla Cooper