Faye specialises in an ancient Traditional Chinese Medicine called Auriculotherapy.
Auriculotherapy is a technique that uses acupuncture points on the external aspect of the ears to diagnose and treat medical conditions of the whole body.
Auricular medicine is used all over the world to treat pain, addictions which include smoking cessation, and drug and food addictions. It is also beneficial for emotional issues and internal disorders which has been researched by many clinical trials with excellent results.
There is information in the oldest preserved Chinese manual of Medicine from the 4th Century that the ear is a meeting point of all of the energetic channels (acupuncture meridians) of the body.
In the 1950's, Dr. Paul Nogier of Lyon, France expanded the original Chinese auricular charts into a more comprehensive system. His work demonstrated that the ear alone is a microsystem of the entire human body and thus, all parts of our bodies can be evaluated and treated for pain and disease just from the ears. Faye likes to encorporate this Ancient system of auricular acupuncture with full body acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine to give her patients the best possible health care at all times.
Faye attended a 4 day masterclass to specialise in this field of acupuncture and trained at the Yuan Traditional Medicine College in London under the watchful eye of Mr John Tindall. John has taught thousands of acupuncturists worldwide and has over 30 years of clinical practice and teaching.
Auriculotherapy has been used to treat many common ailments, such as hay fever, asthma, ADHD, Migraine, chronic joint pain such as arthritis, IBS, colitis and much more. Many of Faye's patients come for regular detoxification and general wellbeing on a regular basis as part of their healthcare regimes.
One of the fastest growing areas in which Auricular Acupuncture is being used is for the treatment of addictions and has been growing in popularity over the last 25 years. It was in 1985 that DR. Michael Smith founded the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA), an organisation that specialises in the treatment of substance abuse. Following much clinical research a five acupuncture point protocol was established and Faye is trained and qualified also in this field.
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I first received Gua Sha during an acupuncture treatment for my painful neck and shoulders. Faye explained the process in full prior to the treatment and explained that Gua Sha can leave some marking on the skin for a few days afterwards. What a difference it made to my pain levels after treatment, my neck and shoulders were not as stiff and painful and it completely got rid of the headaches I was experiencing. The whole experience was relaxing and not painful. Gua Sha is the best form of massage I have ever had - Amanda K - London
Well what can I say about Faye Hopcraft Acupuncture, I went to see Faye with a terribly painful knee that had been going on for ages. My Doctor had told me that nothing could be done and that it was just a sign of getting old!, Faye sorted it after just 2 treatments. I now have a painful shoulder that Faye is now treating me for with very good results. The treatment is pain free and Faye always makes you feel very relaxed and comfortable. I can’t recommend her highly enough.
Adam Brown – Selsey
Having, over the years, experienced more than one acupuncturist, I am so glad to have found Faye. I initially went for a long-term back problem, hip pain and insomnia which has now all been relieved. I now visit her fortnightly as part of my general healthcare routine as she relaxes me with her friendly and confident nature and, as an 82 year old, I find her treatments enable me to stay active and positive about my health and general wellbeing. I actually fall asleep during every treatment and I never want to get off of her warmed treatment couch at the end of each session!.
Margaret M – West Wittering
I saw Faye for a series of acupuncture sessions earlier this year and from start to finish she was absolutely brilliant. Not only is she incredibly knowledgeable but she is deeply passionate about what she does. I felt very safe with her treating me (as someone who has a slight aversion to needles!), but at all times she was a total professional and extremely kind. She explained why she was doing things and included me in my treatment plan. She was very patient and calming, and as a result meant I got the best out of my sessions with her. As an experienced holistic therapist she also brought in all her knowledge from other areas too, which made my treatment feel whole. I would not hesitate for a moment to recommend her, and if you have any doubts about getting acupuncture, don't! You definitely wont regret seeing Faye
Philippa Ryland - London
I contacted Faye after my newly acquired cat from Cyprus gave me a bite to my hand. It was at the weekend and my GP surgery was closed and I did not want to go to A&E. My hand was hot, red and swollen and very painful. Faye fitted me in last minute on a Saturday evening and I was amazed how the treatment gave me instant relief. I now have regular acupuncture and cupping therapy for other health issues that I have. Faye’s treatment room is such a lovely, relaxing place to be with dimmed lighting, music and a warming treatment couch which is so comfortable. I really look forward to my treatments and often doze off once the needles are in. I just love her calming nature.
Janice J – Tangmere, Chichester