Emad Tukmachi Acupuncture

Emad Tukmachi
Acupuncturist in London

Acumedica Clinics in London, West Midlands (Wolverhampton and Stoke-On-Trent) and East Midlands (Derby) provide Alternative and Complementary care backed by more than 28 years of experience in this field. By comprehensive consultation, high standard acupuncture treatments and compassionate care, we usually help our patients to resolve their health problems with pain free, relaxed and de-stressed as well as enjoying a renewed vitality for life.

The Acupuncture Specialist Dr. Emad Tukmachi and his team of qualified Acupuncturists are specially trained in the art of acupuncture and they are member of Acupuncture Society.
They offer traditional Chinese and Wester acupuncture therapy (manual, electrical and laser acupuncture) in a comfortable environment and compassionate care.

Background & Acupuncture Qualifications

Dr Emad Tukmachi obtained his MBChB in 1974 from Medical School-Baghdad University and then in 1986 he was awarded a PhD from Royal College of Surgeons - London University in the field of Neurophysiology and also a DTM (Diploma in Tropical medicine) from the Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians, Dublin-Ireland. He was appointed as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Royal College of Surgeons of England from 1986 to 1989 and then as a Lecturer at the Department of Neuroscience, Keele University from 1989 to 1992.

His acupuncture experience started in 1985 when he joined Dr. Felix Mann (a well-known Western Acupuncture Physician in Europe) in London who taught him the skills and techniques of acupuncture. In more depth, he studied and researched further the Traditional Chinese acupuncture in the UK before he went to China to study the complete system of acupuncture there. Since 1992, he has been practicing acupuncture at three Nuffield Hospitals: North Staffordshire Nuffield Hospital. Wolverhampton Nuffield Hopsital and Derby Nuffield Hospital. He also run & direct acupuncture clinic in London . In the past 20 years he run acupuncture courses, at basic and advance levels, to train GPs and physiotherapists in this acupuncture at City General Hospital, Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire.

Dr. Tukmachi is also a member of British Pain Society and Fellow of Royal Society Of Medicine.

For the past 28 years Dr Emad Tukmachi published many articles in various Medical Journals on acupuncture treatment of various diseases such as:
Acute and Chronic pain
Tension Headache
Frozen shoulder
Urticaria and other diseases

My Specialisms

Traditional Chinese and Western Acupuncture which include:
- Manual Acupuncture
- Electrical Acupuncture
and Laser Acupuncture

Approach to Acupuncture & How I Work

Acupuncture derives from the Latin word "acus" for "needle" and "pungere" for "puncture". It is an ancient system of healing developed over thousands of years in China and the Far East. Acupuncture is simply the use of needles to stimulate specially designated points on the body. Chinese Medicine is holistic: it treats the whole person rather than symptoms in isolation. Traditional acupuncture involves a complex system of examination, diagnosis and treatment. It seeks to alleviate symptoms and pain by assisting individuals to find balance in their lives. Preventive maintenance is central to the philosophy of Chinese Medicine and this extends to what we generally consider our mental health.

Mechanism of Acupuncture
In acupuncture, illness is due to an energy imbalance. By balancing the energy people feel better in themselves, so they often come just for preventive treatment (i.e. topping up or balancing of energy). Chinese medical theory holds that vital life energy circulates through the human body through channels called meridians. Good health results when this flow of energy is smooth and unobstructed. However, if for any reason this flow is blocked, ailments and disease occur. The function of acupuncture is to restore balance in the body so that vital life energy can flow.

Acupuncture is perhaps best known for its efficiency in relieving pain. Modem medical research attributes this in part to acupuncture's power to increase the body's level of endorphin in the bloodstream. Acupuncture stimulates the body to produce its own morphine like substance to alleviate pain. Nerve impulses are normalised and balanced because of the interconnection of the acupuncture points and the central nervous systems, thus suppressing pain. To think of acupuncture only in terms of relieving pain is to take too narrow a view of its potential uses, and to overlook its successes in the treatment of organic and stress related disorders. Acupuncture has been publicised in the West as being suitable only for specific conditions like pain relief but this is misleading since it can affect any disease or disorder as long as the body is functioning and no organ has been destroyed. Obviously it cannot heal a broken bone. Modem surgery is indeed a miracle, offering us skin grafts, plastic joints, and artificial valves and limbs when the originals have been irreparably damaged. However, it is difficult for human beings to find spare parts and even when they are available, the body often rejects them. Acupuncture, on the other hand, works to improve the quality and function of the organs we still have. Experiential evidence points to acupuncture's ability to alleviate the symptoms common to organic disorders by strengthening the body's natural resistance and its immune systems. After acupuncture treatment, there is an increase in the levels of white blood cells and increase in the levels of alpha and beta globulins help white blood cells to fight infection. Gamma globulins are associated with the production of immune antibodies.

During consultation, the practitioner aims to determine the nature of the disharmony in the patient by careful history taking and observation. A detailed understanding is required of the patient's symptoms, medical and family history and behaviour of all the body systems (for example: digestion, circulation, life style, sleep patterns and diet). Some times. diagnosis requires examining pulses on the wrists for its qualities (rhythm and strength). Pulse diagnosis is used to determine a person's energy levels in different body organs. Usually the Acupuncture Practitioner develops and design a treatment plan after consultation and diagnosis.

Treatment time should be used to sit quietly, relax and reflect, or meditate. Do not smoke or drink coffee in the half-hour before and after treatment. Let the acupuncturist know if you have any (new?) health problems. Your initial visit will last for up to 45 minutes and subsequent visits for 15-30 minutes. The treatment triggers the release of natural body chemicals, including endorphin (en dor fin), which help reduce symptoms and increase relaxation. Generally, you will visit weekly to begin with and, as you improve, this will become less frequent.

During treatment needles are inserted for a second or two, or left in place for between 15 to 30 minutes, depending on the nature of illness and the course of treatment. A fresh set of pre sterilised needles is used for each patient so that treatment is completely hygienic. Usually patients feel at peace and relaxed during and after treatment. Acupuncture treatment may produce rapid results but, often, may take longer, depending on whether the condition is chronic or acute. Usually, two sessions of acupuncture treatments per week for 3 to up to maximum 10 weeks are recommended. In case of relapse or the occurrence of stress in your life, additional treatments may be required. In some cases, stimulation may be electrical through the needles (electro-acupuncture) or by using a laser alone.
The main reactions to acupuncture treatment are:

Needling reactions -

The needle sensations felt are described as: numbness, heaviness, tingling and/or distension. Radiation of one or more of these sensations, usually along the channel, may also be felt. This characteristic is referred to by modem acupuncturists as the P.S.C. phenomenon (Propagated Sensation along the Channel). P.S.C. can occur even in the missing part of a limb (Phantom limb), thus the radiation is probably a central neurological event.

Post needling reaction -

A few patients feel worse before they become better. This is more likely to happen after the first treatment than subsequent ones. The reaction may be an aggravation of the patient's usual symptoms or, sometimes, merely fatigue. This is temporary, and passes off in a few hours or days.

Therapies & Rates

Please note the rates detailed below are there to give you an idea of the therapists standard rates, we strongly advise you contact the therapist for more detailed rates and any offers they may have.

Therapy Appointment Type Rate
Acupuncture In Person £80 per 60 minutes

Additional Rate Information

There are special offers and acupuncture treatment packages available at our clinic. Please visit our website for further information ""