Acupuncture involves the use of fine, single-use needles that are inserted into the body at very specific points. This process is known to effectively reduce symptoms by balancing & regulating bodily functions, therefore balancing the body’s own homeostasis.
Acupuncture stimulates the body into producing ‘feel good’ hormones such as dopamine, serotonin, & analgesics to manage and improve these conditions both acute and chronic. Acupuncture triggers the immune & vascular system which promotes healing, therefore beneficial for post-operative rehabilitation of fractures, joint replacements and spinal surgeries.
Traditional Chinese Medicine modalities can include; Moxa, cupping, massage and ear acupuncture.
Most people describe Acupuncture as a tingling, numb, aching or heavy sensation. This is known as Deqi – the arrival of Qi, most people report a feeling of relaxation post treatment.
Because Acupuncture works on the whole body, change can be generated emotionally as well as physically.
After taking an extensive health history, your practitioner will design and discuss your treatment plan with you in relation to your health issue.
Preparing for your treatment
- For comfort it is advisable to to wear loose clothing for positioning
- Please do not drink alcohol before of after your treatment as this can influence your treatment negatively.