Acupuncture is a Chinese art of healing that dates back to 2600 BC. It traditionally uses needles although modern day acupuncturists will also use laser.
Acupuncture is the process of inserting fine needles into the skin at specific points along meridians (lines of energy), to alleviate various physical and mental symptoms.
At your first consultation you may need to remove outer garments and lay on our treatment table. The treatments usually last for 10-30 minutes. Acupuncture starts with reviewing your pulses to detect imbalances and then the process of needle insertion begins.
Often Chinese herbs will be recommended as part of the treatment protocol.
Here are some tips to make the most of your acupuncture appointment:
- Please arrive on time so that we can fully provide our service to you.
- Discuss all your medical issues and do not leave anything out.
- Arrive hydrated and do not take alcohol or drugs before a treatment.
- Allow up to 10 treatments to alleviate your condition, or perhaps more if the condition has been a chronic one for some time.
What can Acupuncture treat?
Acupuncture has a range of benefits that can treat the following:
- Musculo-Skeletal System
- Immune System
- Cardio Vascular System
- Respiratory System
- Digestive System
- Nervous System
- Sporting Injuries
- Skin Conditions
- Weight Control
- Stop Smoking
Does acupuncture hurt?
Acupuncture should not be a painful procedure. Most people feel very little or nothing.
How long does it take?
Acupuncture may take from 10 to 30 minutes.
Do you always use new needles?
We have always used disposable one time only use needles.