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ACUPUNCTURE

Alleviate pain and promote healing

Acupuncture is a component of Chinese Medicine (CM) accompanied with herbs, moxa, cupping, and guasha.  It is considered a complex intervention to improve overall health.  Providing a comprehensive framework to assess your signs and symptoms, taking into account your individualised body type, existing condition, pathologies, and the environment around you.

 

Acupuncture is a system of complementary medicine
used to alleviate pain and aid the body to heal

Acupuncture is a system of complementary medicine that uses the stimulation of acupuncture points located on lines of energy (meridians) that are connected through a network in the body.  It can be used to treat various physical and mental conditions.   

 

The foundation of the CM system is Qi (pronounced “chee”) which is best described as the energy of the body and cells.  Qi and Blood travel throughout the meridians, most similar to fascia.  The area where the needles are inserted are called acupuncture points and are generally located near superficial nerve plexuses or divisions, major blood vessels, and are in the vicinity of the lymphatic system; all energy dense areas of the body.

 

Although CM is not just about acupuncture; it is considered a complex intervention.  It interprets your signs and symptoms into a comprehensive model taking into account your individualised body type, existing condition, and pathologies.  It uses fine single use needles to balance your qi; either moving energy or tonifying your yin or yang. Additionally offering lifestyle and dietary advice to help you onto your path to homeostasis, or balance.  

 

Treatments usually take an hour.  In CM we treat the body holistically.  So you will be asked rather comprehensive questions about your condition, general health, family health, and history.  We then will feel your pulse, look at your tongue, and palpate your body.  We accumulate the many signs and symptoms together to provide a picture of the internal state of your body.  We will endeavour to explain this to you in a way you can understand trying to link the CM and WM.  Also offering lifestyle and dietary advice to help you on your way to health.

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Treatments we offer

FAQ

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What does it feel like?

Generally acupuncture does not hurt at all.  The needles are very thin and flexible, not like hypodermic needles.  Most people do not even feel it penetrate the skin.  Once they are inserted we stimulate the Qi.  People report this to have various sensations such as heaviness, tingling, warmth, pulling, a dull ache or a drawing sensation.  

Usually people feel a deep sense of relaxation as your body goes into an alpha state to start the healing.  Many people fall asleep.

Afterwards you can feel tired and want to rest, people sometimes report they can still feel the needles working.  It is good to plan a restful night after treatment.