Acupuncture

The origins of acupuncture in China can be traced back at least 2000 years, making it one of the oldest and most long-standing health care systems in the world. Today, acupuncture is an effective, natural and increasingly popular form of health care. Acupuncture takes a holistic approach to understanding normal function and disease processes and focuses as much on the prevention of illness as on the treatment disease by moving Qi.

What is QI & how does it affect the body?

When healthy, Qi is an abundant supply of “life energy” that flows through the body’s meridians, a network of invisible channels through the body.  If the flow of Qi in the meridians becomes blocked or is inadequate then the body fails to maintain harmony, resulting in illness & disease. This can result from stress, overwork, poor diet, disease pathogens, environmental conditions, and other lifestyle factors.

How does acupuncture work?

Acupuncture treatment involves the insertion of fine, sterile single use needles into acupuncture points along the body’s meridians, to clear energy blockages and encourage the normal flow of Qi. Acupuncture points may also be stimulated using other methods, including Moxibustion, cupping, electro-stimulation and massage, in order to re-establish the flow of Qi.

As a natural form of healing, acupuncture has the following benefits:

  • Effectively treats a wide range of acute and chronic ailments
  • Provides drug-free pain relief
  • Teats the underlying cause of disease and illness as well as the symptoms
  • Provides a holistic approach to the treatment of disease and illness, linking body, mind and emotions
  • Assists in the prevention against disease and illness as well as the maintenance of general well-being

 Commonly treated disorders include:

  • Fertility
    Female & Male Fertility assistance, Preconception care, IVF support, pre & post IVF embryo transfer treatment
  • Musculo-Skeletal
    Back, Neck and Shoulder pain, Sciatica, Joint pain, Sport injuries, Tendonitis, Tennis elbow, Carpal Tunnel syndrome, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Plantar fasciitis, All Acute and Chronic Pain
  • Respiratory
    Common Cold, Influenza, Hayever, Sinusitis, Bronchitis, Tonsillitis, Bacterial/Viral infection, Chronic Asthma, Poor Immunity
  • Skin
    Scars and/or adhesions, Eczema, Dermatitis, Psoriasis, Acne
  • Emotional
    Insomnia, Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Irritability, Addiction
  • Neurological
    Headache, Migraine, Trigeminal Neuralgia, Bell’s Palsy, Neuropathy, Menières disease
  • Cardiovascular
    Hypertension, Hypotension, Angina Pectoris, Oedema
  • Endocrine
    Alleviation from the side-effects of Chemotherapy & Radiation,
    Hyper / Hypo thyroid function, PCOS, Adrenal Insufficiency
  • Gastro-Intestinal
    Indigestion, Bloating, Acid Reflux, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Colitis, Gingivitis, Toothache
  • Female
    PMT, Heavy or Painful Periods, Light, Irregular or absent periods, Irregular or absent ovulation, Polycystic ovaries, Endometriosis, Hormonal imbalances, Fibroids, Pregnancy care, Peri-menopause, Menopause

Question & Answer

How does Acupuncture work?

Very fine stainless steel needles are inserted in acupuncture points to move Qi along your meridians.

Acupuncture points are selected according to a points particular function and or location along the meridian meridians to clear energy blockages and encourage the normal flow of qi.

The practitioner may also stimulate the acupuncture points using other methods, including moxibustion, cupping, laser therapy, electro-stimulation and massage, in order for the Qi flow to return to normal.

What do the Acupuncture needles look like?

Acupuncture needles are extremely fine & are made of high grade stainless steel.

How big is an acupuncture needle?

Acupuncture needles are incredibly fine. To put the actual size of an acupuncture needle into perspective, check this out:

Are the needles sterile?

All the needles are sterile, come in sterile packaging and are disposed of safely after a single use.

Is the treatment painful?

Insertion of acupuncture needles is done with an insertion tube and is usually painless. The depth of insertion is quite shallow, sometimes a sensation of a dull heavy feeling, or a tingle is felt around the point.

How long are the needles stay in?

Needles stay in for 20 – 25 minutes.

How will I feel?

Most people find that the acupuncture treatment invokes a deeply relaxed state. Some people feel a little “floaty” after acupuncture but this is transient and is usually remedied by eating and drinking something.