Acupuncture is the stimulation of specific acupuncture points on the body in order to improve health and wellbeing, using very thin stainless steel needles. These points are selected by your practitioner through a thorough diagnosis of your condition along Chinese Medical principles, while also taking into account any Western Medical diagnosis or medications you may have from your GP or Specialist for your complaint.
Acupuncture can assist with a range of health conditions
Acupuncture is a major facet of Traditional Chinese Medicine that has been practiced for thousands of years, and has the potential to be able to assist in a wide variety of health conditions we experience in our daily life. Acupuncture has become recognized for its ability to treat acute or chronic pain from many different origins such as:
- trauma from accidents
- sporting injuries
- repetitive strains
- problems associated with muscles, tendons, ligaments and joints
- recovery from surgery
- arthritic conditions
It may also assist in women’s health issues related to menstruation, fertility, pregnancy and menopause. Because of Chinese Medicine’s recognition of the powerful effect of the emotions and mental state on the body, acupuncture is also being identified as a beneficial treatment modality to assist in managing stress and emotional disorders.
Your first visit to our clinic for acupuncture
When you first visit our clinic, you will be asked to fill out our initial intake form, which will be discussed with you by your practitioner. Treatments generally last an hour, and your acupuncturist will conduct a thorough diagnosis, including taking the pulse on both of your arms, and inspecting your tongue. If you have any medical reports regarding your condition from your G.P or specialist, feel free to bring them and discuss them with your practitioner to aid in the diagnosis.
Your individualized treatment will then be conducted, and may involve several treatment methods including acupuncture, massage, cupping and gua sha. Many people report a sensation of calmness and relaxation during and after an acupuncture treatment and our practitioners are always happy to tailor their treatments according to your comfort levels.
Followup treatments and health outcomes from acupuncture
Following your treatment, a treatment plan may be discussed, depending on your condition and circumstances. Typically for long term or severe issues, up to four or five treatments may be required to evaluate whether acupuncture can be of benefit to you. Your therapist will then discuss with you their recommended treatment plan or suggest other possibilities that may be more beneficial.
Please contact us if you have any further queries about how acupuncture can assist your health.