Acupuncture

Acupuncture is part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and has been an essential medical practised for thousands of years in China and Southeast Asia.

Acupuncture brings the body into balance by restoring the flow of Qi. Qi (pronounced as “Chee” and also called Chi or Ki) is the vital energy that flows through channels known as meridians.

If the flow of Qi in the meridians is disrupted, disease and illness may follow. 

There are 14 major meridians with over 500 acupuncture points. 

The disruption and impediments are removed by inserting fine needles into particular acupuncture points, and the flow of Qi is normalised.

Our Acupuncturist will take a detailed history and use traditional Tongue and Pulse diagnosis to assess your condition according to TCM and then the acupuncture points specific to the individual situation will be used. 

Acupuncture points are stimulated using needles; other methods such as 

  • moxa (heat)
  • Acupressure
  • cupping 

All needles used are pre-sterilised disposables. 

The initial consultation will take around an hour, with follow-up consultations being 30 – 40 minutes; for most conditions, treatment is 6 – 10 sessions.

Acupuncture can be used for Acute and Chronic conditions, but you do not need to be unwell to gain benefits, as acupuncture is also used for wellness, relaxation and maintenance.

Research has found that acupuncture may effectively treat a range of disorders. Some of these are listed below:

  • Gynaecological – heavy menstrual bleeding, painful periods, menopausal symptoms, pre-menstrual syndrome, amenorrhea, infertility, IVF support, Pregnancy and post-natal support
  • Musculo-skeletal– back pain, sciatic pain, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow and whiplash.
  • Neurological – Bell’s palsy, carpal tunnel syndrome, headache, migraine, pain, paralysis, shingles.
  • Respiratory – asthma, bronchitis, common cold, hay fever.
  • Vascular – haemorrhoids, high blood pressure, varicose veins.
  • Digestive – colitis, constipation, diarrhoea, gastritis, ulcer, IBS.
  • Emotional – anxiety, depression, stress management.
  • General – chronic fatigue syndrome, quitting smoking, weight loss, lethargy, chemotherapy support. 

Acute pain – Research has shown that acupuncture can provide an immediate analgesic effect for acute pain conditions, such as tendinitis, frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis), tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), sciatica, acute lower back pain, and postoperative pain.

Always first seek the guidance of your doctor ( GP) or other qualified health professional with any questions you may have regarding your health or a medical condition.