Acupuncture

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Acupuncture is a form of Chinese Medicine that has been practised for centuries. It is based on the theory that energy called Qi, flows through and around your body along pathways called meridians. Illness occurs when something blocks or unbalances your Qi. Acupuncture is a way to unblock or influence Qi and help it flow back into balance.

What happens during Acupuncture?

We will go through some questions about pain and how well you are functioning and look at your overall health. I will then look for places called points on your body to access the Qi that is blocked or not flowing correctly. Each of the points relates to certain health problems and body functions. I will then look for landmarks on your body that I can place the needles. Once I have found the points, I will quickly tap very thin needles into your skin and will place several needles depending on your problems. The treatment will last about 40 minutes and you may need several visits to complete your treatment and some people may need ongoing visits, this again depends on your problems.

What does it feel like?

You may feel slight pressure when a needle goes in, most people find it doesn’t hurt. The area may tingle, feel numb, itch or be a little sore. This is a good sign that the energy flow has been assessed. 

What is Acupuncture used for?

The most common aliments tend to be pain related for example arthritis, back, neck, knee and shoulder pain, carpel tunnel syndrome and sciatica. Traditional Chinese Medicine is a complete medical system that is capable of diagnosing and successfully treating a wide range of conditions including:

(This is by no means a complete list of what Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine can treat)

Emotional and Psychological Disorders

  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Depression
  • Stress

Gynaecological / Genitourinary Disorders

  • Premenstrual Syndrome
  • Irregular, Heavy or Painful Menstruation
  • Endometriosis
  • Menopause
  • Fibroids
  • Chronic Bladder Infection
  • Morning Sickness
  • Kidney Stones
  • Impotence
  • Infertility in Men and Women
  • Sexual Dysfunction

Musculosketal and Neurological Disorders

  • Arthritis
  • Neuralgia
  • Sciatica
  • Back Pain
  • Bursitis
  • Tendonitis
  • Stiff Neck
  • Bell’s Palsy
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Headaches and Migraines
  • Stroke
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Polio
  • Sprains
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Shingles

Eye, Ear, Nose, Throat Disorders

  • Sinusitis
  • Sore Throat
  • Hay Fever
  • Earache
  • Ringing in the Ears
  • Dizziness
  • Poor Eyesight

Circulatory Diseases

  • High Blood pressure
  • Angina Pectoris
  • Arteriosclerosis
  • Anaemia

Gastrointestinal Disorders

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Crohns Disease
  • Spastic Colon
  • Colitis
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhoea
  • Food Allergies
  • Ulcers
  • Gastritis
  • Abdominal Bloating
  • Haemorrhoids

Immune Disorders

  • Candida
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Allergies
  • Lupus
  • MS
  • Hepatitis

Addition

  • Smoking
  • Drugs
  • Alcohol

Respiratory Disorders

  • Asthma
  • Emphysema
  • Bronchitis
  • Colds and Flus

Acupuncture Also Treats

  • Chemotherapy/Radiation Side Effects
  • Diabetes
  • Dermatological Disorders
  • Weight Control

 

If you’d like to book a treatment, please contact me.