Acupuncture is a gentle form of drug free healing. It is the oldest system of medicine used today and its effectiveness has been clinically proven for over 3000 years.
Acupuncture is one of the main therapeutic components used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (T.C.M.) which also includes: Herbal medicine, moxibustion, cupping, and laser.
Most acupuncture needling involves very little pain. Most people are surprised as how relaxing it is – in fact many fall asleep! On occasion, some points (particularly where there is a lot of muscle spasm) can be sore.
Alternatively there may be a sensation of numbness, heaviness or tingling is felt near or around the site of needling, after insertion. This feeling is called “De Qi” and is essential for the overall therapeutic effect.
How can Acupuncture Help Me?
Acupuncture affects a wide range of bodily mechanisms and because of its diversity it can treat a variety of ailments. The World Health Organisation recommends that the following conditions can be treated with acupuncture;
- Lower back pain
- Neck pain
- Bed wetting
- Trigeminal neuralgia
- Tennis elbow
- Frozen shoulder
- Migraine and Headaches
- Facial palsy
- Neurological bladder dysfunction
- Peripheral neuritis
- elbow dysfunction and pain
- ankle dysfunction and pain
- bronchial asthma
- common cold
- duodenal ulcers
- gastric upset
- menstrual difficulties
- hot flushes
- irregular periods
- painful periods
How Long does Treatment Last For ?
Your treatment will last between 15 to 60 minutes, depending on if the acupuncture is combined with Chiropractic care. During that time you will be quietly relaxing while your body’s own health monitoring mechanisms are aided in performing their usual work.
Is Acupuncture Safe ?
Yes, when elicited by a qualified practitioner. Our needles are high quality, sterile and fully imported. The needles are used once and then medically disposed. We do not re-use needles. There is no chance of infection from the needles.
Is Acupuncture helpful in other Areas ?
Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine is extremely useful in other areas including:
- Gynaecological disorders
- Stress relief
- Skin disorders
- Psychiatric factors
Will I experience any Side-Effects after my Treatment ?
Side-effects are usually not experienced after any acupuncture treatment. Acupuncture introduces no foreign substances or chemicals into your body. It allows your own internal systems to function more effectively. Your body has an inherent ability to heal itself. Acupuncture merely facilitates this ability, decreases pain, promotes vascularity (blood flow) and therefore promotes healing.
How Effective is Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine?
Natural medications form the basis of a medical system used by a quarter of the world’s population. Natural medicine is on many occasions equally, if not more effective that drug medication, however the results are more gentle and gradual without harsh side effects.
Formulae used within this clinic are based on natural medicines with up to a 2000 year history. The average age of some patent medicines is between 200 to 400 years old.
The medications are safe and effective. They are tried and tested. And they have been clinically proven over many years. Think on this when comparing to drug medications that have only been around for a few years and we are yet to see the long term impacts they may have on the body.
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