Does Acupuncture hurt?
Acupuncture should not hurt, but occasionally, you may experience a small pin prick. The purpose of Acupuncture is to heal, not to give more pain.
How many treatments will I need?
This depends on the condition and length of time you have had the illness. Often conditions may need 4 to 6 treatments, sometimes more.
How long do the needles need to be left in?
Most treatments require the needles to be left in for approximately 20 to 30 minutes per session. During this time you can relax quietly while the needles do their work.
What do the needles do once in the body?
Acupuncture needles help to balance the body’s energies, move blood stagnation, reduce pain and relax muscles. If the energies are out of balance, and these can be caused by bad eating habits, old injuries and by the way we think, then it can manifest as a physical complaint. For instance, if your Liver energy is out of balance, it can manifest physically as skin problems, sinus, hayfever, indigestion, constipation and eye problems.
Do I need a referral from a Doctor (GP)?
A doctor referral is only needed for ACC treatments. All other treatments can be booked over the phone.
Do I need other supplements?
There may be a need to take Chinese herbal tonics or vitamins and mineral supplements.
What should I do after a treatment?
Acupuncture changes the flow of energies in our body and it is for this reason that it is best to avoid hard physical labour, hot baths/saunas, late nights and alcohol for at least 8 hours.
What conditions can be treated by Acupuncture?
Musculoskeletal – Lower/upper back pain, tennis elbow, sciatica, arthritis, swollen joints, sports injuries
Respiratory – Sinus, hayfever, asthma, bronchitis
Gastrointestinal – Constipation, colitis, haemorrhoids, indigestion
Heart – Angina, palpitations, high and low blood pressure
Women’s Health – Painful periods, PMS, infertility, cystitis
Pregnancy – Morning sickness, breach births, reduced labour pains, placid babies
Neurological – Headaches, migraines, shingles, tinnitus
Miscellaneous – low energy, insomnia, CFS, stress, anxiety, smoking