Acupuncture

acupuncture

Acupuncture involves the insertion of very fine needles into the skin. Acupuncture aims to re-balance the body’s energy systems known as Qi. Chinese medicine has periodically and methodically mapped the body with 12 primary and 8 extraordinary pathways known as meridians. These pathways unite all different body parts and systems together, allowing the flow of Qi to travel through the cosmos of the body. Qi provides the body with the vitality it needs to function harmoniously. Depending on your symptoms the acupuncture needles are inserted along particular meridian points and skilled techniques are used to adjust the flow of Qi where the Qi might be stagnant, deficient or in excess.

During an acupuncture session you may experience sensations such as a mild dull ache, itchiness, heaviness or a sensation run from one part of the body to another. This can be expected and is usually a sign that your body is interacting with the acupuncture. Patients may find acupuncture to be a relaxing experience.

Each session time ranges from 30 to 60 minutes and the observable results may vary from patient to patient depending on the individual and the severity of their health issues. Scheduled acupuncture sessions vary, depending on the individuals circumstances.

Another form of acupuncture we use is electro-acupuncture. It’s typically used to manage muscular pain and injures. Small electrical currents are transmitted through the acupuncture needles, stimulating particular points in the body to help harmonise the flow of blood and Qi.

Since acupuncture needles penetrate the skin, acupuncture is classified as an invasive procedure. Any invasive procedure carries associated risks, particularly if not performed by a well trained licensed practitioner. If patients are fearful of needles, non-evasive cold laser or ear seeds on pressure point areas can be used instead. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call.