WHAT IS ACUPUNCTURE?
Acupuncture uses tiny hair-thin needles (not large medical-grade injection needles used to take blood) which are inserted superficially into the skin and muscle fascia to heal the body.
DOES ACUPUNCTURE HURT?
Acupuncture is generally pain-free. Certain points can be more sensitive than others due to a higher nerve innervation in the local area. For example, needles inserted in the hands and feet induce a stronger sensation as they are our sensory touch areas. The sensations you can feel are an “electricity” effect, some light tingling and heat. All these are perfectly normal and attributed to the natural immune response of the body. Any discomfort will dissipate once the needles are removed.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT IN A TREATMENT?
Generally a treatment will last for an hour. During the initial consultation we will record your pertinent personal information and then discuss the reason for your visit. Once the consultation is completed an appropriate treatment protocol will be mapped out to get you on the road to recovery. After the needles are inserted, you can simply relax until the hour is up. Most naturally fall asleep. You are encouraged to ask questions at any point should you have any.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET BETTER?
There is no set time in which we guarantee 100% relief from any problem because every individual is different. However, we are more interested in getting you better quickly than retaining clients for the sake of it. For example, if your knee pain is cured after one treatment then we won’t ask you to come back, unless, of course, you’d really like to see us. 🙂 However, if you have 75% relief after one treatment we would recommend a follow-up treatment with the focus of removing the last 25% of your pain and strengthening the structural integrity of the knee.
BUT I HAVE HEAPS OF PROBLEMS… CAN ACUPUNCTURE AND CHINESE MEDICINE HELP ME?
Yes! Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine is a system of thought that treats the body as a whole. If you have a broken link in the chain, then the whole chain is affected. If you fix the broken link then it will have a flow on effect that will restore the overall integrity of the chain. Any complaint you have, whether it is knee pain or psoriasis or insomnia, are symptomatic of broken links. By treating the root of the problem and your symptoms simultaneously, we can achieve an umbrella of relief for multiple concerns.