Acupuncture has been practiced in China for thousands of years. It involves the use of tiny, hair-like filiform needles that are inserted at certain points to stimulate your body’s own self-healing mechanisms.
Very specific points are carefully chosen for your particular problem. For example, to clear blocked Qi (vital energy) or Blood, improve the body’s energy, harmonise Qi, nourish Blood or balance Yin and Yang.
Lab studies suggest that acupuncture works on several body systems at once – for example, changing the immune system, regulating pain signals, relaxing muscles, releasing hormones and changing the way that the body is mapped in the brain.
Your practitioner may use subtle oriental energy techniques to direct the flow of energy throughout your body. Acupuncture needles are nothing like those used at the doctor’s surgery. They are only tenths of a millimetre in diameter, like a hair. At this Clinic, acupuncture treatment is virtually painless and is usually very relaxing. You may even fall asleep!
After an acupuncture treatment you will often notice that painful areas feel loose and free and your whole body feels relaxed and light.
If you’d like to find out how acupuncture may help you achieve your health goals, request your 15-minute Free Consultation and meet one of our practitioners to find out more.