What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture treatment is about using age old
insights for medical treatment.Therapeutic physical responses
are caused by the use of very fine
needles applied to key points on the body.
Other techniques such as moxabustion to produce
warmth, massage and cupping may be included in the
Does it work?
WHO* checked the research and said yes!
Clinical trials support the facts that it does work.
What does it treat well?
Migraines and headaches.
Neck pain, shoulder pain, back pain, knee pain
Fertility and IVF support
What does treatment entail?
The initial appointment is a longer appointment lasting approximately one hour in order to gain a full health profile and a treatment plan is formulated.
Your follow up appointments tend to last from 45 mins to an hour.
The actual treatment with Acupuncture Needles is painless involving very fine sterile needles which may be left in place from a few seconds up to 20 minutes.
During the treatment patients commonly experience a feeling of pleasant relaxation and heaviness of the limbs. Generally you will be left to relax in a quiet warm room with needles in place on a comfortable treatment couch with a light blanket.
This allows for relaxation but you won't be left unattended.
Sometimes a treatment may incorporated massage, cupping or perhaps the needles may be gently warmed by a herbal substance known as moxa which is applied to the end of the needle and lit.
Image of Moxabustion being used on a needle
At the start of a treatment program the appointments tend to be fairy close together either twice weekly or once per week ,as you improve treatments are spaced out to fortnightly or monthly.
Some patients chose to come in for regular “top - ups” perhaps once every couple of months .
The speed of “improvement” is highly variable and depends on many factors such as general health, medication, age etc .
At the very least you are recommended to try three sessions as if it is going to work for you an improvement is usually starting to happen by the third treatment.
You will not be pressurised into paying for a lengthy course of treatment, patients generally pay their fee after each session and you can chose to stop a course of treatment at any time.
If you are confident about booking a block of treatments we do offer a small discount on prepaid blocks of three or six treatments.
If you do not like the idea of needles!
Acupuncture can be applied with a low level laser
or perhaps NST Bowen or CHM would suit you better
You have the choice of booking a one to one
acupuncture session in our relaxing treatment
rooms on the first floor of the building.However
you prefer we do offer home visits.
In 2021 we hope to be offering
"Community/ Multi Bed Acupuncture on the
ground floor of the centre.
This involves treating several people at the
same time in our studio space. This allows
us to reduce the cost per treatment and is
ideal for people who need regular long term
See our page on Community acupuncture for more details.