What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is about getting medical help using age old

insights into how to create physical responses using 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

treatment.

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

Sports Injuries

Arthritis

Depression 

Anxiety

Fertility and IVF support

Cancer support

What does treatment entail?

The initial appointment is a longer appointment lasting approx 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

"This has had a hugely positive effect on my mental state and the quality of my life has dramatically improved."

- Nick Godsall

Company name: Wellness Centre Dumfries Limited                                                                      Company Number: SC601280