Acupuncture is a system of healing which has been practiced in China and other Eastern countries for over 2000 years. The tradition is as much about the maintenance of health as the management of disease.
Acupuncture works on our internal energy, also known as Qi, to re-establish a balance between our physical, mental and emotional being. Restoring this natural balance empowers our body to heal and protect itself against illness and disease.
An acupuncture treatment is completely tailored to suit each individual’s needs, as we are unique beings so each treatment is very different. The first session involves me taking a detailed case history to get a full picture, which is then followed by a treatment. The needles used are very fine, hair like and sterile. When they are inserted into the skin there is no pain, just a dull sensation then a period of relaxation.
A treatment may involve just acupuncture, or a combination of tuina massage, cupping and moxibustion. Clothing may have to be removed just to gain access to the area of the body being treated.