Acupuncture is less about needles and more about energy. The treatment is based on a theory of pathways called channels, which span the whole body. Flowing through these channels is Qi, (life force energy) Most of the body’s acupuncture points are lying like small whirlpools along these channels. When these channels become deficient or blocked, the organs are starved of vital Qi and if this continues over a long period of time it can result in a range health problems.
To encourage the body back to health, the acupuncturist stimulates these points with painless disposable needles. This will free the energy blockage and restore a natural flow of Qi to the organs.
Acupuncture needles are tiny, flexible needles, no bigger than a few strands of hair.
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What to expect during your Acupuncture Treatment
Following your consultation and TCM diagnosis you will be asked to lie down in one our treatment rooms and cover yourself with a blanket.
Our practitioner will insert the needles just below the surface of your skin at strategic points on your body.
People often experience a light tingling. Some areas may elicit more sensation such as heat, a dull ache, or slight sensitivity. Any discomfort is usually minimal and subsides.
Once the needles are inserted our practitioner will leave the room. This is where you get to shut your eyes, relax and enjoy the serene atmosphere.
Our practitioner will check on you at intervals throughout the treatment to manipulate the needles by gently moving or twirling them to stimulate a particular area.
Most patients find the experience incredibly relaxing and often fall asleep.
After treatment it is common to feel very relaxed, sometimes a little dizzy or lightheaded. This is normal.
Our practitioner will discuss any further treatment you may need and may offer exercise, food and herbal advice in relation to your particular condition.