Acupuncture

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The only way to discover whether acupuncture will help you, is to actually experience it.

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture treatment or “fascia medicine” involves the insertion of fine needles into the superficial layers of your skin, fascia & muscles at specific anatomical landmarks to improve the smooth flow of nutrients ( Qi and Blood) to every cell in your body via meridians or energy highways.

Acupuncture points are believed to stimulate the central nervous system, which in turn, releases chemicals into the muscles, spinal cord, and brain. These chemicals either alter the experience of pain or release other chemicals that influence the body’s self-regulating systems which stimulate the body’s natural healing abilities and promote physical and emotional well-being.

Acupuncture is safe to be used in conjunction with other therapies.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) recognizes acupuncture to be effective in treating a broad range of conditions including: back pain, arthritis, tennis elbow, frozen shoulder, sciatica, migraines, insomnia, allergies, irritable bowel syndrome, nausea, constipation, sinusitis, immunity, infertility, menopause and menstrual disorders to name a few.

How many Treatments will I need? This is a difficult question to answer, as everyone has varying degrees of illness, fitness levels, attitudes to health, underlying health concerns and goals.

There is a Chinese medicine saying that for each year you have been afflicted with a condition, you will need ONE month of treatment.

Generally conditions that are acute/recent in nature will usually respond to a minimum of 2-6 sessions.

For chronic or pre-existing conditions, for example, pain management of lower back due to bulging discs or osteoarthritis of the knee, a course of treatment ranging from 6-15 sessions is recommended, with possible maintenance treatments monthly or 3 monthly.

For regulating the menstrual cycle to help with fertility or menopausal issues, usually a combination of acupuncture and Chinese herbs for 3 – 6 months is recommended.

Sarah will discuss her recommendations with you after she has met with you.

Does Acupuncture Hurt? Generally NO – Sarah uses very gentle techniques that are extremely effective.  Again this depends on the individual’s interpretation and sensitivity to pain.

The needles that are used in acupuncture are sterile single-use micro-fine surgical stainless steel filaments, and 7-10 of them can fit into the head of a hypodermic needle used for blood tests etc.

The needles are inserted swiftly through the skin, sometimes you may feel a slight prick, or heaviness around the point, but once the needles are in place, you can relax — many people fall asleep and start snoring on the table during their treatment!

Pain treatment acupuncture (results after 1 or 2 treatments): Relieves pain. Also includes oriental massage, Gua-Sha, and Cupping techniques.
$65 / treatment
Acupuncture to balance your body and improve your health. Targeted organs: spleen / liver / heart / lung / colon / kidney. $39 / treatment