AcuHealthCare

Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine
Natural Harmony & Balance
 

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is an ancient system of healing that focuses on the overall health of the individual. This system works on our natural energy throughout the body. When we fall ill this flow of energy can be impaired. Acupuncture would then help to restore balance by allowing the body's own healing response.

An acupuncture practitioner will work with the body's energy along energy pathways called meridians or channels. By inserting needles into certain points it is possible to influence the flow of energy allowing it to flow smoothly.

Acupuncture can be used as a system of natural healing to maintain health and well-being.

What to expect at your first treatment

 

You will be asked various questions 

  • Your current symptom
  • Medical history
  • Diet
  • Sleeping patterns
  • Digestive issues
  • Current medication
In addition  
  • Your tongue will be examined
  • Your pulses will be taken

During the acupuncture treatment

  • Fine needles will be inserted into points on the body chosen by your practitioner.
  • The sensation is often described as a tingling or a dull ache.
  • Once the needles are inserted they will remain for approximately 15 to 20 minutes.

Follow up treatments

  • The initial consultation will last for approximately one hour and twenty minutes.
  • Subsequent sessions will last for 45 minutes.
  • A course of treatment is anything from 5-10 sessions (depending on the diagnosis).
  • Many clients feel a difference on the first session but a course of treatment is normally recommended.
  • Treatments usually start on a weekly basis but then are spaced out as the symptoms improve.

Is it safe?

  • Acupuncture has very few side effects when practiced by a qualified TCM practitioner.
  • The needles are ultra-fine, single-use, sterile and disposable.
  • Mild side effects such as bruising or dizziness can occasionally occur but it doesn't last long.