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Acupuncture

What can Acupuncture do for you?

The primary goal of acupuncture treatment is to remind your body of its own intelligence in order to return to a state of healthy equilibrium and flow. This happens through restoring the energetic balance to your meridian channels via acupuncture. Dis-ease occurs when your normal life force or ‘qi’ is disrupted. The role of the acupuncturist is to restore the normal flow of qi in order to re-establish your optimum health and well-being.

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is an ancient form of Chinese healing which balances the mind, body and spirit through the insertion of very fine needles into acupuncture points. These points are likened to channels or rivers, which provide a communication and nourishment system to the whole body, stimulating the body’s, own healing processes.

Map of Meridians

Map of Meridians

How does it work?

There are twelve major channels, or pathways of energy flowing through the body carrying energy and information to all tissues and organs. Disease occurs when there is disruption to the life force or qi often experienced as pain or discomfort. 
After extensive consultation and checking your tongue and pulses, the acupuncturist inserts extremely fine needles into specific points along the channels in order to restore the natural flow of qi. This stimulates and improves the body’s natural capacity to heal itself back to balance.

Does it hurt?

Acupuncture needle insertion is relatively painless. Sometimes there may be a feeling of warmth, heaviness, or a tingling sensation. For most people acupuncture is pleasant and relaxing. If you have a fear of needles, discuss this with Suzanne.  An alternative treatment strategy such as laser and or acupressure can always be found.

Treatments and services include:

  • Anxiety and depression
  • Cranial: headaches, migraines
  • Cancer pain control + symptomatic therapy for chemo and radiation
  • Gastrointestinal: diarrhoea, constipation, gastritis, colitis, Crohns
  • Immunological conditions. Low-vitality: low libido, general tiredness poor concentration, and low motivation
  • Musculoskeletal: osteoarthritis, sciatica, back pain, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, weakness of the limbs.
  • Pregnancy and gynaecology
  • Respiratory: asthma, bronchitis, sinusitis, sore throat and common cold
  • Stress

 

Yin Yang symbol

Yin Yang symbol

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