Acupuncture is the solution for whole body health & wellbeing.
Acupuncture aims to restore balance on all levels.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a wonderful integrated health care to treat the whole body not just the isolated symptoms, to ease pain, heal and recover, balancing your body for overall health and vitality.
Acupuncture and TCM have been used successfully for many thousands of years, working with a profound pathway to restore balance on every level. It’s a timeless bridge that can initiate and support change, healing and growth in any and all levels of this life’s dimension: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.
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Your first visit will consist of a detailed medical history and ailments specific to you. This is followed by a physical assessment of the tongue and pulse to get a representative reflection of superficial and deep organs. Following this is the initial treatment which may include any of the following techniques; Acupuncture, Moxibustion, Fire Cupping, Nutrition and Herbal Medicines advice, Exercises, Magnets, Ear Seeds, Gusha, Tuina, Electro Acupuncture and Home Care. These treatments will be based case by case, by evaluation of the practitioner and communication with you about your needs and comforts.
These techniques are also available as separate services.
A follow-up visit will consist of feedback from you on the last session, and any changes noted between the sessions followed by a brief physical assessment and then treatment agreed on by you and the practitioner.
Your GP or physio will have referred you for treatment, meaning that you should have an ACC45 claim number to represent your case. We can add you to our system at either the Initial consultation with the referral paperwork set out by the referee, or by bringing along the ACC claim number, Date of injury and Date of birth (these can also be acquired from you on booking either via the notes section in online booking, or over the phone).
Each ACC claim has a 1 year claim cycle, with a maximum of 16 sessions over a 12 month period.
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Chinese Herbal Consultation
This consultation will check which medications you are currently taking and what symptoms you might be suffering from to ensure there is no conflict or interactions with your current treatment. A customised herbal blend can prolong the benefits of your Acupuncture treatment and gives you another tool in your belt to maintain your health naturally and to achieve your health goals.
We will provide you with the English names of the herbs so that you can do your own research and we provide ongoing support with your health journey advising you and guiding you along the way if we need to change your herbs.
Electroacupuncture has similarities with traditional acupuncture, but instead of using one needle, this kind of acupuncture uses two needles with a current that passes between them.
The two needles are placed around the area or points linked to your symptoms, while a machine delivers an electrical impulse through the needles. The intention is to help restart the flow of qi, or the body’s energy force. Electroacupuncture is intended to help increase the potential healing effects of standard acupuncture.
Obesity is an increasingly prevalent chronic condition that is associated with serious morbidity and mortality. The risk of hypertension, heart disease, diabetes mellitus, cerebrovascular disease, gallbladder disease, and some types of cancer are higher for overweight and obese individuals.
Controlled studies documents that tradition acupuncture achieves positive clinical results to aid in the weight management of individuals who struggle to maintain healthy body mass.
The most effective course of treatment in acupuncture weight control is two or three times a week, the needling is administered every 3-5 days, with 30 days being one ‘complete’ course.
Cosmetic acupuncture (also known as facial rejuvenation) is the insertion of extremely fine needles into the skin with no need for harsh chemicals or invasive surgery, and is a natural approach to improving your appearance.
Our skin reflects our general health and any specific issues or conditions we may have. Cosmetic acupuncture is based on YIN-YANG and QI concept and the medical treatment of health problems can be a powerful tool, even at the most superficial layers of the body. Cosmetic acupuncture can help to bring alignment back to the Qi and blood of the spleen and lungs, better distributing these to the throughout the body, and help to keepi the skin nourished a rejuvenated.
Acupuncture For Opiate Addiction
Addiction creates a body-wide imbalance that affects the physical and mental health of anyone who suffers from it. In combination with proven treatment methods, acupuncture may help some patients restore some of this balance by managing a few of its symptoms.
The origin of these benefits may lie in the way that acupuncture promotes dopamine production. In a study on acupuncture and opiate addiction, it was found that “Manual acupuncture” and “Electronic acupuncture” are capable of triggering a chain of events. Electronic acupuncture of low frequency accelerated the release of β-endorphin and enkephalin in the central nervous system, whereas electronic acupuncture of high frequency (100 HZ) accelerated the release of dynorphin.
The release of these chemicals may help to manage the physical and emotional pain of opiate addiction and withdrawal. For example, acupuncture can promote the release of dopamine and will naturally decrease the pain of withdrawal and create a more pleasurable state of mind. Understanding this impact is crucial to gauging how effective acupuncture is in treating various forms of addiction. Read more here…
Please note a prerequisite of this treatment is that you are already undergoing some kind of counselling or psychotherapy.
Frequently Asked Questions
The number of treatments required depends on yourself as an individual and the nature of the condition. Normally you might need Acupuncture once or twice a week at first although some conditions may need less frequent attention. At other times the sessions can be very successful and you may only need one or two treatments while for others the effects are more subtle and they may need treatment over several months.
Most clients don’t feel the insertion of the needle. Some people describe this as a little electrical shock and some feel it more like a cramping or tingling sensation.
If you are not keen on the use of needles, acupressure and other techniques such as moxabustion, cupping, nutrition and herbal medicines, exercises, magnets, ear seeds, gusha and tuina can be applied during your treatment, following the acupuncture principles and still achieve successful results for your overall health and wellness.
If you are receiving treatment from your doctor it makes sense to let him or her know about your plans to have Acupuncture. The Acupuncture may enable you to reduce or even stop taking some forms of medication but your doctor should be consulted regarding any change of prescription.