Acupuncture works by stimulating specific points on your body with acupuncture needles or pressure, this relieves obstructions in the flow of energy and enables the body to heal.
According to traditional Chinese medicine acupuncture points are located on meridians, your body’s vital energy runs through these meridians. This energy is known as “qi” or “chi.”
An acupuncturist will examine you, then assess your needs and how best to support you. You will then be left for a few minutes to remove your top and cover up. Then you will be invited to lay on the treatment table, you may be asked to lie down on your front, back or one side, depending on where the needles are to be inserted. Your therapist may perform some cupping prior to beginning acupuncture.
Your therapist will insert one or more thin, sterile needles. The acupuncturist will use new single-use, disposable, sterile needles.
As each needle is inserted you may feel a very brief stinging or tingling sensation. Most people feel very little, if the body is inflamed you may feel more.
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Cupping dates back thousands of years and is creating suction by using glass spheres and heat. It is designed to bring blood to the surface relieving inflammation, creating better blood flow and relaxation.
Moxibustion is a Chinese medicine practice complementary to Acupuncture. Performed by burning herbs (usually Mugwort leaves) held over or applies to acupuncture points.
From your very first treatment you are likely to feel pretty amazing, but you may also feel a little tired and even washed out. We recommend rest and to drink plenty of water as your body has been through some awesome shifts. Your therapist may also offer advice on self-care and other complementary therapies, these may be Chinese herbs, tonics, or supplements.
Some conditions may respond extremely will with a single treatment, however if the issue is acute or chronic it will take a little longer to resolve. Most people will keep regular acupuncture appointment to support their body and wellness.
This is the time for your therapist to get to know you, understand your health concerns and to tailor an individual treatment plan for your specific needs. Your therapist will take a case history asking questions about your current and past health issues, lifestyle, appetite, allergies, sleeping patterns, pain and menstrual cycle.Meet Your Therapist
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