How does Acupuncture work?
Acupuncture involves the insertion of fine, sterile, disposable needles into specific Acupuncture points to clear energy blockages and encourage the normal flow of Qi through the body.
Is Acupuncture safe?
Yes, only fine, sterile, disposable, single use Acupuncture needles are used. Research shows that serious side effects are very rare, less than one per 10,000 treatments.
What happens when I go for treatment?
You will be asked about your current symptoms, what treatment you have received, your medical history, your diet, digestive system, sleeping patterns and emotional state. The acupuncturist is also likely to feel your pulse on both wrists, and look at your tongue. The acupuncture points used are not always close to the part of the body where you experience the problem. For example, although you might suffer from headaches, needles may be inserted into your foot or your hand.
How many sessions will I need?
Frequency and length of treatment depends on your individual condition. Some change is usually felt after five treatments, although occasionally only one or two treatments are required. Some patients may need treatments over several months. Your acupuncturist will normally ask to see you once or twice a week at first.