Frequently Asked Questions
What Can Be Treated?
Acupuncture is widely considered to be beneficial for a range of illnesses and symptoms, from clearly defined complaints such as back and dental pain, headaches, vomiting and neck ache to more general symptoms such as nausea or low energy.
Can I have acupuncture if I'm pregnant?
Increasingly women are choosing acupuncture to support them through pregnancy, labour and after giving birth.
Is it Safe?
Acupuncture has a very sound track record. Needles are single-use, sterile and disposable. Responses to treatment can include tiredness or mild dizziness, however such reactions are short-lived. Acupuncture is a tried and tested system of complementary medicine that has been used by Eastern cultures to restore, promote and maintain good health for thousands of years.
Does it hurt?
The needles are much finer than those used for injections. When inserted the sensation can be tingling or a dull ache.
What does it actually do?
According to traditional Chinese philosophy, our health is dependent on the body’s energy moving in a smooth and balanced way through a series of channels. This energy is known as Qi.The acupuncturist inserts very fine needles into points along the channels of energy to stimulate the body’s own natural response and to affect the circulating Qi or energy. Treatment is aimed at the root of your condition as well as your symptoms. This approach can lead to a more permanent resolution.
The flow of Qi can be disturbed by many factors: emotional states e.g. anxiety, anger, or grief, as well as poor nutrition, hereditary influences, infections and trauma. When the Qi is unbalanced, illness may result.
Who has acupuncture?
More and more people are finding this long established therapy an effective solution to all manner of today's ills. Many patients chose acupuncture as a drug-free way of managing their physical pain, emotional disturbances, energy levels and weight problems.
Good health is not just the absence of pain or disease.
Traditional acupuncture aims to maintain the body’s equilibrium by treating all aspects of wellbeing; physical, mental and emotional.