Acupuncture is a complmentary medical system that is
recognised by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as a
viable means of treatment for a wide range of conditions
It has been used in China for over 3000 years and due to its proven effectiveness
it has been embraced throughout the world.
Usually you will feel relaxed after a treatment and may be tired for
the rest of the day.
Some people may experience immediate relief from their symptoms, for some it may take a few
hours and for other a few days.
Very fine needles will be inserted to specific locations in the body. Some may be close to
the area being treated and others may be on the extremities.
For example a back problem may have needles inserted where the pain is occurring but needles
may also be inserted into the lower legs. This is because the acupuncturist is following the
acupuncture meridians of the body and is choosing points that
will have a specific action on your energy.
Other therapies such as cupping, ear seeds, moxibustion and heat lamp may also be used.
As acupuncture is tailored to each individual the number of treatments required will vary with
each person and condition.
Usually a treatment program will involve having the treatments about 3 days apart in the beginning
and as the condition improves the gap between treatments should widen as your body responds to
the acupuncture. This may vary depending on the condition being treated.
Long term chronic problems usually take longer than problems that have recently occurred.
The age and general state of health of the patient and the frequency of the treatments
will also affect the outcome.