Acupuncture is part of the ancient practice of Traditional Chinese medicine. Traditional Chinese medicine practitioners believe the human body has more than 2,000 acupuncture points connected by pathways or meridians. These pathways create an energy flow (Qi, pronounced "chee") through the body that is responsible for overall health. Disruption of the energy flow can cause disease. By applying acupuncture to certain points, it is thought to improve the flow of Qi, thereby improving health.
Currently, the use of acupuncture is growing at an exponential rate globally. The WHO (World Health Organisation) supports the practice for conditions such as cancer, arthritis, fertility, pain, migraine and many more.
Acupuncture treatment is provided with the use of finely honed needles, as fine as 0.013mm. Once a pattern diagnosis or a pattern of behaviour is established, your acupuncturist selects points in the body and uses fine needles to access the energy, known as “Qi” (pronounced “chee”) within the body. Each treatment is immediately effective, as once a needle is in, your energy system otherwise known as ‘Qi’ is accessed. The needle is activated through gentle and specific movements of the practitioner’s hands, or sometimes with electrical stimulation.
Does it hurt?
Upon needle insertion, you may feel a slight sting or prick. Once the needle is inserted, there should be no pain and you should feel comfortable and relaxed during the treatment.
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