WHAT TO EXPECT
Firstly, your primary concerns will be discussed, along with your medical history. Traditional Chinese techniques will be used including pulse taking and/or the colour and texture of your tongue, and testing certain points in your body using slight pressure.
Usually you will be siting or laying on our comfortable treatment tables. Most clients don’t need to remove clothing for a treatment, as our needle technique mainly focuses on the lower arms, legs, hands and feet – even if your pain or problem is a completely different area of the body. Curious? More about ‘meridians’.
Acupuncture pins are applied in areas specifically designed for your individual condition. You will be asked how you are feeling after needles are inserted, as you may experience different sensations throughout your body. If you have a specific pain, for example, you may find the pain easing or disappearing altogether. We may also incorporate a variety of other techniques to ensure you are getting the best possible treatment, such as a short massage in a particular problem area or cupping.
The number of needles depends on the condition. Once the treatment is established, you are encouraged to relax and the treatment to have a greater affect. The needles are often left in for approximately 20-30 minutes.
Treatment Plan >>
An effective treatment plan ensures the cause of your condition is addressed - critical to prevent symptoms from continuing. Herbs may also be recommended as part of your plan. We will discuss your best options and respect your right to decide on further action.