Acupuncture is a safe and gentle technique that has been used for thousands of years to naturally stimulate the bodies ability to heal itself. Acupuncture treatments have been shown to be able to:
- strengthen the immune system
- improve circulation
- balance hormones and neurotransmitters
- reduce inflammation
Acupuncture is able to treat the whole person, body and mind, reducing symptoms and providing long term resolution of pain and illness.
The acupuncture points used in our clinic are on the scalp and ears, from the elbows to the fingers, and from the knees to the toes. Consequently, the patient never has to take off their clothes and the treatments are efficient, comfortable and extremely effective.
When treating pain you will generally see almost instant results while with other types of conditions you will often see a gradual improvement over time. However, all types of conditions will need a course of treatment – generally 2-3 treatments per week to begin with and gradually decreasing over time as symptoms subside. On average most people will need 12-20 treatments for total resolution and people with chronic conditions may need regular monthly maintenance treatments. There is great benefit to regular acupuncture treatments as well, including stress relief, improved energy, a sense of wellbeing, better sleep and an overall enhanced immunity. Many people choose to come in for monthly treatments as part of a general wellness plan.