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What is Acupuncture?
Fine needles are inserted into particular locations (acu points) to assist with or regulate the circulation, energy production and repair of your body functions.
Practitioners use single use sterile disposable needles that are approximately 20-25mm thick.
Before an acupuncture treatment
Acupuncture can have an effect on your blood sugar levels. It is advised that you have something small in your stomach before a session, however having a full stomach is not recommended.
It is not good to have acupuncture if you:
It is recommended that you wear loose fitting and comfortable clothes to the session.
During an Acupuncture session
You may feel a combination of sensations these include pressure, warmth, dull ache, tingling, throbbing. You should not feel a sharp pain, in the case that you do please inform the practitioner and they will adjust or remove the needle
Once all the needles are inserted into the body they will remain there for 15-20 minutes
After the acupuncture consultation
Everyone is unique and therefore everyone’s acupuncture experience is different, here are some feelings that clients have felt:
Most people have a good night’s sleep on the day of their treatment.
It is recommended after a treatment to avoid vigorous exercise or exposure to the cold.
Chinese Herbs play a very important role in Chinese Medicine and can supplement any other treatment you may receive or can be used as a stand-alone treatment.
Cupping is another technique that may be applied. It is useful to help release muscular tension in the body.
Our main focus is to support the individual back to their optimum level of health.
Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture focuses supporting the individual back to health, by encouraging the body to help itself.