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What is Acupuncture
An ancient system of healing which developed over 1,000 years ago in China.
How does Acupuncture work?
Acupuncture balances the body's life energy by using fine needles inserted in the acupuncture points on the body to help the energy to flow smoothly along the meridians (the body's energy lines). There are 500 specific acupuncture points on the body that can be used. Can also detect energy imbalances before the symptoms manifest, so can be used as a health maintenance therapy.
The placing of the needles is related to the five elements which correspond to parts of the body:
Heart = Fire
Kidneys = Water
Spleen = Earth
Lungs = Metal
Liver = Wood
What does Acupuncture treatment involve?
Consultation length - up to an hour. Amount of appointments needed will vary.
Avoid food, alcohol and hot baths for an hour before and after the visit.
Details taken about lifestyle in general, health problems and medical history.
The client will have to undress to their underwear and will lie under towels for the treatment which will involve inserting the special acupuncture needles in key points on the body.
Sometimes moxa is used, a smouldering herb that is place on the needle to encourage the energy to flow smoothly.
Little talking during the session and the treatment.
What can Acupuncture help?
Allergies and hayfever, anxiety, depression, sports injuries, migraine, menstrual disorders, arthritis, asthma, pain, eczema, gastrointestinal problems, pregnancy management and delivery. Also works well as a preventative therapy.