w h a t d o e s a
t r e a t m e n t i n v o l v e ?
w h a t d o e s i t f e e l
l i k e ?
The needles are ultra fine and are usually painless on insertion. Once the needle has connected with your Qi (energy) you may feel a variety of sensations near the needle.
Some people describe this sensation as warm, pulling, tingley, achy or tugging. Others' can also feel this sensation away from the needle. Any sensation is understood to be a positive sign for treatment.
Each person’s experience will be slightly different.
Your first treatment will be an initial consultation, where a full case history and Eastern diagnosis will be made, completed by looking at your tongue and taking your pulses on both wrists.Your main complaint will, of course be the focus of the treatments, but do expect to answer questions about all aspects of your health, to ensure a truly holistic diagnosis and treatment.
Treatments usually include a 10 - 15 minute catch up followed by 20 - 30 minutes of relaxation while the needles are left in. Sometimes needles are inserted at the end of the session, but taken straight out again.
Other treatments such as cupping therapy, gua sha or moxibustion may also take place.
i s i t s a f e ?
Acupuncture has been practised safely and effectively for over 2,500 years in the East.
We practice clean needle technique and use high quality, ultra fine, sterile, single use acupuncture needles. Once a needle has been used it is immediately disposed of in a sharps box.
Changes in physical + emotional symptoms usually begin after the first treatment. However, the aim is always to treat the root cause of any imbalance, and this often takes more time to cement longer lasting improvements.
From experience, six sessions are typically the optimum amount to feel a real shift in symptoms + self.
After this, most patients return only for quarterly treatments, to restore + rebalance during the season change, or when life throws a little more to manage.
All patients respond individually to treatment, therefore progress is always monitored and discussed throughout the course of sessions.
h o w m a n y t r e a t m e n t s
w i l l i n e e d ?
w h a t d o i n e e d t o d o ?
Be committed and collaborative.
The needles + points work together to rebalance + unblock so that your Qi can flow naturally + evenly, without obstruction and pressure.
To be healthy is understood differently in Eastern culture than in the West, but the pillars + foundations of physical + mental health: sleep, creativity, exercise and diet are held still with great importance. Without these strong foundations, acupuncture will only do so much.
Expect to make some lifestyle changes + meet the needles half way.
You are the expert of your mind, body + spirit. I am merely the observer.