Acupuncture

Acupuncture

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is the insertion of very fine needles into specific points on the body.  The needles are made of stainless steel and are used only once.

How Does Acupuncture Work?

Your body is genetically designed to keep you pain-free.

Your body’s central nervous system is extremely efficient at repairing problems and keeping you pain-free. Just think about how many times you have injured yourself and your body has fixed the problem.

If you are in pain, it means that mechanism has stopped working properly.

If your body is not getting rid of pain, it means that your central nervous system has stopped working properly for that part of your body.

Your body’s natural healing capability is formidable.

In many cases your body is very capable of fixing itself. In your blood is a tiny army of natural pain killers (endorpins and enkephalins) which are as strong as any pharmaceutical pain killers, but with none of the side effects. These can stop pain dead in its tracks.  Also in your blood is the repair crew (white blood cells, macrophages, collagen, etc…) whose job it is to repair the problem.

Chinese Acupuncture taps into this capability to help your body reduce pain.

What are the Benefits of Acupuncture?

  • Reduces pain
  • Relaxation and stress relief by stimulating the body’s release of endorphins (your ‘feel good’ hormone)
  • A drug free treatment

Does it Hurt?

You’ll generally feel the needles but unlike getting a shot at the GPs, all you feel is a little prick. You generally won’t feel the needles while they are in so you can lie their relaxed during your session. When we remove the needles there may be a little bleeding and occasionally there can be a little bruising, which doesn’t take long to heal.  Most people find it a very pleasant experience and extremely relaxing!

What are the Common Misspellings of Acupuncture?

  • Accupuncture
  • Acupuncher

Acupuncture Therapy History

This 2,500 year old treatment that aims to turn your body’s natural healing mechanism on. It incorporates gentle muscle and tendon manipulation and gentle acupuncture.  Chinese herbs are often used as well.

Best of all, not only is there pain relief, but we are retraining your body at the same time to keep itself pain-free.