Acupuncture can be used to treat a wide variety of health issues and support your overall wellbeing.
Some of the common ailments that can be successfully treated include:
- Pain Relief
- Menopausal disorders
- Skin conditions
The qualified and experienced practitioners at My Wellness Centre have been introducing people to the benefits of acupuncture for years.
With acupuncture we aim to treat and identify the root cause of your condition, not only the presenting symptoms.
What happens in an acupuncture appointment?
Your practitioner will hold a consultation in order to gain a complete picture of your health and determine what your body requires to achieve optimal wellbeing.
Based on this discussion, your practitioner will choose a variety of acupuncture points.
Painless needles will be placed at these energy points to trigger the healing process.
Most acupuncture treatments take place with the client lying either face down or face up on a massage table. However, some treatments can be done seated in a chair. The needles are usually retained for 20-30 minutes.
Will I need a follow-up treatment?
We usually recommend that follow-up treatments are carried out weekly until the presenting symptoms have been relieved and the root cause of your physical or emotional issue has been identified.
Once symptoms are under control, your practitioner will recommend maintenance treatments fortnightly, monthly or as required.
The number of acupuncture treatments needed to bring about an improvement in the health and wellbeing of a patient depends on the condition, the severity of the condition and on the individual being treated.
How does acupuncture work?
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) acupuncture is based on the balance of Yin and Yang through the major meridians, or energy channels, of the body. The focus of a TCM acupuncture treatment is to balance these energy systems by correcting deficiencies, excesses and stagnation as indicated. This is achieved through the selection of meridians and acupuncture points combined with the needling technique used on each of the selected points. Acupuncture supports the body in repairing and maintaining itself.
The Western (Scientific) principle:
- Immune system stimulation due to entry of a foreign body (acupuncture needle) – promotes healing
- Promotes naturally occurring opioids within the body – the body’s natural pain relief
- Homeostasis of the endocrine and nervous systems – allowing two very important systems to function in physical balance
Alpha brain wave stimulation – assisting with relaxation
- Acupuncture is also safe to use in conjunction with Western medicine – no contraindications to pharmaceuticals, etc.
Initial appointment 1-1.5hr $125
Follow-up appointment 1hr $75
Contact the team at My Wellness Centre today to find out more.