a picture of acupuncture for shoulder and back pain
So what's the point?

There are hundreds of commonly used acupuncture
points on the body and each point has its own unique
combination of energetic actions and therapeutic benefits.

The most commonly used acupoints are located on the
arms, hands, legs and feet, and the specific combination
of acupoints selected during treatment is individually
tailored during each and every session to give optimum
benefit to your unique health picture as it improves over a
course of treatments.
acupuncture model depicting acupoints and meridian channels
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Acupuncture

Acupuncture is one of the oldest effective systems of medicine in the world with a
clearly recorded
written history dating back over 2000 years while archaeological
evidence suggests Acupuncture has been used for at least 3000- to 5000- years and
as the same points are applied in today's modern practise, their therapeutic benefits
have withstood the test of time.

Acupuncture is the insertion of very fine sterile disposable needles just under the skin
on specific locations on the body. Acupuncture points (acupoints) are specific points on
the body which are able to activate the flow of Qi (the vital energy of the body) to ease
tension and pain, and to promote relaxation and healing.


"to treat a part is to treat the whole"

The majority of acupoints are located along energy channels, called meridians. The
meridian channel system forms an elegant integrated energy network to promote
harmonious flow of energy throughout both body and mind, treating the whole person.
The goal of Acupuncture, in accordance with TCM philosophy, is to bring about
harmony and balance to all energetic processes of the body.


Acupuncture is able to help:

  • Relieve pain such as headache, back pain and arthritis
  • Ease tension and promote relaxation
  • Relieve fatigue and boost energy
  • Improve digestion, relieve IBS symptoms and promote weight loss
  • Treat addictions and stop smoking
  • Promote and maintain optimum health and prevent illness (more info...)



What happens during an acupuncture session?

An acupuncture treatment session will include a full consultation of your medical history
and presenting symptoms. A Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) consultation will then
be conducted to give a very specific idea of your energetic picture and how best to
promote it. A prescription of appropriate acupuncture points will be selected and
needled with your full consent. After treatment the needles are removed and
immediately disposed of; all needles used in treatment are pre-sterilised, single-use,
disposable needles. The length of acupuncture treatment is usually about 30 minutes
during which you will be allowed to relax in comfort (most people fall asleep!).
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