Acupuncture is the insertion of fine needles into the surface of the body, influencing the physiological functioning of the body. It is based on Traditional Chinese Medicine theories, however from a Western perspective, it is thought to enhance the body’s ability to heal by releasing Enkephalins (pain killing substances) and Endorphins (mood elevating substances) and stimulating the immune system. Acupuncture is especially effective for pain-related conditions such as headaches, PMS symptoms, joint or musculoskeletal pain, and athletic injuries. It is most effective in combination with Eastern Herbal Combinations – the right one will be discussed with the Naturopath.
There is an initial appointment of 1.5 hours to take your full medical history, and each subsequent acupuncture treatment is about 30 minutes in length.