Acupuncture has been practiced for many thousands of years. It has been formally recognised by the World Health Organisation as being an effective and legitimate form of health care. When we are ill or in pain, or if the body is not functioning as it should, the body’s system is considered to be out of balance. Acupuncture relieves pain and illness, and restores normal function, by bringing the body back into balance. Proper circulation of blood and energy is necessary to reduce pain and overcome illness, and an acupuncturist chooses specific points on the body to restore this circulation. Acupuncture is safe when administered by a qualified, registered practitioner.
While traditional acupuncture forms the primary treatment, we regularly use other techniques, such as theraputic massage, electro-acupuncture, cupping, guasha and moxibustion. No two patients are the same, so no two problems are ever quite the same. This is why our treatment is always different for each person. These other techniques can, when appropriate, greatly complement and strengthen the effect of the acupuncture.