WHAT IS ACUPUNCTURE?
Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medical practice that involves inserting thin needles into specific points on the body to promote healing and relieve pain.
It is based on the understanding that energy, known as "Qi," flows through the body along specific pathways called channels (or meridians). Specific points on the channels connect to other channels and internal organs.
By stimulating these acupuncture points, energy flow is rebalanced, promoting overall health and well-being.
Acupuncture has been used to treat a wide range of conditions, including pain, migraine, stress, and infertility.
Most people find the process very relaxing.
Traditional Chinese Acupuncture (both TCM and Stems and Branches 5 Element acupuncture), KHT (Korean Hand Therapy) and Japanese styles of Acupuncture have formed Michael's approach to treatment. Using palpation frequently during the session allows client and practitioner to witness progress.
It is essential to communicate openly with your acupuncturist about your medical history, current conditions, and any medications you are taking. This allows the most personalised, safe and efficient treatment.
Acupuncture is often used effectively as a complementary therapy alongside conventional medical treatments. Do not stop your medication unless discussed and agreed with the prescribing practitioner.
Acupuncture treatments typically last between 30 minutes to an hour. The number of sessions required varies depending on the individual's condition.
In addition to needling, other techniques such as moxibustion (heating acupuncture points), cupping, magnets, acu-point therapy with press pellets and massage may be used during acupuncture treatments.
Breath Coaching can also be incorporated into acupuncture sessions to enhance relaxation and promote the flow of qi. Conscious breathing calms the mind and helps regulate the flow of energy in the body. It improves the supply of energy to cells.