Acupuncture is effective in promoting self-healing by supporting our bodily systems to restore balance and recover to their natural energetic states.

We often see physical health issues intertwine with mental emotional wellbeing. Chronic health issues can give rise to general stress, which in turn generates other physical and emotional problems. In addition, modern lifestyle can be stressful by its nature, which can contribute to insomnia, low mood and energy. This then feeds back towards worsening stress.

The aim of acupuncture is to interrupt this stubborn vicious circle of ill-health, so the body / mind can restore its natural balanced state.

The most immediate effect you have with acupuncture is a profound sense of calm and relaxation. This gives your body and mind space to breathe, heal and recover.

What to expect and how to prepare for a successful acupuncture session:

Before attending your appointment:

  • Wear loose clothing that gives comfortable access to your elbows and knees.
  • Bring two clean bath towels with you
  • Have some light snacks an hour before the session.
  • If you are currently under prescribed medication, please bring your prescription.
  • Arrive 5 minutes ahead of your session so you have time to settle down.

During your session:

We will discuss:

  • Your current health and concerns
  • Your health history and medication
  • Your diet and lifestyle
  • Your expectation for your health

If you are trying acupuncture for the first time, it is natural to feel a little nervous, not knowing what to expect and what the treatment may feel like. Please be assured that you will be able to ask all questions and express your preferences. You have full control of your treatment.

We will work at your pace and in ways that you can relax into. Most of people are surprised that they achieve a very deep rest during the session.

We normally give 20 minutes for the treatment to take effect. During this time, you can relax deeply .

After-care:

  • Take it easy for the rest of the day. Avoid heavy exertion, mentally or physically.
  • Hydrate with warm drinks throughout the day whenever you feel thirsty.
  • Refrain from alcohol.
  • Avoid very spicy food or very hot bath/shower for 24 hours.