What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a form of therapy in which fine blunted needles are inserted into specific trigger points. A technique which has been known in Chinese medicine for at least 4000 years. Authentic chinese medicine is based upon the philosophy of Yin & Yang as well as the five elements: Earth, Fire, Water, Metal and wood.

Is Acupuncture Safe?

Acupuncture is generally very safe. Serious side effects are very rare- less than one per 10,000 treatments.

Benefits

  • General Relaxation
  • Reduce anxiety
  • Muscle relaxation
  • Relieving muscular pain
  • Alternative to deep tissue massages

Technique

Starting with a thorough consultation to understand your pain. Once the clinician is able to establish if acupuncture is right for you, professional consent will be taken. Then in a relaxed environment combining soft instrumental sounds with aromatherapy, trigger points will be established and needles positioned. Treatment typically lasts between 10-30 minutes.

An average of five courses is advised to see an adequate improvement from the therapy.

Facial Enhancement Acupuncture

Acupuncture may also be used to soften wrinkles and creases on the skin. This is a fantastic alternative which is a natural approach to facial enhancement. Unlike anti-wrinkle injections and dermal filler treatments no substance is injected into the body and purely depends on altering muscular activity and harmonising your inner elements. Results are not immediate and typically require 10 courses of treatment to start with followed by 6-8 weekly top ups to maintain results.