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- How can acupuncture help me?

There are three main ways where acupuncture therapy can help:

  1. Treating specific disorders to provide relief of symptoms and reduce complications, acupuncture is also used to treat the cause of the disorder and reduce the likelihood of its recurrence.

  2. Maintenance treatment of a long term problem: This is to provide a more comfortable state of health and reduce the need for medication and surgery.

  3. Chinese Medicine is an effective form of preventative medicine because of its ability to detect and treat energy imbalances before they lead to disease.

The earlier a disorder is detected the better, so regular check-ups are recommended.

- How many treatments do i need?

Traditional Chinese Medicine recognises you as a complex blend of body, mind and emotion so the number and frequency of treatments depends on several factors such as the duration and intensity of your present disorder, your age, constitution, and individual circumstances such as your desired health goals.

Details of your medical, surgical and family history and other relevant such as exercise habits and occupation are collected and a general physical examination is conducted, this allows an overall assessment and gives an understanding of its cause. Your acupuncturist can then give you a general idea of how many treatments are required.

Often the first response you notice is a change in your general health. Sleep, digestion and energy often improve but individual variations do occur, some people respond quickly to treatment while others show a gradual improvement.