Acupuncture

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Acupuncture is a safe, effective system that is used to treat a variety of health conditions. It is also incredibly versatile and effective when it comes to pain management, any form of pain from sports injuries to migraines to menstrual cramps can be helped with acupuncture. While each person experiences acupuncture differently, most people feel only a minimal amount of sensation as the needles are inserted. Once the needles are in most of our people usually experience a feeling of relaxation and well-being that lasts for many hours after the treatment.

Recently there has been an increase the use of acupuncture to treat Gynaecological Disorders.  And there has been a significant rise in the number of women seeking treatments to relieve menopausal symptoms.

In the late 1990s, a statement released by the National Institutes of Health found that acupuncture could be useful by itself or in combination with other therapies to treat some conditions including addiction, headaches, menstrual cramps, tennis elbow, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, lower back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome and asthma.

Treatments involve not just acupuncture, but also Moxibustion, cupping, herbs and dietary and lifestyle advice, also Carol may include advice about supplements. Or combine the acupuncture with a different type of treatment.  It depends on what’s appropriate to your unique diagnosis.  Carol often combine the treatment with acupuncture; corrective exercises and postural interventions, and a greater recovery rate with lasting results can be achieved.

 

What can Acupuncture treat?

In the late 1970s, the World Health Organization recognized that acupuncture and eastern medicine can be used as a treatment or in addition to other treatments for several common ailments, including:

  • Addictions
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Constipation
  • Depression
  • Digestive Issues
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Infertility
  • PMS
  • Menopausal Symptoms
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Insomnia
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraines
  • Orthopedic Issues: neck, shoulder, hip, knee, ankle, spine, etc.
  • Sciatica

Acupuncture has successfully treated many other conditions. Feel free to call or email to discuss your specific issues.

 

How many treatments will I need?

This depends on many factors, such as the severity of your condition, the length of time you’ve been dealing with it, and your overall health. Acute issues may only require 1-3 treatments, while more long-standing issues may require more treatment. This can be discussed during the initial consultation.

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