Acupuncture is a proven treatment which has stood the test of time for thousands of years. It has been shown to affect every major system in the body including the cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, endocrine and immune system.
It has also been shown to regulate the nervous system, putting you into your rest and digest mode (parasympathetic), which is vital for helping your body do day-to-day repair work.
On your first visit you will be asked comprehensive questions about your 'Five fields of health', including: nutrition and digestion; sleep patterns and energy levels; how you rest and how you move; emotional and mental health; and your medical and trauma history. We will also read your tongue and pulse to gain an insight into your personal constitution. All of this information will be organised to find out your pattern of disharmony rather than just treating your symptoms. Extremely fine needles are then used to promote blood flow, reduce inflammation, release your body's natural pain killing chemicals and restore self-healing.