15 09, 2015

How does it work?


Chinese medicine recognises that there is a vital force (called Chi energy) in the body which controls the working of every organ and system. This energy must flow freely and in the correct strength and quality if the body is to function correctly. In all illness, the flow of vital energy is impaired. Acupuncture directly [...]

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15 09, 2014

What is Acupuncture?


Acupuncture is one of the oldest forms of healing known to mankind. It originated in China nearly five thousand years ago. The fact that it is still being practiced today speaks much for the efficacy of this treatment and for the laws and principles on which it is based. These are nature's laws and principles [...]

What is Acupuncture?2014-09-15T11:37:34+00:00
15 09, 2014

Are the needles sterile?


Yes. Only the highest quality stainless steel disposable needles are used. These come in pre-sterilized sealed packets and are discarded after use.

Are the needles sterile?2014-09-15T11:36:35+00:00
15 09, 2014

Does it hurt?


Because the needles are about the thinness of a hair, insertion is often hardly felt at all. There may be an occasional sharpness or a dull ache, but these sensations are only momentary and far less unpleasant than a western injection.

Does it hurt?2014-09-15T11:36:14+00:00
15 09, 2014

What happens during the initial examination?


  The initial examination takes up to two hours and includes a thorough medical and personal history, description of complaints, a review of the functioning of the systems of the body, and a physical examination. This includes the taking of the Chinese pulses [usually felt at the wrist] from which I can determine the state [...]

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15 09, 2014

How many treatments are necessary, and how often?


This varies from person to person and one cannot be guided by the experience of other patients. Much depends on the severity of the disease, how long the patient has suffered from it, as well as the lifestyle and other factors contributing to it. Typically, treatments are given once per week for the first six [...]

How many treatments are necessary, and how often?2020-06-16T12:57:34+00:00
15 09, 2014

How long does a treatment take and what actually happens?


Appointments are generally scheduled for one hour. Prior to each treatment, patients have ample time to talk about how they've been, how they feel, and what's happening in their lives, which is essential information for me to determine exactly the treatment that is called for at that time. The pulses are read and moxa and/or [...]

How long does a treatment take and what actually happens?2020-06-16T12:57:34+00:00
15 09, 2014

Can acupuncture treatment help with non-physical problems?


Yes, indeed. I must emphasize that classical acupuncture views the body, mind, and spirit as a whole. All physical disorders will cause an imbalance in the mental outlook and spirit of a person. This may manifest as depression, anxiety, anger, sadness, and the like. Mental disturbances, stress, and emotional conflict will cause effect in the [...]

Can acupuncture treatment help with non-physical problems?2020-06-16T12:57:34+00:00
15 09, 2014

What about medication and other medical care?


Classical acupuncture may certainly be used in cooperation with other medical care. It is important to me to know what medication a patient is taking as this is taken into account in the planning and assessing of treatment. As acupuncture treatment progresses, the need for certain drugs may well decrease and it may be appropriate [...]

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