Frequently asked questions
What is acupuncture?
How does it work?
Certain areas of the body frequently become sensitive from injury or illness, and the Chinese were the first to map these points and associate them with those conditions. Moreover, they found they could treat these conditions by stimulating these tender points along with points lying a distance away along the same channel. Channels are related to the fascial paths and connect all regions from head to toe and from external to internal. The ancients viewed the point as a communication port connecting the exterior to interior to be used to influence the flow of blood and Qi. Qi has many definitions and includes “air”, “nutrients from food”, “organ’s products” and everything in addition to blood that needs to circulate to sustain life. The nervous system responds to the treatment and huge strides have been made in recent years to the understanding of the complicated reflexes involved in the periphery and centrally in the brain. The balance between Yin and Yang is a perfect analogy of the balance required between the parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous system for good health. The details are extensive and not possible to put in few words.
How old is acupuncture?
Does Acupuncture work as well as other medicines?
What conditions can be treated with acupuncture?
Internal organ functional diseases, such as:
- Respiratory- e.g. chronic cough, infection
- Digestive – e.g. recurrent colic, Irritable Bowel Disease, diarrhoea
- Genito-urinary – e.g. chronic infections, incontinence, infertility
- Nervous system- e.g. emotional disturbance, excess stress response, weakness, paralysis, nerve injury, spinal disk disease, sciatica).
Does it hurt?
What is the difference between using a needle and a laser?
How many sessions are needed?
What is the cost of treatment?
How do I arrange a treatment?
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