How can acupuncture help you?
Acupuncture is one of the oldest systems of healing in the world. It involves the insertion of very fine sterile needles into the body to manipulate the flow of Qi in the various pathways or meridians that run through the body.
The insertion of needles and their manipulation help induce a number of biochemical processes in the body that are conducive to self-healing, such as increased blood flow to muscles and organs, the release of endorphins, or the removal of metabolic waste products.
Acupuncture helps resolve blockages in the body and restore balance, resulting in a greater sense of health and wellbeing.
For disease prevention acupuncture is recommended four times a year, ideally when the seasons change and the body’s immune system is at its weakest.
Acupuncture works best when patients give themselves the permission to relax so that the natural process of self-healing can begin.
As an acupuncturist and naturopath, I firmly believe in the innate capacity of the body and mind for self-healing and my role as practitioner is to remind my patients of this truth and assist them on their path to health and wellbeing.
The presentation of symptoms and their underlying causes are unique to each person. Neck pain, for example, may be caused by heavy physical work, or it may be stress-induced. Each case will require a different treatment strategy to resolve the problem.
I treat holistically, taking into account the unique combination of factors that contribute to a health problem, and work with my patients to develop a personalised treatment strategy that works best for them.
This may involve the application of several techniques, including acupuncture, cupping, moxibustion, dietary and lifestyle advice.
Above all, I bring a warm and engaged approach to treating each patient, which I believe is the most important ingredient to treatment success.