Acupuncture - an ancient healing art
Acupuncture encourages body’s natural healing abilities
Activates self-healing process
Improves the overall functioning of the immune systems
It is safe and effective
What is acupuncture?
Acupuncture is the gentle insertion of very fine needles at specific points on the human body. It is an ancient healing art invented by the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioners over 5000 years ago. Acupuncture has been widely used for reducing or relieving pain and other ailments. It is often successfully used as an alternative to medications or even surgery
Traditional needle acupuncture
Auricular ear acupuncture
Conditions acupuncture can treat
Acupuncture has been used for various conditions. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has listed over 30 conditions that can be effectively treated by acupuncture. Clinical studies in China and in the west show that many more conditions may benefit from acupuncture.
These disorders include:
Osteoarthritis, sciatica, lumbago, weak back, low back pain, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, tenosynovitis, shoulder and neck pain, “frozen shoulder”, and “tennis elbow”.
Gynaecology and fertility
Premenstrual tension, painful, heavy or irregular, or the absence of periods, abnormal uterine bleeding or discharge, hormonal disturbances, disorders associated with menopause, prolapse of the uterus or bladder, infertility, and morning sickness.
Psycho – emotional
Depression, phobias, emotional disturbances, anxiety, panic attacks, nervousness and addictions such as smoking.
Sprained ankles and knees, cartilage problems, corking and tearing of muscles, torn ligaments and bruises.
Stroke, migraine, headache, insomnia, nervous tension, facial paralysis, trigeminal neuralgia, bell’s palsy, Meniere’s disease;
Bronchial asthma, acute and chronic bronchitis, acute tonsillitis, rhinitis, sinusitis, hay fever, chronic cough, laryngitis, sore throat, cold and flu
Toothache, post-extraction pain, gingivitis, mouth ulcers, hiccough, spasms of the oesophagus, gastric and duodenal ulcers, gastric hyper-acidity, gastritis, heartburn, hiatus hernia syndrome, flatulence, paralytic ileus, colitis, diarrhoea, constipation, haemorrhoids, liver and gall bladder disorders, and weight control.
Cystitis, prostatitis, low sexual vitality, urinary retention, kidney disorders, nocturnal enuresis, and neurogenic bladder dysfunction.
Eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, nerve rash, herpes zoster (shingles), acne, scar tissue, hair loss and dandruff.
Visual disorders, red, sore, itchy or watery eyes, conjunctivitis, simple cataracts, myopia in children, and central retinitis.
Frequently asked questions of acupuncture
How does acupuncture work?
Acupuncture points are the specific points located along the meridians where the Qi (pronounced “Chi”, means energy) is both concentrated and accessible.
Acupuncture engages the Qi by inserting needles at these specific points, the goal being to restore the proper flow of Qi. Each point has a predictable effect upon the vital energy passing through it and as the body regains its natural balance, well-being returns.
Billions of people have testified that acupuncture is effective and lots of controlled studies both in China and West shown that acupuncture works for a variety of diseases.
Some researchers found acupuncture stimulates the nervous system. It affects both peripheral nerve and central nervous system.
Other researches revealed that acupuncture help brain release morphine-like substances (endorphins), which helps relieve the pain, calm and relax the body.
Does acupuncture hurt?
Many people shy away from acupuncture just due to “the fear of needles”. However, unlike the injection needles everybody knows, acupuncture needles are very fine and smooth. The gauge of some needles we used in our clinic can be as little as 0.12 mm. Most people feel no pain when we insert the needles in the body.
When the needles are in the Acupuncture points, you may feel slightly sensation as either pressure, tightness, numbness or a sensation of heat. These sensation are called “De Qi” (“Feeling the Energy”). With the “De Qi” sensation, we can help adjust and re-balance the energy in your body.
Actually, most of our clients feel calming and relaxing during and after the treatment.
Is acupuncture safe?
Yes. Acupuncture is a safe medical procedure.
“One of the advantage of acupuncture is that the incidence of adverse effects is substantially lower than that of many drugs or other accepted medical procedures used for the same condition.”
~ National Institutes of Health (NIH, America) Consensus 1997.
Do you re-use the needles?
Our acupuncturists are fully qualified conscientious practitioners. We follow strictly infectious control procedure in the clinic.
For your safety only sterile, single-use disposable needles are used in our clinic.