Acupuncture is known to decrease the nervous system's "fight or flight" response, by influencing GABA receptors, therefore increasing relaxation and reducing stress.
It also increases blood and oxygen circulation, assisting in many types of pain and musculoskeletal complaints.
Acupuncture is the stimulation of access points to the body’s Qi (roughly translated as energy or gas) and by gently manipulating the needle at these points, the body responds with physical changes. These changes then result in reducing the body’s muscle tension and nervous stress, as well as reducing emotional distress and stimulating the immune system.
As a natural form of healing, acupuncture has the following benefits:
provides drug-free pain relief
effectively helps in the management of a wide range of acute and chronic ailments
provides management for the underlying cause of illness as well as the symptoms
provides an holistic approach to the management of disease and illness, linking body, mind and emotions
assists in the prevention against disease and illness as well as the maintenance of general well-being
What benefits should you expect?
Many patients get almost instant results with reduced feelings of stress, pain relief, better sleep and increased energy. With regular appointments you will see a noticeable improvement of overall pain reduction, increased digestion health, sustained energy, coping better in times of stress and a general feeling of wellness.
More often than not, several problems will be addressed during the course of appointments and so results vary widely from person to person.
How many appointments will you need?
Most patients will be seen weekly in the initial stages of the complaint, with fortnightly or monthly follow ups after some resolve in the ailment, but this is a process unique to everyone.
As a chronic illness is defined as an ailment that is persistent and prolonged in nature, it is seen as something that is endured for months, years and even decades by the time a patient has come to try Chinese Medicine. With the right assistance from a consistent support system that oversees all aspects of your health, we endeavor to offer you symptomatic relief within three to five sessions, when coming in with a chronic complaint.
Acute illnesses, injury or surgery recovery and assistance with falling pregnant can take a similar time frame of six to 12 months, as this is ideal for full recovery and optimal health.