Let acupuncture bring balance to your body

How does acupuncture work?

Oriental medicine recognises a vital energy known as Qi (pronounced “chee”) and its importance to the body.

Acupuncture works by stimulating points, known as acupuncture points, along the meridians to balance the energy flow and help restore the body to health.

Scientists have measured the electrical charge at these acupuncture points giving support to the mapping of the body devised by the Chinese thousands of years ago.

Does acupuncture hurt?

The needles used in acupuncture are very fine and flexible, not much thicker than a human hair. The insertion of an acupuncture needle bears no comparison to having an injection.

Insertion of a needle by a qualified acupuncturist such as Ailsa is usually painless.

Ailsa also practices Toyohari acupuncture which involves the non insertion of needles. This requires very concentrated work by Ailsa as the needle never penetrates the skin.

Is acupuncture safe?

The needles used by Ailsa are very fine, sterile and disposable.

Fully qualified acupuncturists, such as Ailsa, have been trained in the exact location for insertion of the needle as well as the angle and depth of that insertion.

There are no side effects associated with treatment, unlike many conventional medicine treatments.

What should I wear when attending treatment?

As acupuncture needles may be inserted in various parts of your body, including legs and forearms, it’s best to wear loose fitting clothes.

What can I do to assist the acupuncture treatment?

You should not eat a heavy meal or drink alcohol before or after acupuncture treatment.

After treatment, it’s best to avoid vigorous exercise.


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