In acupuncture, very thin and sterile needles are inserted into strategic points on the body. Different points are activated for different purposes, depending on what your unique health and wellbeing concerns are.
This practice helps the natural flow of Qi (otherwise known as, vital energy) move freely throughout the body, in turn, triggering the body’s natural ability to be healthy, and return to a state of balance.
Acupuncture supports one’s whole being, and tends to the root causes of health challenges, rather than just providing symptom relief.
Acupuncture can be used to support a range of conditions including, but not limited to:
- The management of stress and fatigue
- Pain relief and management
- Women’s health and gynaecology challenges
- Perimenopausal and menopausal symptoms
- Common colds and allergies (hay fever, sinus and rhinitis)
- Headaches and migraines
- Digestive health challenges
- Muscular aches
What to expect at an initial consultation:
At The Dispensary, we strive to make our acupuncture sessions feel relaxed and calming. We are committed to communicating clearly with our clients so they can be as involved in, and educated about the process, and their health, as possible.
Initial consultations involve detailed history taking, pulse and tongue diagnosis, and the establishment of a Chinese Medicine pattern diagnosis. Depending on your unique needs, other tools, such as moxibustion, cupping, gua sha and herbal medicine, may be used to complement the acupuncture.