Acupuncture is extremely safe when performed by a trained and licensed acupuncturist. The acupuncture needles used at Acuhealth are factory sterilised and sealed. During an acupuncture treatment, the needles are unpackaged as needed and used only once, after which they are disposed of correctly.
That will be determined by your constitution, and the type and severity of your condition. Your treatment plan is unique and individually designed at Acuhealth. Your practitioner will be able to give you a good idea about this after an initial consultation.
Research shows that acupuncture can affect most of the body’s systems – muscle tone, hormone outputs, circulation, antibody production and allergic responses, as well as the respiratory, digestive, urinary, nervous and reproductive systems.
In 2003 World Health Organization published a report of clinical trials researching the effectiveness of acupuncture. More than one hundred diseases, symptoms or conditions were identified for which acupuncture has been proved – through controlled trials—to be an effective treatment.
It’s best not to have a large meal within an hour of your appointment, though something small to keep your blood sugar up can be useful. You should also steer clear of alcohol, coffee and strong tea. Please arrive a few minutes early for your first appointment, to complete some paperwork, also for subsequent sessions so that you can sit back relax before we begin.
Acupuncture needles a lot thinner than injection needles – not much thicker than a human hair. They are also extremely sharp; therefore, they enter the skin with little resistance. While the needles can feel uncomfortable for some, they rarely hurt, and your therapist is there to ensure your comfort throughout the session.
We recommend wearing comfortable, loose-fitting clothing that allows easy adjustment for accessing necessary parts of your body during the treatment. E.g. Pants that are easy to pull up above your knees, and a shirt that is easy to get above your elbows.
You’ll be seen in a private room, by a dedicated therapist…who won’t rush and won’t be running between rooms and seeing other patients. We’re there for you.
Your body will continue to experience the effects of needles for some time after they have they been removed so it is preferable to avoid any strenuous activity immediately after treatment. You should drink some additional water to avoid dehydration, and it’s also better not to consume any alcohol or recreational drugs.
Yes. Though levels of cover may vary. The terms of your cover should state your coverage entitlement. If you are unsure, please get in touch with your health insurance provider to clarify the details.
Acuhealth’s experienced therapist provide a wide range of treatments to patients with conditions ranging from pain and anxiety to hormonal imbalance and low immunity.
Working from a comprehensive assessment, Acuhealth will develop a personalised treatment programme that will take into account your current capabilities, lifestyle, diet, any activities and your life goals.
The initial session is 1 to 1.5 hours, and the follow-ups are 45 minutes to 1 hour.
Yes, it is sensible to tell your doctor if you are currently receiving treatment and plan to have acupuncture. Likewise, your acupuncturist will need to know about any medication you are taking as this may affect your response to the acupuncture treatment.