Frequently Asked Questions

Does it work?
A medicine based on over 4,000 years of observation and outcomes, surviving multiple  dynasties and an attempt to be eradicated by communism overrule and is still valid and performing in scientific studies.

Does it hurt?
Some patients describe the sensation as a rushing feeling when the practitioner reaches the Qi within the body, which dissipates almost immediately. Abbie does her utmost to ensure that specific techniques are applied so minimal discomfort is noted. The needles used are quite often finer than human hair follicles.

Do you reuse the needles?
In clinic we only use high quality single use disposable needles and equipment. To maintain our health standards only the highest infection control and sterile techniques are applied.

 

What can you treat?

TCM and Acupuncture treats the following concerns:

Gynecological conditions – period pain, PMS, endometriosis, Poly cystic ovary syndrome, bloating, menstrual sweats, hormonal imbalances

Digestive problems – IBS, food intolerance, excessive flatulence, bloating, irregular bowel problems,constipation, loose stools

Detox and Cleansing – aid metabolism and health care

Mental and Emotional conditions – anxiety, depression, over-thinking, stress, anger management

Insomnia – sleep teeth grinding, excessive dreaming, poor sleep quality

Pain – from trauma, scaring, slow healing bones, pre- and post- surgery, back pain, joint pain, arthritic pain, sports injuries, sprains and strains

Dermatology and Skin conditions –  rosea, eczema, acne, scar tissue, Bell’s palsy

 

How many sessions will I need?
Depending on how acute or chronic your condition is, bearing in mind chronic is defined as suffering for 3 months, every patient requires a different treatment prescription plan. The longer a condition has been suffered more treatments required to build a health momentum within the homeostasis of a person to truly change a symptom of unbalanced systems. This is something that you can take to your practitioner about, but usually expect a minimum commitment of 3 treatments. It isn’t pharmaceutical medication, internal processes need support and time to readjust to be back to better health.

As an example treating an acute sports injury for best results initially being treated 2-3 times in the initial week of injury and then spreading out treatments as pain and improvement dictate for. Encouraging the healing process to occur faster with less intervention long term or disruption lifestyle as quick as possible.
For cosmetic rejuvenation and youthful enhancement minimum 10 to 20 treatments over a course of up to 8 weeks (think of it like “face gym” not a results are visible after your first “workout”).

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