Frequently asked questions
Is acupuncture treatment covered by medical health insurance?
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Is acupuncture safe?
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What clothing will I need to wear?
You will feel more comfortable if you pack or wear loose clothing (sports trousers and top) to the appointment.
Which part of the body do you treat?
Most treatments can be done fully clothed or focussed areas on your body are used such as ears, arms, legs, back or tummy.
Do treatments always involve the use of needles?
No not always. The treatments that you receive are derived from Classical Chinese medicine. The use of acupuncture needles is just one aspect of the work that we do. So your treatments may involve the use of a few very fine needles or in many instances no use of needles at all.
What conditions do you treat?
We treat holistically. This means we do not treat conditions but individuals. We deeply respect each person's innate healing capacity. This capacity is all too often suppressed by the challenges that we face or unknowingly carry throughout life such as - birth trauma, environmental toxins, poor scar healing, physical or mental trauma, unresolved emotions, toxic attitudes to life, unhealthy lifestyle choices etc.
These issues can create a bubble of health burdens which drain our life-force and eventually show up as an array of signs and symptoms in the body and mind.
When this capacity is skilfully tapped into then a tremendous amount of resolution and transformation takes place and these burdens begin to release, restoring you back to optimal health.
What actually happens during a treatment session?
After listening to your health concerns and assessing your overall wellbeing we will then ask you to lie down on a treatment couch to begin the treatment. You may be asked to shut your eyes and simply relax. This creates the ideal space for your body and mind to begin the process of unwinding and re-integrating.
Can I talk during the treatments?
Naturally you may wish to know about the treatment and what to do going forward. Paradoxically this over-thinking actually blocks or slows the process of healing so we deliberately do not load you with too much information.
We simply ask that you give yourself permission to relax and unwind and enable a natural, subtle and powerful process to occur. In this manner every level of your body and mind starts to work harmoniously and returns you to a state where optimal healing occurs. Naturally this will enable resolution of acute and long term health concerns.
What responses should I expect?
Everyone responds differently at different times. We shall discuss with you during the session.
How many treatments will I require?
We use very effective, gentle and potent treatment methods so you do not require many visits. You need plenty of time between each appointment for your body and mind to process the treatments.
Generally patients are initially seen 2-3 times a couple of weeks apart and then, depending upon your requirements, we book follow ups accordingly - usually a few more times about a month apart.
Can I use other therapies?
We shall assess and inform which therapies complement our work with you.
Shall I continue taking prescribed medications?
Please continue taking medications.
What about health supplements?
We shall assess which are beneficial for you and which are not.