Acupuncture effects every major system of the body, including the cardiac, gastrointestinal, circulatory, nervous, cerebral, genitourinary, endocrine and immune systems. Your acupuncturist will ask you about your digestive bowel habits, sleep patterns, and whether you get sick very often, all within the same treatment? Although our body is made up of different systems, they do function separately but also together as a whole.
A system of diagnosis including signs and symptoms, tongue observation, palpation of the body and radial pulse, emotional state, the individual’s previous health issues and other lifestyle factors are all valuable information. Sterile one-use needles are then inserted into appropriate areas of the body.
How? Acupuncture encourages blood flow to the glands and tissues that need the most support, so those tissues can naturally work better. This means key tissues like the thyroid, liver, adrenals, ovaries, and others are able to function at peak levels.
It also calms your nervous system which therefore regulates the hormonal system, immune system and digestive system. This means more hormonal balance, less inflammation, better circulation and nutrient absorption.
Below are areas of your health that your body will naturally and gently begin to undergo positive changes.
• Pain in the body
• Low energy, chronic fatigue
• Headache, migraine
• Asthma, sinusitis, allergic rhinitis
• Low immunity, colds and flu
• Skin conditions
• High and low blood pressure
• Emotional-mental health
i.e. anxiety, depression, mood swings,
• Insomnia and sleep disorders
• Quit smoking
• Neck, shoulder, back, knee, elbow pain
ie tennis elbow, frozen shoulder
• Chronic pain, post-operative pain, rehabilitation
• Sciatic nerve pain
• Sports injuries
• Nausea i.e pregnancy,
• Abdominal pain
• Acid reflux
• Lack of/excessive appetite, weight loss
• Infertility and IVF support
• Irregular periods, no period, polycystic ovaries, endometriosis
• Hormonal imbalance
• Menstrual pain, cramping, cycle headaches
• Pre menstrual symptoms ie sore breasts, mood swings
• Labour induction
• Breech position of the baby
• Post-natal depression
• Menopausal symptoms i.e. night sweats
Neurological conditions i.e Bell’s palsy