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What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a key component of Traditional Chinese Medicine. It is the art of applying thin sterile needles into therapeutic points on the body. These tiny needles work by stimulating and relieving obstructions within the channels that extend throughout the body. Specific points are needled to enable a better flow of energy, thus helping the body heal.


Acupuncture has been practiced for several thousands of years focusing on a wholistic system of balancing Yin and Yang. The aim is to promote health by working on living in harmony with our natural environment. Each person is considered unique therefore health & wellbeing can be attained as an individual rather than one size fits all.


An acupuncture treatment involves looking at symptoms, behaviours and lifestyle and creating a diagnosis based upon the theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine. An examination of your tongue coating, shape and colour plus taking your pulse is also a part of the treatment. A consultation will involve laying down, feeling relaxed with needles strategically placed to create health & balance.


A degree trained registered acupuncturist treats vastly different to a therapist who uses dry needling. This is a technique utilized for pain relief in muscular problems. It is an effective method however is very different from traditional acupuncture. An acupuncturist will always apply a Chinese Medicine diagnosis based upon the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine.


Acupuncture may assist in treating all manner of issues because it looks at the entire wellbeing of a person. It is a complete medical system capable of diagnosing and assisting with a wide range of conditions.

It is often used as a preventative medicine, to balance and prevent disease. Acupuncture may assist in improving the immune system, creating resilience through stress relief, and improving energy.


Conditions that are commonly treated, though not confined to include:

  • Addiction

  • Chemotherapy/Radiation side effects

  • Circulatory Disorders

  • Dermatological Disorders

  • Diabetes

  • Emotional and Psychological Disorders

  • Eye, Ear, Nose, Throat Disorders

  • Gastrointestinal Disorders

  • Gynaecological/Genitourinary Disorders

  • Immune Disorders

  • Musculoskeletal Disorders

  • Neurological Disorders 

  • Respiratory Disorders

  • Weight control

  • Cosmetic acupuncture - see more information below!


Wanting a natural, inexpensive, non-invasive alterative to Botox?

Cosmetic Beauty acupuncture is a natural alternative to enhancing your beauty. It is a safe choice for creating glowing, plump skin without abrasive and toxic chemicals. It is an alternative option to Botox with the bonus of being able show continue to have facial expressions.

It’s very normal for looks to change throughout life and it is also common for people wanting to turn the clock back. Collagen and elastic are two critical components for maintaining tight, healthy, youthful skin. Collagen is needed for the support of skin tissue to maintain hydration, elasticity and to decrease wrinkles and elastin helps skin bounce back to shape so it keeps skin firm, prevents sagging and wrinkling. This beautiful wholistic technique aims to treat many facial skin concerns from acne to skin pigmentation, wrinkles, puffiness and sagging. What’s more is it addresses where the root cause of those conditions come from therefore also focuses upon digestive issues, stress resilience and improving detox pathways such as the lymphatic system.

Cosmetic beauty acupuncture treats your face and body to assist you in looking and feeling young. The aim is to lubricate facial muscles to allow ease of movement, preventing wrinkles & fine lines, improve blood flow to surrounding tissue to provide a smoother skin surface and enhances your appearance including tone and elasticity. It helps to improve circulation to reduce puffiness and sagging skin as the lymph system becomes activated.

It is recommended to have weekly visits for the first six weeks (dependent upon your condition), though you will undoubtably will see a positive result in your tone in your first session.  The bonus will also be a relaxed body.

Much like other cosmetic treatments, cosmetic beauty acupuncture doesn’t last forever but can be maintained on a monthly or so basis to keep you looking fabulous.

Individual results may vary.


You should consider acupuncture for several reasons:


  •  Treats each person as an individual who has their own unique set of symptoms. Acupuncture concentrates on fixing the root cause of your heath issue, not just symptoms.

  • Supports your immune system via the digestive, skin & lymphatic system.

  •  Acupuncture is non-invasive, with a very low risk of side effects. It will help you feel great because it treats physical and emotional symptoms. It is a good option for stress relief and soothing a heightened nervous system. 

  • It is safe, natural, pain & drug free. You couldn’t have a more natural healing therapy. Acupuncture has been used to successfully treat millions of people through the last 3,000 years! It is readily recognised by leading international health organisations such as The World Health Organisation that acupuncture can be an effective treatment for over 50 medical issues. 

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