Acupuncture is an excellent option for those who suffer from chronic pain, migraine, mental health problems, insomnia, allergies, fertility issues and as a preventative measure to boost your immune system.
Intense exercise, coffee and alcohol should be avoided after acupuncture. It is also important to prioritise rest, hydration and nutritious food to relieve inflammation.
It depends on how you respond to the treatment and what your acupuncturist advises, but it's good to get a few appointments in at the beginning to help kick start your healing. Expect possibly once a week for a few weeks before decreasing the frequency.
Acupuncture doesn't need to hurt to be effective so talk to your practitioner if you do feel any pain during treatment. Some people may experience mild soreness for about 24 hours after the treatment where the needles were inserted.
Everybody is different, but you should start to see results following your first couple of treatments.
Acupuncture works by releasing blocked qi (energy) in the body to help jump start the body’s natural healing response.
Acupuncture helps reduce stress, enhance mental clarity and boost physical energy as well as improving our immune and digestive functions.
This depends on your symptoms, but practitioners follow Chinese traditional medicine to guide needle placement.
Acupuncture costs $115 on average.
Acupuncture treatments are about 60 minutes long on average.