Posted By Annie Claffey |17 Jan 2022
How does it work?

Acupuncture is the insertion of fine single use stainless steel needles into 
predetermined points on the body for therapeutic affect. Chinese Herbal 
Medicine, Heat treatment (called Moxibustion) or Cupping may also be used 
in the treatment. Traditional Chinese medicine shows there are pathways 
called meridians with acupuncture points which connect the pathways to 
particular organs and functions. Chinese Medicine views the body equally at 
the level of body, mind and spirit.

What are the benefits?

Acupuncture is effective for conditions including:
• Fertility, Gynaecological and Menstrual issues
• Stress
• Nausea caused by anesthesia or chemotherapy
• Headaches
• Carpal Tunnel and Tennis elbow
• Fibromyalgia
• Myofascial pain
• Osteoarthritis
• Low back pain
• Asthma

How will I feel during and after my treatment?

A dull ache, sensation or pressure is felt when the needle is inserted. The 
needle can be removed immediately or left in place for some time, 
depending on the treatment goal. Deep relaxation is felt afterwards, as if 
having had a good nights sleep.

How does acupuncture work scientifically?

Research concludes that acupuncture causes a release of endorphins, the 
body’s naturally produced painkillers, causes beneficial effects to the body’s 
immune and endocrine systems and has profound neurophysiological