Acupuncture – What to expect
Traditional Chinese Medicine (T.C.M.), of which acupuncture is a part, is a system of healing with a history of thousands of years. Based on principles of internal balance and harmony, this discipline works to regenerate the body’s organs and systems in an effort to restore/maintain balance. This balance would, in today’s terms, be called ‘homeostasis’.
What happens in a treatment session?
Acupuncture involves the insertion of fine needles into body tissue. This local stimulus leads, via various pathways, to reactions in various regions/systems of the body. Nowadays, the needles are disposable and extremely fine, allowing for smooth, painless insertion.
Relaxing during a treatment
A treatment generally lasts about 45 to 50 minutes, which includes consultation and needling, with the needles left in place whilst the client relaxes, approximately 25 minutes.
I will inquire about your medical history, diet, exercise, recreational pursuits, sleeping habits, work and family demands and so on to get a full picture of your personal lifestyle.
Generally speaking, an initial course of six, weekly or fortnightly treatments are recommended, especially when treating chronic conditions. This is the initial push needed to alter pathological patterns of disharmony.
I advise clients to then book in for a monthly maintenance treatment session to ensure that their initial progress is reinforced and made sustainable. This also enables me to keep track of my client’s journey. I attend to stress reduction, dietary modifications, medicinal prescriptions, herbal and vitamin formulas, exercise and general lifestyle advice. This way momentum is maintained and enthusiasm remains high. The true art of therapy is to create initial positive change, but just as importantly, to ensure it perseveres over time.
Acupuncture Treatment Fees
Initial Session: $110.00 – one hour
Subsequent Sessions: $100.00 – one hour
Private Health Fund rebates apply