Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese tradition that has been around for centuries. It is a medical practice that realigns vital energies of the body in order to relieve pain and improve overall health.
The vital energies of the body are Qi, Yin and Yang. Yin and Yang are two opposing forces, and Qi is the life energy “flow” that moves between these two extremes. The balance of these vital energies is integral to our well-being.
Qi, or the energy flow, can be influenced by inserting small needles into the skin to access over 350 acupuncture points in the body.
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture can be utilised on its own or in conjunction with chiropractic care. Because acupuncture stimulates the central nervous system and chiropractic adjustments improve nerve functions, these therapies complement each other.
Our Perth acupuncturist treats patients for many reasons, but most commonly patients request acupuncture for:
Lower back pain
Headaches and migraine
Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting
Post-operative nausea and vomiting, pain
Stress and anxiety
Depression and PTSD
What can Acupuncture treat?
At your first acupuncture session, your Perth acupuncturist will ask you a series of questions about your health. They will inspect your tongue to reveal disharmonies in the body. The acupuncturist will also feel the quality of your pulse. These methods are to form a diagnosis.
Once your acupuncturist reaches a diagnosis, they will propose a treatment plan. You will then be asked to lie on a massage-like table. Very fine single-use, sterile needles are gently inserted into the skin. The needles are kept in the skin for a period of time then carefully removed.
What to expect when you visit a Perth Acupuncturist?
Does acupuncture hurt?
The needles can create a sensation known as "de-qi", or "the arrival of Qi", which may feel like a dull ache. Many people don’t feel the needles at all.
How long is a consultation?
It depends on your treatment plan. The first consult is usually 60-90mins and follow-ups are 30-45 mins.
Is your acupuncturist qualified?
Yes. Our acupuncturist has a Bachelor of Health Science in Acupuncture. We believe we have the best acupuncturist in Perth. You’re in safe hands.
How many sessions do I have to attend before I feel results?
Most treatment plans require 6-12 sessions but many patients attend regular sessions as part of their wellness routine. It usually takes several Perth acupuncture appointments before you feel relief.
What do I need to know about aftercare?
Try to avoid high energy activities on the day of your acupuncture session. Normal day-to-day activities are fine though.