ORTHOPAEDIC ACUPUNCTURE

Pain impacts quality of life for millions of people, getting in the way of living life to the fullest.

Recent studies have proven what has been known in China for centuries: Acupuncture is a safe and effective treatment for pain without the side effects of medication.

Through the skilled use of a combination of holistic and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) techniques, your pain and other symptoms can be resolved and replaced by flexibility, strength and a renewed sense of well being.

The treatment methods include: Acupuncture, Cupping, Korean Magnet Therapy, Therapeutic Massage, exercise and stretching.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do acupuncture needles hurt and are they safe?

The needles are single use, disposable needles, ensuring your absolute safety. Unlike hypodermic needles,
which are relatively large and hollow, acupuncture needles are extremely thin. Many people feel nothing upon gentle insertion of the needle, and others may feel a slight pinch. After insertion, sensations can include a feeling of heaviness, ache, warmth, or distention. These sensations are not always present and are not necessary for treatment to be effective. A feeling of relaxation often follows, and many patients fall asleep during the session. Most individuals are pleased to find acupuncture treatments enjoyable and look forward to them.

What types of conditions does Orthopaedic Acupuncture treat?

• Musculoskeletal: shoulder and neck pain, sciatica, low back pain, arthritis, soft tissue injuries, fibromyalgia, joint pain.

• Emotional: trauma, insomnia, depression, anxiety, nervousness

How long will my course of treatment take?

Duration and frequency of treatment varies by the nature of the complaint, its severity, and how long it has been present. Additionally, your lifestyle, diet, and attitude can either help or hinder the recovery of health and can influence how long treatment is required. Therefore, I encourage patients to actively participate in their process of healing. I tailor a treatment plan to each patient, and individual response and progress are the measurements by which adjustments are made to this plan. The great majority of complaints take more than one treatment to change. Sometimes several treatments are required to begin changing the established patterns in the body, especially if the condition is a chronic one. Sessions can be scheduled anywhere from once a week to a few times a month. As symptoms improve, fewer treatments are required. The course of treatment will be discussed at your first session after I take a complete history, and make a working diagnosis.

What qualifications do you have?

I trained with The College of Chinese Medicine, and achieved a Diploma in Orthopaedic Acupuncture in July 2014, which also included Cupping and Korean Magnet Therapy.