Us humans are complex, delicate creatures who tend not to like change. Trying a new eyeshadow palette, ordering something different from the menu at our local, or a new, alternative treatment like acupuncture can get us in a bit of a twizzle. But what happens when we do step ever so slightly outside our zone of ‘usual’? Strangers compliment us on our makeup; we kick ourselves for having gone without what’s now our new favourite dish; we rejoice in having discovered a safe, painless and effective therapy.
Many people seeking relief from illness or injury try acupuncture as a last resort. They arrive at my Park Orchard’s acupuncture clinic fed up and doubtful that anything – let alone acupuncture – will improve their health or wellbeing. They leave their treatment wishing they’d had me on speed-dial years ago.
Want the low-down on the wide-ranging benefits of acupuncture? Here are the answers to some questions I’m regularly asked at my Park Orchard’s acupuncture clinic.
DOES ACUPUNCTURE PROVIDE LONG-LASTING RELIEF?
Yes. Chinese Medicine treats your body as an entire, interconnecting system - because it is. It considers the presenting condition, plus underlying contributing factors such as stress, diet, and lifestyle. Because Chinese Medicine treats all factors, Acupuncture gives effective and long-lasting results.
CAN ACUPUNCTURE SUPPORT MY IMMUNE SYSTEM?
Acupuncture works by harnessing your energy (Chi) to combat ill-health. It does not mask symptoms or create dependency, nor does it cause the reoccurrence of the issue as might happen when our body builds resistance to medications. Acupuncture helps your body become stronger and more resilient in its defence against disease in the future.
DOES ACUPUNCTURE WORK AS A PREVENTATIVE TREATMENT?
Acupuncture provides significant relief from chronic pain, and it’s beneficial in treating mild conditions before they deteriorate to a chronic or debilitating stage. Like any responsible health provider, I encourage prevention over cure. Being proactive with your health will prevent niggling ailments from spiralling and show who’s boss when it comes to your health and wellbeing!
CAN ACUPUNCTURE IMPROVE MY OVERALL HEALTH AND WELLBEING?
Acupuncture offers many general health benefits. Acupuncture treatments with a fully qualified practitioner can enhance circulation, regulate hormones (goodbye PMS!), increase your energy and reduce stress. What’s not to love?!
Pause for a moment and imagine feeling better, stronger, healthier and happier. Now, I have just one question for you… Are you ready to try Acupuncture?