Acupuncture may help with a wide range of medical issues and ailments - including: headaches, asthma, arthritis, back pain, chronic fatigue, common illness such as cold and flu, depression, digestive problems and stress.
Acupuncture at Healing Harmony is just one aspect of our 'Traditional Chinese Medicine' service - it can also include herbal medicine, massage, exercise, breathing techniques, diet and life style advice. Traditional Chinese Medicine has and is used as the main health care in China for thousands of years (and now used throughout Asia, North America, Europe and Australia), Traditional Chinese Medicine takes into account the whole person, focusing on the body's functions and emotions. Its emphasis is on determining and treating the root cause rather than just the symptoms,promoting a healthier, stress free way of living.
WHAT TO EXPECT
During the initial consult, normally 90mins, a full health history will be taken (subsequent sessions: 30-60 mins depending on the presenting condition). Your practitioner will also check your tongue and pulse, which provides further valuable information. This information helps to determine an appropriate treatment plan for you. We will discuss with you what we observe to give you a greater understanding of your condition.
After discussion takes place, depending on the area that requires treating you may need to remove some clothing, and if you do, your practitioner will leave the room ensureing your privacy and explain how to drape yourself with a towel. In many cases you will not need to remove any clothing, as the acupuncture technique involves inserting needles into the legs or arms. Once you are comfortable on the treatment table, your practitioner will ask your permission to start your acupuncture treatment. Treatment will consist of insertion of acupuncture needles as specific points along the body to help target your main complaint. Your practitioner will continue to check in with while inserting the needles, feel free to ask questions at any time. If you are feeling uncomfortable physically or otherwise please mention this to your practitioner as communication is the key. Once the needles are in the practitioner will leave the room, allowing you to relax for about 30 to 45 mins. Sessions may also include cupping and/or moxibustion, with your full understanding and permission. Your practitioner is always available if you require any assistance at any time.
- Your Health Plan
After your therapy, your practitioner will discuss an individual treatment plan to treat your specific condition ensuring the best outcome. Herbal medicine, lifestyle changes and exercises/stretches maybe be recommended as part of your treatment plan. However, you decide the final plan of action. At Healing Harmony, we respect that it is your body, your health.
Under national law, claims of efficacy of acupuncture treatment needs to demonstrate acceptable evidence of a high standard .The World Health Organisation published a report in 2003 about the effectiveness of acupuncture, taking into account diseases, symptoms and conditions that acupuncture has been approved to be effective through controlled trials.
There are some conditions/symptoms that may still be treated with acupuncture and or Chinese medicine, however to date there is insufficient evidence.
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Some conditions recognised by The World Health Organisation
Low back pain, neck, shoulder pain, tennis elbow, golfers elbow, knee pain and degeneration, , Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, sprains, fractures, acute and chronic pain, disc problems, osteoarthritis, cartilage problems, restless leg syndrome, inflammation, joint pain, muscular pain, repetitive stress injuries, heel pain, plantar fasciitis and sporting injuries, sciatica, tendonitis,
Menopause, /PMT,PMS, irregular periods, urinary tract infection, recurrent miscarriage, postnatal depression, endometriosis, painful periods, fluid retention, morning sickness, abnormal bleeding, prolonged periods, hot flushes, irritability, headaches, sweats, infertility
Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Bloating, Constipation, Chron’s Disease, Abdominal Pain, Ulcer, Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhea, Hemorrhoids,
Headaches, dizziness, migraine, tinnitus, deafness, Meniere’s, Bells palsy, Parkinson’s disease, insomnia, MS, numbness tingling,
Hypertension, hypotension, palpitations, circulatory problems, angina, heart disease, stroke
Anxiety, depression, panic attacks, insomnia, stress.
Asthma, Rheumatoid Arthritis Lupus,
Chronic fatigue syndrome, recurrent infection, fatigue, poor appetite, asthma, cold and flu, headaches, migraines, hay fever, sinus, fatigue, poor sleep, stress, insomnia, bone spurs
Your problem not here?
Not everything we work with is on the above list. Contact us to talk it through.