Acupuncture and Pain Management

An additional therapy to assist our Western Medicine approach
Pain management
Recovery from surgery
Chronic or recurring conditions

Western medicine is very useful in treating conditions that have specific causes, and in supporting the body to help it fight illnesses & injuries. Some patients, however, seem to be predisposed to certain recurring conditions, or have difficulty recovering from otherwise straight-forward conditions.

Traditional Chinese Medicine looks at the body as a whole unit, and identifies the patient’s predispositions for imbalances, and which Organs may be deficient (in illness) or which Meridians may be blocked (in injury).

Acupuncture works to rebalance the body; it stimulates the body’s innate healing capacity, by moving Qi along the meridians – either to tonify deficient Organs in disease, or to release Qi blockages in cases of pain, injury, swelling and nerve dysfunction.

Acute injuries usually need to be treated 2-3 times in the first week, and may need weekly follow up treatments over the first 3-4 weeks. Chronic conditions are much slower to respond, requiring weekly treatments for at least 6-8 treatments, and then often need a repeat treatment every few months for maintenance. A treatment requires the needles to remain in place for usually 20 minutes, and requires the Owner to sit with the patient during this time. The consultation time required is longer than a standard consultation, and is easier if the client can provide some information about the case prior to the consultation (a questionnaire is provided on request).