• Sonia Smit Acupuncturist
  • Sonia Smit Acupuncture



What is Acupuncture? Acupuncture is a treatment used for healing and pain relief. It is useful in treating stress and stress related conditions. The treatment consists of using very fine needles at specific points on the body. The aim is to influence the natural functions of the body to aid healing. There are over 300 points on

Chinese Herbal Medicine

What is Chinese Herbal Medicine? Chinese Herbal Medicine is the healing application of herbs (plant, animal & mineral) to therapeutically treat the body. This discipline has developed over thousands of years and is now researched and used in our modern world with great success. Access the powerful healing effect of Chinese herbs with little chance of side

Emotional Freedom Technique

What is EFT – Emotional Freedom Technique? EFT was developed using several body-emotion healing techniques. The result is a simple tool you can use to help shift your negative reactions to physical and emotional trauma. Emotional and physical distress can be triggered by memories of past trauma. Using this technique, we release the hold these issues have

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Frequently Asked Questions

Scientific research is delivering the acedemic answers but I've covered a few of the everyday issues here in case you're interested in what Acupuncture is like and what it can do for you.


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Sports injury recovery

Treatment plan for Injury Recovery using Traditional Chinese Medicine Theory of TCM in relation to Musculoskeletal conditions: TCM regards pain caused by injury as a stagnation of Qi and Blood. Bio-medically, this relates conditions such as inflammation, bruising, swelling, scarring, fluid retention, adhesions and reduced movement. Treatment using TCM involves acupuncture, cupping, bleeding, massage, exercise, herbal soaks/liniments and herbs taken internally. Acute Stage These are injuries directly following trauma/surgery. This stage may only last a few days or extend to a week. There will be swelling, pain, inflammation with a feeling of heat. The goal at this stage is to reduce pain and inflammation and circulateRead More →

Frozen Shoulder Treatment Have you been putting up with shoulder pain? Perhaps diagnosed with Frozen Shoulder (adhesive capsulitis), damaged or inflamed rotator cuff muscles? This is a very painful condition that affects many people. Don’t put up with pain. I’ve seen Acupuncture and EFT work wonders and get people back their mobility. The occurrence of frozen shoulder becomes more common over the age of 50. It seems to affect women more than men. It is seen to appear without injury. This can be very frustrating. But worse is the pain. Constant pain interferes with your quality of life. Without proper sleep our body doesn’t replenishRead More →

What if the Cortisone injection didn’t work? Cortisone vs Acupuncture Cortisone injections might be given in many circumstances where pain and inflammation persist. Injections may be used to treat inflammation and pain in joints including elbow, shoulder, knee and wrist. The cortisone doesn’t cure the injury, it acts to reduce inflammation/pain while the body continues its natural healing process. Ideally this relief lasts long enough for the condition to heal however it is not uncommon for more than one injection to be prescribed. However if the pain returns within a few weeks, its unlikely another injection would be prescribed so soon due to possible sideRead More →