Effective Acupuncture in Lowood and Coorparoo

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture can be an effective treatment for healing and pain relief. It is extremely useful in treating stress and stress related conditions. It is a treatment where very fine needles are inserted into 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 the body, but as little as one needle can be used for a treatment. Acupuncture may not be suitable for all people and this will be discussed during the consultation. Each session lasts about one hour and is found to be very relaxing by most people (sleeping during the treatment is quite common). Sterilised single-use needles are used. Most insertions are painless and once in, the feeling can become hard to describe… tingling, floating, moving, loosening or no feeling at all. The number of acupuncture treatments¬† required will depend on the condition. Some are solved quickly in just a few sessions; other long standing conditions will take longer. An estimate can be discussed at the initial consultation.

Sonia has been trained in the Chinese style of acupuncture and has a very gentle touch.

What to expect during your consultation:

Your appointment will usually take about an hour (45mins-1hr). Your first appointment might take longer due to the extra time required to take your medical history (allow up to 1.5hrs).  As TCM is an holistic therapy, information about all your body systems may be discussed as they each influence your health in different ways. After a diagnosis is reached, you can discuss the treatment plan which may include the description of any herbal medicine required and the estimated length of treatment time. If acupuncture is performed you will be directed to lie in a comfortable position. The number of needles may range from 1-10. Insertion is quick and usually painless (or slight but gone in an instant). Many people fall asleep during the treatment while the needles are left in for about 20mins. You may be left alone for most of this time. Points are often selected on both sides of the body, so you will most likely be asked to turn over to allow this. Following the treatment many people report feeling very relaxed and calm. I often suggest a short walk before driving due to this relaxed state but its not necessary and its fine to go back to work directly following a treatment session. Click here to contact Sonia

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