Acupuncture – Chinese & Japanese Style
Recordings of the practice of Acupuncture were seen in Chinese history as early as the Han Dynasty (202 BC to 220 AD). Several hundred years later Acupuncture points were further examined and illustrated.
In recent times, due to growing public awareness of the benefits of acupuncture and accelerating costs of health care in western countries, more people are looking to this very different approach to medicine, which has withstood the trials of clinical practice for thousands of years.
Interest in Acupuncture practice and its results is attracting medical scientists and practitioners from all over the world. Modern science and technology are giving new life to this ancient form of treatment, and as a result, more people will be able to benefit from its wisdom.
Japanese Acupuncture technique
The Japanese form of Acupuncture uses very delicate techniques which although gentle, can have a strong influence on the way the body functions. Hair-fine filaments (needles) are usually very shallowly inserted, about 1-2mm, with no discomfort to the client. Diagnosis of symptoms and body imbalances is made via the pulses and by gently palpating the abdomen. Specific points are located by palpation and the patient immediately verifies the effect via a reflex point. This technique can be used to alter muscle tension, blood circulation, nerve function, hormone levels, organ function, bone alignment, stress levels, reduce inflammation, improve immunity and aid recovery before and after surgery.
This form of acupuncture can be used in conjunction with or without conventional medicine to enhance healing capacity. It also aids the process of transporting nutrients to the cells. Pain, whether acute or chronic often responds dramatically. Illness is caused by disharmony in the body. Disharmony causes the lack of fluid and energy movements in the body. Acupuncture works by correcting this disharmony.
Is it safe?
Acupuncture needles are pre-sterilised, individually packed, and disposable. They are used and then safely discarded after each treatment, so that there is no danger of cross-infection.
After acupuncture treatment one generally experiences a sense of well-being and relaxation, often with lightness and clarity of mind.