WHAT IS ACUPUNCTURE?
Acupuncture is the practice of inserting very fine sterile needles into the skin to stimulate specific points (called acupoints) for therapeutic purposes. These points may also be stimulated by magnets, heat, electric stimulation or pressure.
DOES IT HURT?
If you’re concerned speak to John, who has received special training to provide 100% painless acupuncture (great for children) when required - but generally standard acupuncture is painless or felt as a tiny pinprick.
The sterile single use needle, which is the size of a hair, usually goes just under the skin and rarely draws blood. You may feel some pressure, heaviness, tingling, warmth, or an electrical sensation in the region of the point. In fact most people feel very relaxed during a treatment.
IN AUSTRALIA ALL ACUPUNCTURISTS MUST BE REGISTERED
This means that only registered acupuncturists can claim to practice acupuncture and advertise themselves as acupuncturists. If an acupuncturist is trained in Traditional Chinese Medicine they will be able to provide a wholistic treatment regime that treats both the symptom and the cause of the disease. This guarantees the best possible outcome for the patient.
If unsure you can check with https://www.ahpra.gov.au/ to find a qualified acupuncturist.