Acupuncture is part of the Traditional Chinese Medicinal (TCM) system, which has been used to diagnose, treat, and prevent illness for more than 3,000 years. It is accepted around the globe as a safe, effective and holistic alternative or complement to modern conventional medicine.
In TCM good health and disease are observed as a state of balance or imbalance in the body, therefore the focus of treatment is to balance you and enhance your over all health.
The TCM practitioner must seek the underlying cause of illness by observing the patients presenting signs and symptoms as well as their overall state of wellness. The purpose of treatment is to correct imbalances so the body, mind & spirit can return to its natural state of harmony & wellness. Each person is treated for his or her individual imbalance and treatment is personalised regardless of the disease or conventional medical diagnosis.
An Acupuncturist inserts fine needles into the skin to stimulate the body to repair and regulate key internal systems, this helps to quickly restore optimal health without any side effects.
Acupuncture can be used to treat a wide range of conditions, some of these are included in the right margin of this page.
Traditional Chinese Medical Therapies
At Living Well Acupuncture we can incorporate a wide range of therapies during your Acupuncture treatment if they are beneficial for your particular condition.
Possibly the oldest form of healing; it is the manipulation of the body through touch. There are over eighty different recognized styles of Massage Therapy commonly practiced around the world.
The clinical effectiveness of massage has proven to benefit muscles, tendons, skin, joints, connective tissues, lymphatic vessels, organs, gastrointestinal system and also promotes a deep sense of relaxation which soothes the nervous system.
It truly is a Body Mind Spirit Treatment!
At Living Well Acupuncture we provide massage styles and techniques blended together to form a therapeutic & structural bodywork system adaptable to you.
Specially designed glass cups are used in conjunctuon with heat to create a vacumme. The therapy stimulates circluation in superficial muscle layers and draws toxins to the skin surface. It is used to promote circulation and restore Qi flow, neck, lower back, shoulder, muscle tension and pain, injury, pain, disc injuries, joint pain, fever, common cold, sciatica, bronchial congestion and more.
A Traditional Chinese Medical technique where we burn a herbal roll to getly heat above the skin over specific acupuncture points. Moxa is often combined with acupuncture making treatment of certain conditions more effective.
We use a jade massage tool for this Traditional Chinese Medical technique. Gentle pressure is applied to the GuaSha tool as it is moved over the skin, it helps bring stagnant blood or toxins called “sha” from the muscles. GauSha removes blood stagnation and detoxes areas of imbalance or pain. Fast relief can be experienced from pain, muscle tension, stress, fever or chills, cough and more.
The combination of needling and electro stimulation can be performed using a TENS machine specially designed for acupuncture, a contraction or vibration can be felt as gentle electro stimulas is attached to the needle and adjusted for comfort. Electro-acupuncture can be used for injury, pain, spasm, induce labour and can be used for its analgesic and sedative effects.
Also known as ear acupuncture, is effectively used to treat addiction, anxiety, stress, pain, aids in weight loss and more. The ear acupuncture points help to regulate internal organs, body structures, and functions. Ear acupuncture treatment can keep working long after your treatment by wearing tiny adhesive magnets or adhesive needles left in for several days.
Far-Infared heat lamp
Gentle Infared heat is often used during acupuncture treatments to help muscle pain, spasm, weakness, joint problems, stiffness of neck and shoulders or if warming is required.
Herbal remedies can be used as part of your acupuncture treatment or for a specific ongoing condition. We have a wide range of Traditional Chinese Medical Patent herbal formulars in the form of pills, capsules or powders for children.
Conditions Treated with Acupuncture
Muscular and skeletal injuries
Urinary Tract Infection
2010 - present
2010 - present