What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture as a part of Oriental Medicine has been in use for over 2,000 years.
One of the foundation of Oriental Medicine is the awareness that every living things has a life energy referred to as “Qi”.
Qi flows through the body within energy streams known as meridians.
Our bodies have self-organizing capabilities, and it is through the use of acupuncture points found along the meridians that acupuncturists can correct or manipulate when Qi has become stagnant.
Pain or illness can result when blockages occur and the flow of Oi is inhibited.
Acupuncture is the placement of very thin needles in the acupuncture points that correspond to the patient’s condition.
The goal of an acupuncture treatment is to renew the healthy flow of Qi and restore the body to balance.
Acupuncture treatments tend to be very relaxing experience without pain. the area around the points may tingle, feel heavy or numb, itch or a little sore.
This is a sign that the energy flow. or Qi has been accessed.
Will it hurt?
Needle insertion is relatively painless.
Once the needle is in place there may be a mild tingling, numbness or ache at the needle site.
Sometimes there maybe cramping, heaviness, distension or an “electric” sensation either around the needle or traveling up or down the affected acupuncture channel.
Response to treatment is individual.
Covered by ACC?
If you have an ACC claim for your accident you are entitled to use your ACC number for acupuncture treatment in New Zealand.
Even if you are already seeing a physiotherapist, chiropractor or any other health professional you can also see an acupuncturist at the same time.
It won’t reduce the amount of treatments you can have with that practitioner.
What’s Nelson Shinkyu Acupuncture Clinic provide?
Daiki has been trained Acupuncture in Japan.
He will provide Japanese Acupuncture for people in Nelson.
I will explain what is Japanese Acupuncture which he provides in Nelson next article.
Feel free to ask what he can help you.
You can book for a free assessment from online booking.