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Closeup acupuncture in shoulderYou have likely heard of acupuncture before. This ancient healing art has been used for thousands of years. It is only more recently that it has become increasingly popular all over the world. The benefits are many, and the contraindications are few, meaning most people can experience incredible results from acupuncture.

The Two Forms of Acupuncture

There are two different methods in which to apply acupuncture. The first is the more traditional Chinese Medicine approach, involving energy flow in the body. Blockages in the energy are located. Needles are then used to open up those channels or close them down as needed.

Western acupuncture is applied on more of a cellular level. Where areas of pain are present, we seek to get the muscles to release. The insertion of the needle resets your system while increasing blood flow, which will trigger a healing response.

We understand that many people feel apprehensive about needles. Know that acupuncture needles are small and thin, which means we can be extremely accurate with them.

If you would like, we invite you to come in and see what it is like to have an acupuncture needle inserted into your hand. It is nothing like the needles that are used for shots at a medical doctor’s office. Though you may feel concerned at first, you will soon realise there is nothing to be nervous about.

Michael Lambert-Griffiths provides acupuncture services at Sensus Health & Wellness. He qualified in 2019 after extensive studies. The training took place over six months and included written case studies on the proven benefits of acupuncture and critiques, allowing him expertise on how best to help a variety of health-related ailments..

You do not have to be a chiropractic client to receive acupuncture at our clinic. There are, however, tremendous benefits to be gained from having both of these healing modalities. Since acupuncture works on a physical and neural level, it goes hand-in-hand with your chiropractic care. If you require a particular area of your body to be stimulated, acupuncture can do so using certain pathways and channels.


Who is an ideal patient for acupuncture?

Individuals who are experiencing pain or discomfort in several areas of their body are particularly ideal candidates for acupuncture. With acupuncture, we can address more than one area of the body at one time. Acupuncture also has been shown to be beneficial for those who are experiencing significant stress. Some of their pain and tension can be attributed to stress. Acupuncture is also ideal for those who have tried other modalities to get relief from their pain but have not had success.

How many treatments will I need?

Typically, most clients will require 4-6 treatments to notice any benefits. Many people might feel a sense of calm or peace following their session or be able to sleep better after just one treatment. If you do not experience the results you are seeking after 4-6 sessions, acupuncture may not be the best therapy for you. Most people get 12-18 treatments.

Do you combine acupuncture with other therapies?

Yes, some people get acupuncture in combination with other therapies such as chiropractic and massage therapy.

Has acupuncture been successful for smoking cessation?

Yes, but, for it to be successful, a client has to genuinely want to kick the habit. If they do not and are just seeking a type of quick-fix solution, then acupuncture will not be effective for them. Getting counselling, wearing a nicotine patch or taking smoking cessation medication all may be helpful as well.

Is there anyone who should not receive acupuncture?

Fortunately, there are not too many contraindications. If you have severe needle anxiety, you probably should not have acupuncture. We also do not recommend that pregnant women have acupuncture as it could induce labour if given in certain areas.

Is there anything I should do to prepare for acupuncture?

Before your session, you should drink plenty of water as you will likely respond better to acupuncture. If you are dehydrated, insertion of the needles may be more uncomfortable. That is because the skin is not as pliable when you are dehydrated.

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