Acupuncture is a needling technique that can be used to treat a wide range of conditions, but it is mainly used for pain relief. It involves the stimulation of certain points within the body called acupoints that produce specific effects such as the release of certain chemicals within the body that are involved with healing or pain relief.

Acupuncture is a very useful technique with several benefits but only when applied safely and effectively. Our acupuncturists are fully qualified and certified and have been using these techniques for a several years. In our clinic we treat the patient holistically, therefore our therapists usually use acupuncture as only a part of the whole programme, as a result yielding additional strength to the overall approach.


In the hands of a licensed practitioner acupuncture is a very safe, pain-free, effective, treatment for many acute and chronic conditions that has been used for thousands of years.
Acupuncture treatments are not painful. Acupuncture is performed with hair-thin needles that do not resemble the pain felt from a hypodermic needle. Patients often fall asleep and are in deep relaxation on the table.
One of the great advantages of acupuncture is that it is very safe. Other than an occasional bruise, there are no side effects.
Sixteenth century Chinese doctors believed that illness was due to an imbalance of energy in the body. In acupuncture, disposable, stainless steel needles are used to stimulate the body's 14 major meridians, or energy-carrying channels, to resist or overcome illnesses by correcting these imbalances. Back to Top
Needles are placed at specific acupuncture points on the body. Depending on the specific condition the needles commonly are placed at or below the elbows, and at or below the knees. Other common areas are on the back, abdomen and ears.
The best way to prepare is to eat a snack or a light meal before treatment so the you body has sufficient energy to work with. If possible it is best to wear loose clothing so that your arms and legs are accessible for treatment. After treatment we recommend you drink a glass of water to help stabilize your energy.
One benefit to acupuncture is that it is a drug-free way to optimize health. With drugs, people often develop a tolerance, or the need for an increased dosage to achieve the same required effect. However, this does not happen with acupuncture. In addition, acupuncture allows the doctor to immediately examine a person's response to the treatment and adjust it if necessary.