Acupuncture is a medical system which originates from China, where it has been used for over two thousand years to restore and maintain good physical and mental health.
'Acupuncture is an amazing treatment and has helped bring balance to my life on so many levels and would recommend it to anybody. Mischell is a fantastic Acupuncturist and very knowledgeable and experienced within her field. She has a very caring, supportive and considerate approach to her clients. She is a great listener, very patient and always makes you feel calm, safe and reassured during the treatment sessions.'
'Mischell showed great skill in identifying locations which were sensitive and introduced an air of calmness and professionalism. The acupuncture sessions have worked. I am most grateful.'
Physiotherapists use acupuncture as an effective adjunct to enhance their physiotherapy treatment. All Central Health Physiotherapists using acupuncture have done additional training and are members of the AACP (Acupuncture Association for Chartered Physiotherapists). The physiotherapists tend to combine both Traditional and Western techniques. They tend to focus their acupuncture sessions on pain relief. Acupuncture can be very effective in the treatment of low back and neck pain, knee pain (especially osteoarthritis) and a wide range of other musculoskeletal problems.
Traditional acupuncturists use a wider range of points and specific combinations to maximise the effect of each individual treatment, treating numerous complaints such as headaches, migraine, hay fever, sinusitis, irritable bowel syndrome, menstrual disorders, tiredness, stress, eczema and other skin conditions, arthritis, high blood pressure, depression and anxiety, joint and back pain. It is worth noting that some patient attend acupuncture as a preventative measure to maintain good health and well being.
At the initial consultation the patient will be asked about their main complaint/symptoms and their medical history. During treatment fine needles are inserted into the body and lightly manipulated to stimulate Qi (pronounced 'chee'), the body's natural vitality and communications system. Traditional acupuncture is a holistic approach, where the acupuncturist will look to treat the underlying cause/weakness at both a physical and mental level, while addressing the presenting symptoms.