What happens when you have an acupuncture treatment with us?

Our acupuncture treatment usually takes between 40-50 minutes and we are pleased to say that most of our patients find their acupuncture treatment session to be a very relaxing experience, some of our patients even fall asleep!

The needles used in Five Element Acupuncture are extremely fine, about the width of a human hair, and bear little resemblance to those used for injections or blood tests. Our patients often say that they do not feel the needle insertion and then describe a momentary tingle or dull ache as a useful connection is made with the flow of qi within the body. Needles may be left in for a second or two, or much longer depending on the result required. We may also supplement the needle treatment with moxa, a smouldering herb used to warm acupuncture points to encourage the body’s qi to flow smoothly.

Finally, where appropriate, we may suggest ways in which you can enhance the long-term effects of your acupuncture treatment. This may involve making changes to your diet and daily routine or if useful, seeing another healthcare practitioner for specialist care.