What is acupuncture

Acupuncture is a modality in Oriental medicine that involves the insertion of specifically designed needles to specific body acupuncture points. These points have been mapped and verified by the Chinese over a period of many thousands of years.

What problems can be helped by acupuncture?                                                 

  • ENT issues (toothache, earache, sinusitis, rhinitis)
  • Respiratory diseases (colds and flu, bronchitis, asthma, allergies)
  • Gastrointestinal disorders (nausea, indigestion, diarrhoea, constipation, ulcers, morning sickness)
  • Urogenital disorders (cystitis, SUI)
  • Migraines and sleeping disorders
  • Induction of laour
  • Stimulation of breast feeding
  • Lower abdominal pain
  • Back pain
  • Stress

Common pregnancy discomforts:

  • Growing baby adjustments: as your baby grows, your body changes. Your lower back and upper spine might curve more than usual
  • Wrist troubles (carpel tunnel syndrome): your wrist might feel sore and tingly
  • Back pain (sciatica): this happens when your back nerves get squeezed causing pain
  • Belly nerve changes: sometimes the nerves around your belly can cause discomfort

Gynaecological acupuncture can treat:

  • Dysmenorrhea (menstrual pain)
  • Perimenopausal symptoms like hot flushes and articulation pain
  • Menstrual cycle irregularity
  • Menstrual disorders
  • Uterine myomatosis (fibroids)
  • Migraines, anxiety and early menopause
  • Emotional disorders
  • Fibrocystic masthopaty
  • Abnormally heavy menstrual flow
  • Pain during sexual intercourse
  • Vaginal bleeding between periods
  • Acute or chronic fatigue
  • PCOS

Acupuncture is not a treatment by itself but can be a very efficient part in a treatment plan designed by your gynaecologist.

Pain and sensitivity in the needled area is normal within the 24-48 hours following the treatment, fatigue and body pain may also be present but should not last beyond the mentioned time. Keep hydrated before and after the treatment and stay away from strenuous activities in the following few days after the treatment.

What to expect after the treatment?
There are several reactions to the treatment. In most cases, a radical improvement is shown after the first session and many gynaecological issues can be treated from one session only. 

Acupuncture 1 session