Traditional Chinese medicine explains acupuncture as a technique for balancing flow of energy or life force – known as Qi (chi), which is believed to flow through meridians (pathways) in your body. By inserting ultra-fine sterile needles into specific points along these meridians, the doctor seeks to re-establish the energy flow and restore balance and trigger the body’s natural healing process.

Are there any side effects of acupuncture?

Most people find acupuncture relaxing and often feel calm after a treatment. You may feel a little tired or sleepy, so should take this into account if you are planning to drive or use heavy machinery straight after your treatment. The doctor will give you information on this prior to your treatment.

Types of Acupuncture



Tuina Massage



A very low frequency electrical current (1Hz – 50hz) is applied to the needle to increase blood flow, relax muscle tissue and clear stagnant qi.

Auricular Acupuncture

Acupuncture points located on the ear. Often used with other styles of acupuncture or on its own to treat pain or addiction.

Tuina Acupuncture Massage

These manual hand techniques release tension and blocked meridians in the body. This results in improved circulation and muscle tone offering therapeutic value, both invigorating and relaxing, these non-invasive techniques can alleviate stress and reduce pain and stiffness.

Cosmetic Acupuncture

While acupuncture points on the face have been used for a wide variety of symptoms such as pain, acne, insomnia and stress for centuries, there is a now a relatively new form of acupuncture called facial or cosmetic acupuncture. Facial acupuncture targets the signs of a busy, stressful lifestyle that are reflected on our face and in our complexion. Facial acupuncture should be regarded as a gradual process and results may vary.While most clients who receive facial acupuncture do so to improve their appearances, many find the balancing effects of the particular style of facial acupuncture also enhances their sense of wellbeing.

What can you expect?

During the initial consultations, your main concerns and expectations will be discussed and a treatment plan will be agreed on, which will focus both on external beauty and simultaneously incorporate treatments of any other health conditions that are present. Improving your general health augments the results of your facial acupuncture.

Treatment procedure

The treatment plan will be specific for each individual.

60minute treatments will be allocated up to 3 times a week.

Fine needles are inserted into specific points on the face and body

Facials massage techniques may also be added

The Dr may add cupping if she feels it is needed

Due to the ongoing effects of ageing and other factors, such as diet, lifestyle and your general health, maintenance treatments may be necessary. This will vary between individuals and will be discussed during your treatment program.