Acupuncture is the primary treatment at Point of Health Ltd, which involves inserting very fine single use disposable needles into the skin at very specific points in the body. These are points on the body where the energy of the body is most concentrated and often near major nerves and arteries of the body. According to Chinese Medicine theory, the Qi or energy flowing through the body does so through specific channels called meridians. Illness, dysfunction or ailment may occur when there is blockage to this flow of energy through the meridians. The aim of acupuncture is to restore function by stimulating the nervous and endocrine system, and unblocking the natural flow of energy within the meridians to restore harmony.
Common sensations felt by patients are tingling, aching, itching, heaviness or nothing at all around the needle point. These sensations are known in Traditional Chinese Medicine as ‘de qi’, which is the arrival of energy at those locations. The improved energy flow and biochemical balance produced by acupuncture promotes both physical and emotional well- being. This method of treatment is an excellent way to address an array of issues including musculo-skeletal dysfunction, digestive issues, energy levels, medical ailments and even stress related issues.