Backed by ancient Chinese teachings, acupuncture is historically and scientifically one of the best treatments used to treat pain. It involves the strategic insertion of ultra-thin needles into the skin throughout the body. This consequently stimulates sensory neurones in the muscle underneath the skin, prompting the release of endorphins which alleviates pain. Here at Belledona clinic we use acupuncture for pain-relief and stress management. After a consultation we can establish the pain condition and strategize how we can tackle it. We run acupuncture courses as an accumulation of treatments is more effective at pain-relief than a singular session. View our prices below:
How long does it take for acupuncture work?
Some people report results after one or two sessions, whilst others observe results after numerous sessions. Thus, it the number of treatments necessary varies from person to person.
Does acupuncture hurt?
Acupuncture should not hurt. Areas with thicker skin and muscles hurt less than areas without.
Does acupuncture help with anxiety?
Yes, because acupuncture assists the nervous system in attaining an equilibrium, which alleviates anxiety symptoms.
Does acupuncture have any side-effects?
Although highly unlikely you may experience slight bleeding and bruising at the point where the needle was inserted.
What do you do after your treatment?
After your session you are advised to avoid any physical and mental stress to amplify the full benefits of your treatment. Drink plenty of water to remove any toxins in your body, and avoid beverages such as coffee and alcohol.
What am I supposed to do on the day of my appointment?
Do not arrive to the clinic on an empty stomach or after having consumed a meal.
What am I supposed to do during the treatment?
Remain still and relax. Completely stop any movement once the needles are in.
How far are acupuncture needles inserted?
The depth that the needles are inserted depend on the location, age/size of patient and condition being treated. The typical range that needles are inserted can vary from ¼ of an inch to a few inches.
How long are the needles inserted for?
Needles may remain inserted for a few minutes until 20 minutes.
How often should you have acupuncture?
A new session is recommended by our acupuncturist once the effects wear off. This depends on the individual in question, as some experience the effects of acupuncture for longer whilst others feel it for shorter.