things to know before acupuncture

Acupuncture is becoming much more mainstream but many people don’t know what to expect or what to look for. Here are some of the most common things to know before your first treatment.

  1. Acupuncture is a registered profession. In Australia, acupuncturists have to be registered with AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency). An acupuncturist can only get registered when they’ve completed a full degree and have sufficient practical training hours. Make sure you book your appointment with a registered acupuncturist to ensure the best quality care.
  2. Acupuncture treats more than pain. Acupuncture has become popular as a treatment for pain but it can do so much more than that. It can be helpful for a wide variety of problems, it can help reduce the symptoms of mental and emotional stress and hormonal problems of all kinds (menstrual problems, fertility, pregnancy, menopause) to name a few.
  3. You will be asked to show your tongue. As part of determining the best treatment for you an acupuncturist will have a look at your tongue. Different areas of the tongue correspond to different parts of the body. We look for the colour, the shape, the coating and the moisture of the tongue.
  4. Acupuncturists don’t reuse needles. The needles that we use are sterile and disposable and will only be used once, never on other people. This means that there is virtually no chance you will contract a disease from receiving acupuncture.
  5. Acupuncture needles are very thin (much thinner than hypodermic needles). If the thought of needles turns you off, keep in mind that acupuncture needles are as thin as a couple of hairs and are actually quite flexible. People are often surprised how little they feel and many will actually fall asleep or have a deep rest during treatment.

How can I make an appointment?

Are you ready for your first acupuncture experience or do you have any questions? You can call us on 0414 067 874 or send us an email at marieke@naturalsolutionstcm.com. Alternatively click here to go to the relevant page on our website.


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