Acupuncture is the insertion of high quality disposable sterile stainless steel needles into the skin.
Amanda Roth Acupuncture treatmentAt the AHC the policy is one needle per acupuncture point which is disposed of after it is withdrawn. The needles are designed to insert with minimum sensation moreover, many patients, after the needles have been inserted are unsure if the needles are there. Needles insert into acupuncture points which are gateways into channels of energy in your body. These channels or meridians of energy keep you well and balanced.
Your acupuncturist may apply manual (i.e. twisting) or an electrical stimulation (Electroacupunture) to the needles. Sensations may be experienced after insertions normal sensations include warmth and or tingling, dull ache and/or a feeling of heaviness.
Please inform us immediately if you feel a sharp and or burning pain. Acupuncture is used to keep the body, mind and spirit balanced, to heal specific disease and as preventive medicine to strengthen the body.
Auricular (ear) Acupuncture is a microsystem (small system) whereas the body as a whole is considered a macrosystem (large system) moreover, the whole body is represented in the ear and can therefore treat a variety of conditions. Small needles or seeds may be taped on to specific ear points to enhance and prolong the treatment.
Three-edge needle is a procedure whereby the acupuncturist allows or promotes blood to escape from the acupuncture point in order to bring the required effect to a body area or condition.
Plum blossom needling or Seven star needling, utilizes a tapping instrument, containing seven tiny needles, the intention is to stimulate the channel/meridian overtop of the area to be treated.