All posts in category: Acupuncture Advice

What is Gua Sha?

Gua Sha (pronounced GwaShah) is an Eastern Medicine scraping technique.  I apply oil to the skin, then treat the area with a rounded tool.  This repetitive scraping action gradually brings up petechiae, tiny pinpricks on the skin which are usually purple or red.  The procedure is pain-free and the markingsRead more

ACUPUNCTURE TREATMENT: 6 THINGS YOU CAN EXPECT

ACUPUNCTURE TREATMENT: 6 THINGS YOU CAN EXPECT

So you have taken the leap and booked your first acupuncture treatment.  Now you are wondering what to expect.  Here are the 6 things you can expect at an acupuncture treatment with any acupuncturist with whom you book. Thorough Consultation                    Read more

Does Acupuncture Hurt?

Does Acupuncture Hurt?

“Does Acupuncture Hurt?“ is the question that people who haven’t had acupuncture always ask me. Well, my answer is that some people are more sensitive than others, and some points are more sensitive than others. But I also always tell that it is nothing like pricking yourself with a needle orRead more

Preparing for the first acupuncture session in 8 steps

Preparing for the first acupuncture session in 8 steps

So you have decided to take control of your health and have plucked up the courage to try acupuncture.  Preparing for the first acupuncture session can be really just as easy as following the following eight steps. Preparing for the first acupuncture session in eight steps 1. Plan your first acupunctureRead more

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