Alignment Acupuncture

1. Gravity and the laws of physics are the basis for this diagnosis and treatment.

2. When our centre of gravity is off balance ie. one hip higher than the other it creates distortion, fascial constriction,          organ distortion, circulatory problems and nerve conduction decreases.

3. Alignment of the skeletal structure helps with pain, releases fascial constriction, regulates and boosts immunity and enhances ones overall well being.

How does acupuncture help a person to shift thereby enabling them to become more flexible?

1. A re-set of the autonomic nervous system from sympathetic to parasympathetic mode.  

2. Layers of electro magnetic bio-fields that various acupuncture point combinations have the capacity to adjust. We are electrical in nature from our central nervous system to the circulatory system and brain. 

What should I expect before and during treatment? 

Before coming to the clinic I will email intake forms with instructions and a text with your permission as a reminder. 

If you do not have a printer then come earlier on the day to fill out the forms. 

1. Initial intake with numerical rating scale (NRS) 0-10 scale

2. Postural analysis.

3. Pulse diagnosis. 

4. Acupuncture treatment.

5. Moxibustion.

6. E-stim, gua sha, cupping if needed.

7. Herbal suggestions if needed.

How many treatments? 

1. The frequency and number of treatments differ from person to person depending on your history. 

2. Some people experience dramatic relief after the first treatment. Some people need longer particularly with chronic      conditions. Bear in mind the body is a very intelligent system but needs your willingness to help improve your              health. The brain can take a few darts to get the message! 

3. For complex or long-standing chronic conditions 1 tx x 4 weeks initially, then we review your case. 

4. For acute problems 3-10 treatments.

5. Classical Herbal formulas speed up healing as they are created for your particular constitution and modified if              needed.  

Bulging or herniated discs take months of treatment.  It usually takes a long time for the body to reach this point therefor have patience however pain levels can be decreased quickly. 

Evidence based conditions that acupuncture treats with good results:

  • Allergic rhinitis (including hay fever)

  • Biliary colic

  • Depression (including depressive neurosis and depression following stroke)

  • Dysentery, acute bacillary

  • Dysmenorrhoea, primary

  • Epigastralgia, acute (in peptic ulcer, acute and chronic gastritis, and gastrospasm)

  • Facial pain (including craniomandibular disorders)

  • Headache

  • Hypertension, essential

  • Hypotension, primary

  • Induction of labor

  • Knee pain

  • Leukopenia

  • Low back pain

  • Malposition of fetus, correction

  • Morning sickness

  • Nausea and vomiting

  • Neck pain

  • Pain in dentistry (including dental pain and temporomandibular dysfunction)

  • Periarthritis of shoulder

  • Postoperative pain

  • Renal colic

  • Rheumatoid arthritis

  • Sciatica

  • Sprain

  • Stroke

  • Tennis elbow

Limited evidence based conditions with probable outcomes include:

  • Abdominal pain (in acute gastroenteritis or due to gastrointestinal spasm)

  • Acne vulgaris

  • Alcohol dependence and detoxification

  • Bell’s palsy

  • Bronchial asthma

  • Cancer pain

  • Cardiac neurosis

  • Cholecystitis, chronic, with acute exacerbation

  • Cholelithiasis

  • Competition stress syndrome

  • Craniocerebral injury, closed

  • Diabetes mellitus, non-insulin-dependent

  • Earache

  • Epidemic haemorrhagic fever

  • Epistaxis, simple (without generalized or local disease)

  • Eye pain 

  • Female infertility

  • Facial spasm

  • Female urethral syndrome

  • Fibromyalgia and fasciitis

  • Gouty arthritis

  • Hepatitis B virus carrier status

  • Herpes zoster (human (alpha) herpesvirus 3)

  • Hypo-ovarianism

  • Insomnia

  • Labour pain

  • Lactation, deficiency

  • Male sexual dysfunction

  • Ménière disease

  • Neuralgia, post-herpetic

  • Neurodermatitis

  • Opium, cocaine and heroin dependence

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Pain due to endoscopic examination

  • Pain in thromboangiitis obliterans

  • Polycystic ovary syndrome

  • Postoperative convalescence

  • Premenstrual syndrome

  • Prostatitis, chronic

  • Pruritus

  • Radicular and pseudoradicular pain syndrome

  • Raynaud syndrome, primary

  • Recurrent lower urinary-tract infection

  • Reflex sympathetic dystrophy

  • Retention of urine, traumatic

  • Sjögren syndrome

  • Sore throat (including tonsillitis)

  • Spine pain, acute

  • Stiff neck

  • Temporomandibular joint dysfunction

  • Tourette syndrome

  • Ulcerative colitis, chronic

  • Urolithiasis

  • Vascular dementia

  • Whooping cough (pertussis)

Clinical conditions that are difficult to treat with acupuncture:

 Hernia (surgery required) and chronic tinnitus, chronic deafness.