Peel Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine
Peel Acupuncture predominantly uses traditional Chinese acupuncture in treatments, but depending on the presenting condition, I will often incorporate western style techniques like dry needling to release active trigger points and motor points.
Gua Sha is a technique of applying a scrubbing type of massage with a smooth blunt edged tool.
I will often use Gua Sha prior to an acupuncture or cupping treatment if there is some form of fascial dysfunction.
Nutritional therapy / Lifestyle modification
When it is determined that dietary or lifestyle changes are required to better your chances of success, it is important to follow the advice of your practitioner.
Preparing for your treatment
If you have relevant reports from X-rays, ultrasounds, CT or MRI scans, please bring them along with you as they will give me a better understanding of your current problems.
Do make sure you have eaten a light meal within 2 to 3 hours of your appointment and also make sure you are well hydrated.
Usually loose clothing allowing easy access to your limbs and trunk is sufficient, but if other areas need to be exposed, towels will be provided to protect your modesty.
Acupuncture & Infertility
In my 14 years of experience as an acupuncturist I have had the pleasure of being professionally involved in many successful pregnancies with couples that have struggled to fall pregnant.
If you are thinking of starting a family in the next 12 months, it is a good idea that you start preparing your body now for what lies ahead.
Acupuncture and TCM can be useful in reducing stress levels, helping to regulate the menstrual cycle and in dealing with any premenstrual symptoms or period pain.
Acupuncture can also be used in conjunction with assisted reproductive technologies (A.R.T.) from western fertility clinics (e.g. IVF treatments).