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What can acupuncture

do for Me?

I'm often asked, "what can acupuncture do to help me?" Sometimes a person will ask me about a particular symptom or pain they have and ask if acupuncture can help. I imagine that if you're already on this page, you may have the same question!


Symptoms, pain and other problems are often caused by something that may seem unconnected to the problem itself. It may surprise you that if you're coming for treatment for a shoulder problem that I place a needle in your foot! Or if you have a headache that I place a needle in your hand. Something so important to understand is that every part of us is connected. Every part of us relies on another part working correctly to function properly itself. This is where acupuncture, and Eastern medicine, differs from the Western approach. Western medicine is incredible, make no mistake. It's the approach that is different. Western medicine is often used to tackle a problem once it's there or try to fix it. The ancient Chinese used acupuncture to prevent sickness from occurring in the first place. Chances are though that you've noticed something isn't right, and you need it fixing!  

Five Element acupuncture seeks to uncover the root cause of the problem. Right from our first encounter, it's super important for us to get to know each other so I can handcraft a treatment tailored specifically to you. This will all depend on what we talk about, and a few observations that I'll make during the process. Over the course of treatment, I'll select points that will balance the energy or chi that flows through your body and connects everything up. You might be surprised that other symptoms that you've had or that aren't too concerning, for now, start to get better. 

So back to your question of what acupuncture can do for you. Acupuncture can help to rebalance the flow of energy around your body. By moving, rebalancing and unblocking energy, all parts of the system can begin to work as they should. As a result of this, the mind can think clearer, the spirit can find calm and the body can begin to heal. 

Get in touch for a free, 15-minute chat to talk through whatever is bothering you. 

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Your Symptoms

Symptoms can arise from absolutely anywhere. And they can come in many forms. From headaches, anxiety, stress, physical aches and pains, IBS and so on. Because Five Element acupuncture treats you as a whole, it means that symptoms are addressed indirectly. What we're treating is the root cause of any imbalance you may have. 

Symptoms are the bodies way of letting us know that something isn't quite right and that we need to take action. 

Here is an example of a number of symptoms that Five Element Acupuncture has helped people with. The symptoms below are examples, and aren't the only symptoms that can benefit from Five Element Acupuncture. Acupuncture has been shown to help with symptoms such as:

  • Headaches and migraines

  • Insomnia and sleep disorders

  • Stress, depression and anxiety

  • Muscular and skeletal pain 

  • Menstrual cramps

  • Asthma, allergies and respiratory disorders

  • Chronic back, shoulder and neck pain

  • Dental pain

  • Postoperative pain

The following links will take you to the Association of Five Element Acupuncture (AFEA) Website. Here you can find how Five Element Acupuncture  can help with these symptoms.