Acupuncture For Pain Relief

Ric Chamberlain | BSc MSc PhD BAcC 


Acupuncture has been an important part of Chinese medicine for at least 2000 years. It has been used effectively and safely since then and today is still the mainstay of medical practice in China.

Chinese doctors are interested in the energy flow of the body. This energy, called Qi (pronounced chee) connects all the organs of the body. Blockages in this energy flow will result in the diseases that we are familiar with today.

These may be physical, or mental and emotional disorders.

Our Acupuncturist sees a wide range of conditions in clinic, varying from acute problems such as painful backs to more chronic conditions.

The Acupuncturist will use fine needles to restore the flow of energy and hence restore good health. Acupuncture does not rely on any external medicines or additional supplements, there is nothing added to the needles, therefore it can be used in conjunction with any medication or therapy a patient may already be engaged in.

The patients seen on a regular basis in this clinic tend to fall into three main categories: Pain management; Anxiety, stress and low mood; and Fertility / IVF issues.

Initial Consulation

The first consultation will last for about an hour during which time a full case history will be taken. This could include questions are regarding your general health, and what affects your symptoms, such as the time of day and weather.

During the consultation your pulse will be checked and your tongue examined.

Very fine needles are used and most people do not even feel them being inserted into the skin.