Acupuncture is a natural and highly effective method of healing.
Originating in China over 2000 years ago, it’s one of the oldest holistic healing methods of drug-free pain relief and is used to successfully treat a wide range of conditions ranging from back pain, neck pain, nausea, migraine headache, anxiety, depression, insomnia, infertility and morning sickness … just to name a few..
It involves inserting fine needles into specific points on the skin, to various depths, to restore balance and encourage the body to heal itself. Acupuncture doesn’t hurt but you may feel slight pressure when a needle goes in.
Although trained in many styles of acupuncture, Lesley uses the Japanese Style of acupuncture because it is virtually painless. Lesley has had clients say, “tell me when you are going to put the needles in” only to hear her say, “You already have 4 needles inserted” – They didn’t feel a thing!!
Traditional Chinese medicine explains that health is the result of a harmonious balance of the body’s life force known as qi (pronounced chee). Qi is said to flow through meridians (pathways) in the human body. If the flow of qi in the meridians becomes blocked or there is an inadequate supply of qi, then the body fails to maintain harmony and balance, resulting in disease or illness. If the needles are inserted into these points in the correct combinations the energy flow can be restored to proper balance.
Acupuncture focuses as much on the prevention of illness as on the treatment and assists in the maintenance of general well-being.
The frequency and number of treatments will obviously differ from person to person and the condition being treated. Many of my patients have experienced dramatic relief in the first treatment. However, for chronic or long-term conditions, one to two treatments per week may be necessary until relief is achieved. For acute issues, fewer visits are needed.