Your Questions About Acupuncture Answered
Does Acupuncture hurt?
Everybody perceives pain differently, it depends on how our brain is wired and although it is not completely necessary for a treatment it does enhance the healing effects immensely because of the internal change it makes. Speak to Sarah if you are unsure, she is always happy to accommodate.
What should I expect?
A relaxing, relieving 70-90 minute (depending on your case) treatment which will involve physical assessment/correction, the checking and draining of your stomach, liver, large intestine, ICV and Houston valve, cranial sacral therapy, massage, any relevant nutritional talk (please feel free to ask questions) and MET (muscular endurance technique) when necessary.
Will I feel relief after one session?
Yes, Sarah would continue the treatment until you do
How many sessions will I need?
As soon as you enter the door we start a partnership, one where both parties agree to do what is best to enable the body to heal as quickly as possible. Physical pain is the easiest to change (depending on the depth and the length of time you've had the condition), internal can take longer. Sarah will start to make the change in the body while also balancing it, giving advice when deemed necessary but ultimately it is your decision where you would like to take your wellbeing.
Can I have a treatment if I don't like acupuncture?
There is a safe but less effective treatment method we use called magnets. The magnets are made up of a group of metals called ferromagnetic metals.
Magnets have a similar effect to acupuncture but unfortunately the results are not as powerful because the current isn’t going through the skin and into blood.
What we feel and our pain threshold is individual to us. If we anticipate feeling a sensation our brain is tricking us into thinking it’s going to be heightened or lessened depending beyond our reaction to the sensation the previous time it was met. By creating an emotion before any action has been carried out gives us a preconceived perception of what is about to happen and therefore, we miss out on the present moment and the true sensation.
Magnets don’t produce as much of a sensation and allow time for the body and the mind to relax, sending us into a parasympathetic state, which is the bodies best place for healing.
If you want to try magnets as an alternate to acupuncture please just ask Sarah. While the therapeutic effects are much higher when using acupuncture there is so much more to the treatment than the acupuncture. Having the magnet therapy along with the rest of the treatment is going to do a much better job than not having the treatment at all.
A treatment with Active Balance involves Acupuncture/Magnets, Physical Therapy, Reiki, Cranial Sacral Therapy, Massage, Spine and Joint realignment, Visceral massage and when necessary Nutrition and Herbal Medicine.
Is there parking ?
There is free parking. Please follow the signs for reception.
Please make the correct arrangements to arrive in sufficient time for your appointment.
We run with back to back clients and unfortunately any time you are late will have to be deducted from your treatment.
Length of treatment?
Allow 75-90 minutes for your first consultation and treatment. Follow up treatments are 75 minutes. Phone call and text message conversations are free of charge. Please arrive 5-10 minutes early to fill in a form.
What shall I wear?
Please bring or wear shorts to your appointment and be ready before your allocated time starts.