Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine services from Peel Acupuncture
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.
Cupping or functional release cupping is often used alongside acupuncture to improve treatment outcomes. Dysfunction within the fascial system can produce significant mobility issues and pain, and cupping is able to release problematic superficial fascia.
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.
Heat treatments using Moxibustion or an Infrared heat lamp are often combined with other TCM techniques to aid healing. Moxibustion is also traditionally used to assist in the case of a breech presentation in the third trimester of pregnancy.
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.