Acupuncture the ancient holistic therapy that promotes all-over wellbeing is now available at La Spa Therapie Malahide! So what is acupuncture and what exactly are the benefits of sticking lots of tiny little needles into your skin? And does it hurt?
Well, La Spa’s resident acupuncture expert, Frederic Simeoni, is here to explain
Hi, I’m Frederic, and I am your acupuncture therapist at La Spa Therapie Malahide.
Acupuncture promotes physical and emotional wellbeing and relieves pain and discomfort caused by bodily imbalances. This ancient Chinese holistic therapy involves inserting fine sterilised needles into predetermined points on your body in order to restore health and promote wellbeing.
Acupuncture isn’t painful. The sensation of acupuncture points being inserted can feel unusual if it’s your first time, and certain acupuncture points may be more sensitive than others, but the initial sensation is very short-lived and the end result is very calming and pleasing.
The reason I highly recommend acupuncture is because it is such an holistic treatment with a host of benefits, including:
Our diet, mental stresses and hectic lifestyles can play havoc with our energy (what the Chinese refer to as Qi). Acupuncture helps to redress the balance by applying acupuncture needles to points on the body that are deficient and in need of energy. The result is an overall feeling of improved health and vitality. Respiratory conditions like asthma, allergies, sinusitis and rhinitis are all relieved with acupuncture. Acupuncture can also have a positive effect on strengthening your immune system, relieving premenstrual and menopausal symptoms, sleep disturbances and insomnia.
Depression, anxiety, fatigue, mood swings emotional side-effects of a physical imbalance can all be addressed with acupuncture treatment. Acupuncture pressure points on your body access both your physical and emotional needs and the insertion of acupuncture needles at those points redresses that balance wherever it is needed. After an acupuncture session you will feel both physically and emotionally recharged.
Regular acupuncture treatment is a great way to relieve stress as the acupuncture needles re-balance your energy flow, drain away stress and strain and totally relax body and mind.
Relief of chronic and acute bodily pains is one of the most common applications of acupuncture treatment. Ailments such as arthritis, back and neck pain, joint sprains, digestive discomfort, menstrual aches, migraines and headaches can all be relieved by acupuncture.
Acupuncture has been practised the world over for thousands of years and is still praised today as a life-enhancing treatment suitable for all ages and lifestyles. Celebrities like Elle Macpherson, Gyneth Paltrow and many high-profie athletes proclaim the benefits of acupuncture.
If you’d like to know more before you try, call in for a consultation and I’ll answer all of your questions. I’m happy to help!
What do you think about acupuncture? Are you already a devotee or are you thinking about trying it for the first time? Let us know your thoughts.