The goal of acupuncture is to re-establish healthy body function by restoring the natural circulation of energy, or life force known in Chinese medicine as Qi. Qi is a fundamental concept of everyday Chinese culture which is simply defined as “air” or “breath” and more comprehensively as “life force” or “spiritual energy” that is part of everything that exists. Traditional Chinese medicine believes there is constant interaction between Qi of the body and Qi of the environment. Internal Qi is said to protect against harmful Qi. If Qi is weak, resistance is lowered and you may become ill. If strong, Qi acts as a defence. Along the body’s meridians, there are over 500 acupuncture points. Good Qi is thought to be restored to these areas by stimulation with needles, although occasionally massage, herbs, or suction cups may be used on these points.
Acupuncture is described as an effective form of preventive medicine because it helps detect and treat energy imbalances before they lead to disease. It can also treat specific disorders to relieve symptoms, help reduce complications and recurrences, or can be used for the maintenance treatment of a long term problem, possibly reducing the need for medication or surgery. The acupuncture practitioner takes note of your current medical history, current medications and present day complaints. Combining this information with pulse and tongue diagnosis assists the practitioner to determine a diagnosis and formulate a treatment principal through the many different traditional methods available to them.
We have programs that focus on pain relief, injury recovery, stress relief, enhancing fitness, addressing anxiety and anti-aging.
At our Health Chat you can discuss which of our programs best fits your need.
We recommend you complete the whole of one of our programs to achieve the optimal outcome. These therapies work best and elicit greater change on the body’s physiology when done in a consistent and methodical way.
To really achieve a difference in your health, you will need to commit to 2-3 sessions per week.
We realise that each of our programs involves a significant financial commitment. While we encourage people to book all of their sessions and pay for the program up front, we do accept sessional payments. For details of the cost of our programs click here.
While insurance companies all support the concept of wellness and wellbeing, they have a limited number of therapies that they will cover to achieve this: acupuncture and remedial massage are the only aspects of the programs that are covered.
If you decide to do one of our programs you will, subject to availability, have unlimited access to the infrared sauna and PEMF that relate to your program.
These therapies include one or more of the following: PEMF (pulsed electromagnetic field therapy), far infra-red saunas and intermittent hypoxic therapy. Ring and ask to speak to our wellness consultant and she will guide you to the therapy or therapies of most benefit to you.
While we recommend people attend three sessions per week, we recognise this may not be possible for everyone. We encourage you to think seriously about what your priorities are and how you can manage your commitments prior to beginning the program. We have had some clients who have derived benefit from doing two sessions per week as this is all they are able to commit to. The gains may be slower to perceive and are different for every individual.
The best time to start the program is when you are able to make the personal commitment to yourself to complete the program and you are ready to attend to the aspects of your wellbeing that are important to you. The wellness consultants are here to support you through wellness coaching and facilitation of the therapies. Your role is to be present, aware and committed to the process.
Yes. All therapies available at WoW can be accessed individually and plans are available for the Infrared Saunas, Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy and Intermittent Hypoxic Therapy.
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