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Owner/director, Holistic Acupuncture
Got a recent issue or long-term concern that you’ve been putting off booking an appointment for? Chances are, acupuncture could help you on the road to recovery. Beyond simple muscle or joint pain, acupuncture can be used to effectively treat a wide range of conditions – from endometriosis, fertility and pregnancy-related issues to anxiety, migraines and fatigue. We get it: the prospect of dozens of tiny needles being inserted into your skin is a bit off-putting. But the benefits of acupuncture can be felt almost instantly – and it doesn’t hurt nearly as much as you’d think.
“Our main focus is to provide a painless, relaxing and therapeutic experience for the client, which is why we only ever use the highest quality needles in our practice,” says Livia Garcia, owner/director of Holistic Acupuncture Clinic, which offers acupuncture for fertility, IVF and pregnancy. “While the feeling varies for everyone, all of our customers say that acupuncture treatments are surprisingly relaxing.”
So, what can you expect during your first acupuncture treatment? You will be asked to complete a detailed questionnaire that will help your acupuncturist tailor the treatment to address your concerns – everything from digestion to your eating and sleeping patterns. Then, your abdomen and pulse will be palpated, and your tongue will be examined to gather even more information about your health and body. After that the treatment begins, with tiny needles inserted into particular points to balance your energy or ‘chi’.
The best bit? You leave the appointment feeling relaxed, rejuvenated and excited to come back.