This is the most common type of acupuncture – what most people believe acupuncture to be. Fine needles are inserted into the body, carefully placed into acupressure points. These points are placed all over the body from your head to the end of your toes. Body acupuncture is used to treat the widest variety of presenting conditions.
It is believed in Chinese medicine that there are acupressure points in the ear that correspond to many areas of the body. Using extra fine needles, these can be stimulated and aid recovery. Quite often, if you are visiting Lynne for treatment to aid with fertility, you may find that she recommends some auricular acupuncture. Addictions such as smoking and drinking are often treated with this type of acupuncture.
This type of treatment is used alongside the body acupuncture. The difference here is that there are small electrical currents passed through the needles to aid stimulation at the acupressure point. A variety of conditions can be treated using this method.
This type of treatment involves Lynne massaging or pressing on the acupressure points around the body. This treatment can also be taught so that you can continue to massage your points when you are not in a consultation. Particular success is found with patients that are experiencing migraines or mums to be who are experiencing morning sickness.
Small amounts of herbs are connected to the acupuncture needles and gently lit so that the herb smoulders. It is used to assist with warmth in the body and patients often experience a sudden warm feeling when having this treatment type.