Prebirth Acupuncture – What is it? When to start?

Acupuncture is increasingly being recommended as a pre birthing treatment and is currently used routinely in hospitals in Germany and by trained Midwives in New Zealand. It involves the use of specific Acupuncture points mostly located on the legs that

Acupuncture and Period Pain

In the scientific world, period pain is called Primary Dysmenorrhea and it is when it occurs for no known reason. Endometriosis and Adenomyosis are considered separate diagnosis so these studies are not considered relevant to those conditions, stay tuned for

Acupuncture and Stress

This review by Qian-Qian Li et al 2013 found there's emerging evidence to suggest the way Acupuncture works is to alleviate the 'fight or flight' response and restore balance within the brain and in the body. "Emerging evidence indicates that Acupuncture treatment not

Turning Breech Babies with Moxibustion

The use of moxibustion (moxa) applied to the little toe has been used in Chinese hospitals to treat breech presentations for decades, however the research to date, although promising, is not yet sufficient for this method to be incorporated into

Acupuncture & IVF

For the latest research from 2018, you can read my referenced blog article here Although earlier systematic reviews found that evidence for the effectiveness of Acupuncture used to support IVF or other assisted reproductive technology was “unclear”, a more recent

What about herbs?

Do I need them? As trained Chinese Herbalists as well as Acupuncturists, you can rest assured you're in safe hands. During your Initial Consultation, our job is to ascertain the most effective way to relieve your symptoms, as quickly as

What if I don’t want Acupuncture?

We are very passionate acupuncture, love what it does and how it makes us feel afterwards so we encourage everyone to try it at least once. We do everything possible to ensure its gentle and relaxing experience for you. However

How Long Does It Take To Work?

This will depend on the type of condition, the severity of it, how long you've had it and whether we are just alleviating symptoms or working to also prevent reoccurrence. People generally have one of four responses to their first Acupuncture treatment:

How Will I feel After Acupuncture?

Most people feel lovely and calm and relaxed after an Acupuncture session. This is one of the best parts of Acupuncture is that it relaxes you whilst working to heal you. Some people feel a bit sleepy after the treatment

Will Acupuncture Hurt?

At Embrace Acupuncture, your comfort and happiness are our greatest concern. Super fine, pain minimising needles are coupled with the gentlest techniques to leave you feeling calm and relaxed. Some points are chosen close to the effected area (eg on