Traditional acupuncture is a gentle and safe treatment that uses acupuncture to restore flow and movement to the body. By stimulating muscle fibres, blood flow and energy pathways, it can be used to relieve pain, restore movement, unblock blockages and nourish deficiencies, restoring homeostasis and balancing yin and yang energy in the body.
How it Works
We have a Three-Phase Treatment System to help you balance and restore the health and vitality of your body.
Cosmetica Acupuncture’s Three-Phase Treatment System for Traditional Acupuncture:
1. The Traditional Phase
Goal: Harmonise and balance the body’s energy
In the first phase, we harmonise and balance energy in the body through the treatment of acupuncture points. This phase of treatment is designed to improve the body’s natural functions and promote the process of self-healing. We achieve this by stimulating acupuncture points to correct energy channels.
There are over 300 acupuncture points on the body, each with unique and specific functions. Your practitioner will first diagnose you using a Chinese medicine diagnosis, using this diagnosis to then carefully select points that are right for you.
2. The Modern Phase
Goal: Relieve pain and physical dysfunction
In the second phase, we address physical obstructions by treating Ashi (ah-she) points.
Ashi points are different to traditional acupuncture points. They are painful stagnant areas in the body that can vary from person to person. We include this phase of treatment because we understand that sometimes illness can be more than an energy imbalance; it can also be a physical obstruction. To help restore the health and vitality of your body, we treat Ashi points to reduce your pain and increase movement.
3. The Extra Phase
Goal: Increase the overall effectiveness of treatment
In the third phase, at the discretion of your practitioner, other treatment techniques may be introduced into treatment.
The treatment techniques themselves can be used safely and effectively as standalone techniques, or be prescribed in combination with acupuncture. Treatment with us means you get extra access to a wide range of treatments, other than acupuncture alone. We strive to get you the best results possible.