Acupuncture

Acupuncture is an ancient medicine that’s perfect for the modern world. It emphasises physical, mental and spiritual well-being. It is based on the theory that energy or Qi (pronounced Chi) flows through our bodies in pathways called meridians. When the energy or the Qi is blocked, illness and pain occur. Acupuncture can unblock, balance and help Qi to flow more freely and therefore aid the healing process.

Acupuncture is gentle, natural and holistic in nature. After chatting with your practitioner about your concerns, you then relax on a soft table, listen to soothing music and enjoy the healing properties of a heated UV lamp while receiving your acupuncture treatment. Most people experience deep relaxation and calm during their treatments. It’s also common to use other TCM therapies such as acupressure massage, moxibustion, cupping, gua sha (gentle scraping) and deep breathing to aid healing. 

Most people are aware that acupuncture can help with pain: back pain, knee pain, shoulder pain and menstrual pain to name a few. But Acupuncture also helps the body to get back into balance after an illness or trauma.


Here is a list from the WHO (World Health Organization) of conditions in which acupuncture can be beneficial.​

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 Acupuncture can also help with many non-pain related issues such as:

  • Low energy level

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Panic Attacks

  • Mood Swings

  • Emotional Outbursts

  • Concentration and Focus

  • Oedema / Water retention

  • Indigestion

  • Irregular periods

  • Asthma

  • Insomnia

  • Allergies

  • Headache and migraines

  • Skin Issues such as acne or eczema 

  • Fertility issues

  • Pregnancy / delivery preparation

During pregnancy Acupuncture can help with: 

  • Morning Sickness

  • Pubic Symphysis Pain

  • Re-positioning of Breeched Baby

  • Lower Back Pain

  • Labour Induction

  • Irregular Periods

  • PMS

  • Frequent Miscarriages

Our Acupuncturist

Roxanne Issurdat - Acupuncturist

Roxanne is a US-licensed acupuncturist with a Master’s degree in Oriental Medicine from the Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH).   She is also a certified Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist with the American National Acupuncture Detoxification Association. 

Roxanne believes Acupuncture and Chinese medicine work at the deepest levels to bring your body into balance. She knows first hand the toll of dealing with a chronic health condition, and this experience allows her to partner more effectively with her patients as they progress on their healing journey.  Her treatments focus not only on relieving symptoms but also on improving the overall well-being of her patients.