Below are a list of the most frequently asked questions. If you find yours is not listed, please contact Hannah on 07885633308
How often do I need to have acupuncture?
Recommended course: once a week for three weeks. With acute conditions, you may need less. For example if you just tweaked your wrist, and you booked an acupuncture session within the week- one treatment may be enough.
Often, people try Acupuncture because they have tried ‘everything else’ these chronic issues will take more time to heal and therefore more sessions of Acupuncture.
After the three weeks, it’s important to discuss how much the acupuncture has benefited you. If improvement is seen- your acupuncture sessions are reduced to fortnightly (2 weeks) and then monthly.
Does Acupuncture Hurt?
Most of the time no. You can feel sensations such as tingling, heaviness of the limbs; these are all considered good reactions. On the rare occasion a needle may feel uncomfortable, just let Hannah know and she will remove the needle.
What should I wear?
It’s important that you feel comfortable! If in doubt bring shorts and wear a vest under your top Feel free to message or call Hannah before hand if your need more specific outlines. During your treatment maintaining your privacy and dignity is prioritised, you will be given at least one towel and time alone to get comfortable on the treatment bed.
What conditions could it help?
– Acute & chronic pain: Sciatica, back pain, neck pain, carpal tunnel, frozen shoulder, runners knee, etc.
– Sports injuries
– Migraines, headaches, sinusitis
– Anxiety, depression, sleeping irregularities
– Skin conditions: dermatitis, rosacea, etc.
– Menstrual irregularities and menopausal symptoms such as hot flush, night sweats, fatigue
Do I pay with Cash or Card??
Either! You can pay with Cash – however it’ll need to be exact as no change is given. Or you can pay with Contactless on your phone or Card.
Can I bring a friend?
Yes, however it is important that you relax during the session, it is not a social opportunity. But if you feel apprehensive and want to bring someone with you – you are welcome to.
Is it a relaxing treatment?
Yes! Acupuncture stimulates your body to heal itself, the best thing you can do is to just relax, enjoy the music and stay still! Feel free to ask Hannah any questions.
I’m scared of needles but I need help with my condition
Please discuss this with Hannah, you may still be able to have acupuncture. It depends on how severe your phobia is. Acupuncture Needles are very thin! Call Hannah and arrange to come in for a free consultation, where Hannah will show you the needles used and give you time to decide whether you would like to book in for a treatment or not.
I have had acupuncture from a chiropractor. Why is this different?
Chiropractors, GPS, Physiotherapists train in what we call Western Acupuncture. Your physical condition is treated for example back pain.
Here at Wirral Acupuncture, Hannah is trained in Traditional Chinese Medicine, this means it follows a holistic approach. Holistic means the treatment of the WHOLE person, taking into account their mental and social factors rather than just the symptoms of a disease.
This ensures that if something mental or emotional may be causing your back pain, this too will be addressed in your treatment.
To read more about what holistic means check out the blog post here