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Acupuncture is a relatively painless and deeply relaxing experience when practised by a licensed and well-trained professional. The stainless steel needles are single-use, hair-thin and should feel almost imperceptible when inserted.

Both the National Institutes of Health and the World Health Organisation have recognised the benefits of acupuncture in treating a wide variety of conditions, including:

Acupuncture is also effectively used to treat pain, including:

  • low back pain

  • sciatica

  • post op hip replacement support

  • frozen shoulder

  • knee pain

  • ankle/foot pain (including plantar fasciitis).

For more information, including clinical studies, see the WHO’s own review here.


What Happens at Your First Acupuncture Treatment with Larissa

We begin by discussing your treatment goals and medical history. This is followed by the classic ‘ten questions’ regarding your condition and overall health. Finally, we will measure your pulse and inspect your tongue.

Your main course of treatment may include the use of acupuncture, Chinese herbs, moxabustion, cupping, lasers, electro-stim and therapeutic yoga poses.

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