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What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a fundamental practice within traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), involving the insertion of fine needles into specific points along the body’s meridians—energy pathways that circulate Qi, or vital energy.

This ancient therapy aims to restore the balance and flow of Qi to address various health issues caused by disruptions in this energy flow. By stimulating precise acupuncture points, it is believed to trigger the release of natural painkillers and neurotransmitters, promoting healing and wellness.

Acupuncture effectively treats conditions such as chronic pain, headaches, stress, digestive problems, fertility concerns, and more. As a complementary therapy, it’s gaining recognition in Western medicine for its potential benefits.

Utilizing thin, sterile needles, acupuncture is safe when performed by a qualified practitioner. However, consulting our physicians before starting acupuncture is essential for personalized guidance.

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Acupuncture 针灸

Standard acupuncture
- General health
- Pain Management
- Stroke

$75/session

Specialized acupuncture
- Fertility
- Hair loss
- Weight management
- Facial
- Labour induction^

$100/session

Additional needles (per area)

$15/session

Auricular (ear) acupuncture

$15/session

Prices exclude GST.
^Treatments are done by certain physicians only
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Moxibustion 艾灸

Moxibustion^

$50/session

Smokeless moxibustion lamp

$30/session

Acupuncture moxi (on top of acupuncture price)^

$15/session

Prices exclude GST.
^Treatments are done by certain physicians only

Packages 配套

Specialized acupuncture + consult
(3 sessions)

$400

Specialized acupuncture + consult
(6 sessions)

$750

Specialized acupuncture + consult
(10 sessions)

$1150

Standard acupuncture + consult
(3 sessions)

$350

Standard acupuncture + consult
(6 sessions)

$650

Standard acupuncture + consult
(10 sessions)

$1000

Terms and Conditions:
1. Packages have no expiry date
2. Prices subjected to GST

What can we treat with acupuncture?

Acupuncture, a key component of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), is believed to stimulate specific points on the body to restore the flow of energy (Qi) along pathways called meridians. While its effectiveness and mechanisms are still being studied, acupuncture is known to be used for various conditions and concerns. Some of the conditions that people seek acupuncture for include:

  1. Pain Management: Acupuncture is widely recognized for its potential to alleviate pain. It is commonly used to manage chronic pain conditions such as lower back pain, neck pain, osteoarthritis, migraines, and headaches.

  2. Stress and Anxiety: Acupuncture sessions may help reduce stress, anxiety, and depression by promoting relaxation and aiding in the release of endorphins, the body’s natural painkillers.

  3. Digestive Issues: Acupuncture is believed to aid in improving digestion and relieving symptoms associated with conditions like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), indigestion, and nausea.

  4. Fertility Support: Some individuals seek acupuncture as a complementary therapy to support fertility by potentially regulating menstrual cycles, improving ovarian function, and reducing stress levels.

  5. Complement Assisted Reproductive Procedures: Acupuncture can help with improving outcomes of IUI and IVF. Whether its an egg quality issue, or AMH, our physicians are well versed in their knowledge of western fertility treatments to customized the complementary treatment to increase the odds of conceiving. (Check out our article on acupuncture for IVF here)
  6. Allergies and Respiratory Conditions: Acupuncture is sometimes used to alleviate symptoms associated with allergies, asthma, sinusitis, and other respiratory issues.

  7. Insomnia and Sleep Disorders: Acupuncture sessions may help improve sleep quality and alleviate insomnia by promoting relaxation and reducing stress.

  8. Women’s Health: Apart from fertility support, acupuncture is used for menstrual irregularities, menopausal symptoms, and other gynecological concerns.

  9. Withdrawal symptoms and cravings: Acupuncture is sometimes utilized to support individuals in managing withdrawal symptoms and cravings.

  10. Supportive Care in Chronic Conditions: Acupuncture might offer relief as a complementary therapy for chronic conditions like fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, and neuropathic pain.

  11. Wellness and Preventative Health: Some people choose acupuncture as a part of their wellness routine to maintain overall health, promote balance in the body, and prevent illness.

  12. Headaches and Migraines: Acupuncture is commonly used to alleviate the frequency and intensity of headaches, including tension headaches and migraines.

  13. Musculoskeletal Pain: Acupuncture is sought after for managing various musculoskeletal conditions such as back pain, neck pain, osteoarthritis, and sports injuries by reducing pain and inflammation.

  14. Menstrual and Reproductive Health: Apart from fertility support, acupuncture might help regulate menstrual cycles, alleviate premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and ease symptoms associated with menopause.

  15. Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia: Acupuncture may assist in managing symptoms related to chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia by reducing pain and improving energy levels.

  16. Neurological Conditions: Some individuals seek acupuncture as a complementary therapy for conditions like neuropathy, multiple sclerosis, and stroke recovery to manage symptoms and improve quality of life. (Check out our article on post-stroke recovery here)

  17. Immune Support: Acupuncture is thought to support the immune system by regulating immune responses, potentially assisting individuals with autoimmune conditions.

  18. Post Covid symptoms: There are many post Covid symptoms people face such as running nose, loss of taste, fatigue, migraines and the list goes on. Acupuncture can also assist with alleviating these symptoms

There are many other conditions that acupuncture can assist too such as hair loss, morning sickness (some say the entire day) during pregnancy, fatigue, slimming, facial lifting and acne. Do consult with our Physicians so they can find out the root of your problem and advise on the suitable treatments.
Can acupuncture cure cancer?

Acupuncture is considered a complementary therapy in cancer care, utilized to help manage certain symptoms and side effects associated with cancer and its treatments. While acupuncture doesn’t treat cancer itself, it can be beneficial in supporting patients by addressing various aspects of their well-being during their cancer journey. Some ways acupuncture may help individuals with cancer include:

  1. Pain Management: Acupuncture is known for its potential to alleviate different types of pain, including cancer-related pain. It can help reduce discomfort by stimulating specific points on the body, potentially triggering the release of endorphins, the body’s natural pain-relieving chemicals.

  2. Nausea and Vomiting: Cancer treatments such as chemotherapy or radiation often cause nausea and vomiting. Acupuncture has shown promise in reducing these treatment-related side effects, potentially improving the quality of life for cancer patients.

  3. Fatigue and Sleep Disturbances: Cancer and its treatments can lead to fatigue and sleeping difficulties. Acupuncture sessions may help in managing fatigue and improving sleep patterns by promoting relaxation and reducing stress.

  4. Anxiety and Stress Reduction: Many cancer patients experience high levels of stress and anxiety. Acupuncture sessions are believed to help in reducing these emotional symptoms by inducing relaxation and supporting emotional well-being.

  5. Supporting Immune Function: Some studies suggest that acupuncture might have an immunomodulatory effect, potentially supporting the immune system during cancer treatments. However, more research is needed to fully understand this aspect.

  6. Support during Treatment: Acupuncture may be used as a supportive therapy during cancer treatments like chemotherapy and radiation therapy. It’s essential to coordinate with healthcare providers to ensure safety and appropriateness of timing in incorporating acupuncture alongside conventional treatments.

  7. Improving Quality of Life: Overall, acupuncture is believed to contribute to improving the quality of life for cancer patients by addressing various physical and emotional symptoms, providing a sense of relaxation, and supporting general well-being.

It’s important to note that while many cancer patients find acupuncture beneficial, it should not replace conventional cancer treatments. Instead, it should complement these treatments as a part of a comprehensive care plan. Additionally, cancer patients should consult with their oncologists or healthcare providers before starting acupuncture or any complementary therapy to ensure safety and proper integration with their treatment regimen. Our licensed physicians are experienced in working with cancer patients and can provide appropriate guidance and care.

Is acupuncture painful?

You will feel mild discomfort when the needles are inserted through the skin. Once the needles are in place, your physician may gently manipulate them to stimulate the acupuncture points in your body. During this stimulation, you may feel some soreness, ache, heaviness and even electric current passing through the acupuncture point. This sensation is perfectly normal. However, if you do feel that the stimulation is too much for your comfort, do let your physician know so that they will adjust the needling according to your comfort level.

Many patients say that most of the pain come from the fear of needles. But most of the time the needles do not cause much pain beyond the feel of a tiny prick (sometimes patients don’t feel it at all)

Can I do acupuncture on an empty stomach?

It is not advisable to do acupuncture on an empty stomach. It is very common for you to experience a drop in blood sugar level or a drop in your blood pressure during your acupuncture session. When your sugar level or blood pressure is too low, you may experience dizziness or even fainting during your acupuncture session. Therefore, it is very important not to do acupuncture on an empty stomach. 

Fret not if you’ve arrived on an empty stomach! Each of our clinics boasts a delightful tea and snack bar to ensure your acupuncture experience isn’t accompanied by a growling tummy. Sit back, savor a refreshing beverage, nibble on a tasty snack, and embark on your wellness journey feeling fully satisfied and energized. Your comfort and enjoyment are paramount, so let’s make your visit a delightful and nourishing one!

What do I have to wear for an acupuncture session?

It is very important that you wear loose clothing which are comfortable for you. Wearing tight-fitting clothing may not allow your physician to do acupuncture on areas where the clothing is too tight. No worries if you are not prepared as we have sarong towels and sarongs available for your use in each clinic

Are the acupuncture needles re-used?

Our needles come in various lengths and thickness, from local suppliers that are licensed by HSA. All needles are discarded in biohazard containers after use. Be rest assured that the needles are all new and clean.

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