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Ask for licensed acupuncture practitioners when you put up a task on our platform. It’s best to hire acupuncture therapists registered under professional associations. In your task post, you may ask Taskers to tell you about their training and work experience. When acupuncturists send you offers, you can look through their ratings and reviews as you choose a specialist.
Many people feel very little to no pain from acupuncture. After all, acupuncture needles are skinny. You may expect sensations like a mild and dull ache, slight tingling, heat, warmth, or itchiness. Some people also experience an electric or static-y sensation during acupuncture. These sensations may be signs that the acupuncture is working. Individuals have shared that they feel energised or relaxed after an acupuncture session. But you may expect temporary soreness from the needles.
An acupuncture session can last anywhere from 30 to 90 minutes. Typically, the therapist may leave the needles in a client’s skin for 10 to 30 minutes. Your first treatment may last longer than standard sessions. You may spend the first few minutes discussing your condition and reasons for treatment in this first visit.
According to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), some studies suggest the efficacy of acupuncture in treating some pain conditions. But there’s limited evidence about the effectiveness of acupuncture for other health issues. Still, some people believe that acupuncture balances vital energy in the human body.
Whichever type of pain you’re feeling, you may put up a task to see if acupuncture therapists can help. You may also do an initial consultation with a licensed acupuncturist or get advice from your general physician before going through acupuncture. People seek out acupuncturists for health issues like migraines, lower back pain, neck pain, and knee pain. When pain medication is not suitable, an individual may also opt for acupuncture as an alternative treatment.
Acupuncture points are believed to be areas that can stimulate nerves, muscles, and connective tissue. This stimulation may increase blood flow, activate the body’s natural healing abilities, and promote well-being. According to traditional Chinese medical theory, acupuncture points are located on meridians. The theory claims that vital energy, known as “qi” or “chi,” runs through these meridians.
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What do acupuncture services include?
Acupuncture is a centuries-old practice in traditional Chinese medicine, where they believe health results from a harmonious balance of the life force known as “qi.” Acupuncture aims to bring back the proper balance of energy flow in the body. This treatment involves inserting very thin needles into a person’s skin at specific points and varying depths.
People undergo acupuncture to relieve body pain, nausea, headaches, and many other health issues. Below are some examples of acupuncture therapy that you can book on Airtasker.
Body acupuncture is the most common type of acupuncture. Your acupuncturist inserts fine, sterile needles into various acupuncture points in your body. Each acupuncture point has a corresponding therapeutic effect.
During the treatment, your therapist asks you to lie still on your back, front, or side. Some people go into a very relaxed state and fall asleep during an acupuncture session. Body acupuncture or Chinese acupuncture may treat conditions like headaches, whooping cough, and blood pressure problems.
If your therapist requires you to visit their clinic, we can help you find a reliable driver to drive you to your appointment. You can also hire a pet sitter to look after your pet while you’re away from home.
Acupuncturists usually perform facial acupuncture after doing a regular full-body acupuncture treatment. Facial acupuncture may be a natural way to achieve younger-looking, smoother, and healthier skin. Your facial acupuncture therapist may do this treatment by inserting 40 to 70 needles on your face. This process creates minor wounds (“positive microtraumas”) on your skin.
Your body then senses the wounds and goes into repair mode. Facial acupuncture is believed to nourish the skin, even our complexion, and promote glowing skin. The punctures also stimulate collagen production to minimise fine lines and wrinkles.
An acupressure therapist presses or massages specific acupuncture points in your body. In some cases, a therapist may teach you how to locate and massage these key points yourself. Acupressure treats different types of pain, including headaches and morning sickness.
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Heat treatment and acupuncture
Your therapist places a heat lamp over the acupuncture needles to perform heat treatment. The heat travels through the needles and into your acupuncture points. This process is supposed to create a powerful therapeutic effect.
Heat treatment and acupuncture may treat sports injuries, gynaecological problems, and other painful conditions. Many people enjoy this treatment and claim to get many benefits from it.