About Auricular Acupuncture
The AcuMedical Centre is owned by Michelle De Jager that is a trained “Acupuncture Detoxification Practitioner” registered with the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association aka NADA.
The services of AcuMedical can be used by individuals (children, adolescents and adults), rehab centers, trauma centers, prisons, psychiatric/mental health centers, disaster relief, pastoral care, hospitals, clinics, Dr’s and other specialists in single or group sessions. The benefit of making use of Auricular Acupuncture is that it is a non-verbal and non-performance based therapy. In other words you don’t have to talk about what it bothering you, but still reap the benefits of physical and emotional healing. Perfect for traumatized, grieving clients or anyone that could be too ashamed to speak about what is the matter.
Please note that medication must still be taken with serious neurological and physical ailments. You can however tell your doctor that you have added this treatment so he/she can take it into account should the time come to wean you off your medication. Do not leave your medication without discussing it with your doctor first as neurological medication should be taken very serious as it could have severe consequence if not taken promptly as usual.
What is Ear Acupuncture?
Auricular Acupuncture / Ear Acupuncture:
A type of acupuncture in which thin needles are inserted at specific points on the outer ear to control pain and other symptoms. Auricular acupuncture is a diagnostic and treatment system based on normalizing the body's dysfunction through stimulation of definite points on the ear. Auricular Acupuncture seeds are also used for patients that are afraid of needles. These are placed on specific points on the outer ear. Origin of “Auricular” Acupuncture: In 1957, Dr Paul Nogier a physician resident in Lyons, France, first presented his observations with regards to medical correspondences of the ear. It has since been primarily developed at Lincoln Hospital, a city owned facility in the South Bronx. The “Substance Abuse Division” at Lincoln is a State licensed treatment program which has provided more than 500,000 treatments in the past 20 years.
What to Expect
At AcuMedical we focus primarily on the master points.
We’ll ask you a few questions about your:
- sleeping habits
- past or current medical issues
- mental health concerns
- diet and digestion
You may experience the following during treatment:
- You become comfortable with your thoughts
- You let go of tension and preoccupations
- Some may experience a very light kind of sedation; very calm. May stare into space for 45 minutes
- You may want to sleep during treatment
- The detox process occurs almost immediately
It’s also best to avoid acupuncture if you:
- are pregnant, as some points can induce labor
- have a pacemaker, which could be affected by the mild electric pulse that’s sometimes used with acupuncture needles
Tackles a Range of Health Problems
Remember firstly that this is a tool that is used alongside all sorts of other things to keep you well, and that the benefits of auricular acupuncture are proven by research.