By treating several people at the same time we make acupuncture affordable and accessible to to a greater community. Acupuncture in China is a peoples medicine, an effective, affordable and environmental friendly method that can really contribute to the health care system. In Sweden acupuncture is mostly used for treating pain, but the World Health Organisation WHO lists a number of different areas for acupuncture, such as
-headache, migraine, nausea, dizziness
-pain (chronic and acute)
-menopausal syndrome, PMS, dysmennorrea
-insomnia, anxienty, depression
-tiredness, stress, recurrent infections and colds
What is community acupuncture?
The community acupuncture concept has a similar set up all over the world: several people get treated at the same time, in a relaxed atmosphere that enhances the treatment effect. Either you sit in a comfortable recliner, or on a massage table. Most times you do not need to take off your clothes, we needle points mainly on the arms, legs and head. While the needles are working, you can lean back and have a relaxing moment for yourself. The treatment lasts for 30-60 min. The first session we will make a more thourough questioning about your health and symtoms, to make a diagnosis neccessary for selecting the right points for you.
Acupuncture is practised by using very thin sterile needles that are inserted some millimeters to a couple of centimeters under the skin. When the needle penetrates the skin you can feel a slight stinge, like a mosquito bite. Soon after that many people experience a sensation of warmth when the needle hits the acupunture point. This is usually a pleasant and relaxing experience and is a sign that the needle is affecting your Qi and the nervous system. There are hundreds of acupuncture points all over the body, but the acupuncturist will choose between 1 to 20 points for each treatment. The points are selected individually for each patient, after a diagnosis is made by questioning and looking at the tongue and feeling the pulse. The needles will then do their work for anything between 10 to 60 minutes. Many people experience the acupunture as very relaxing, and many fall asleep during the treatment.
Read more about what kind of symtoms can be treated with acupuncture...
If you are very scared of needles, we can use other methods like tui na, shiatsu, or herbal treatment.
The treatment costs
First session 400 kr, ca 60 min incl questioning + treatment
5-card, 5 treatments 800 kr
Single treatments 350 kr (if you do not want to buy the 5-card)
Acupuncture in combination with massage, tuina or shiatsu costs depending on the amount of massage needed or wanted. For example 20 min massage + acupuncture = 200 kr + 1 clip on your 5-card
Research has shown that acupuncture works through the hormonal-, nervous- and cirkulatory systems. The needles stimulate the release of chemical neuro transmittors and the impulses reaches the brain via the electro chemical communication of the nervous system. Several different levels of the central nervous system is probably causing the healing effects of acupuncture. Depending on how the needle is stimulated and which points are unsed, either the sympathetic (yang) or the parasympathetic (yin) nervous system will be affected.
Read more about research on Svenska Akupunkturförbundets webpage..
Acupuncturists at ShenDao: Ingela , Yogev and Andy
You can also get acupuncture at Frötuna gård