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Gentle Acupuncture For People Wary of Needles

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Even though acupuncture needles are extremely fine, some people are put off by the thought of needle insertion. I practice a subtle style of Japanese acupuncture called Toyohari. The use of contact, non-insertive needling is used, and a variety of metal tools are used to touch, tap, or stroke the skin surface. The treatment is therefore very gentle and non-invasive. Since the treatment is pain-free and non-invasive, it is suited to people who are wary of needles including those with needle phobia. Moxibustion, cupping, and other techniques unique to Toyohari are used. People often feel a sense of calm and well-being during the treatment itself and immediately afterwards.

If you are anxious about the thought of needles, please let me know so that I can provide this very gentle, relaxing, healing form of treatment.


‘Pointoselect’ auricular acupuncture device

For auricular, or ear acupuncture, I use a device called the Pointoselect. For people wary of needles, this device is beneficial as it delivers treatment without the use of needles. The device helps to locate acupuncture points on the ear and delivers a low frequency pulse to treat the points which have been indicated as useful by the device. 

People use auricular acupuncture to help with a range of health concerns, including:

  • Chronic pain, especially low back pain

  • Migraine

  • Anxiety

  • Insomnia

  • Cancer pain and chemotherapy side effects

  • Weight loss

  • Substance use disorder

  • Depression

  • Digestive issues

  • Allergies

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