Our ear acupuncture treatments are available on a drop-in basis. You will be in a room where other people are also being treated.
The practitioner will take some basic information about you, and answer any questions you may have. You will then have five small, sterile, single-use needles inserted into each ear.
These needles are very fine, typically having a diameter of 0.2mm, approximately the thickness of two sheets of copying paper. The needles are mounted in a cylindrical handle, which is all you can see when you are treated.
As the needles are inserted, the practitioner will ask you to breathe slowly in and out. You may feel a slight tingling sensation, or you may feel nothing at all.
You will also be offered a cup of detox tea to drink during the treatment. This helps to calm the nerves and clears the body of toxins.
Once the needles are there, it is very important to rest quietly and relax for 35 to 45 minutes in a comfortable and relaxed position with the feet on the floor and legs uncrossed.
Afterwards the needles are removed and you are free to go.