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Acupuncture is based on the concepts of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). It serves to maintain good health as well as to treat medical conditions by returning the body to its dynamic state of balance.

A wide variety of acute and chronic conditions can be managed by acupuncture. It can be used to treat musculoskeletal and pain related conditions, digestive problems, neurological conditions, stress related disorders and also to maintain good health.

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Acupuncture is a widely-used treatment in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). It helps to maintain good health and treat various medical conditions by restoring the body's state of balance. Needles are inserted at specific acu-points to stimulate the body’s natural healing responses. Research has shown that acupuncture can improve blood circulation and trigger the release of natural painkillers.

Vacuum cupping is a complementary therapeutic technique where plastic cups are used to apply suction on the body in accordance to the concepts of TCM. This opens up the pores, promotes blood circulation, removes toxins and realigns energy in the body. Vacuum cupping eliminates the risk of burns which comes with traditional flame cupping.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the treatment like?

Fine stainless steel needles are inserted at specific acu-points in the body. Heat or electrical stimulation may be used to boost the therapeutic effect. The treatment lasts for about 20 minutes, after which the needles are removed. If cupping is required, the cups will be left on for about 5 minutes.

Does the treatment hurt?

Very fine needles are used in acupuncture so most people feel little or no pain. There may be temporary soreness. Patients often feel energised or relaxed after the treatment. Cupping is usually painless.

Are the needles sterilised?

We use pre-sterilised, individually-packed disposable needles, which minimise the chances of infection.

How do I prepare for the treatment?

  • Bring along your identification document and relevant past medical records or films.
  • Do not come on an empty stomach or eat a heavy meal before the treatment.
  • Wear comfortable clothes.

How many sessions do I need?

This varies with every individual. The therapist will discuss with you the treatment plan on your first visit. In general, chronic conditions will require more sessions.

How do I make an appointment?

You may get a referral letter from your doctor or specialist before calling our appointment hotline at Admiralty Medical Centre or Khoo Teck Puat Hospital.

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