• Initial Diagnosis:

    Before commencing the acupuncture treatment, our registered Chinese medicine practitioners will conduct an initial diagnosis to understand your health condition and concerns, enabling them to provide professional analysis.

  • Customized Acupuncture Treatment Plan:

    Based on the consultation results, the Chinese medicine practitioner will develop a personalized acupuncture treatment plan tailored to your needs.

  • Acupuncture Treatment:

    We will perform the acupuncture treatment in a quiet and comfortable environment. For the procedure, we use extremely fine, disposable, and sterile needles to ensure safety and hygiene.

  • Treatment Follow-up:

    After completing the acupuncture treatment, our registered Chinese medicine practitioners will follow up on your progress and adjust the acupuncture treatment plan accordingly. If necessary, consecutive acupuncture sessions will be recommended to achieve optimal acupuncture results.

Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture Therapy

Acupuncture holds a significant position within traditional Chinese medicine, and for some patients, the recommendation for acupuncture is even higher than Chinese herbal medicine or other therapies. The history of Chinese medicine acupuncture therapy dates back to ancient texts such as the Huangdi Neijing, which documented the use of acupuncture for treatment. The Huangdi Neijing provides detailed information about the body's twelve meridians, fifteen collaterals, twelve tendons, and twelve divergent meridians. It elaborates on the various acupuncture points of the body and provides specific instructions on the techniques and methods of acupuncture. It also covers the efficacy of acupuncture, its applicability, and contraindications.

Over time, acupuncture has evolved into the commonly used stainless steel needles, gold needles, silver needles, as well as the use of moxibustion with herbs like mugwort, ginger, and garlic. The acceptance of acupuncture among modern individuals has increased, resulting in a higher recommendation for acupuncture. Acupuncture in Hong Kong is widely practiced, and there are numerous Chinese medicine clinics that provide acupuncture services. When seeking acupuncture recommendations, it is important to focus on the acupuncture knowledge and needling techniques of the Chinese medicine practitioner, as both are necessary for effective treatment of ailments.

The chief Chinese medicine practitioner at Harmonic Health Medical Centre, where acupuncture is recommended, possesses extensive knowledge of various acupuncture theories and principles within Chinese medicine. They have accumulated rich clinical experience in acupuncture in Hong Kong and combine it with modern medical knowledge and skilled needling techniques. They aim to promote healthy circulation of Qi and blood throughout the body for different patients. The acupuncture efficacy at Harmonic Health Medical Centre is highly assured, making it a reliable choice for acupuncture recommendations.

Principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture

The principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) acupuncture are based on the core concepts of TCM. TCM believes that the health of the human body depends on the balance and circulation of Qi and blood within the body. It recognizes the close connection between different parts of the body and suggests that by stimulating specific acupuncture points, these connections can be adjusted. This adjustment can regulate the flow of Qi and blood, thereby influencing the physiological and psychological states of the body and achieving therapeutic effects for various diseases.

  • Circulation of Qi and Blood

    In TCM, Qi and blood are regarded as essential sources for maintaining human life. Qi refers to the energy or vitality within the body, while blood refers to the body's fluids and nutrients. The balance and circulation of Qi and blood are crucial for overall health, as any blockage or imbalance can lead to the occurrence of diseases. 

  • Acupuncture Points and Meridians

    TCM recognizes hundreds of acupuncture points distributed throughout the body, which are interconnected through meridians. Meridians are imaginary energy channels that connect various organs and tissues within the body. Through acupuncture, specific points on these meridians can be stimulated, influencing the corresponding organs and tissues, and regulating their functions to achieve therapeutic effects. 

  • Regulation of Qi

    Acupuncture in TCM can regulate the flow of Qi by stimulating acupuncture points. It can increase the supply of Qi or remove blockages within the body. This helps restore the balance of Qi and promotes the normal functioning of various systems within the body. 

  • Regulation of Blood

    TCM acupuncture can also regulate the flow of blood by increasing blood supply or promoting circulation. This aids in improving the nutrition and oxygen supply to tissues, facilitating tissue repair and recovery. 

  • Yin-Yang and Five ElementsTheory

    TCM acupuncture also involves the concepts of Yin-Yang and Five Elements theory, which are fundamental in TCM. According to the Five Elements theory, various organs and tissues within the body correspond to the elements of Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water. These elements have interdependent and mutually restrictive relationships. Acupuncture can be used to regulate the balance among these elements, aiming to treat and prevent diseases.

Introduction to theBenefits of Acupuncture

The effectiveness of acupuncture has been recognized since as early as 1980, when the World Health Organization recommended acupuncture as a treatment for up to forty-three different conditions. Scientific research has confirmed and acknowledged the therapeutic effects of acupuncture in traditional Chinese medicine for various diseases. Here are some of the main benefits of acupuncture:

Precautions for Acupuncture

To enhance the effectiveness of acupuncture treatment, it is important to follow the following precautions:

Before Receiving Acupuncture

Before receiving acupuncture, ensure you have had sufficient rest and avoid excessive fatigue. Avoid being on an empty stomach or having a full meal; it is best to have a light meal 1 to 2 hours before the acupuncture session. Wear loose-fitting clothes to allow for proper blood circulation and avoid tight clothing that can restrict circulation. Clearly communicate your medical history, current condition, and treatment expectations to the traditional Chinese medicine practitioner. 

During Acupuncture

Maintain good communication with the practitioner and follow their instructions. If you experience any discomfort during the acupuncture process, such as an increased heart rate, dizziness, or shortness of breath, inform the practitioner immediately. Keep your body still during the acupuncture session and avoid unnecessary movement. Maintain a relaxed state of mind, and deep breathing can help relax the body and enhance the effects of acupuncture. 

After Acupuncture

After each acupuncture session, avoid engaging in vigorous physical activity immediately and ensure you get adequate rest. Drink enough water to help eliminate toxins released during the acupuncture process. Pay attention to any changes in your body after acupuncture, and if you experience any unusual reactions, promptly communicate with the traditional Chinese medicine practitioner. 

Frequently Asked Questionsabout Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture

1. Who typically administers acupuncture in Hong Kong?

Acupuncture in Hong Kong is typically administered by four types of professionals: traditional Chinese medicine practitioners, physical therapists, Western doctors, and dentists. However, the procedures may vary depending on the type of professional, and acupuncture performed by registered traditional Chinese medicine practitioners involves diagnosis and administration.

2. Will long-term acupuncture have any negative effects on the body?

As long as it is diagnosed and administered by a registered traditional Chinese medicine practitioner, long-term acupuncture is safe. The practitioner will tailor the acupuncture treatment based on the patient's condition, usually scheduling one to three acupuncture sessions per week without excessive treatment. Acupuncture in Hong Kong only helps regulate the body and does not harm it.

3. How long does each acupuncture session last?

Each acupuncture session at Harmonic Health Medical typically takes approximately 15-20 minutes.

4. Does acupuncture cause pain during the procedure?

During acupuncture, you may experience mild pain when the needles penetrate the skin, which is normal and nothing to be overly concerned about. However, if the pain persists or intensifies after acupuncture, please inform the traditional Chinese medicine practitioner, who will make appropriate arrangements based on your condition.

5. Are there any side effects of traditional Chinese medicine acupuncture?

Apart from minor redness or swelling of the skin following acupuncture, traditional Chinese medicine acupuncture generally has few side effects. However, some patients may experience increased sweating, urination, or other effects related to the elimination of body moisture.

6. Is acupuncture expensive?

Acupuncture is not necessarily expensive. Harmonic Health Medical Centre charges a starting price of $300 per acupuncture session. Additional charges may apply depending on the number of needles or the type of treatment. Our acupuncture prices are clearly stated on the price list, providing transparent and accurate information. Before undergoing acupuncture, it is advisable to understand the included services and details of the pricing to avoid misunderstandings.

7. Is acupuncture suitable for everyone?

Not necessarily. Some individuals may need to exercise caution or avoid acupuncture, such as those with the following conditions:

Coagulation disorders: These patients are more prone to bleeding at the acupuncture sites.

Pregnant women: Certain acupuncture points may induce premature labor or miscarriage.

Severe heart disease: Particularly for patients with pacemakers, as certain acupuncture techniques may interfere with the pacemaker's functionality.

Weakened immune system: For example, cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy or radiation therapy or individuals with other immunosuppressive conditions may be more susceptible to infections.

Extreme fear of needles: Previous fainting or excessive fear of needles can lead to anxiety or other adverse reactions.

If you have any concerns, it is recommended to inform the physician about your condition before undergoing acupuncture to assess suitability.

8. How long does it take for acupuncture to be effective?

The time required for acupuncture to be effective depends on the condition being treated. For pain-related conditions, the effects are usually more significant, and the benefits of acupuncture can be seen quickly. Other conditions may require several acupuncture sessions before noticeable improvements occur.

9. Can acupuncture expenses be covered by insurance?

The coverage of acupuncture expenses by insurance depends on your specific medical insurance policy. Some policies may partially or fully cover acupuncture costs, while others may not include acupuncture as part of their coverage.

10. Why is Harmonic Health Medical Centre recommended for acupuncture?

Harmonic Health Medical Centre is recommended for acupuncture due to the following reasons: [the reasons can be provided based on the specific information about Harmonic Health Medical Centre and its strengths].

Qualifications and Certification: The registered Chinese medicine practitioners at our acupuncture clinic in Hong Kong possess legitimate professional qualifications and certifications, meeting the practice standards.

Rich Experience: The Chinese medicine practitioners at our acupuncture clinic in Hong Kong have extensive clinical experience in acupuncture and moxibustion, enabling them to handle various types of ailments.

Good Reputation: We have gained acupuncture recommendations through positive patient reviews, with numerous successful acupuncture cases and high patient satisfaction.

Personalized Treatment: We provide personalized acupuncture treatment plans tailored to the specific conditions of each patient.

Reasonable Pricing: The acupuncture prices at our acupuncture clinic in Hong Kong are reasonable and transparent, ensuring our acupuncture clients feel that they are receiving value for their money.

Follow-up Services: We offer excellent follow-up services to ensure patients receive appropriate support throughout the acupuncture treatment process.