Acupuncture in South Africa

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Keshia Petersen Physiotherapy
5.0

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Chad Thomas, 07 September 2020

Keshia is delightfully friendly and welcoming. Her deep tissue massage was fantastic as I could immediately feel a relief within my upper neck after the first session. I felt that her personal service and follow up skills were exceptional too as this is a rare commodity these days. She also advised some great self-therapy tips I could try while at home. She is also very meticulous about hygiene which is great considering the current state of events. Definitely recommend her to anyone seeking proper professional advise and care.

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Liesl Zachar Physiotherapy
5.0

From 3 verified reviews

Roxanne Castelyn, 04 May 2020

Amazing, Amazing! Liesel has got me back on my feet and walking after 2 knee surgeries, highly recommended !

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MK Physiotherapy

MK Physiotherapy, located in Syfred Douglas St, Cape Town, South Africa offers patients Acupuncture procedures among its total of 48 available procedures, across 2 different specialties. Currently, there's no pricing information for Acupuncture procedures at MK Physiotherapy, as all prices are available on request only. All procedures and treatments are undertaken by the lead specialist at the Hospital, and they are accredited by HPCSA - Health Professions Council of South Africa

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Dr Alain Sanua Homeopath Bryanston Practice

Dr Alain Sanua Homeopath Bryanston Practice, located in Council St, Johannesburg, South Africa offers patients Acupuncture procedures among its total of 1 available procedures, across 1 different specialties. Currently, there's no pricing information for Acupuncture procedures at Dr Alain Sanua Homeopath Bryanston Practice, as all prices are available on request only. All procedures and treatments are undertaken by the lead specialist at the Hospital, and they are not accredited by any recognized accreditations institutes

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Egg Donation South Africa - FertilityCareSA

Egg Donation South Africa - FertilityCareSA, located in Syfred Douglas St, Cape Town, South Africa offers patients Acupuncture procedures among its total of 40 available procedures, across 2 different specialties. Currently, there's no pricing information for Acupuncture procedures at Egg Donation South Africa - FertilityCareSA, as all prices are available on request only. All procedures and treatments are undertaken by the lead specialist at the Hospital, and they are not accredited by any recognized accreditations institutes

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    What you need to know about Acupuncture in South Africa

    Acupuncture Treatments

    Acupuncture is a Chinese healing technique in which thin needles are inserted through the skin at specific points on the body, to various depths. It is primarily used to relieve pain, but it has been used to treat other conditions as well. It may be able to help those who have:

    • Low back pain

    • Neck pain

    • Knee pain

    • Osteoarthritis

    • Headache and migraine

    • Dental pain

    • Labor pain

    • Chemotherapy-induced and postoperative nausea and vomiting

    • Menstrual cramps

    • Respiratory disorders, such as allergic rhinitis.

    What does a Acupuncture Procedure Involve?

    At the initial acupuncture session, the practitioner (acupuncturist) will assess your general health, medical history, and physical examination to determine the type of acupuncture treatment that will help you the most. You will then be asked to lie down on your back, front, or one side depending on where the needles are to be inserted. The treatment involves:

    • Needle insertion – the acupuncturist inserts single-use, disposable, sterile, needles at specific points on your body, to various depths. Since the needles are very thin, many people do not feel anything at all when they are inserted. However, it is normal to feel a brief stinging or tingling sensation. Once the needle reaches the correct depth, you may feel a dull ache that quickly subsides.

    • Needle manipulation – after the needles are placed, the acupuncturist may apply heat or mild electrical pulses to the needles, or gently twirl or move the needles.

    • Needle removal – the needles are left in position for around 10 to 30 minutes. Then the acupuncturist will remove them. Needle removal is typically painless.

    MyMediTravel currently lists 5 facilities in South Africa offering Acupuncture procedures - see above for the complete list, along with estimated prices. The price of a Acupuncture can vary according to each individual’s case and will be determined based on your medical profile and an in-person assessment with the specialist. For a personalized quoteClick Here to submit your details

    How Long Should I Stay in South Africa for a Acupuncture Procedure?

    In most cases, you do not have to stay in South Africa any longer than you need to and travel home on the same day as your treatment. However, acupuncture usually requires more than one session. A common treatment plan involves one or two treatments a week. The total number of treatments depends on your specific condition. Most people need to receive six to eight treatments. It is best that you stay in South Africa until you complete the whole treatment plan.

    What's the Recovery Time for Acupuncture Procedures in South Africa?

    You can resume your normal activity after acupuncture, but make sure to avoid vigorous physical activities. It is recommended that you rest for the remainder of the day and indulge in light exercise.

    What sort of Aftercare is Required for Acupuncture Procedures in South Africa?

    The acupuncturist will give you instructions on how to take care of yourself after a session of acupuncture. You will be asked to get adequate rest, avoid strenuous activities, avoid alcohol and coffee, and consume healthy food. If you feel a little sore in the places where the needles were inserted, you can apply a warm compress onto the areas that feel sore.

    What's the Success Rate of Acupuncture Procedures in South Africa?

    Various studies and researches have shown the benefits of acupuncture and the procedure has a high success rate in relieving pain. The NCCIH note that the treatment has been proven to help low back pain, osteoarthritis, neck pain, knee pain, headache, and migraine. However, more evidence is needed to prove its benefit for some diseases, such as fibromyalgia and spine pain.

    Acupuncture is a safe procedure when performed by a competent, licensed acupuncturist. Common short-time side effects are soreness, drowsiness, feeling, minor bleeding, and bruising.

    Are there Alternatives to Acupuncture Procedures in South Africa?

    Acupressure and cold laser therapy are common alternatives to acupuncture. Other alternatives to acupuncture depend on the reason you need the procedure. For instance, if you have lower back pain you can try chiropractic manipulation or therapy. Acupuncture is a complementary therapy, so it is advisable to be used alongside conventional medical treatments in cases of severe or chronic diseases.

    What Should You Expect Before and After the Procedure

    Before acupuncture, you may experience pain, such as back pain and neck pain, or headaches. After the procedure, you may feel instant pain relief and feel deeply relaxed. Some people also become more emotionally sensitive for a short time following the treatment.

    Whilst the information presented here has been accurately sourced and verified by a medical professional for its accuracy, it is still advised to consult with your doctor before pursuing a medical treatment at one of the listed medical providers. This content was last updated on 28/11/2020.

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