Acupuncture Torquay

Acupuncture Torquay Surfcoast is available on Tuesday and Friday with Shura Ford.

What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a core therapy of Traditional Chinese medicine. It involves placing fine needles in specific points on the body.  

What is acupuncture used for?

Shura has a particular interest in using acupuncture as a therapy for women’s health, in addition to pain and relaxation. She uses acupuncture to support a variety of health concerns. Above all, acupuncture supports the body to return to balance. In other words a symptom or disease is an expression of imbalance in the body. If you would like to discuss how acupuncture can be used in your individual situation please contact us.  

AACMA provide information on acupuncture evidence.

What happens in an acupuncture treatment?

During an acupuncture session needles are inserted into selected acupuncture points and retained for around 30 minutes. Contrary to expectations, acupuncture is not painful.  Acupuncture elicit’s a deeply relaxing feeling. Many people fall asleep during a treatment because of this relaxation effect.  

Acupuncture points

There are hundreds of acupuncture points on the body. Each point has an individual nature, function and attributes. Acupuncture points are located along energy pathways known as meridians. 


Stimulation of acupuncture points can be made using pressure instead of needles, and can used for instance with children, sensitive or needle phobic patients. 

Dry needling vs acupuncture

Acupuncture and dry needling are not the same however many people think they are. In fact the experience of these therapies is very different for patients. Although many patients believe they are the same therapy, they are not. There are key differences between acupuncture and dry needling. 

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