Acupuncture, one of the traditional Chinese medical therapies, is certified by the WHO and FDA (USA), it is also an ancient Chinese method of healing. Herbal therapies may often be combined with acupuncture treatment. By combining Western knowledge and techniques, acupuncture has become an acceptable and sought after treatment for many disorders. Acupuncture improves blood circulation and energy flow in the body to balance bodily functions (yin and yang) and gradually eliminate aches and pains. Although the aches and pains are located at specific points in the body, this holistic approach to treatment does not concentrate on any one particular area of pain because it regards the different parts of the body as a whole. This makes the treatment effective on the entire system. Acupuncture needles and their positioning must be suited to each patient’s physiology. It’s also important that the needles be sterile and disposable to ensure the patient’s total safety.
Acupuncture can help with a wide range of health problems, because acupuncturists always work to sort out the cause of the problem, rather than just treating the symptoms. The gentle nature of the treatments makes them suitable for all ages.
Diseases and disorders
- Weight loss program
- Cosmetic acupuncture
- Menstrual cramps
- Tennis elbow
- Myofascial pain
- Stroke rehabilitation (CVD, Paralysis)
- Headaches (Migraines, Tension headaches)
- Dementia (Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s)
- Erectile dysfunction
- Diseases relating to the face, such as numbness of the face or one-sided facial palsy
- Illnesses relating to tendons, joints and bones and numbness of distal nerves, muscle atrophy, muscle weakness, rheumatoid arthritis, numbness of the extremities, cramp, back pain, numbness of the toes, knee pain, ankle pain
How to prepare before getting acupuncture
Eat normally before going for treatment, having acupuncture when hungry or tired can cause a seizure.
Get sufficient sleep and relax before going for treatment.
Do not wear clothes that are too tight, wear shorts, or trousers that can be folded over the knee. Loose, short sleeved shirts should also be worn.
Phuketindex.com is please to be able to provide you with a list of acupuncture clinics, with professional doctors, in Phuket which provide this traditional Chinese medical art.
Phuket International Hospital
Phuket International Hospital provides a new dimension of Acupunture by Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) to relieve the symptoms of many diseases. Treatments are performed by licensed Acupuncturists at their Alternative Medicine Center.
Price: 1,200 – 2,000 baht/time
Address: 44 Chalermprakiat Ror 9 Road, Amphur Muang, Phuket 83000
Tel: +66 76 249-400, +66 76 361 818
Bangkok Phuket Hospital
At Bangkok Phuket Hospital they offer a full scale acupuncture clinic. Their acupuncturists specialize in an area such as Paraplegia, Hemiplegia, Bell’s palsy, numbness, pain, skin infection, psoriasis, etc. with highest quality acupuncture treatment in a relaxed environment.
A key component of traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture is most commonly used to treat pain, as well as, is safe, gentle, and effective. Treatments are done by trained-in-China acupuncturist with 15 years of experience.
Price: 1,000 – 2,000 baht/time
Address: 2/1 Hongyok Utis Road, Amphur Muang, Phuket 83000
Tel: +66 (0) 7625 4425
Phuket International Health Clinic
At Phuket International Health Clinic your acupuncture session will take place in one of their quiet and relaxing treatment rooms. You will discuss your symptoms, health history, and goals with their acupuncturist. After your condition is discussed, the acupuncturist will examine you for reactive areas to determine which points to use. In a treatment series, the acupuncturist will use different combinations of points and different needling techniques. These combinations help stimulate new sources of healing as the patient’s response to treatment is observed.
Price: from 2,000 baht/time
Address: Tthe Andaman Beach Suites Hotel 60/13 Unit 121/1-2 Rat-Uthit 200 Pee Road, Patong, Amphur Kathu, Phuket 83150
Tel: +66 (0) 76 342 856
Clients seeking treatment at Piyanart Clinic are assured of receiving only the finest quality care. Their acupuncturist has a genuine concern for your well-being! At Piyanart Clinic, they’ll look beyond your symptoms to discover the best path to your true self–your body and mind as it was meant to be.
Price: from 600 baht/time
Address: 132/3 Yaowarat Road, Amphur Muang, Phuket 83000
Tel: +66 (0) 76 212 773