What can I see an Acupuncturist for?


As we welcome on board our Acupuncturist Dr Ivana Low (TCM) to the team, here are the answers
to some burning questions you may have about acupuncture, how it works and what concerns and
conditions it could help you with.

What is acupuncture and what does it do?

Acupuncture is a modality of Chinese Medicine used and developed over thousands of years and
tested for its efficacy and treatment relevance in clinic. It is traditionally explained in terms of
balancing Yin and Yang and restoring flow to the energy channels of the body which responds to
various organ systems. Modern scientific understanding interprets acupuncture effects through
various physiological mechanisms:

1. Activation of the Central Nervous System:
The insertion of acupuncture needles activates sensory receptors in the skin and muscles.
This information is then transmitted to the central nervous system (spinal cord and brain),
influencing the release of various neurotransmitters and hormones which include
endorphins, modulating pain signals and inflammatory cytokines.

2. Regulation of the Autonomic Nervous System:
Acupuncture has been shown to influence the autonomic nervous system, which controls
involuntary bodily functions such as heart rate, digestion, and respiratory rate. This can
contribute to the overall balance of the body's physiological processes.

3. Improves blood flow and microcirculation:
Acupuncture may enhance blood flow and improve microcirculation at the site of needle
insertion. This improved circulation can contribute to tissue healing and the resolution of
various health issues.

What can you see our acupuncturist for?
Acupuncture can treat and be beneficial to a wide variety of conditions but here are some examples
of what Dr Ivana loves to treat and has years of experience doing so:

1. Women’s health conditions:
Irregular or painful cycles
Reproductive health
2. Pre and Post Partum:
Breech babies
Birth preparation
Birth recovery
Breastfeeding and milk production
3. Pain conditions:

Neck, shoulder or back pain
Postherpetic Neuralgia
4. Digestive Health concerns:
Chron’s disease
5. Mental Health concerns:
Stress relief
Depressive mood management
Chronic pain

A word from Dr Ivana: I am thrilled to be joining the team at All for One and looking forward to
getting to know and working with the community. I provide my services with an integrative health
approach and compassion that considers individuals as whole people; working towards both relief of
symptoms as well as better health and wellbeing for good. I am always open to any questions or
concerns you may have and would be happy to discuss how acupuncture and/or Chinese herbal
medicine can help you.