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Welcome to the Acupuncture page of Dr. Macintosh’s practice! Dr. Macintosh is a registered and qualified Acupuncturist based in Edenvale, Gauteng. He is also registered with the Allied Health Professions Council of South Africa (AHPCSA) and the Board of Health Funders (BHF). Dr. Macintosh specializes in treating various conditions both acute and chronic using acupuncture therapy.

Acupuncture Therapy

Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese healing practice that involves inserting fine, sterile needles into specific points on the body to balance the body’s energy, known as Qi (pronounced “chee”). These points lie on meridians, or energy pathways, that run throughout the body.

How Acupuncture Works

Acupuncture is an effective complementary therapy that has been shown to help alleviate a wide range of conditions such as headaches, back pain, anxiety, and infertility. It works by stimulating the body's natural healing response, helping to reduce inflammation, and increasing circulation.

Benefits of Acupuncture:

  • Pain relief

  • Stress and anxiety relief

  • Improved digestion and sleep

  • Boosts immune system

  • Reduced inflammation

Acupuncture Treatments

At Dr. Macintosh’s practice, we offer a range of acupuncture treatments, including:

  • Traditional Chinese acupuncture

  • Auricular acupuncture

  • Electro-acupuncture

  • Cupping therapy

  • Moxibustion

Acupuncture Techniques

We use a range of acupuncture techniques depending on your specific needs and preferences. Our acupuncture treatments are tailored to each individual patient and their unique symptoms.


Is acupuncture safe?

Yes, acupuncture is generally safe when performed by a qualified practitioner.

Is acupuncture painful?

You may feel a slight prick or tingling sensation when the needles are inserted, but it should not be painful.

How many treatments will I need?

The number of treatments will depend on the severity of your condition and your individual needs. Your practitioner will discuss this with you during your initial consultation.

Can acupuncture be used in conjunction with other therapies?

Yes, acupuncture can be used alongside other conventional and complementary therapies.

We hope you found this information helpful. If you have any questions or would like to book an acupuncture session, please contact us.


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