Acupuncture is a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) which uses thin sterilised needles inserted into specific acupuncture-points/meridian to stimulate the body’s energy network pathways structure
The Role of a Qualified Acupuncturist
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) acupuncturists use TCM philosophy to approach the human body holistically by addressing the underlying root causes to your condition in relation to your physical, mind and spiritual health.
Once the Acupuncturist has identified your root causes through examination and assessments, the acupuncturist will use thin sterilised needles to insert into specific acupuncture-points/meridian to stimulate the body’s energy network pathways structure. This may help to assist with prevention against diseases, general maintenance health well-being and drug-free pain relief.
Common conditions treated
Acupuncture can treat many types of health issues. Most often, people use it to relieve chronic (long-term) pain, such as:
-Back pain, neck pain or muscle pain.
-Headaches and migraines.
Other conditions acupuncture may help include:
-Cancer and cancer treatment side effects.
-Face pain and other nerve discomfort.
-Immune system problems.
-Irritable bowel syndrome.
-Menopause and hot flashes.
-Repetitive strain disorders and overuse syndrome.
I'm afraid of needles, is there a way I can still get the benefits of acupuncture?
If you wanted to book in for an acupuncture session, but are afraid of needles then don't worry. Acupuncture needles can be replaced with modified gentle hand techniques of acupressure (No needles will be inserted).
Are the needles safe?
Within Australia, all acupuncture needles must be pre-sterilised, pre-package and within the compliance approval by Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). Additionally for the precaution before the needles are used and inserted into your body, we will go through protocols where we inspect: the expiry dates, needles packaging seals, needle form structure, and needle colour.
Are the needles reused?
No. Once the needles are inserted and withdrawn from the body, the needles must be disposed immediately and never reused.
How many treatments will I need from Acupuncture?
Depending on your current state of your condition from either acute or chronic, the numbers of acupuncture treatments will depend on your root cause of your condition and this will differ from person to person. This is because some individuals may experience instant relief from their first or second treatment, while others may take longer due to complex conditions. Therefore, we ensure from your first initial visit, treatment plan will be discussed with you on how many numbers and frequency treatments will be needed by re-examining and re-assessment.
What are the side-effects of acupuncture?
During and/or after acupuncture, you may feel dullness, soreness, aching, minor bleeding or bruising where the needles are inserted.