Acupuncture targets a wide range of conditions
Acupuncture is effective in the treatment of a wide range of common and not so common health conditions. It assists with general health maintenance and disease prevention. By strengthening and enhancing normal body functions, the immune system is regulated and a general sense of well-being is promoted. Some conditions suitable for treatment with acupuncture include:
Painful conditions such as headache, migraine, osteoarthritis, renal colic, biliary colic, post-operative pain, dental analgesia.
Musculoskeletal conditions such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, sports injuries, back & neck pain, tennis elbow, fibromyalgia, rheumatism.
Neurological conditions such as sciatica, trigeminal neuralgia, peripheral neuropathy, stroke sequelae, Bell’s palsy.
Gynaecological problems such as painful menstruation, irregular periods, premenstrual syndrome, menopausal syndrome.
Pregnancy and labour such as infertility, morning sickness, labour pain, induction of labour, long labour, breach position.
Gastrointestinal disorders such as nausea, vomiting, irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, diarrhoea, gastric/duodenal ulcer, chronic ulcerative colitis, loss of appetite.
Ear, nose & throat disorders such as sinusitis, rhinitis, tonsillitis, sore throat, mouth ulcers, tinnitus, Meniere’s disease.
Urogenital disorders such as prostatitis, impotence, retained urine, urinary tract infection.
Cardiovascular disorders such as primary hypotension, high blood pressure, angina pectoris.
Addictions such as smoking and drug withdrawals.
Other such as common cold and influenza, cough, allergies and immunity, gout, anxiety, stress, insomnia & fatigue, skin disorders and more.
How does acupuncture work?
Western research has established certain parts of how acupuncture might work. It showed stimulation of blood flow and nerve activity. But as acupuncture is a highly energetic treatment method, it does more than just that. Our experience is that it seems to tap into an individuals energetic framework and make adjustments to the flow of qi (energy in acupuncture meridians throughout the body) in the right places at the right time. Ultimately, it seems to support the body in it’s balancing mechanism for it to work at the most effective levels. Our experience with people seeking acupuncture treatments at our clinic is also, that no matter what condition they want treatment for, those individual always end up making better decisions towards a healthier life!
Have a look at this great video created by RMIT University, Melbourne.
Acupuncture treatment involves the insertion of fine, sterile needles into specific sites (acupuncture points) along the body’s meridians. Stimulating these points clears energy blockages and encourages the normal flow of qi through the body.
Your first appointment
We spend a considerable amount of time in getting to know you, the symptoms that are you are currently experiencing and the timelines associated with it. We are keen to establish a full medical history so we can understand the underlying cause and the presenting symptoms. We use observation, questioning, palpation as well as tongue and pulse diagnosis to establish the pathological pattern (things that go wrong in your body). Once we have determined the pattern, we will work out a treatment plan that’s best manageable to you.
Acupuncture and dry needling are not quite the same. You could think of dry needling as being a part of acupuncture. Dry needling is mainly used t treat conditions affecting the muscular or skeletal system. The name is peculiar (because needles are always dry and never wet), but if someone uses dry needling for their acupuncture treatments, they don’t have to register. Acupuncturist is a protected title. Dry needling is widely used now by Chiropractors, Osteopaths, Remedial Massage therapist and Myotherapists. Please note that in Australia, the training for a registered acupuncturist is 4 years.