What is acupuncture?
Acupuncture is an integral part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), dating back over 2000 years. It is a treatment method of inserting and manipulating fine needles into acupuncture points. The stimulating of these specific points will activate the body’s own healing powers to help fight the problem.
By re-establishing the body’s vitality the treatment helps the patient to be stronger and more resistant to future attacks. Since acupuncture enhances immunity it also can be used as a preventative measure.
How does it work?
Acupuncture is based on the idea that the two life forces yin and yang combine to produce the vital energy called ‘Qi’ that is said to travel through the body along the ‘meridians’.When Qi flows through these channels smoothly we experience good health. When these forces are out of balance we become ill.The goal of acupuncture is to establish healthy body function by restoring the natural circulation of energy, or life force known in Chinese medicine as Qi.
Today, acupuncture is an effective, natural and increasingly popular form of health care that is being used by people from a wide range of cultural and social backgrounds.It can treat specific disorders to relieve symptoms and help reduce complications and recurrence or can be used for the maintenance treatment of a long term problem
Is Acupuncture safe?
Acupuncture is a safe, effective therapy that has been used for over 2000 years. It can be used to treat a variety of ailments or symptoms. All Acupuncturists and Chinese herbalist in our clinics are graduated from related bachelor or Master degrees, and registered with Chinese medicine board of Australia (CMBA).
All our Acupuncture practitioners use sterile, disposable needles. All the needles are used once and then disposed in biohazard containers, and all the containers will be collected by medical waste management company for proper disposal according to federal laws and regulations.
Dose Acupuncture have any side effects?
Side effects of acupuncture are rare. After acupuncture treatment it is possible, but uncommon, that patients may experience fainting, dizziness, minor bruising or bleeding at the point of needle insertion. Occasionally, some symptoms may experience a temporary worsening before relief settles in. Don’t worry. Fainting and Dizziness will be gone after a rest and Bruising will be gone within 4 -7 days.
“Needle Shock”: a feeling of faintness, chilliness and perhaps slight nausea. Needle shock happens rarely, but when it does, it is most likely to happen in situations in which the patient is very nervous about the needles, is extremely exhausted or fatigued, or is experiencing low blood sugar from not having eaten for a long period of time before the acupuncture treatment. To avoid needle shock, we suggest our patients eat something before acupuncture treatment and keep relaxing during the treatment.
Benefits of Acupuncture:
- Provides drug-free pain relief
- Effectively treats a wide range of acute and chronic ailments
- Treats the underlying cause of disease and illness as well as the symptoms
- Provides an holistic approach to the treatment of disease; linking body, mind and emotions
- Assists in the prevention against disease and illness as well as the maintenance of general well-being
What specific illnesses or injuries can be treated with Acupuncture?
World Health Organisation has released an official report ( Acupuncture: Review and Analysis of Reports on Controlled Clinical Trials) in 1996, which lists following symptoms, diseases and conditions that have been treated effectively by Acupuncture:
For a full list visit the World Health Organisation’s website.
o Headache, migraines
o Peripheral neuropathy
o Trigeminal neuralgia
o Different forms of paralysis
o Bronchial asthma
o Acute tonsillitis
o Nocturnal enuresis
o Neurogenic bladder dysfunction
o Herpes zoster
Cardio vascular disorders
o High or low blood pressure
o Chest pain
o Poor circulation
Digestive system disorders
o Duodenal ulcers
o Diarrhoea, constipation
Gynaecological and obstetric disorders
o Premenstrual tension
o Disorders associated with menopause
o Lower back pain
o Frozen shoulder
o Tennis elbow