Acupuncture

Acupuncture provides a drug-free pain relief option, effectively treats a wide range of acute and chronic ailments, treats the underlying cause of disease and illness as well as the symptoms, provides a wholistic approach to the treatment of disease and illness, linking body, mind and emotions, assists in the prevention against disease and illness as well as the maintenance of general well-being.

The initial Acupuncture appointment may take up to 60 minutes and includes an in-depth diagnosis from a Chinese medicine perspective plus other diagnosis such as muscle testing or range of motion testing. Other manual techniques may also be used such as cupping, Gua Sha, massage or moxibustion. During the session, there will be a discussion of different types of exercises, lifestyle or dietary advice which can assist with the presenting condition. If herbal medicine is advised, this will be discussed. Subsequent appointments usually take about a half-hour to forty-five minutes.

The practice of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine is recognised and registered in the health system under the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and is used in private practice, hospitals and aged care facilities.

Acupuncture is a form of traditional Chinese medicine treatment that involves the use of thin needles inserted in the body at very specific points (Acupuncture points). The aim of the process is to alter and adjust the body’s energy flow into a healthier pattern of balance. It is a unique mode of treatment for many people. Practitioners of acupuncture and Chinese medicine have used this non-invasive treatment approach to help millions of people to stay well and live healthier lives.

All needles used at the Natural Health Practice are single use and disposed of according to Australian standards. The practitioner may also stimulate the acupuncture points using other methods including moxibustion, cupping, Gua Sha, electro-stimulation and massage, in order to re-establish the flow of Qi.

The follow up appointments are for those who have had a prior initial consultation. These sessions include acupuncture and other manual therapies as needed. These can include cupping, massage, Gua Sha and or moxibustion.