A part of Traditional Chinese Medicine for thousands of years acupuncture Brisbane is hugely effective for the relief of acute or chronic pain and for the prevention and treatment of a wide variety of diseases. It has been practiced in China for more than 2,000 years.
Acupuncture involves the painless insertion of ultra-thin single use needles. These are inserted into points all over the body known as acupoints. The principle is that by inserting needles into specific channels, this enables the flow of the body’s energy to be rebalanced. Known as chi, the body’s energy needs to flow freely and be unobstructed to provide the maximum benefit and healing powers. Therefore, blockages to this flow can cause illness to arise because of the inability of the body to fight an injury or an infection. By re-establishing good energy flow, the body can begin to heal and restore itself.
Acupuncture’s origins are with Chinese practitioners and their knowledge has evolved over many centuries. Consequently, acupuncture medicine doctors have a great expertise and have supported many patients to regain health and well-being.
On first visiting an acupuncturist, you should expect an in-depth assessment of any conditions and following which an initial acupuncture treatment. The gentle needle insertion techniques mean that most clients feel just a small pinch sensation at most, which disappears very quickly. Everybody has different levels of sensitivity, so the acupuncturist will work closely with you to maintain comfort and a positive experience. Your acupuncture practitioner may also incorporate other modalities in one treatment session to ensure the correct effect is achieved and normalize the function of the body’s systems. Often, during acupuncture sessions clients choose to sleep, meditate or simply relax.
Some of the most common reasons for a visit to see an acupuncture specialist are pain related conditions. Some of the most prevalent include arthritis, back pain, neck ache, sore knees and shoulders, carpal tunnel syndrome and sciatica.
Often combined with Traditional Chinese Medicine treatments, acupuncture is a complete medical system. It is frequently said that it is capable of diagnosing and successfully treating a plethora of varied conditions including circulatory and gastrointestinal disorders, gynaecological disorders and infertility, eye, ear, nose and throat disorders, addiction and immunity disorder.
As well as Traditional Chinese Medicine, acupuncture also employs the Taoist understanding of energy principles and anatomy.
Acupuncture facilitates and supports the body’s innate ability to heal itself and to maintain optimal levels of wellness and vitality. The pathways called channels are also known as meridians, and it’s when these are blocked or obstructed that pain or disease in the body or along the affected pathways can manifest.
Acupuncture restores health and relieves painful conditions by rebalancing the natural flow of Qi in the body. Treatment re-establishes the flow of Qi, thereby correcting imbalances and bringing about enhanced states of physical, emotional, and mental wellbeing.
Acupuncture can be used in conjunction with Western medicine to improve the effect of either treatment on its own. It can also help reduce the need for prescription drugs or reduce their side effects.