A time-tested therapy, Acupuncture has been practised in the Far East for thousands of years.
Behind acupuncture brisbane treatment is the theory that healthy body functioning is governed by the flow of ‘qi’, translated as energy, under your skin through a system of channels. If the flow of qi is impaired for whatever reason, illness occurs. Acupuncture, the term given to the practice of inserting fine needles at various points along these channels, enables the body’s balance to be restored and the illness resolved.
Energy flow can be disrupted in many ways: poor diet, physical trauma, emotional upset and mental and physical strain are all common examples. By examining underlying causes and how they affect our bodies, appropriate treatments for patients can be chosen and administered. Treating each patient as an individual is the very core of acupuncture treatment principles and is vital in successfully assisting the body to regain its natural balance.
Scientists have varying opinions about how acupuncture actually works. However, whilst no one is really sure, trial after trial consistently and continuously proves it effectiveness.
Blockages in the flow of qi energy will manifest as pain, hot or cold sensations, or skin colour changes. Combining these signals with pulse and tongue examination will help an experienced acupuncture practitioner to determine which points and channels require acupuncture treatment.
Acupuncture works because it helps people to get back to their full potential. The fine, delicate needles are used and cause no pain. My grandfather turned to acupuncture for a solution to his back health and returned from his first visit with shopping bags in hand, having been unable to walk upright on his way to the clinic. Robust scientific research backs up what many people have known for centuries, that acupuncture works.
Acupuncture also works by triggering the body’s healing process, subsequently calming the central nervous system, which regulates hormones and releases endorphins into the body and bloodstream.
By identifying the root cause of the symptoms Japanese and Chinese acupuncture activate specific energy points on the body to help bring both body and mind back to health.
Acupuncture can be used to treat a whole host of common complaints, including stress, anxiety, depression, insomnia, chronic fatigue, infertility and IVF support, digestive disorders, IBS, bloating, constipation, pregnancy discomforts, morning sickness and labour induction, menstrual and menopausal disorders – PMT, painful periods, PCOS, hot flushes, headaches and migraines, pain, sports injuries, lower back, knee, hip, sciatica, shoulder, neck, skin conditions – eczema, asthma, psoriasis, acne.
Ultimately it can restore your balance by treating the root of your condition as well as your main symptoms.
Acupuncture helps to resolve the primary problem and in doing so will also improve your feeling of wellbeing. Additionally, other niggling problems may resolve, for example you are likely to sleep better and feel less stressed too.
More acupuncture benefits include:
Acupuncture is effective in treating and improving symptoms of and chronic prostatitis / pelvic pain syndrome especially in terms of pain relief.
Acupuncture is associated with improved chronic pain outcomes.
Acupuncture for women may improve menstrual health and their ability to cope with experiencing delays falling pregnant. Data shows that acupuncture can influence female reproductive functioning, but the mechanisms involved are not yet clarified.
The use of acupuncture can significantly reduce arthritic pain intensity, improvement in functional mobility and quality of life.