What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is one of the oldest, most commonly used medical procedures in the world. The origins of acupuncture lie in ancient China and can be traced back over 4000 years. (The first Chinese Medical Textbook was written 2,500 years ago).
Although often thought of as a means of relieving pain, a wide range of illnesses can be treated by acupuncture. It stimulates the body’s self healing processes. The focus is on treating the whole body in its entirety, rather than the isolated treatment of specific symptoms.
So far, modern research has described various physiological shifts following acupuncture, such as very beneficial changes in the body’s own natural painkillers, anti-inflammatory agents, immune system functions, and hormonal activity.

Specifically, it has success in treating:

Back, Shoulder & Neck Pain
Fluid Retention Fertility Issues (Male & Female).
Poor Circulation Women’s Health, PMS, Painful, Heavy, Irregular, or the absence of Periods Pregnancy Conditions & Childbirth
Asthma, Bronchitis “Frozen Shoulder”, & “Tennis Elbow” and other forms of Tenosynovitis
Sinusitis, Hay Fever Side effects of cancer treatments (reduces nausea and pain, increases energy levels, assists sleep patterns etc.)
Influenza and The Common Cold (including: recurrent colds/flu’s) Injuries such as Sprains, Corking and Tearing of Muscles,
Diarrhea, Constipation, Hemorrhoids Torn Ligaments and Bruises.
Cystitis, Prostatitis Headaches & Migraines
Eczema, Dermatitis, Shingles, Glandular Fever
Acne, Scar Tissue Accelerated Healing
Eye Conditions such as Red, Sore, Itchy, Dry Or Watery Eyes,Conjunctivitis, Sciatica, Lumbago, Weak Back, Back Pain Sleeping difficulties
Ross River Fever and Barmah Forrest Virus Stress & Anxiety
High Or Low Blood Pressure General lethargy and fatigue, and Chronic Fatigue
Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Gout.


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How does Acupuncture work?

Laboratory research conducted in the past 40 years. Has shown that Acupuncture points have certain electrical properties, and stimulating these points alters chemical neurotransmitters in the body. The physiological effects of acupuncture stimulation have been well documented, and in the past 20 to 25 years acupuncture has become an increasingly established healthcare practice.

Acupuncture is one of the most thoroughly researched and documented of the so-called alternative medical practices. Modern research has described various physiological shifts following acupuncture, such as very beneficial changes in the body’s own natural painkillers, anti-inflammatory agents, immune system functions, and hormonal activity.

A series of controlled studies has shown evidence for the efficacy of acupuncture in the treatment of a variety of conditions, including osteoarthritis, chemotherapy-induced nausea, asthma, back pain, painful menstrual cycles, bladder instability, and migraine headaches. Studies on acupuncture also have shown positive results in the areas of chronic pain management and in the management of drug addition, two areas where conventional Western medicine has had only a modicum of success.

For millennia, the acupuncturist has been engaging subtle human energies, otherwise known as “Qi” or “Chi”. According to time-tested principles unique to Oriental Medicine, the acupuncturist assesses and adjusts the flow and distribution of the body’s energies (“Chi”) in order to promote health and healing

Benefits of Acupuncture

  • Drug-free pain relief. Also relieves tenderness, swelling, and stiffness.
  • Boosts energy levels.
  • Boosts the immune System
  • Assists digestive processes
  • Optimizes reproductive functions in both males and females.
  • Provides a drug free system for treating Stress, Anxiety, and Depression
  • Assists prevention against disease
  • Helps ensure peak performance for athletes and executives.
  • Improves sleep.
  • Provides a Holistic approach to illness, linking body, mind and spirit.

Acupuncture is acknowledged as being effective in treating and managing musculoskeletal, neurological, cardiovascular, digestive, immune, respiratory, gynecological and urological disorders.
At Acupuncture Brisbane, we look carefully for signs of health and dysfunction, paying particular attention to your presenting signs and symptoms, your medical history & general constitution, search for underlying causes, and then design our treatment plan specifically for you, and in consultation with you.

Don’t the Needles Hurt?

Acupuncture involves the insertion of extremely fine needles into the body surface at acu-points (energy points) along the body’s meridians (channels) of energy flows. With gentle traditional acupuncture, the treatment is virtually painless!
(A session of treatment varies from 30 to 60 minutes).
Needles are sterilized and sealed in individual packs, and are disposed of after each treatment.

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