Acupuncture

Acupuncture Services in Brisbane

Acupuncture is used to promote natural healing in the body. This is commonly done by gently inserting very fine (pre-sterilised and single-use) needles into specific points of the body.

The modern scientific explanation is that needling the acupuncture points stimulates the nervous system to release the body’s healing chemicals in the soft tissues, spinal cord, and brain. These chemicals can reduce the experience of pain, or trigger the release of other chemicals and hormones which influence the body’s own internal regulating systems.

As such, Acupuncture is a system which can influence the:

  • promotion of health and well-being,
  • prevention of illness,
  • reduction in pain
  • relieving various medical conditions.

It is quite common to have a sensation of deep relaxation during and/or following an acupuncture treatment.

People experience acupuncture needling differently. Many patients feel NO pain, some feel only minimal pain like a little prickle as a needle is inserted.

Today acupuncture is practised widely in Asia, Europe, the Soviet Union, the USA, Canada, New Zealand and so on. It is being used in numerous hospitals and medical clinics around the world.

Is acupuncture covered by health insurance?

Yes, most Australian Health Funds include Acupuncture in their Extras Cover.

Please check with your health fund.