What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is the ancient technique of inserting extremely fine needles to stimulate points along the body's meridians (energy channels). This process adjusts Qi (bio-energy) in your body, to restore balance so that your body is in optimal condition to recover from illness and injury faster.
What conditions can Acupuncture assist?
Many conditions can be effectively treated or assisted by Acupuncture, including but not limited to:
- Muscle and tendon injuries
- Chronic pain e.g back pain, migraines, Repetitive Strain Injury, knee pain, neck pain, shoulder pain
- Stroke rehabilitation (early treatment is best)
- Post-operative recovery
- After birth recovery and balancing (excellent for Post-natal Depression)
- Men and women's menopause
- Conditions of internal organs, such as kidneys, liver, lungs, heart, spleen, stomach, intestines
- Energy adjustment
- Ear disorders
Does Acupuncture really work?
Acupuncture has a history as far back as 3000B.C. In more recent times, there has been numerous studies within the scientific and Western medical communities, which prove that Acupuncture works.
Here are some links to reports that prove the effectiveness of Acupuncture.
What are the side effects?
Unlike some medicines and surgery, Acupuncture has no lasting negative side effects.
How do I know if Acupuncture is suitable for my condition?
Acupuncture is beneficial in the treatment of most conditions, as well as for health maintenance and preventative treatment. In many cases, Acupuncture can be combined with other treatment modalities such as Cupping or Herbal Medicine, for more powerful results. Your practitioner will assess your condition and make a decision about which combination of treatment will give you the best results. If your condition is best treated by other treatment modalities, your practitioner will also inform you.
How much does it cost?
An 'Acupuncture only' session is $90 for the first visit (includes consultation/diagosis), and $70 for subsequent visits. If required, additional items such as herbal medicine, cupping etc. is extra. For most common conditions, Acupuncture alone will suffice. Most health funds provide a rebate for Acupuncture as part of their "Extras" policy - please check with your provider if unsure. Please allow about 1hr for each treatment session.
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