Experienced Brisbane Acupuncturists That Address Your Whole Health.
What can acupuncture help with?
Because acupuncture works holistically on the body, it can help with a wide range of issues. At our clinic we commonly help patients that present with issues with their digestion, stress, sleep, hormones, skin, moods and fatigue. Acupuncture has been traditionally used for thousands of years to treat hundreds of different ailments.
The evidence behind the use of acupuncture is mounting. The Acupuncture Evidence Project, which was conducted in 2017, found that acupuncture had evidence of effectiveness in 117 conditions, with stronger evidence for some conditions over others. The review found there to be strong evidence for acupuncture in the treatment of allergic rhinitis (hayfever), chronic lower back pain, headaches, knee osteoarthritis, migraines and postoperative nausea and pain.
There was also moderate evidence for the use of acupuncture in many conditions, including acute lower back pain, anxiety, asthma, pelvic or back pain during pregnancy, constipation, depression (with meds), hypertension (with meds), insomnia, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), labour pain, menopausal hot flushes, neck pain, PTSD, restless leg syndrome, schizophrenia (with meds), sciatica, shoulder pain, smoking cessation, and TMJ (jaw) pain.
Another area well researched for acupuncture is it’s use in infertility and IVF. This study shows that acupuncture in conjunction with IVF can improve success rates for example. For more on acupuncture in fertility and IVF, click here.
If you’re curious as to whether we have experience in treating your specific issue at our Brisbane clinic, call us on 07 3367 0337 and ask. You can even book a complimentary call with our acupuncturist to chat about your specific issue and see what might be needed.
Does acupuncture hurt?
There are many different types of acupuncture – ranging from relaxing to ouchy-ouchy. At Brisbane Natural Health we want you to leave feeling like you’re walking on a cloud, so we choose to provide gentle acupuncture only. Our acupuncturist Angela Marshall has advanced training in Japanese Kiiko Matsumoto Style (KMS) acupuncture. KMS is very effective, yet gentle.Learn more about our Japanese style of acupuncture here.
Vaughn Ryan uses a modern form of the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) style of acupuncture, which uses very fine needles and a gentle technique – so pain is very rare.
Our patients leave the acupuncture room with what we endearingly call call ‘acupuncture face’ – that hazy blissed out look that shows they’ve just been taken to the relaxation zone.
At your initial appointment, our acupuncturist Angela will use Traditional Japanese diagnostic techniques to assess your health. She may look at your tongue or feel your pulse and touch areas of your body to look for tightness and tenderness, which will guide her treatment. She is looking for dysfunction and blockages in your energy pathways or Qi (Chi), that may be causing illness.
Vaughn uses a similar technique, however he is a specialist in the ancient art of pulse diagnosis, and uses this to guide his acupuncture point selection along with your current symptoms.
The acupuncture treatment will help your body to balance, right there on the table but also for some time afterwards. It is very common for our clients to notice changes right away on the table, even before they have left the clinic. As you begin your treatment process the body begins to renew and regenerate, and your symptoms begin to reduce.
Get back to where you want to be. Resolve or manage your issue so you can live a life that you love.