If you haven’t tried acupuncture you don’t know what you’re missing. If you have then we guess that’s why you’re here!
So how exactly does acupuncture work? Well acupuncture is one of the oldest healing systems on earth, originating in China thousands of years ago. It works by stimulating your meridians and particular points on the body with fine needles to stimulate your innate healing response and supporting your body to come back into balance.
The techniques used aim to address the cause of your illness, alleviating symptoms and assisting your whole body to heal naturally.
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.
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.
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 Japanese style acupuncture. Our acupuncturist Angela Marshall has advanced training in Kiiko Matsumoto Style (KMS) acupuncture. This type of acupuncture tends to get the same results as Chinese acupuncture using thinner needles and far less points.
KMS is very effective, yet gentle. 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. Learn more about our Japanese style of acupuncture here.
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.
Our clients visit us from north, south and central Brisbane – so don’t be shy!
Our clinic is located in Milton, just a short drive from Paddington, Red Hill, Toowong, Indooroopilly, Brisbane city, Kelvin Grove and many other inner city Brisbane locations. The Milton train station is right across the road and there is a bus stop right out front. Treat yourself to an hour of relaxation and renewal – book your initial appointment today.
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Call us on 07 3367 0337 or click the online booking button to make an appointment with an acupuncturist at Brisbane Natural Health and start feeling great again!