Acupuncture treatment involves the insertion of fine, sterile needles into specific sites (acupuncture points) along the body’s meridians. This is done to clear energy blockages and encourage the normal flow of qi through the patient.
What is Chinese Medicine Acupuncture?
Acupuncture treatment involves insertion of fine, sterile, single use, disposable needles into specific sites (acupuncture points) along the body’s pathways (meridians) to clear energy blockages and encourage the normal flow of vital force, or Qi, through the body.
- Focus on drug-free pain relief.
- Effective treatment of acute and chronic ailments as shown in research studies, collated in the Acupuncture Evidence Project.
- Assists disease prevention and maintenance of general wellbeing.
When do I need to see an Acupuncturist?
- Strong evidence supports effectiveness of acupuncture: allergic rhinitis, knee osteoarthritis, chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, migraine prophylaxis, chronic low back pain, postoperative nausea & vomiting, headache and postoperative pain.
- Evidence also supports effectiveness for Acute low back pain, acute stroke, neck pain, obesity, anxiety, peri-menopausal and postmenopausal insomnia and hot flushes, adult asthma, PTSD, constipation, hypertension (with medication), and IBS.