What Is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is one branch of Traditional Chinese Medicine. The origins of Acupuncture can be traced back over 2,000 years making it one of the oldest forms of ongoing medicine in the world.
Acupuncture involves the insertion of very fine sterile, disposable needles at defined points throughout the body to activate the flow of Qi and promote the body’s natural healing response. When practiced by a qualified Acupuncturist, this is a safe and effective form of healing that has gained widespread acceptance throughout the health and medical profession.
There is now a wealth of quality research showing the merits and efficacy of Acupuncture for a range of conditions. The World Health Organisation recognises acupuncture as an effective treatment for a range of gynecological, obstetric, digestive, and psychological health concerns.
Acupuncture should not be a painful experience, though a definite and distinct sensation should be felt when needled. Many people find acupuncture treatment relaxing and soothing.
If you are having or considering acupuncture it is important to see a fully qualified and registered acupuncturist. This is where I come in.
I obtained a Bachelor Degree in Chinese Medicine and am registered to practice both herbal medicine and acupuncture. You can ensure your acupuncturist is adequately trained and registered at AHPRA.