Acupuncture Treatment Brisbane
Acupuncture is one of the oldest healing practices in the world and originated in China over 5000 years ago.
As part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), acupuncture is based on the concept that disease results from disruption in the flow of qi and imbalance in the forces of yin and yang.
The term acupuncture describes a family of procedures involving the stimulation of anatomical points on the body using a variety of techniques including moxabustion, cupping, laser therapy and electro-stimulation.
The acupuncture technique that has been most often studied scientifically involves the insertion of fine, sterile needles into specific sites (acupuncture points).The practitioners at the clinic use pre-sterilised single-use disposable acupuncture needles of the finest quality.
How does it work?
Acupuncture is based on the ancient Chinese theory that energy (qi) and blood (xue) flow through the meridians or pathways that are located all over the body. Specific points lie along these pathways. The insertion of a fine needle gently stimulates the qi. This restores the healthy flow of qi and assists the body to heal itself.
The purpose of acupuncture is the promotion of good health. No pain should be felt. In general, people will experience a free flow of energy, a subtle tingling feeling or electrical sensation around the needle or traveling up and down the body.
What happens during the initial consultation?
First, your practitioner will ask about your health then we will examine your tongue's shape, color and coating, feel your pulse. After making a diagnosis we will be able to make a treatment program to address your particular treatment plan. We include an acupuncture treatment in the inital consult, the needles are usually retained for 30 minutes. Most people don't feel discomfort and have reported that it feels very relaxing.
Chinese Herbal Medicine
Chinese Herbal Medicine can be used to assist the body in rebalancing, healing itself and restore homeostatsis.
Many acute, chronic conditions and systemic functions respond to herbal medicine including digestive, immune, reproductive, nervous and circulatory systems.
While Acupuncture works from the outside in, Chinese Herbal Medicine works from the inside out, so these two modalities in combination work wonderfully together.
A herbal prescription is given to suit the individual’s illness or imbalances. Concentrated granule herbal formulas, capsules and pills are used. These herbs are made up of bark, roots, flowers, leaves and animal products.
Chinese herbs are taken over a period of time until the body begins to heal itself.
Cupping is an ancient Chinese therapy and is used to relieve acute and chronic pain. Glass or plastic cups are applied on various points of muscular parts of the body and is used to relieve muscular tension, stiffness, lung conditions and winter colds. The after effect of this treatment can be very relaxing.
The use of cupping in Traditonal Chinese Medicine is to improve the circulation of both energy (Qi) and blood (xue), it can also improve lymph circulation.
After the cups have been applied, there may be some purple marks left on the skin, they can last up to a week, this confirms the area has deep seated blood stagnation.
Cupping can help with other conditions:
Muscle tension and spasm
Neck tension and shoulder pain
Lower back pain
Lung disease (Cough and asthma)
Cold and flu
Stimulate and clear veins and improve the appeance of varicose veins
Oil is first applied to the area usually the back, once the suction has occurred the cups can be gently moved across the skin. The suction in the cups causes the skin and superfical muscle layer to be lightly drawn into the cup. For most patients this is a particularly relaxing and relieving sensation. No pain should be felt.