Acupuncture Coopers Plains

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is perhaps the most famous aspect of Traditional Eastern Medicine, and it forms an important part of our treatment methodology here at A Pinch of Prevention. Peter studied this ancient tradition for 4 years and uses it with great success in his field now. Unlike dry needling, the discipline of Acupuncture involves the gentle application of very fine needles into specific areas, or ‘point locations’ on the body, to bring about positive change to the area or system being treated.

People have been using acupuncture for many years. Its first documented applications were found over 2000 years back. Acupuncture is startingly acceptable in the management of many wide and varied disease states and it is a highly respected and well-researched treatment modality, supported by thousands of scientific papers, published in highly respected scientific journals.

Acupuncture Coopers Plains

Acupuncture – What does it do?

Acupuncture is a brilliant combination of science and art. However, despite all the work of the most amazing minds in modern research on the subject, there is still no comprehensive explanation in Western Terms about how it works.

Traditional Eastern perspectives view the body and diseases as an obstruction or imbalance in the flow of energy. As a gentle way to stimulate or mechanically clear these slow points of activity, acupuncture played a significant role to make this possible. It was applied to precisely placed points on the body that had the most energy. Manipulation of these points allowed the energy to move more easily again, bringing a new lease of life back to the area or affected system, thus encouraging the diseased area or system to recover and regain its normal function.

A Pinch of Prevention offers acupuncture to residents throughout our service area including Coopers Plains, Wishart, Mansfield & Carindale.

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Who can benefit most from acupuncture?

Acupuncture has been shown in various clinical trials to improve patien’s condition especially those suffering from:

  • Pain-acute and chronic
  • Low-back pain
  • Sciatica
  • Neck pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Knee pain
  • Muscle and Tendon Sprains & Strains
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Golfer’s Elbow
  • Rheumatoid Athritis
  • Headaches & Migraines
  • Facial Pain
  • Allergic rhinitis
  • High and low blood pressure
  • Stroke
  • Painful periods
  • Premenstrual Tension/Syndrome
  • Fertility Issues affecting both Men & Women
  • Insomnia
  • Peri-menopausal symptoms—e.g. hot flushes
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Bell’s Palsy
  • Neuralgia
  • Post-operative convalescence
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Constipation
  • Asthma

Acupuncture: How does it affect your physiotherapy treatment?

A Pinch Of Prevention performs an extensive assessment to determine the suitability of the patient for this treatment. The course of needling may be accompanied by a flexible program and hands-on treatment as necessary. It has become more popular to combine Acupuncture with the physiotherapy treatment. A Pinch Of Prevention utilises Acupuncture for chronic and acute pain, musculoskeletal injuries, or sports injuries.

What is the Acupuncture Evidence Project?

The Acupuncture Evidence Project was published in 2017, It is a review of the evidence supporting the information about acupuncture.

 

What is the difference between acupuncture and dry needling?

Acupuncturist – Chinese MedicineDry Needling
Minimum 4 Year Bachelor Degree48 -72 hour course
Chinese Medicine Board Australian (CMBA) Registered practitionersThere is no registration required. Therefore, minimum eligibility standards can or may not apply.
Practises Holistically – Treats the area affected as well as the wider system that governs that area. Based on a system that dates back over 2000 years ago. Focuses only on treating the area affected in a painful manner by beating the muscle to submission or forcing the it into release.
Mandatory continuing professional education for registrationNo continuing professional development required.
Very strict infection control standardsUnknown standards
It is required to have professional indemnity insurance for acupuncture. Acupuncture or dry needling treatments may not be covered by some practitioners.

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