Acupuncture Coorparoo

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is the most prominent aspect of Traditional Eastern Medicine. This treatment is currently offered here at A Pinch of Prevention. Peter completed 4 years of education in this ancient tradition and now utilises it in his treatment approach. 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.

Acupuncture has been used by humans for millenia, and the first documented cases of its applications have been noted over 2000 years ago. Acupuncture is one of the many medical treatment options for managing a variety of disease conditions. This modality is highly recognised and well researched.

Acupuncture Coorparoo

How does acupuncture treatment work?

Acupuncture, an interesting combination of science, art, and medicine, still lacks concrete detail on how it works in Western medicine Terms.

Traditional Eastern philosophy describes the body and its sickness as an interruption or blockage to the energy flow that circulates through our body. Acupuncture was utilised as a gentle method to mechanically clear or stimulate these sluggish points of activity. This done by locating precisely the points on the body where the energy flowed closest to the surface. 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 services  to Coorparoo, Wishart, Mansfield and Carindale residents.

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Who can benefit from acupuncture?

In clinical trials, acupuncture has shown to ease the condition of patients with the following illnesses:

  • 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 – part of your physiotherapy treatment?

The Pinch of Prevention conducts a thorough evaluation to determine if the patient is suitable for the treatment. A course of needling is sometimes complemented by a flexibility program, as well as hands-on treatment, as required. It is becoming more common for Acupuncture to be used alongside with a physical therapy treatment regimen. 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 is a review of the data that backs up the information regarding acupuncture, and it was published in 2017.

 

Acupuncture vs. Dry Needling: The Difference

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.
A Holistic practise – This includes treating the affected area as well as the larger system that governs it. Based on a system over 2000 years old.The only treatment is to the area in question and it works by beating the muscle into submission.
Required continuing professional development for registrationNo continuing professional development required.
Strict infection control standardsUnknown standards
It is required to have professional indemnity insurance for acupuncture. For dry needling or acupuncture, some practitioners might not be covered

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