What is Acupuncture treatment?
Acupuncture may be the most popular aspect of Traditional Eastern Medicine. This method is being practised here at A Pinch of Prevention Peter studied this ancient tradition for 4 years and uses it with great success in his field now. Acupuncture, unlike dry needling, involves the gentle application of fine needles to specific areas of the body. This is done to bring positive change to the system or area 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 – What does it do?
Acupuncture is an intriguing combination of art and science and despite the endless work of the brainiest and greatest minds in modern research working on it, a comprehensive explanation in Western Terms as to exactly how it works is still, infuriatingly and gloriously, unavailable.
Traditional Eastern perspectives view the body and diseases as an obstruction or imbalance in the flow of energy. This gentle technique used acupuncture to mechanically clear and stimulate the slow energy flow at the points closest to the body. 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.
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Who is able to benefit 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
- Neck pain
- 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
- Painful periods
- Premenstrual Tension/Syndrome
- Fertility Issues affecting both Men & Women
- Peri-menopausal symptoms—e.g. hot flushes
- Bell’s Palsy
- Post-operative convalescence
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
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 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 reviews pieces of data that supports acupuncture’s efficacy.
What is the distinction between acupuncture & dry needling?
|Acupuncturist – Chinese Medicine||Dry Needling|
|Minimum 4 Year Bachelor Degree||48-72-Hour Course|
|Chinese Medicine Board Australian (CMBA) Registered practitioners||No Registration required-therefore minimum competence standards may or may not be applied.|
|A holistic treatment – This treatment ensures that the affected area and the entire system are given the same attention. Based on a system that dates back over 2000 years ago.||The only treatment is to the area in question and it works by beating the muscle into submission.|
|Required continuing professional development for registration||No continuing professional development required.|
|Strict infection control standards||Unknown standards|
|It is required to have professional indemnity insurance for acupuncture.||Dry needling and acupuncture may not be covered by all practitioners.|