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Acupuncture: What is it?
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 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: How does it work?
Acupuncture is a fascinating combination of science and art. Despite the tireless work of the best minds in modern research, there’s still no detailed explanation available in Western Terms of how it works.
Traditional Eastern philosophy describes the body and its sickness as an interruption or blockage to the energy flow that circulates through our body. 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 energy to circulate again, giving a new lease of life to the affected area. It also encouraged the system or area to heal and regain normal function.
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Who is able to benefit from Acupuncture?
Clinical trials have shown that Acupuncture alleviates:
- 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?
A Pinch of Prevention uses a thorough assessment to determine whether the patient is suitable for this treatment and a course of needling is often complimented with a flexibility program and hands-on treatment as appropriate. It has become more popular to combine Acupuncture with the physiotherapy treatment. Our team at A Pinch Of Prevention uses Acupuncture in its evidence-based treatment of acute and chronic pain, sports injuries, and musculoskeletal 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.
Acupuncture vs. Dry Needling: The Difference
|Acupuncturist – Chinese Medicine||Dry Needling|
|Minimum 4 Year Bachelor Degree||48 -72 hour course|
|Chinese Medicine Board Australian (CMBA) Registered practitioners||Minimum competence standards are observed as registration is not required.|
|A Holistic practise – This includes treating the affected area as well as the larger system that governs it. Based on a 2000 year old system.||Only treats the affected area with a purposeful, painful approach.|
|Mandatory continuing professional education for registration||No continuing professional development required.|
|Strict infection control standards||Unknown standards|
|Acupuncture professionals need to have mandatory professional indemnity insurance.||Some practitioners may not be covered for acupuncture or dry needling|