Acupuncture St Lucia
What is Acupuncture treatment?
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.
Humans have used acupuncture for millenia. The first documented cases of its use were reported 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.
How does acupuncture treatment work?
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.
The body and its ailments were simply represented from a Traditional Eastern perspective as an imbalance or blockage in the constant energy flow surrounding our corporeal body. Acupuncture is a procedure done to clear or stimulate the sluggish areas of activity in the body. It was done at precisely placed points, where the energy flows closest to the body’s surface. These points were manipulated to allow the energy to flow more easily and bring a new lease on life to the area or affected systems. This encourages the area to recover and return to its normal state.
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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: How does it affect your physiotherapy treatment?
A Pinch Of Prevention offers a comprehensive assessment that determines whether a patient is suitable to receive this treatment. A course in needling is often complemented with a flexible program and hands-on treatment, as necessary. Acupuncture has become increasingly common to be used in conjunction with a physiotherapy treatment regime. 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 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 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.|
|Practises Holistically – Treats the area affected as well as the wider system that governs that area. Based on a system over 2000 years old.||Focuses only on treating the area affected in a painful manner by beating the muscle to submission or forcing the it into release.|
|Required continuing professional development for registration||No continuing professional development required.|
|Strict infection control standards||Unknown standards|
|Professional indemnity insurance for acupuncture is mandatory||Acupuncture or dry needling treatments may not be covered by some practitioners.|