Acupuncture Whites Hill

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 completed 4 years of education in this ancient tradition and now utilises it in his treatment approach. 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 is a practise that has been used for a long time. The first recorded cases of it being used were documented 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 Whites Hill

How does acupuncture treatment 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 perspectives view the body and diseases as an obstruction or imbalance in the flow of energy. 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. The energy could move more easily, which allowed for a fresh lease of life to the affected area. This encouraged the body to recover itself and restore its normal functions.

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

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Who is able to benefit from Acupuncture?

Numerous clinical trials have shown that acupuncture can be a good  alternative treatment if you experience:

  • 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?

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. Acupuncture has become increasingly common to be used in conjunction with a physiotherapy treatment regime. A Pinch of Prevention employs Acupuncture to treat acute and chronic pain, a musculoskeletal injury 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.
A Holistic practise – This includes treating the affected area as well as the larger system that governs it. 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.
Required continuing professional development for registrationNo continuing professional development required.
Strict infection control standardsUnknown standards
Acupuncture professionals need to have mandatory professional indemnity insurance. Some practitioners may not be covered for acupuncture or dry needling

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