Acupuncture Yeerongpilly

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture may be the most popular aspect of Traditional Eastern Medicine. This method is being practised here at A Pinch of Prevention Peter undertook 4 years of formalised study of this ancient tradition, and he uses it with great success in his treatment programs. 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 used to manage many different diseases. It is a well-respected treatment modality that is supported by thousands of scientific papers in respected scientific journals.

Acupuncture Yeerongpilly

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.

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.

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

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Who can 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
  • 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

Is 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. 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.

 

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 practitionersMinimum competence standards are observed as registration is not required.
Practises Holistically – Treats the area affected as well as the wider system that governs that area. Based on a system over 2000 years old.Only treats the affected area with a purposeful, painful approach.
Mandatory continuing professional education for registrationNo continuing professional development required.
Strict infection control standards Unknown 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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