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- Acupuncture

Acupuncture is part of Traditional Chinese Medicine which originated in China over 5000 years ago. This science and art of healing has become widely accepted over the past three decades and has now been established as a profession in Australia and proved to be a safe and effective form of natural healing which has the following major benefits:

  • drug-free pain relief.

  • assists prevention against disease.

  • treats the cause as well as the symptoms.

  • holistic approach to illness, linking body, mind and emotions.

  • effectively treats many common ailments.

- How does it work?

The goal of acupuncture therapy is to establish a healthier state of body function and to increase the capacity to cope with stress. The human body can be likened to a highly complex electrical circuit and like any electrical circuit it must be kept in good working order if it is to function effectively.

To maintain good health, it is essential for the bodys energy, as well as the blood, to circulate in a continuous and unobstructed manner. The pathways through which the energy flows are called meridians and these circulate through the organs and tissues of the body.
The energy which flows along the meridians is called Qi (Chi). These meridians were mapped out by the ancient Chinese. Modern technological methods such as Kirlian photography, electronic, and thermal readings are now being used to detect these meridians.

There are over 506 acupuncture points that lie along the meridians, by stimulating these points with needles the quality and quantity of energy (Qi) and fluids can be normalised. Often an area or acupuncture point is warmed and stimulated by a Chinese herb, this process is called Moxibustion. Suction cups and massage may also be utilised to enhance the treatment.