Acupuncture in the Eastern Suburbs

Optimal health in Chinese medicine is defined as a state of harmonious balance in the body. When the relationship between yin and yang becomes unbalanced, blocked or stagnant symptomatic patterns of disease result which can manifest as a number of symptoms such as body aches or insomnia.

Acupuncturists are trained to use subtle diagnostic techniques that have been developed and refined for thousands of years. The focus is on you as an individual, not your illness, and all symptoms are seen in relation to each other. Treatment involves the insertion of very fine needles into specific points on the body to affect the flow of your body’s qi, or vital energy. By activating the body’s own natural healing abilities, acupuncture can both preserve and restore wellness, as it simultaneously addresses both a condition and its’ root cause. 

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How does Acupuncture Work?

Acupuncture works by stimulating specific points on or near the surface of the skin, called acupuncture points. These points have high concentrations of nerve endings, lymphatics and capillaries, all capable of triggering biochemical and physiological changes in the body. Acupuncture can release neurotransmitters and endorphins, the body’s natural pain-killing hormones.

The theory behind acupuncture treatment in Chinese Medicine is that the healthy functioning of the body is governed by the flow of “qi” (often translated as “energy”) through a system of channels under the skin. When this flow of qi is impaired, illness occurs. By inserting fine needles at various points along the channels, the body’s balance can be restored and the illness resolved.​

Conditions commonly treated by Acupuncture:

  • Digestive disorders: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Bloating, Nausea, Heartburn, Reflux, Crohn’s disease
  • Menstrual problems: Irregular cycle, Painful periods, No periods, Heavy periods, Cysts, Polycystic Ovaries (PCOs), Endometriosis, Fibroids
  • Menopausal symptoms: Hot flushes, Night sweats, Depression, Mood change, Irregular Menstruation
  • Female Health: Pregnancy care, IVF assistance
  • Mental/Emotional disorders: Anxiety states, Depression, Mood change, Insomnia
  • Musculo-skeletal conditions: Back pain, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Neck pain, Frozen Shoulder, Sciatica, Tennis Elbow, Knee pain, Repetitive strain injury, Sports Injuries, Indeterminate aches and pains
  • Respiratory disorders: Asthma, Bronchitis, Coughs and colds, Hay fever
  • Circulatory disorders: Poor circulation, High/ Low Blood pressure
  • Skin conditions: Eczema, Dermatitis, Acne
  • Hormonal Imbalances: PMS, Thyroid disorders
  • Metabolic disorders: Obesity, Diabetes

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