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Chinese Budha in Acupuncture clinic

ACUPUNCTURE

Alleviate pain and promote healing

Acupuncture is a component of Chinese Medicine (CM) accompanied with herbs, moxa, cupping, and guasha.  It is considered a complex intervention to improve overall health.  Providing a comprehensive framework to assess your signs and symptoms, taking into account your individualised body type, existing condition, pathologies, and the environment around you.

 

Acupuncture is a system of complementary medicine
used to alleviate pain and aid the body to heal

Acupuncture is a system of complementary medicine that uses the stimulation of acupuncture points located on lines of energy (meridians) that are connected through a network in the body.  It can be used to treat various physical and mental conditions.   

 

The foundation of the CM system is Qi (pronounced “chee”) which is best described as the energy of the body and cells.  Qi and Blood travel throughout the meridians, most similar to fascia.  The area where the needles are inserted are called acupuncture points and are generally located near superficial nerve plexuses or divisions, major blood vessels, and are in the vicinity of the lymphatic system; all energy dense areas of the body.

 

Although CM is not just about acupuncture; it is considered a complex intervention.  It interprets your signs and symptoms into a comprehensive model taking into account your individualised body type, existing condition, and pathologies.  It uses fine single use needles to balance your qi; either moving energy or tonifying your yin or yang. Additionally offering lifestyle and dietary advice to help you onto your path to homeostasis, or balance.  

 

Treatments usually take an hour.  In CM we treat the body holistically.  So you will be asked rather comprehensive questions about your condition, general health, family health, and history.  We then will feel your pulse, look at your tongue, and palpate your body.  We accumulate the many signs and symptoms together to provide a picture of the internal state of your body.  We will endeavour to explain this to you in a way you can understand trying to link the CM and WM.  Also offering lifestyle and dietary advice to help you on your way to health.

Start your journey to wellbeing.

Treatments we offer

  • Can I benefit from osteopathy?
    Osteopathy is a gentle and safe form of therapy suitable for adults, children and infants. We treat a wide range of problems including; back/neck/shoulder pain hip/knee pain muscular aches headaches and migraines joint/arthritic pain sciatica We also provide relief for; occupational and repetitive strains injuries, sports injuries and pregnant and nursing mothers. If you have questions about whether osteopathy can help your specific condition, please call or email.
  • Does osteopathy hurt?
    Most osteopathic treatment is gentle and should not cause high levels of discomfort. At times, hands-on treatment of painful or tender areas will be necessary, and in these cases, your osteopath will take care to make you as comfortable as possible. Some people experience some soreness for a day or two after treatment as their body reacts and adjusts to the treatment. If this persists or increases, contact your osteopath to discuss it. ​ There are many techniques available to your practitioner and various body types. Part of the beauty of treatment is the synergy of finding what works best for your body.
  • Do I need a referral to see an osteopath?
    Although many clients are referred by their doctor, or health care professional, this is not required. You can make an appointment directly with us. If you are referred and have had some investigative work done, please bring your x-rays, ultrasound or MRI reports with you. ​ We are able to process an ACC claim for you if you have experience an injury. We can asses and start treating you right away. But if you need time off work you need to see your GP or medical doctor for a medical certificate.
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