Acupuncture and Chinese medicine have grown in popularity in Australia, particularly in the last few decades. There are many reasons why people seek treatment with acupuncture and Chinese medicine, however our clients' reasons tend to fall in one or more of the following categories:
Who gets acupuncture?
All walks of life! We see a wide range of people at our clinic with a variety of conditions. The youngest client we’ve treated on Bribie so far is four years old and the oldest is 91
How does acupuncture work?
Chinese medicine works with the body’s natural ability to heal. Acupuncture stimulates blood flow and guides it to areas of our bodies that require healing to provide nourishment; blood contains all the nutrients vital to our existence, including oxygen, water, platelets, hormones, etc. Depending on where we put the needles, we can help increase circulation in specific parts of the body. Acupuncture essentially turns on the ‘ON’ switch to self-healing. It also increases blood circulation in areas where toxins have accumulated to decrease inflammation.
What conditions can acupuncture treat?
Though acupuncture is well known for its effectiveness in treating pain conditions, such as back pain, bursitis, and osteoarthritis, acupuncture can also help in the treatment of countless other non-pain related conditions, some of the other conditions we commonly see in clinic include: