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Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine has been used to treat a range of diseases for approximately two thousand years. It continues to be used in many countries as a main staple form of medicine, focusing on the underlying patterns of dis-harmonies that lead to illness.
Registered under our peak governing body, AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency), we are currently limited to disclose, in our advertising material, the comprehensive extent of our services under the Health Practitioner National Law.
Although there exists thousands of randomised controlled trials and other types of evidence for systematic reviews, only a handful of conditions have been approved by AHPRA such as:
- Acupuncture for the assistance of Pain management, Fatigue and Nausea related to many chronic diseases;
- Acupuncture for Pregnancy-related Pain;
- Acupuncture as an adjunct for IVF; and
- Acupuncture for the flow on effects of external Stress
Recent systematic reviews in research showing positive findings for the use of Acupuncture, include the following:
- Acupuncture for the prevention of episodic migraine
- Acupuncture for low back pain
- Acupuncture for the prevention of tension-type headache
- Interventions for preventing and treating low‐back and pelvic pain during pregnancy
- Acupuncture and related therapies for treating irritable bowel syndrome
- Acupuncture for insomnia
- Acupuncture for chronic pain
- Non-pharmacological interventions for treating chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome
- Acupuncture for treating depression-related insomnia
- Acupuncture for depression
Resources for consideration to the many benefits of Chinese medicine and Acupuncture include:
The Cochrane Library provides a ‘collection of databases’ containing quality independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making.
Acupuncture is listed on the Painaustralia website. Painaustralia is the national peak body working to improve the quality of life of people living with pain, representing the interests of health, medical, research and consumer organisations. If requested by the client and approved by the allocated care worker, Acupuncturists may be included in a pain management program. This link from Painastralia may also provide more information.
Please contact us to seek further information about how Chinese medicine and acupuncture can assist with your particular health concern or symptom/s you may be experiencing.
Fertility, Pregnancy, IVF and Hormonal disorders
It has been of great interest to have worked with couples for many years now supporting fertility optimisation and conception.
This journey for many may have incorporated balancing hormonal irregularities such as menstruation through to menopause and support during assisted fertility (IVF).
Hypnobirthing practitioners and midwives often recommend acupuncture in the third trimester to prepare for the arrival of precious ones.
Acupuncture has been used to treat a variety of health problems for centuries, by regulating the body’s ability to heal, through the stimulation of specially-defined body points, using very fine sterilized filiform needles.
By stimulation of body points, this triggers the production of chemicals known as endorphins. Endorphins have been dubbed the body’s “natural opiates” because they act on the same nerve cells as morphine and other opiate drugs, helping muscles relax and dulling pain.
For you, the response produces decreasing symptoms that last for increasingly longer amounts of time.
Chinese Herbal Medicine
Chinese Herbal medicine has been used in China for centuries and is backed by a long and rich history of development, use and research. The prescription of Chinese herbal medicine is based on the theories of traditional Chinese medicine. Chinese herbal medicine reinforces Acupuncture treatments in a natural way. The two are often used together to strengthen the effects of treatment and to achieve longer-lasting result in a shorter amount of time.
Moxibustion combines the burning of Chinese herbs (predominantly ‘Mugwort’ or Artemisia vulgaris) on specific acupuncture points or along meridians, with or without needles. Moxibustion can increase the effectiveness of acupuncture by moving blockages, stimulating the flow of Qi, strengthening blood and creating circulation – therefore assisting in conditions that are deficient, weak and/or painful and maintaining general health.
Electro stimulation uses micro or milli-amperage to stimulate acupuncture points, via a machine, with or without needles, to treat pain and induce healing, in certain conditions.
This TCM practice involves the use of glass or plastic ‘cups’ which are placed on the body via a suction mechanism to help remove toxins and relieve muscle spasm, strains and tension. Cupping creates superficial and deep stimulation to improve circulation and to encourage healing, and is often used in patients with immune issues such as colds. A side-effect of treatment, however, is superficial painless circular bruising.
Massage therapy is sometimes used as a supportive adjunct to Acupuncture treatments, for its ability to remove stress and tension within the body, which contributes to disease and pain. Massage techniques have much to offer both in the way of assisting in the healing and prevention of disease as well as health maintenance.
Constitutional Facial Acupuncture Renewal™
Dione Aland has been trained under the founder of Constitutional Facial Acupuncture Renewal™ – Mary Elizabeth Wakefield – one of the leading proponents of facial renewal techniques in the world today.
It is important to note that treatments are not just a ‘facial’ but a complete constitutional Treatment – facial acupuncture is based upon the precepts of Oriental medicine, and that the appearance of the face reflects the overall balance and health of the entire body. Our treatments address more than the external image but also internal organ systems.
Fine filliform acupuncture needles are placed at a variety of acupuncture points on the face, neck and around the eyes to stimulate the body’s natural energies. The face ‘lifts’ itself via the acupuncture points through muscle toning and tightening and facial colour improves by the stimulation of blood and circulation.
Constitutional Facial Acupuncture treats both constitutionally (for the wide range of conditions treated with Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine) and facially with facial benefits including:
- Improved collagen production and muscle tone, helping to eliminate fine lines and diminish larger wrinkles
- Reduced ‘bags’ and ‘sags’, especially the chin and eyelid area
- Tightened pores and brighter eyes
- Improved facial colour
- Increased local blood and lymph circulation
Results are gradual, and depending upon the patient’s needs and constitutional profile, 12-20 treatments should provide optimum results. Treatments are non-invasive, painless and less costly than surgical procedures.