Acupuncture promotes the free flow of energy and blood throughout the body
What is acupuncture?
Acupuncture originated in China as part of the integrated healthcare system known as Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), which dates back over 5000 years. The principle objective of acupuncture is to promote the free flow of energy (Qi) and blood (Xue) throughout the body to achieve and maintain good health. Perth Natural Medical Clinic offers acupuncture as one of its many complementary health remedies. Contact us to book an appointment.
How does it work?
Acupuncture points (Acupoints) our found along pathways known as meridians through which the energy and blood circulate around the body. Stimulation of these points with the insertion of very fine, sterile needles helps activate the energy in the meridians to remove blockages and re-establish free flow. Acupuncture is a key component of traditional Chinese medicine and is considered an alternative medicine. It’s often used in conjunction with mainstream medical treatments.
In some cases, the acupoints may be warmed by a process called Moxibustion. This involves the burning of a Chinese herb held at a safe distance above the skin to send a subtle warmth through the acupoint and into the meridian. There are many other techniques to stimulate acupoints and meridians including cupping and Tuina Chinese massage.
The benefits of acupuncture
Acupuncture, when performed by a qualified professional, is a safe and effective therapeutic technique with many benefits:
- Drug free treatment
- Very few side effects
- A holistic approach linking body and mind
What does acupuncture treat?
The World Health Organisation (WHO) recognises a wide variety of disorders that have been effectively treated by Chinese acupuncture including:
- Musculo-Skeletal: Sciatica, low back pain, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, osteoarthritis
- Neurological: Headaches, migraines, trigeminal neuralgia, peripheral neuropathy
- Digestive: IBS, diarrhoea, constipation, gastric hyperacidity, hiccough
- Respiratory: Asthma, bronchitis, tonsils, rhinitis, sinusitis
- Gynaecological and obstetric disorders e.g. menstrual irregularities, infertility, IVF support,
- labour induction and pregnancy care.
- Emotional disharmonies, stress, sleep disorders
- Acupuncture can also be effective for weight loss
Our experienced acupuncturist is Jacinta Shilling B.Sc.(Nsg), Adv.Dip.TCM (Aust), Cert TCM (China).
Jacinta is a highly-qualified, well-travelled and super-experienced nurse and acupuncturist. She studied acupuncture before travelling to China, where she worked with some very experienced and well-respected Doctors of TCM at the Hangzhou Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine. She has an advanced Diploma of Traditional Chinese Medicine (Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine).
For the full list of disorders treated by acupuncture, journal articles and modern research, log on to www.acupuncture.org.au
Acupuncture consultations are covered by most major health funds.
If you suffer from pain, allergies, a lack of sleep or mood swings, we can help. Contact us to book an appointment.