What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a method used in Chinese Medicine, a holistic medicine that considers the ‘whole’ person – body, mind, diet, environment, emotions, lifestyle and exercise.
This effective system of healing originated in China approximately 3000 years ago. It holds that the body is comprised of opposing, yet complementary forces called Yin and Yang.
When the body’s balance of Yin and Yang is thrown off, there is illness. Chinese Medicine strives to adjust and harmonise Yin and Yang, rebalancing the body to health.
Acupuncture and other Chinese Medicine techniques keep the flow of Qi (pronounced “chee”) in balance. Qi can be thought of as the “vital energy” that runs through the body.
What can Acupuncture do for me?
Symptoms are recognised as the body’s language. Our Doctor of Chinese Medicine analyses and differentiates between these symptoms and other signs to find and treat the main cause of a condition.
Health concerns that can be treated include:
- Over eating and cravings
- Poor dietary habits
- Chronic bloating
- Post baby weight loss
- Excessive hunger
- Food intolerances
- Inflames bowel and IBS
- Pre and post gastric band surgery care
- Flatulence, constipation and diarrhoea
- Poor sleep/ fatigue.
Other aspects that can be treated include:
- Regulate metabolism
- Stabilise blood sugars
- Clear brain fog
- Boost motivation.
Acupuncture and other Chinese Medicine tools and methods can help to avoid illness and maintain good health in the long term.
What can I expect at my first visit?
Your first visit with our Acupuncturist will include a detailed consultation, which addresses your main complaint and how it is affecting your body and lifestyle.
Tools of Chinese Medicine which may be discussed with you and used, include:
- Lifestyle advice.