What Is Chinese Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is an ancient form of traditional Chinese medicine. In clinical practice, qualified acupuncturists carefully place long, thin needles into the skin at specific points. Most people describe the sensation as only a "pinch" when the needles enter. That is because of the care used to ensure the patient's comfort during the process.
How Does Chinese Acupuncture Work?
There are many theories about how acupuncture treats pain and disease, reduces stress, and improves holistic health. Some researchers say that when the needles are inserted into the skin, they press on the nerves. This, in turn, stimulates the release of neurohormones, such as endorphins, to be released by the body, which helps reduce the number of stress hormones and inflammation a person has. For acupuncture treatments to be the most effective, they must be used for a prolonged time. A person cannot expect to receive full benefits after just one session. This, however, does not mean that one session does not make an impact on the body. Many patients notice a remarkable improvement in their stress levels after their first visit.
History Of Chinese Acupuncture
Traditional acupuncture is a healthcare system based on ancient principles which go back nearly two thousand years. It has a very positive health model and function and looks at pain and illness as signs that the body is out of balance. The overall aim of acupuncture treatment is to restore the body's equilibrium. This system is uniquely suited to modern life because physical, emotional and mental are seen as interdependent and reflect what many people perceive as the connection between the different aspects of their lives.
Based on traditional beliefs, acupuncturists are trained to use subtle diagnostic techniques developed and refined for centuries. The focus is on the individual, not their illness, and all the symptoms are seen with each other. Each patient is unique; two people with the same western diagnosis may receive different acupuncture treatments.
Traditional acupuncturists believe that the underlying treatment principle is that illness and pain occur when the body's qi, vital energy, cannot flow freely. There can be many reasons for this; emotional and physical stress, poor nutrition, infection or injury are among the most common. A traditional acupuncturist seeks to re-establish qi's free flow to restore balance and trigger the body's natural healing response. For this reason, they insert ultra-fine sterile needles into specific points and integrate them with Chinese Massage and herbal medicine to restore the healthy state.
Until the 1940s, when the Chinese government commissioned the development of a uniform system of diagnosis and treatment, somewhat misleadingly referred to as TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine), nearly all training had been apprentice-style with masters and within families. The same applied when acupuncture travelled overseas to Japan and South East Asia.
Acupuncture In The World
Consequently, many acupuncture, traditional Chinese medicine and massage styles share a common root but are distinct and separate in their emphasis. The Chinese Medicine Board of Australia has long embraced this plurality under the heading "unity in diversity" and sees the variety of approaches as the mark of a healthy profession. You may read of TCM, Five Elements, Stems and Branches, Japanese Meridian Therapy, and many others, all of which have passionate devotees.
Traditional acupuncture has a long history of adapting to new cultures in which it is practised. Its growing popularity and acceptance in the West may promote new and exciting variations of ancient themes.
How Can We Help
City Acupuncture Pain Clinic offers gentle but powerful laser and traditional acupuncture and Chinese medicine treatment in Adelaide CBD. All health funds recognise our registered acupuncturists and Chinese medicine practitioners. Therefore, rebate claims are very efficient and straightforward through HICAPS facilities onsite. In your first visit, we start working with preliminary examinations such as pulse taking, tongue checking, physical palpation, and assessment. Then we will collect all related information about your diet, overall lifestyle, exposure to toxins, hereditary factors and medications. Consequently, by working with both the symptoms and cause, we will form a treatment plan for your approval and treatments to follow. Doing so can provide the most personalised therapy with minimal side effects.
The Laser Acupuncture Adelaide's treatments are painless and non-invasive; they will not affect your daily lifestyle during the treatment plan. Your acupuncture treatment may combine with other alternative medicine, such as Chinese herbs, Tui-Na massage, cupping and laser acupuncture. It can also integrate with your other routine care and prescription medications.
Our acupuncture treatments are based on clinical evidence and will also improve your general health. Balancing the lifestyle and reducing stress can help you feel and function better.
Our mission is to help you enjoyably regain your health. Thus, we will work with you to find the best treatment solution for your healthcare needs, achieving quick and lasting pain relief. Furthermore, We are conveniently located in the CBD and easily accessible through private and public transport. Email or Call Us at (08) 8221 5880 now to learn more about our excellence in acupuncture and Chinese medicine, or schedule your consultation online today.