Acupuncture is one of the most effective and natural treatments for health care. Derived from China more than thousands of years ago acupuncture has been widely accepted by Australian, with 10% having received this treatment and 80% general medical practitioners referring their patients to acupuncture service according to the data in 2014.
Will acupuncture needles be safe? The fully registered acupuncturist will use fine, single-use, sterile, disposable needles with the diameters of 0.16 mm to 0.25 mm which will cause very mild pain for just one second, sometime you can’t even feel it. Once we insert the acupuncture needle , then you will feel very relaxed, and the energy starts to move in your body freely.
What kind of diseases acupuncture can treat? Acupuncture can treat a wide range of disorders, especially chronic pain such as headache, frozen shoulder, lower back pain, knee pain, tennis elbow, foot pain…Besides pain, acupuncture can also treat lots of internal diseases, such as psychological disease (stress, anxiety, insomnia), gynecological problems (period pain, menopause, infertility), and some chronic diseases (obesity, irritable bowel syndrome…).
Why acupuncture has so many effects for different diseases? According to the researches, acupuncture can stimulate the human body’s own capability for recovery, by relocating the energy averagely, boosting our immune system, activating the blood circulation, and also balancing the body tension.
Your acupuncturist may also suggest some other treatments to improve the effect, such as: massage, stretching, cupping, herbal supplements and dietary changes. For more information please consult us with our practitioners.
Adelaide Integrative Acupuncture clinic also offers Chinese massage that provides relief from pain whilst stimulating qi and blood circulation and energy movement for patients, and also those complaining of stiffness and soreness within the whole body.
Our massage therapist offers not only general massage but also acupressure which is a special massage that stimulate certain acupoints of the corresponding meridians and channels which designed specifically for the patients’ needs and well beings.
Chinese massage could not only treat for pain, but could also release anxiety, tension emotionally and professionally. So you feel better than you ever have before.
Above that, we also offer following treatments according to your condition :
- Gua Sha
- Ear seed
Chinese Herbal Medicine
Chinese herbs have been used for many centuries in China, and there are around 13,000 medicinals and over 100,000 medicinal recipes recorded in the ancient literature. The most common elements used are plant elements and extracts. All the Chinese herbs used must under the instruction of the professional Chinese medicine practitioners to control the dosage and avoid the toxin of certain Chinese herbs. There are majorly three types of Chinese herbs: decoction, Chinese patent medicine, and Chinese herbal extrats. Nowadays, Chinese herbal tea also become popular in Asia.
Typically, one formula of decoction is combined by 9 to 18 individual herbs by certain rules. All these herbs will be boiled together in water, and the final decoction will become dark liquid to drink. This is the most traditional way to take Chinese herbs.
Chinese patent medicine
Chinese patent medicine is the standardized herbal formulas. Usually all these herbs will made into pills, powder or tablets, which is much easier to keep and take. This type is not easy to customize on a patient-by-patient basis which is used for those whose condition is not severe, and can be taken as long-term treatment.
|Initial Appointment (1 hour . Incl. Initial consultation and acupuncture treatment)
Standard acupuncture Follow-up (30 – 45 min)
Comprehensive Treatment Incl. one of the following treatment (per session . 45 – 60 min)
Auricular Acupuncture(ear seed)
Cupping or Gua Sha
Follow-up Standard Consultation
(the herbs not included in this price)
|1 hr Appointment
30 min Appointment