Acupuncture is a form of Chinese Medicine which utilises acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, cupping and dietary and lifestyle advice.
There are variations of acupuncture practice and our acupuncturist, Fraser, specifically uses a blending of Master Tung acupuncture and localised musculoskeletal acupuncture. Master Tung acupuncture is a specific lineage which was developed to address a wide range of health concerns, using minimal needles with a strong emphasis on patient comfort. The needles are typically inserted away from the area of pain or concern and specific needling techniques are used to guide the treatment.
Acupuncture can also include applying a classical Chinese herbal medicine system which places strict focus on pulse diagnosis, the patient’s individual signs and symptoms and careful selection of herbal formulas to treat complex and modern-day health concerns.
For certain cases and ailments, cupping maybe utilised into treatments. Cupping therapy is the use of sterile glass cups which are applied to the skin through a suctioning effect, typically with the use of a flame. It is commonly used amongst athletes to assist in muscle recovery and alleviate symptoms of pain and stiffness. It can be incorporated into an acupuncture session to address larger surface areas in the treatment of more widespread pain or stiffness, or in the aid of detoxification or alleviating symptoms of cold and flu.
Conditions commonly encountered and addressed with Chinese medicine include:
- Brain fog/fatigue
- Symptoms of lingering cold and flu/immune dysfunction
- Upper back and neck pain/stiffness
- Elbow pain
- Arthritic conditions
- Autoimmune conditions
- Digestive issues e.g. chronic bloating, constipation, diarrhea, reflux and gut pains
- Women’s hormone and gynaecological disorders
- Men’s health concerns
- Lower back pain
- Knee pain
- Anxiety, depression and chronic stress
- Skin disorders e.g. eczema, acne and psoriasis
- Allergies and hayfever
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