Here at Haynes Acupuncture on the Gold Coast we offer a range of therapies and treatments to offer you an alternative and a holistic approach to your health. Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine is a great way to improve your overall health and well-being and to reach your desired health goals. Our practitioners specialise in many different therapies such as Acupuncture, Naturopathy, Myotherapy and Chinese herbs.
Forms of Chinese Medicine
- Herbal medicines – herbs can be used to help the body heal at a faster rate.
- Moxibustion – the burning of the herb mugwort over an area of the body or acupuncture point, with the intention of warming, increasing circulation and assisting with inflammation and pain.
- Diet Modifications – support the healing and help to maintain nutrient balance within your body.
Acupuncture Diagnosis and Treatment
Acupuncture treatment diagnosis includes an assessment of pulse quality, shape and colour of the tongue, medical history and whole body evaluation. Following the diagnosis, acupuncture points are chosen on the body along acupuncture meridians or pathways. Needle stimulation of these points increases the body’s healing energy or qi.
Traditional Chinese Medicine – Qi
In TCM Qi (pronounced Chee) his the energy that flows throughout the body. When something is blocking the Qi’s path in the body this is when sickness or injury occurs. TCM aims to remove that blockage to restore the smooth flow of Qi throughout the body. Blocked Qi can be a result of many things:
- Poor diet
- Hereditary conditions
- Environmental factors
- Excessive emotional issues
A Chinese philosophy states; “There is no pain if there is free flow; if there is pain, there is no free flow.”
Chinese Herbal Medicine
Chinese Herbal Medicine is an ancient system of health care that has undergone continual development over the centuries. It has been practised in China for centuries and the wealth of knowledge that’s been accumulated over that timespan has aided greatly in refining mixtures into effective remedies. They are synergistic blends of herbs designed to work together in your body, chosen specifically for your presenting symptoms.
Book your treatment today – Acupuncture, Naturopathy or Myotherapy – book online or give us a call on 0755316461 to chat to our friendly reception staff.
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