Does it Hurt?
Treatment is a very relaxing experience. Most people are surprised to learn that acupuncture is very relaxing & painless. It is so gentle that babies and children are often treated using our specialised Toyohari techniques. Often people feel a sense of calm and well-being during the treatment itself and immediately afterwards.
How Does it Work?
Eastern Approach – Acupuncture utilizes specific points on the body which act as gateways into the body’s energy system. These points allow the practitioner to correct imbalances and restore harmony not only to the specific area affected, but also the body as a whole. Acupuncture can be used to help strengthen a person’s natural healing ability, to speed up recovery from disease and as a preventative measure to protect one’s health.
Western Approach – Acupuncture points stimulates the nervous system to release pain-killing biochemical’s such as endorphins and immune system cells in the muscles, nerves cells, spinal cord, pituitary gland, and brain. These chemicals will either change the experience of pain, or they will trigger the release of other chemicals and hormones which influence the body’s own internal regulating system. Studies have shown that acupuncture may alter brain chemistry by changing the release of neurotransmitters and neurohormones.
What Can You Treat?
We successfully treat a wide variety of conditions from muscular-skeletal pain injury and rehabilitation such as sciatica and back pain. Sporting injuries including, shoulder and neck pain. Neurological conditions such as headaches and migraines. Mental and emotional disorders like depression, anxiety and insomnia. Fertility, menopausal and women’s health. Respiratory disorders like Asthma, sinusitis and rhinitis.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
This will depend on the type of condition you have and whether it is acute or chronic. Each case is obviously different, and will therefore take varying times to respond. Most patients on average will need at least 4-5 treatments to see a long lasting change in the condition, however, many see symptomatic relief straight away. At the clinic we are focused on your health outcome and will recommend what is most appropriate. You’ll be given a clear treatment plan before you undertake a program so you will know exactly what is involved before you start.
Most Sporting injuries will improve after 1 treatment, but generally at least 4 treatments are needed, preferably in a 2-3 week period, to get the injured area as strong as possible again – results again depend on the condition.
Will I receive health fund rebates for my treatment?
Yes, most health funds will cover acupuncture. If you are unsure check with your health fund or ask at reception.
Is It Safe?
We use individually packaged, pre-sterilised and disposable needles of the finest quality.
New Patient Info. What To Expect?
- Avoid a totally empty stomach, alcohol, non-medical drugs and if possible pain killers, or stimulants (coffee or soft drinks).
- Wear loose comfortable clothing and maintain good personal hygiene.
- Don’t use heavy cosmetics, strong perfumes or aftershave, as this affects the ability to make certain diagnostic observations for your assessment.
- Before treatment use the toilet to avoid discomfort and interrupting treatment and remove all jewelry and nylon clothing.
Do I need a Referral?
No you don’t. We do work with your GP or specialist but you do not need a referral to come and see us.