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HOW ACUPUNCTURE WORKS
Acupuncture is derived from eastern medicine philosophy. It is believed that the body has twelve channels that run from head to toe. Each of these channels is called meridians. In these channels there is a substance called ‘Qi ‘or energy.
This energy needs to freely flow through these channels, like blood flowing through arteries. Sometimes these channels become blocked; therefore the energy cannot freely flow and is blocked like a blockage in an artery. As a consequence this gives rise to illness.
Once the blockage is recognised along the channel which correspond to specific acupuncture points, they are stimulated by acupuncture needles or laser in order to unblock the channel
In the clinic we use both LASER or acupuncture needles.
What To Expect From An Acupuncture Treatment
An osteopath is a government registered practitioner of musculoskeletal medicine. Osteopaths are primary health care practitioners; that is you do not need a referral to see one. Osteopaths are trained to diagnose and treat problems of the musculoskeletal system and related areas of thAcupuncture is not a one session treatment. Most patients with chronic problems need approximately 10 weekly treatments to achieve maximum relief.
However it must be emphasised that each individual is unique therefore some patients will require more or less treatments before their signs and symptoms improve.
Response to treatment may be immediate or take several days to weeks. The effect is usually cumulative, building up over weeks before maximum relief is achieved. Side effects are minimal and can include temporary aggravation of symptoms, tiredness and in the case of needles minor bruising.
Currently, osteopaths are registered in each state and territory of Australia. During 2010, state registration will be replaced with Federal Registration with the Australian Osteopathic Council.
Acupuncture Treatment - When To Book An Appointment
A wide range of ailments can be treated with acupuncture after a full examination and diagnosis is reached.