Acupuncture is over 2000 years old therapy in Chinese medicine. Acupuncture is frequently used in conjunction with “cupping,” an Asian technique designed to increase blood flow to a particular area of concern by using heated glass cups to create suction and promote blood flow to the surface of the skin. Acupuncture can be used effectively with other bodywork therapies including various forms of massage and moxibustion. Prior to receiving treatment, your Acupuncturist will review your medical history, and discuss goals for treatment. The frequency of treatment is determined based on an individual basis, as each patient has different needs. During treatment sessions, tiny, hair-thin needles are inserted on the body at critical points that connect nerves, muscles and organs. Depending on treatment needs, needles are left on the body for 30 to 45 minutes.
Pre-sterilised disposable needles are used. Depending on the location of the treatment, you will either sit or lie down. Properly done, acupuncture is painless because the needles are very fine. When the needles are inserted, you may feel mild tingling around the site, warmth or heaviness, or even no sensation at all. After a session of acupuncture, you will normally feel relaxed and refreshed, but particular responses depend on each person. For instance, some people feel energised, while others feel tired and sleepy. Sometimes, the symptoms get a little worse before they improve.
The number of treatments you need depends on your condition. In most cases, people experience a reduction in symptoms within a few sessions. The purpose of acupuncture treatment is to restore the balance of energy inside your body. Once the balance is restored, the body can take care of itself and no further treatments are needed.
At AcuAyur Holistic Health Centre, the Acupuncture treatment is available for both children and adults’ patients. At our centre, Acupuncture treatment is performed by AHPRA Registered Practitioner Dr Kusum Lata. This is one of the oldest and most commonly used health procedures till now in the world. Acupuncture enhances therapeutic power of the body and immunity to promote natural healing and improves the overall physical and emotional wellbeing of the patient.
Typically, Acupuncture is used for variety of General Health conditions such as-
Acute and Chronic Pain
Attention Deficit Disorder
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Lower Back Pain