Acupuncture is a natural healing art that stimulates the flow of Qi or Energy throughout the body so as to stabilize and rejuvenate the body mind and spirit and restore health. It is also very relaxing. Acupuncture is part of an integrated system of primary health care, known as Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that has an uninterrupted history of development dating back thousands of years in China and other parts of East Asia. Today, acupuncture is an effective, natural and popular form of health care that is being used by people from all over the world. Acupuncture treatment involves the insertion of fine, sterile needles into specific points along the body’s meridians to clear energy blockages and encourage the normal flow of qi through the individual. The practitioner may also stimulate the acupuncture points using other methods, including moxibustion, cupping, laser therapy, electro-stimulation and massage, in order to re-establish the flow of qi.
Acupuncture may assist with pain management and may be able to assist with depression that is related to chronic pain by managing the underlying pain.
Chinese medicine treatment may be able to assist with management of pain, fatigue and nausea related to many chronic diseases, including the management of vomiting or nausea arising from chemotherapy
Acupuncture Better than Drugs for Pain relief
A New Study, first of its kind in Australia has found that Acupuncture is Better than Drugs for Pain Relief
Whilst this is not new Knowledge to Acupuncturists as this has been practiced in Chinese Medical Hospitals in China for some time, it’s certainly helps support its efficacy and application in an Integrative medical approach to healthcare in Australia.