Acupuncture is one of the oldest treatments in the world which is still practiced today with phenomenal results!
When your health problems don't seem to be responding to mainstream Western medicine, perhaps an alternaitive approach might be what you're looking for? Cronulla acupuncturist, Luke Willis can diagnose other related causes of your complaint using a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) approach, and treat you using a combination of acupuncture and Eastern herbal remedies.
What Is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is an eastern medicine which has been reported to have been practiced in China for over 4000 years, although the actual date is still debated.
From there acupuncture begun to be practiced in other countries like Japan and Korea.
It wasn't until 1970's that acupuncture began to receive more attention in America and the rest of the western world.
How Does Acupuncture Work
Acupuncture involves the insertion of fine gauge surgical steel needles into specific points on the body. Acupuncture points are part of an extensive system of meridians which traverse the entire body (internally and externally). Each acupoint can have a specific effect on the energy (or qi) within our body when stimulated. Acupuncture aims to restore homeostasis, basically harmonising the qi within our body.
What Conditions Can Acupuncture Help With?
Acupuncture can treat a wide variety if issues from general aches and pains, tendonitis, pregnancy/fertility, gastrointestinal, arthritis, skin disorders and headaches to name a few.
I'm Afriad of Needles. Does Acupuncture Hurt?
No, not at all. The needles do not penetrate much deeper than the skin and they are very thin (around 0.25mm) and are usually not felt.
Is Acupuncture Safe?
Acupuncture is very safe. The needles are surgical steel quality, sterilized, only used once and disposed of immediately after in a sharps box. Although no medical treatment can accurately predict any possible side effects which may arise, acupuncture has been shown to be very safe when administered by a well trained practitioner with a low risk of serious adverse effects.
How Long Do You Have To Study To Become An Acupuncturist?
Acupuncture is a 4 year university course in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) which combines Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine and Chinese Massage (Tunia).
What's The Difference Between Acupuncture & Dry Needling?
Acupuncture is a 4000 year old medicine based on the principles of meridian channels. Dry needling, while using similar needles is based on a modern interpretation of muscular & neural pain, but is usually limited to treating muscular pain and dysfunction rather than the wide range of problems that Acupuncture can help with.
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