Acupuncture Treatment in Our Eastwood and North Sydney Clinics
How does acupuncture promote a healthy mind and body?
As a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) originating more than 5000 years ago, acupuncture has a longstanding reputation for providing relief and healing of many different physical and mental ailments since becoming accepted in the western world over the past three decades. Now accepted and proved as being safe and effective, it is widely known to have a number of benefits, such as…
- Preventing disease
- Drug-free pain relief
- Treating the cause of an illness along with the symptom
- Links the mind, body and emotions to promote a holistic approach to health and wellness
Acupuncture abides by the principle of maintaining a continuous and unobstructed flow of blood and bodily energy throughout the organs and tissues of the body. The pathways through which the energy flows are called meridians and if these pathways are ever blocked, pain and illness occurs. There are over 500 acupuncture points throughout the energy meridians in our bodies, and by stimulating these areas with fine needles we can harmonise the quality and quantity of the energy circulating throughout our bodies. These points are small areas of the skin that possess reduced surface tension and increased conductivity compared to the areas surrounding it. Despite being punctured by needles; this treatment produces anti-inflammatory properties by stimulating the release of cortisol.
Although it is a traditional form of Chinese medicine, there is no belief system required in order for acupuncture to work. In fact, many studies have shown that it works to relieve pain and illness effectively without being influenced by the placebo effect. It is important to remember that acupuncture is not a religion and will work on you no matter what your religious or spiritual beliefs may be.
Common questions about this treatment
As a relatively new form of medicine in the western world, many people can be hesitant to try acupuncture. Because of this, the team at Healthwise are committed to educating patients at our Eastwood and North Sydney clinics as to how beneficial and safe this treatment is. Below are a few frequently asked questions to help you decide whether this option is right for you…
Is it safe?
Acupuncture is completely safe. Every needle used throughout your treatment is not only sterilised but also disposable, just one of the many requirements that all acupuncturists must comply with as part of our strict code of ethics and safety. In addition to this, this form of traditional medicine is completely without the risks of side effects due to the fact that there are no drugs injected or used throughout the treatment. This is compared to many western treatments, where a patient’s allergic reaction to certain drugs is often the main cause of injury or complication.
Does it hurt?
As a general rule, the needles do not hurt. To the contrary, many patients feel a sense of calm and wellbeing during their treatment.
What illness or pain can acupuncture treat?
According to the World Health Organisation, this method is effective in treating the following conditions…
What you can expect when you visit one of our clinics?
Healthwise recognises that an important part of healing is understanding what has caused your health condition, what is to be expected from a course of treatment and the steps you can take in your everyday life to maintain your overall health and wellness. We are firm believers that learning is an integral aspect of healing, which is why we help each of our patients understand the different components that work to relieve their pain and discomfort.
The best acupuncture is performed by trained and experienced practitioners who specialise in it, rather than those who use it as an alternative to their usual treatments. That’s why we employ acupuncturists who are knowledgeable and highly experienced in this field, ensuring you are able to reap the benefits of the therapy. We also have a range of other Chinese medicine techniques available for those who wish to find ultimate health and wellness.
Book your treatment today
Contact our North Sydney or Eastwood clinic on (02) 8376 8738 today to find out more about our treatment options or to book your next appointment with our passionate professionals.