Acupuncture was originated in China and has been used as part of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) for at least 2000 years, making it one of the oldest and most long-standing healing practices in the world. It is a natural, safe and effective treatment that works by inserting sterilized fine needles into specific sites– acupoints along the body’s meridians (a network of invisible channels through the body) to clear Qi blockages and facilitate the normal flow of Qi through the whole body. As a result to restore the balance of own body and bring about healing. Acupuncture has been widely accepted and used through different cultural and social backgrounds.
Chinese acupuncture is one of the oldest healing practices in the world. It is an effective and natural way to treat disease processes, which was developed in ancient China more than 2500 years ago.
Chinese acupuncture is a variety of procedures that stimulate the nerves in skin and muscle and can produce a variety of effects. One of these is the release of the body’s natural painkillers; endorphins and serotonin. In addition to its ability to reduce pain acupuncture has been shown to have an overall benefit on health, with scientific research in the last 30 years showing health benefits to a variety of organ systems in the body. Based on this research the World Health Organisation has compiled a list of diseases that have been scientifically proven to benefit from Chinese acupuncture treatment.
There are four major benefits of acupuncture:
The goal of acupuncture therapy is to establish a healthier state of body function, increase the capacity to cope with stress, and enhance health-related quality of life.
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) principles, a healthy body is full of vital energy (in TCM called “Qi”, pronounced “chee”) which is kept in a delicate balanced distribution to all organs and unobstructed flow along special channel system called meridians.
If there is any internal imbalance or blockage in Qi, disorders will occur. By inserting the sterilised needle into the acupoints along the meridians, different treatment effects will be achieved. For example, acupuncture stimulates circulations and the release of pain reliving endorphins, influences the release of neurotransmitters as well as the electrical current of the body etc.
We’ll do a consultation with you at the first acupuncture treatment, and decide the number and frequency of treatments you will need. Our consultation contains the four diagnostic methods of TCM: inspection, auscultation, olfaction, inquiring and pulse-taking, which are used to diagnose your disorder and know your physical condition. Additionally, there are several factors taken into account such as the duration and intensity of your disorder, your age, constitution and individual circumstances, your desired health goal, etc.
For most common ailments it takes about 5 treatments, or one cycle. More severe and chronic cases may take up to 8-10 treatment sessions, or approximately two cycles. There is a requirement for most conditions to wait 24 hours between treatments, to ensure the body has enough tie to recognize the changes in flow of Qi and re-establish balance by itself naturally.
As a Chinese acupuncture specialist located in Perth Western Australia, we take your health seriously will always be flexible to your needs. Contact us to today to organise an appointment here (here acts a link to the appointment page) or call 9332 9925 to our professional acupuncturist to find out more about the treatment and what’s involved.
Here is a list of indications which can be treated with acupuncture therapy: