Acupuncture is a technique of inserting and manipulating fine needles into specific points on the body with the aim of relieving and regaining normal movement. It is a drug free mechanism of pain relief and is beneficial for a wide range of problems.
The goal of acupuncture is to promote and restore the balance of energy, which flows throughout the body, the benefits of acupuncture can extend to a wide variety of conditions, from emotional disorders (anxiety, depression) to digestive complaints (nausea, vomiting, irritable bowel syndrome), Infertility, IVF support, menopause, high blood pressure, stress etc
Acupuncture is an evidence based modality and works very nicely as an adjunct to other physio techniques.
Only single use sterile disposable needles are used. Auricular acupuncture maybe used for chronic symptoms where the stud needle is stuck on for a period of time that the recipient can leave on for ongoing relief.
Traditional acupuncture or dry needling can be used in the clinic for relief of many ailments or as adjunct to other techniques.
Ask us about acupuncture treatments to complement your physiotherapy rehabilitation. This is available to private clients as well as those with active ACC claims.
Please note if you currently having ACC physiotherapy you can access acupuncture as well (up to one hour session) so you do not lose any of your physio sessions when you see our acupuncturists, e.g. if you are seeing a physio for back problems you can also book to see the acupuncturist for pain relief before or after your physio session on the same or on a different day.
Cupping has been a component of Chinese medicine for thousands of years and is practiced nowadays by a lot of acupuncturists and some physio’s.
It is frequently utilised as an alternative to acupuncture and can be applied to most of the same acupuncture points and meridians although some points may be too small for cupping.
It is employed in China today primarily to treat respiratory ailments such as asthma and bronchitis but is also used for arthritis, low back pain, depression, gastrointestinal problems and various types of pain in big soft tissue areas.
Sometimes cupping is used after acupuncture to further stimulate the flow of blood and qi to the area.
Facial Acupuncture has been practiced as a method to slow down signs of ageing in China since 960 AD. Nowadays it is a medically proven, hundred percent natural, anti-ageing treatment which reduces fine lines and wrinkles on the face and promotes a healthy and radiant glow.
Facial acupuncture works partly by training facial muscles. Like any muscle in the body, facial muscles need to be toned to look their best. There are some skin conditions that do not respond to traditional beauty treatment but respond well to facial acupuncture.
Besides signs of ageing, people’s faces can often display any signs of discomfort, stress and illnesses. Facial acupuncture as well as for cosmetic reasons is also used for other facial problems such as injuries, scar tissues and acne. By treating one’s face, the whole body is often relieved through this holistic approach.
This can be a popular method for those fearful of acupuncture needles. A practitioner lights one end of a moxa stick (roughly the shape and size of a cigar) and holds it an inch or two away from the skin, usually around certain points on the body to bring mild warmth to the area without burning, until the skin becomes slightly red.
The intensity of the heat is adjusted according to the patient’s condition and comfort. Indirect moxa is considered to induce a gradual localized vasodilatation response and useful for the relief of pain as well as many other conditions.
In addition to increasing the local blood flow, skillful indirect moxibustion is extremely comforting and can create a deep relaxation response.
Moxibustion can be used in combination with needles and with the use of Mugwort, a dried Chinese herb with many therapeutic properties.
TDP Lamp is an abbreviation for Teding Diancibo Pu which translates to “special electromagnetic spectrum” lamp.
When the Mineral Lamp is heated to a certain temperature, it emits FIR (far infrared) energy, resulting in many therapeutic benefits.
The emitted FIR energy penetrates up to 3½ inches, and stimulates micro circulation, delivering higher levels of oxygen and nutrients to the injured cells, while eliminating toxins and cellular waste.
The TDP Lamp features a plate coated with a formulation of minerals for your body. The heated mineral plate emits deep-penetrating, far-infrared waves.
This natural energy is identical to that generated by our own bodies, and is naturally absorbed into our tissues.
The deep penetrating far-infrared energy of the TDP Lamp will be felt as gentle warmth in the treated area.
TDP lamp is beneficial for the reduction of inflammation, relieve pain, promote blood circulation, improve microcirculation, oxygenation of the problem area, strengthen immunity against disease, improve metabolism, and promote faster tissue healing.
You can opt for this in your acupuncture or physiotherapy sessions.
There will be a small cost involved for this extra treatment