Acupuncture uses very fine needles to stimulate specific points on the body to regulate & maintain the flow of energy in the body. The needles are retained for between 15 and 30 minutes. Sensations vary, but generally there is a feeling of slight dullness or heavy feeling.
Chinese Medicine is fundamentally energetic medicine. Using acupuncture points located on energy pathways called ‘meridians’ balance can be restored to the flow of Qi (energy or life force). Qi regulates spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical imbalances and is influenced by the opposing forces of yin (negative energy) and yang (positive energy).
In the late 1970s, the World Health Organization recognized the ability of Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine to treat nearly 48 common illnesses, including emotional and psychological disorders (such as depression, PMS, PMDD and anxiety); circulatory disorders (such as heart disease including; hypertension, angina pectoris, arteriosclerosis and anemia); addictions to alcohol, nicotine and other drugs; respiratory disorders (such as emphysema, common colds, sinusitis, allergies and bronchitis); and Neuro-musculoskeletal conditions (such as arthritis, neuralgia, insomnia, dizziness, and neck/shoulder pain); and gastrointestinal conditions (such as food allergies, ulcers, chronic diarrhea, constipation, indigestion, intestinal weakness, parasites, anorexia and gastritis)
In 1997, a consensus statement released by the National Institutes of Health found that acupuncture could be useful by itself or in conjunction with other therapies to treat addiction, headaches, menstrual cramps, tennis elbow, fibromyalgia, myofascial pain, osteoarthritis, lower back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome and asthma. Other studies have demonstrated that acupuncture may help in infertility, stroke, and recovery after surgery.
The human being is seen as a small model of the universe, the natural laws which govern the changes in weather, the seasons, and the movement of the stars and planets govern the human body and it’s journey through life. All things are connected. In Chinese Medicine parts are not just fragments of the whole but are complete in themselves.
Chinese Medicine understands that the body and mind are inseparable, each influencing and shaping each other. Every thought and feeling has its physical manifestation just as experiences of the body influence our mental and emotional life. As the body and mind are connected to each other so too are the body and mind in turn connected to the environment.
Chinese Medicine addresses the mental, the physical, emotional and environmental aspects expressed in the individual. Looking beyond the signs and symptoms, the root of the imbalance is addressed, allowing for a more integrated approach to healing.
Along with acupuncture, herbs, lifestyle & dietary advice, massage cupping and moxabustion are used to create a bespoke treatment for the individual.
Bo has a Bachelor Degree in Health Science majoring in Chinese Medicine. She is both a registered Acupuncturist & Herbalist and a trained birth assistant. She specialises in women’s health, fertility, post natal care, birth, emotional wellbeing, depression, anxiety, sleep disorders and digestive health. Call 0413 936 024 to Book an appointment today.