Acupuncture

“It is no longer possible to say that the effectiveness of acupuncture is because of the placebo effect, or that it is useful only for musculoskeletal pain”
 
Acupuncture Evidence Project (McDonald J, and Janz S, 2017).

In Chinese Medicine there are 14 main channels/meridians that flow Qi and Blood throughout the body. Each channel is the representative of a specific organ. You, the patient, have your own balances and imbalances, and acupuncture aims to correct and balance. Chinese Medicine is a holistic method taking in to account your whole being, not just your presenting condition/s. Sian will analyse your signs and symptoms in conjunction with your underlying conditions and treat accordingly.

The quality and quantity of research into acupuncture’s effectiveness is increasing. As of February 2018, there were 10, 039 studies registered in the Cochrane database, a high-quality healthcare evidence database.  With an increasing amount of studies being published every year, acupuncture is gaining the worldwide accreditation and reputation that it has held for over 2,000 years in China.

An acupuncture treatment isn’t just about the needles. Sian’s treatments may involve other Traditional Chinese techniques such as moxibustion, cupping, gua sha, electroacupuncture and tui na (Chinese remedial massage). Sian’s knowledge extends to providing you with take-home stretches or exercises and nutritional advice when necessary.

Acupuncture has evidence for treating all of the following conditions with potential positive effects:

  • Anxiety
  • Adult Asthma
  • Constipation
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Obesity
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sciatica
  • Plantar Heel Pain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • TMJ Pain
  • Menopausal hot flushes
  • Smoking cessation
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Neck Pain

You may find that you may be required to have follow- up treatments in the first couple of months to gain momentum and to treat the presenting complaint. Over time, treatments will focus on the maintenance of your health, and as such, subsequent visits will be stretched out over longer periods of time.

McDonald J, Janz S. The Acupuncture Evidence Project: A Comparative Literature Review (Revised edition). © Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association Ltd, 2017: http://www.acupuncture.org.au.

Acupuncture
Pricing

Initial treatment: $110.00
Sian will go through your diet and lifestyle and treat you with the tools in her belt that she sees necessary. Your goal is always Sian's priority when treating, working towards it in the best way you can.


Follow up treatment
(45 mins): $90.00

Acupuncture