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Why Acupuncture?

People seek acupuncture for the prevention of illness, relief from pain, internal disorders, and relaxation. Possible outcomes of acupuncture treatments may include:

Chinese vs Japanese Acupuncture Styles

A combination of styles is chosen depending on your condition and body type. Each style uses a unique type of diagnostic method and philosophy of treatment. Japanese acupuncture style is typically a more gentler approach.

> See Acupuncture FAQ for a description of Chinese and Japanese treatment styles

Auricular Ear AcupunctureEar Acupuncture, Auricular Acupuncture

Acupuncture traditionally uses acupoints on the body and also on the fleshy parts of the ear. Depending on the treatment, I may use ear and body acupoints simultaneously or as a separate treatment. Auricular acupuncture is known to have quick pain relieving and stimulating affects on joints, muscles, organs and other parts of the body.

Acupuncture and Pain

It is possible for acupuncture to address various types of pain, acute and chronic.

For acute pain conditions (accidents, injuries of all types and sports injuries), acupuncture and Chinese herbal formulas are used in attempt to reduce swelling, alleviate pain and speed up the healing process.

For chronic pain conditions, acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine is used in conjunction with lifestyle guidance and coaching in order to holistically address how to endure chronic issues and how to improve your experience little by little.

> Download (or view) “Acupuncture for Pain” .pdf by the National Institute of Health

Acupuncture and Fertility

Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine are popular forms of Complementary Alternative Medicine in the treatment of infertility in men and women. In Chinese medicine there are various reasons why women struggle with becoming pregnant, therefore Chinese medicine uses multiple approaches with you, depending on your circumstance and body type. A thorough intake is done to carefully collect a symptom list and medical history.

> Acupuncture and Women's Health

> Acupuncture and IUI, Acupuncture and IVF

Alternative Non-Needle Treatment Methods

In addition to treatments using acupuncture needles, other forms of therapies are also implemented for various reasons. These methods do not involve acupuncture needles and are an option for those who prefer gentle, non-needle treatments. Non-needle treatments include: external heat therapies using moxibustion, Tui-Na (Chinese massage), magnet therapy, gua-sha (skin scraping technique) and cupping.

Acupuncture and Emotions: Anxiety and Depression

Acupuncture Needles NoosaIn the tradition of Chinese Medicine, a physical complaint addressed with acupuncture or Chinese medicinal herbs simultaneously addresses the corresponding emotional and spiritual counterpart to that physical complaint. In the same way, treating an emotional and/or spiritual complaint may also address the corresponding physical complaint.

An example of corresponding emotional/physical symptoms simultaneously: digestive issues and the tendency to ruminate or over think. Do you find yourself excessively or obsessively worrying? This is known in Chinese medicine to be related to your digestive health. Do you also notice a change in your bowel habits or chronic diarrhea, constipation when you are anxious, stressed or obsessing about issues in your life? This is the art of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicines, finding and treating the links between emotional, spiritual and physical complaints.

> Acupuncture Frequently Asked Questions FAQ

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