Patricia Kowal Acupuncture Noosa QLD

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Acupuncture

Chinese Herbal Medicine

Cupping Therapy

Diet and Lifestyle Guidance

Moxibustion Heat Therapy

Women's Health

 

 

 

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Chinese vs Japanese acupuncture styles

A style of acupuncture 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.

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Ear acupuncture, auricular acupuncture

Acupuncture traditionally uses acupoints on the body and also on the fleshy parts of the ear. Depending on the condition, ear and body acupoints can be used simultaneously or as a separate treatment.

Acupuncture and pain

Acupuncture aims to address various types of pain, both acute and chronic pain. For acute pain conditions (accidents, injuries, sports injuries), acupuncture and Chinese herbal formulas are chosen to treat these issues soon after the incident. For chronic pain conditions, acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine are used in conjunction with a holistic approach (lifestyle guidance, pain management techniques, dietary guidelines, meditation coaching) to address the endurance it takes when living with chronic medical issues.

Acupuncture and fertility

Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine are popular forms of complementary alternative medicine for infertility in men and women. In Chinese medicine there are different reasons why women struggle with becoming pregnant. 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.

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Acupuncture and emotions: anxiety and depression

In the tradition of Chinese Medicine, a physical complaint addressed with acupuncture or Chinese medicinal herbs may therein also address the corresponding emotional and spiritual counterpart to that physical complaint. Because Chinese medicine looks at dynamics and patterns in the body, these patterns are used to analyse why certain emotional states may be presenting themselves to you.

For example: 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, chronic diarrhea or constipation when you are anxious, stressed or obsessing about issues in your life? Chinese medicine strives to analyse how the physical body may affect our emotions and spiritual dynamics.

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Non-needle therapies

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

 

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