Pain is the most common symptom presenting at Queanbeyan Acupuncture and pain may be associated with migraine, headache, hayfever and sinus issues, sciatica, menstruation, digestive issues such as bloating and constipation, joints and arthritis and even sporting injuries such as sprains and strains.
Pain can be both acute and chronic (short and long term) and has been treated with acupuncture for thousands of years. Recent evidence shows that acupuncture releases endorphins (your natural pain inhibitors).
Want to know more? See the Harvard Medical School’s article on ‘relieving pain with acupuncture‘ or read how emergency doctors are using acupuncture to treat pain.
Acupuncture points are located all over the body including the scalp and the ear. Point selection may be local to your condition and may also include points elsewhere on the body. In addition to acupuncture, your treatment may include herbs, moxibustion, cupping, massage and dietary advice.
For more information on Evidenced Based Acupuncture https://www.evidencebasedacupuncture.org/present-research/pain-2/
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I aim not to hurt my clients however, some points are more sensitive than others. With these you may feel a small prick.
This will vary depending on what needs addressing. short term issues generally can be resolved in 1 to 2 sessions. Something that has been a problem for years may take longer to treat.
On occasion, minor side effects may be incurred. These may include bruising, minor bleeding
No. It is covered under private health insurance. Check with your insurer for cover and rebates available.
Many people are afraid of needles. Acupuncture needles are quite small and often painless. Acupressure is an option for those with a serious phobia. To be honest however, my fingers hurt far more than the needles do. Most people find they can handle being needled, particularly when they don’t see them.