About Acupuncture

Traditional Chinese Medicine is a powerful therapy that has developed as a result of centuries of practical and clinical experience. It is a respected form of medicine in Australia and worldwide and has been formally recognised by the World Health Organisation (WHO), Australian universities and private health insurance companies.

Acupuncture works in harmony with the body to achieve homeostatic balance; the body’s natural, well state. Fine needles are inserted into specific ‘points’ on the skin or the application of various other complimentary techniques to these points to enable healing. The process is virtually pain free.

The science of acupuncture is based on the movement of an energy force called Qi (pronounced ‘chi’), which circulates through channels in the body called meridians. When this flow is disrupted, negative health consequences may follow. Through the stimulation of particular acupuncture points, the disruption can be corrected and the flow of Qi restored. By correcting imbalances, acupuncture can provide symptomatic relief and treat underlying causes, making it an effective tool for healing the body as well as a powerful preventative therapy.