What is Acupuncture Treatment?

If you are suffering from any kind of pain in Brisbane, acupuncture is then said to be a very effective way of curing it. It relieves pain to a great extent. The acupuncture treatment involves insertion of thin needles through skin of an individual at specific points with the intention of balancing energy. The treatment actually helps in boosting the wellbeing of an individual and cures illnesses.

Uses

There are several conditions that can be cured through the insertion of acupuncture needles. They include back pain, knee pain, migraines and headaches, neck pain, osteoarthritis, painful periods, dental pain, spine pain and many others. Other than pain, the conditions that this treatment can be used for are gastric problems, low and high blood pressure, allergic rhinitis, morning sickness, tennis elbow, neuralgia, fibromyalgia, stiff neck, whooping cough and many more. According to WHO, it can also treat several kinds of infections like UTI.

Advantages

Acupuncture has proved to be very beneficial to a lot of people in Brisbane. It is considered to be safe when performed in the right way. There are hardly any side effects of this treatment. And the best part of it is that it can be combined with other kinds of treatments without any worry. Since a lot of people have been relieved from pain by getting this treatment done, it can be said acupuncture controls different kinds of pain. It has helped a lot of patients whose medications have proved to be inapt.

What Can You Expect?

As per the theory of TCM, the location of the acupuncture points happens to be on the meridians via which energy flows. The energy is called ‘chi’ or qi’. What you can expect during your treatment is first an examination and assessment of your condition by the acupuncturist and then insertion of needles. You can also get advice on complimentary therapies like Chinese herbs or how to take care of yourself.

You will be first asked to lie on your back, side or front. However, this would depend on where the insertions would be done. Your acupuncturist is going to use sterile, disposable, single-use needles. When the needles would be inserted, you would have a tingling sensation for a while. After the insertion is done, there would be a dull pain at base of needle, which would then subside. Never think acupuncture to be a painful process. It is generally relatively painless.

Number of acupuncture treatments required would depend on your condition. If you are suffering from a chronic condition, you would need only 1-2 treatments every week, which may be continued for a few months. Acute problems improve after eight to twelve sessions.

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