Acupuncture is seen as an effective therapy to promote the body's own healing mechanisms. Acupuncture points are located along blood vessel, lymphatic and neural pathways in the body. It is generally understood that acupuncture stimulates the nervous system and modulates imbalance between the parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous system, having analgesic qualities on pain. The needles are extremely fine, sterilised, single use and create minimal sensation during a treatment. Sometimes a tingle or dull ache may be experienced. Acupuncture is appropriate for most people in all stages of life from pregnancy and paediatrics to the elderly. Treatment is always adapted for the individual's unique healthcare needs. Acupuncture is used to optimise health and wellbeing by addressing pain, fatigue, stress, and other vague symptoms that often plague our modern busy lives.
For a visual demonstration Medibank have produced this informative short Youtube clip interviewing a fellow Dr of Chinese Medicine, Dr Katie Molloy discussing the types of conditions commonly treated in clinic. Watch the Youtube Video below.
To optimise health outcomes Rhonwen usually recommends a combination of acupuncture therapy and Chinese herbal medicine and as required she will also incorporate other therapies such as moxibustion, cupping, guasha and laser therapy along with healthy lifestyle changes.
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Please note, if you are currently receiving western medical care for any condition please do not stop your treatment. The best approach often combines both western and Chinese medicine. Also, if you suspect you may have a serious medical condition please seek western medical advice ASAP.