We use high quality single use disposable needles with every treatment.
We follow the guidelines of the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association.
All our practitioners are trained in Australia and have a Bachelor Degree level of qualification. All practitioners are registered with many years of experience.
Acupuncture works on many different levels both energetically and physically. The pain relief mechanism works very similar to the endorphine "feel good" effect.
You do not have to be sick or in pain to benefit from Acupuncture. It can be used to balance your body making you feel relaxed, calm and more importantly stress free. It can also be used as a preventative treatment so that you can boost your immune system and prevent disease.
If you are new to Acupuncture or have never tried it..
We would love for you to come and try Acupuncture. If you dislike needles we have many other treatments available for you including Laser Acupuncture and many other needle free techniques.
Acupuncture can be dated back almost 5000 years with the earliest Chinese Medical text available around 305 B.C. Acupuncture was practiced and refined throughout the following hundreds of years and then brought into the west during the 1970's. The amount of evidence that has been documentated during this time is most impressive.
Acupuncture in Australia
In Australia we are very fortunate to have some of the best educated Acupuncturists in the world. All practitioners at Gold Coast Acupuncture are fully qualified with over four years of bachelor level education. All practitioners are registered with the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association and are fully insured.
Chinese Medicine includes a full diagnosis of the health of your body. A treatment plan is designed and suitable therapies are used to fix the problem.
The initial consultation includes questioning on many things including your medical history, current medications and present day complaints.
There are many different types of treatment methods available to the practitioner. There are many options available that may be used during your treatment.
1. Acupuncture and Moxibustion
Acupuncture Needling - The inserting of fine needles into acupoints on your body.
Moxibustion (Moxa) - The use of the herb mugwort to heat acupoints.
Auricular Therapy - The use of fine intradermal needles on specific ear acupuncture points. The needles are covered in a tape and can be worn after your treatment for up to 3 days
Electropuncture - The use of a small electric current used in conjunction with a needle for different manipulation of acupoints.
Laser Therapy - The use of laser light to stimulate acupuncture points. Great for children or for those not wanting needles.
2. Chinese Dietary Therapy
Specific foods have individual therapeutic properties. A particular food can be used not only to maintain health but also to contribute towards the treatment of a patient.
3. Chinese Herbal Medicine
The use of a herbal formula (herbs) may be an option as part of treatment.
4. Exercise Therapy
Internal (Meditation, Qi Gong)
External (Qi Gong, Tai Chi, Martial Arts)
5. Manual Therapies
TCM remedial massage (Tuina, Shiatsu, Acupressure)
Cupping (Guan Fa)Cupping - The use of glass suction cups placed on certain regions of the body.
Spooning (Gua Sha)
There are many conditions that can be treated with Acupuncture.
- All types of pain, Headaches, Migraines, Neck Pain, Back Pain, Muscle Pain, Arthritis, Muscle Problems, Sports Injuries
- Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Mood swings, Sleep Problems / Insomnia, Weight Management and Weight Loss
- Fertility, IVF Support, Pregnancy and Womens Health. [click here more info]
- Laser Acupuncture to Quit Smoking. [click here more info]
- Massage Services - Sports/Remedial/Swedish or Chinese Massage [click here more information]