Acupuncture works on many different levels both energetically and physically. The pain relief mechanism works very similar to the endorphin “feel good” action. 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. If you are new to Acupuncture or have never tried it we would love for you to come and try Acupuncture. Our practitioners use a gentle Japanese style of Acupuncture.
The History of Acupuncture
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.
What is Chinese Medicine?
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.
The inserting of fine needles into acupoints on your body. For chronic conditions where pain has been ongoing for more than two years or is not responding to general Acupuncture we may use Electropuncture. This is when a small electric current is used in conjunction with a needle.
Our practitioners use moxa to warm regions and meridian points with the intention of stimulating circulation through the points and inducing a smoother flow of blood and qi. It is used for conditions associated with the “cold” or “yang deficiencies” and can mitigate against cold and dampness in the body.
Glass Suction Cupping with Fire
Through suction, the skin is drawn into the cup by creating a vacuum in the cup placed on the skin over the targeted area. The vacuum is created by the heating and subsequent cooling of the air in the cup. The cup is usually left in place for somewhere between five and fifteen minutes. It is believed by some to help with pain, deep scar tissues in the muscles and connective tissue, muscle knots, and swelling; however, the efficacy of this is unproven.
Acupuncture Combination Treatments
We currently offer several combination treatments which involve Acupuncture and one other therapy specifically.
Chinese Herbal Medicine
Chinese Herbal Medicine will include a case history and diagnosis of symptoms. This is followed by the prescription of a herbal formula (herbs) as part of treatment for specific conditions.
Auricular Therapy, Chinese Dietary Therapy, Exercise Therapy and Manual Therapies.
Auricular Therapy is where the use of press pellets, magnets or intra-dermal needles are placed on specific ear acupuncture points. These can be worn after your treatment for a specific amount of time. Chinese Dietary therapy is where a particular food can be used to maintain health and contribute towards the treatment of a patient. Exercise therapy includes internal exercises (Meditation, Qi Gong) and external exercises (Qi Gong, Tai Chi) which may complement your treatment. Manual therapies include TCM remedial massage (Tuina, Shiatsu, Acupressure) and Glass Cupping.
Chinese Medicine for Fertility, IVF and Pregnancy
Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine and Chinese herbs can be used to help support womens health. Our fully qualified Acupuncturists are familiar with all aspects of womens health. For more detailed information click here.
Rebecca is a Bachelor qualified Chinese Medicine Practitioner and a member of The Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA). Rebecca is also government registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). This requires continuing professional education to ensure the most up to date scientific research is implemented in clinical practice.
Olivia is a qualified Acupuncturist and Chinese Herbal Practitioner (Raw Herbs, Granules, Black Pearl, Tinctures) as well as an experienced Massage Therapist and Yoga Teacher. Olivia is also government registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). This requires continuing professional education to ensure the most up to date scientific research is implemented in clinical practice.
Private Health Fund Rebates
We are able to provide you with a health fund rebate using our HICAPS / Healthpoint system. Some of the health funds that are claimable through our HICAPS (Healthpoint) machine for Acupuncture are as follows.
Does Acupuncture Hurt?
Acupuncture is virtually painless.
Our practitioners use a gentle insertion technique where the needles can hardly be felt during insertion.
Let’s also put the size of the needles used in an Acupuncture treatment into perspective. You could fit approximately 8 Acupuncture Needles inside a typical Doctor’s Medical syringe. Acupuncture needles are rounded towards the tip where as a medical syringe is sharp.
At Gold Coast Acupuncture we use ultra fine Japanese needles which are even smaller than traditional Chinese Acupuncture needles.
Acupuncture Gold Coast Location
The Gold Coast Acupuncture Clinic is located in the Coomera Shopping Village at 13/31 Dreamworld Parkway, Coomera opposite the Boathouse Tavern. This is a great Location for the surrounding suburbs of Coomera, Upper Coomera, Oxenford, Helensvale, Pimpama, Ormeau, Willowvale, Tamborine Mountain and Hope Island.
Book your appointment
Acupuncture is available at our Coomera Clinic. If it is your first visit please make sure you arrive 5 minutes early to fill out paperwork. All our therapists are qualified and trained professionals.
Call our Clinic
You may call us at our Coomera clinic directly.
Phone: 5573 6601
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