Acupuncture is a form of alternative medicine in which thin needles are inserted into the body. It is a key component of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM).
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.
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.
How does Acupuncture relieve pain?
Acupuncture may relieve (both sensory and affective) inflammatory pain. This occurs through activation of a variety of bioactive chemicals through peripheral, spinal, and supraspinal mechanisms.
What is Chinese Medicine?
Chinese Medicine includes a full diagnosis of the health of your body. The initial consultation includes questioning on many things including your medical history, current medications and present day complaints. A treatment plan is designed which may include Acupuncture, Moxibustion, Chinese Herbs, massage and/or manual therapies.
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Acupuncture is a form of alternative medicine in which thin needles are inserted into the body. It is a key component of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). The needles are manipulated manually or the needle may be further stimulated by electrical stimulation (electroacupuncture). Dry needling is another name for what we would refer to as Myofascial Acupuncture, Tendinomuscular Acupuncture and/or Sports Acupuncture.
Moxibustion is a traditional Chinese medicine therapy which consists of burning dried mugwort on particular points on 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. [Click here for more information about Chinese Herbal Medicine and Chinese Herbs]
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.
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.
Alexandra (Alex) is a registered Acupuncturist with Australian health practitioner regulation agency (AHPRA) and a member of the Australian natural therapists association (ANTA). With 20 years in the health and beauty industry Alex has a multi-faceted insight into Women’s health, fertility and beauty. Alex combines her skills in Japanese Acupuncture, massage, high performance beauty therapy, energetic healing and Chinese herbs and has a particular interest in Women’s health and beauty, couples natural fertility and children’s health (with no needles).
Scott is a qualified Acupuncturist who has learnt from local and international mentors who work in very busy clinical environments. Through wide-ranging observation, critical questioning and research Scott has learnt the true physiological basis of Acupuncture.
Rebecca (Currently on leave) 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. Please note that Rebecca is on leave overseas until January 2019. During this time our other practitioners are able to assist you. Alexandra offers a very similar treatment style to Rebecca.
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.
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You may call us at our Coomera clinic directly.
Phone: 5573 6601
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