Acupuncture Gold Coast

About Acupuncture

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.

Zhang et al 2014 – Mechanisms of acupuncture in persistent pain

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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Therapies Used

Acupuncture Needling

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.

Acupuncture Gold Coast
Initial Treatment $85 / Followup $75
(20% rebate for student/seniors)

Moxibustion (Moxa)

Moxibustion is a traditional Chinese medicine therapy which consists of burning dried mugwort on particular points on the body.

Moxibustion Gold Coast
Moxibustion is used to stimulate circulation.

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.

Chinese Glass Cupping Coomera
Cupping Only Treatment $40 (20-30 minutes)

Acupuncture Combination Treatments

We currently offer several combination treatments which involve Acupuncture and one other therapy specifically.

Glass Cupping Therapy Gold Coast
Acupuncture with Cupping $95 (60 minutes)

Acupuncture with Massage Gold Coast
Acupuncture with Massage $95 (60 mins)

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]

Chinese Herbal Medicine Gold Coast
Chinese Herbal Consultation $50 (45 minutes)

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.

Acupuncture for Pregnancy, Fertility, IVF
Acupuncture for all stages of Pregnancy.

Our Practitioners

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.

Acupuncturist Gold Coast
Rebecca is a Government Registered Acupuncturist

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.

Olivia is a Government Registered Acupuncturist and Chinese Herbal Practitioner

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).

Fertility Acupuncture Gold Coast
Alexandra is a Government Registered Acupuncturist

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.

Gold Coast Acupuncture Clinic
Scott is a Government Registered Acupuncturist

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.

Acupuncture Gold Coast
Private Health Fund Rebates with over 40 funds

Does Acupuncture Hurt?

Acupuncture Needle Size
Acupuncture Needle Size – Smaller than you think!

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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