Discover the ancient practice of acupuncture & how this holistic approach can help with chronic pain, stress, digestive issues, fertility, hormonal imbalances & much more.
- Initial consultation 90min from $130
- Follow up 60-75min from $95
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is one of many integrative health solutions offered by Aspects Of Healing in Adelaide used to promote optimal health and wellbeing.
Acupuncture is a vital part of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and is widely practised around the world. Acupuncture involves the insertion of fine, sterile needles into acupressure points along the meridians to release blockages, balance the flow of energy (Chi or Qi) and stimulate the body’s healing response.
Acupuncture – Natural, Safe & Effective Traditional Chinese Medicine
While acupuncture has been part of traditional Chinese medicine for over 2500 years, it has started gaining mainstream acceptance as a complementary therapy due to the growing body of scientific research and studies showing it to be an effective treatment for various health conditions.
Common Health Conditions that Acupuncture can help
- Back Pain
- Neck Pain
- Headaches & Migraine
- Hormonal Imbalances
- Fertility Issues
- Thyroid Issues
- Digestive Issues
- Poor Immunity
The Benefits Of Acupuncture
- Provides drug-free pain relief
- Effectively treats a wide range of acute and chronic ailments
- Treats the underlying cause of disease and illness as well as the symptoms
- Provides a holistic approach to the treatment of disease by linking body, mind and emotions
- Assists in the prevention of disease and promotes overall wellbeing.
What Happens During Acupuncture Appointment?
If you are a new acupuncture client, we ask that you arrive at least 10 minutes before your appointment to complete our client information form. During the consultation, our experienced acupuncturist will review your health history and discuss any symptoms, concerns or questions you may have.
The tongue and pulse are important diagnostic tools in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and are used to assess the overall health and balance of the body’s internal organs and energy systems. So before starting your treatment, the acupuncturist will examine your tongue and take your pulse.
The tongue’s colour, shape and coating are noted, along with the pulse quality, strength, rhythm and depth at various locations along the wrist. Based on this information, the acupuncturist will develop a targeted treatment program tailored to your unique health needs. Other TCM therapies, such as herbal medicine or dietary changes may be recommended as part of your treatment program.
Acupuncture treatment is performed with the client lying on a comfortable treatment table. During the treatment, the acupuncturist inserts fine, sterile needles into specific acupoints on the body. The needles are then left in place for between 15-30 minutes and are removed at the end of the treatment.
Acupuncture For Pain Relief
Acupuncture has been proven effective at treating chronic pain in many studies. It helps to regulate the nervous system and stimulates the production of endorphins, the body’s natural painkiller. It also improves blood flow, which can help reduce inflammation and help relieve muscle tension, pain and stiffness.
Acupuncture For Stress & Anxiety
Acupuncture is an excellent complementary therapy for treating stress, anxiety and other mental health issues, and it has many beneficial effects including –
- Regulates the nervous system to promote relaxation, reduce stress, and improve overall health and wellbeing
- Boosts the mood by stimulating the production of serotonin and dopamine, the body’s feel-good hormones
- Balances the hormones, including cortisol which is often elevated in people with chronic stress and anxiety
- Improves sleep quality
Acupuncture For Pregnancy, Fertility & IVF
If you are planning a pregnancy, need help with fertility or undergoing UVF, why not talk to our experienced acupuncturist?
Acupuncture is a popular complementary natural therapy for pregnancy and fertility. It can help regulate the menstrual cycle to make periods more predictable, relieve the aches and pains associated with pregnancy, help reduce morning sickness and assist in preparing your body for labour.
Acupuncture has been shown to improve the success rates of IVF by increasing blood flow to the uterus, reducing stress, and improving overall reproductive function. (2018 Journal Of Obstetrics & Gynaecology).