Often, when we need to find a solution to a problem, we go straight to Google. We have come to rely so much on modern technology that it’s hard to imagine a life without it.
However, as we know, this wasn’t always the case. Thousands of years ago, people had to rely on what nature provided them with to treat illnesses and injuries. We seem to be increasingly reverting to traditional healing methods with reports showing that more and more Australians are using these methods to not only treat their individual ailments but also to prevent the future recurrence of them.
One of these traditional methods of treatment, acupuncture, can be traced back more than 5,000 years to China and continues to be used today.
What is Acupuncture Therapy?
It is a Chinese Traditional Medical (CTM) practice of inserting fine, disposable needles into specific acupoints on the skin to stimulate the movement of life force energy, known as Qi or Chi, through the body’s energetic channels called Meridians.
How Does Acupuncture Work
Meridians can be seen as conduits or pathways that carry energy throughout the body. Now, while they may be compared to vessels, this is not entirely accurate. Yes, they carry energy like blood vessels carry blood, but the major difference is that you cannot see meridians.
There are 12 main meridians made up of six pairs, each of which has many acupuncture points along its path. Each meridian, therefore, has a corresponding partner and is linked to different parts of the body.
If, for example, you are having an issue with your heart, these needles will be inserted into points along the heart’s corresponding or partnered channel or meridian, which in this case is the channel that corresponds to the kidney.
Acupuncture practices the belief that illness is a result of disturbances in the natural flow of energy in the body. An acupuncture practitioner will correct this by inserting special needles into specific points in the body to stimulate a nerve associated with ailing organs or parts of the body.
What can Acupuncture Treat?
Acupuncture treatment is not just reserved for physical ailments within the body like back pain. It can also be used to combat mental illness or strain such as anxiety, depression, and even insomnia.By restoring the body and mind’s natural energy flow, you will feel more relaxed and calm.
This may be somewhat surprising, but acupuncture can also be used for fertility treatment. For some women, falling pregnant may be easy while for others, it can result in months and even years of heartbreak and sadness. This could change with the introduction of acupuncture whether on its own or in conjunction with other fertility treatments.
In addition to the above, acupuncture can also treat sinusitis, muscle pain, headaches, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). It has proven to be effective in treating post-operative ailments including dental pain, nausea, and vomiting. It is also becoming popular among people who want to fight the signs of aging.
If you are suffering from any of these ailments and live in Perth, acupuncture treatments with Natureco could be exactly what you need to restore your body’s energy equilibrium.
Benefits of Acupuncture
Using a fully trained acupuncturist, like those on our team here at Natureco, provides a safe and even relaxing experience. In addition, there are few if any side effects for patients. This could be a great option for people who are experiencing adverse effects to medication or those who are not comfortable taking medication at all. Alternatively, it can be used in combination with other treatments that the patient is undergoing.
As mentioned above, acupuncture is often used to alleviate a variety of conditions including musculoskeletal pain, low energy levels, infertility, headaches or migraines, addictions, and compromised immune systems. As the needles are very fine, pain is not normally felt by the patient. They may, however, feel a slight tingling sensation.
Acupuncture treatment includes using Chinese herbs or supplements to help the patient throughout the healing process. We provide acupuncture services which start with a brief TCM consultation followed by the session and the provision of nutritional and lifestyle advice.
At Natureco, we want our clients to enjoy all the benefits that acupuncture and naturopathy offer the body, mind, and spirit. An important part of this is ensuring that our patients understand how our treatments will help them and what they can do to improve their lifestyle once they leave our clinic This will be discussed in our consultation.
Once you are ready to explore these benefits, give us a call. Our helpful and friendly receptionists at our Joondalup clinic will be glad to schedule an appointment or discuss our acupuncture services in Perth , including pricing.