Chinese medicine has a history of more than 2,000 years and involves a range of tools such as acupuncture, herbal medicine, moxibustion, cupping, tui na (massage), and diet and lifestyle advice.
There is an increasing body of evidence to support the effectiveness of acupuncture and the positive effect it has on a range of conditions. A 2017 Acupuncture Evidence Project undertaken by Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association Ltd (AACMA) found acupuncture had a positive effect on:
– Promoting blood flow
– Stimulating the body’s built in healing mechanisms
– Reducing the intensity and perception of pain
– Reducing inflammation
– Reducing stress and anxiety
– Promoting sleep
– Managing perimenopausal and menopausal symptoms.
Acupuncture can therefore be used to support a range of conditions including:
– Common colds and allergies (hay fever, sinus and rhinitis)
– Headaches and migraines
– Digestive health
– Women’s health and gynaecology
– Pain management
– Insomnia (adult and paediatric).