Electro Acupuncture Brisbane


Acupuncture is an ancient science that is based in Chinese medical theory. Very fine acupuncture needles are gently inserted into specifically chosen points on the body in order to restore the healthy flow of Qi and blood throughout the body, thereby treating a wide range of health complaints. As an acupuncturist, we may choose from over 500 acupuncture points on the body. Regarding the Chinese medicine diagnosis, no two patients are alike. A Chinese medicine practitioner will always make an individual assessment and the acupuncture prescription will be tailor-made to the patient. The Chinese medicine approach is holistic, looking at rebalancing the body, mind and emotions and treating the source of the problem

Although we use the same needles, practitioners of the two modalities have different treatment approaches. Dry Needling, as practised in Australia by different health practitioners, is limited to the treatment of musculoskeletal issues with the aim to relieve pain, restore function or increase range of motion. In our acupuncture clinic, we may use a similar style of local needling and electrostimulation to achieve the deactivation of trigger points for effective musculoskeletal relief. At the same time though, Chinese medicine will look at the broader scope of things and consider the complex medical theory that may explain what has led to the problem in the first place. Additional acupuncture points are added to bring the body and mind back into balance, based on a network of channels or meridians. This Chinese medical theory allows us to treat very complex health issues that may affect the wellbeing of your body and mind. As acupuncturists, we are AHPRA registered health practitioners holding a 4-year bachelor degree.

Acupuncture aims to restore a healthy energetic flow of Qi and blood throughout the body in order to alleviate the symptoms on a physical, mental or emotional level.

Before the treatment, we will have a thorough discussion of your main complaint including any relevant medical history. Pulse diagnosis is an important aspect of this assessment, which helps us choose a relevant number of points to restore your body’s natural balance, eliminating any blockages and facilitating blood flow to the tissues. We will discuss with you a treatment plan for the best possible outcome, which may also include other auxiliary methods, such as tuina acupressure, moxibustion (warming) therapy, cupping and herbal supplements.

Acupuncture therapy is always adapted to a patient’s constitution, especially considering children, pregnant women or elderly patients who may have a weakened system. In a few cases, such as in young children, acupuncture may not always be the optimal tool, in which case we may work with Tui Na, acupressure, moxibustion and gentle press needles (“stickers”). All these methods aim to achieve the same therapeutic goal, restoring the proper flow of Qi and blood throughout the body.

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