Acupuncture & pain management

What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture originated from China and has been practiced there for thousand of years. Acupuncture is an ancient form of Chinese healing which balances the body, mind, and spirit. Acupuncture has been practiced in China for thousand of years and during the second half of the twentieth century it became to spread rapidly in Western countries.

Acupuncture involves insertion of very fine sterile stainless steel needles into the body at carefully selected points to stimulate the body’s own healing processes. These points lie on pairs of channels that cover the body and through which ‘Qi’ flows. These channels provide a communication and nourishment system for the whole body.

Disease occurs when there is disruption to the balanced flow of ‘Qi’ within the body. The aim of acupuncture treatment is to remove any imbalances or obstructions within the body and to improve the ‘Qi’ to flow smoothly.

What pain conditions can acupuncture treat?

  • Injuries e.g. sprains, burns
  • Lower back pain
  • Neck and shoulder pain
  • Tennis and golf elbow
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Sciatica
  • Musculo-skeletal pain
  • Period pains
  • Headache and migraine
  • Emotional pain

How does acupuncture help pain?

In traditional Chinese medicine, pain is the subjective sensation caused by blockage to the flow of Qi and blood. Acupuncture treatment aims to removes any imbalances or blockage of Qi and blood within the body and to improve the ‘Qi’ to flow smoothly.

As an acupuncturist and neuromuscular therapist, I treat clients who have pain which includes injury pain, headache, muscular-skeletal problems, period pain and so on, using both my knowledge of muscular-skeletal anatomy and traditional Chinese acupuncture. A combination of acupuncture and massage treatment will help improve your condition more quickly.

Acupuncture treatment with ACC

I am a registered acupuncturist and recognised by the ACC (Accident Compensation Corporation) as a treatment provider. If you have an injury, please visit your GP as soon as possible and your doctor will fill in an ACC 45 form. Once the claim has been accepted by ACC, you will start having acupuncture treatments under ACC.

If you already have an ACC claim number for your injury and are receiving treatment from a physiotherapist, osteopath or chiropractor, you can also receive acupuncture treatment under the same ACC claim number. If you have any queries, please inquire Karada Clinic.

For better result of your pain

Acupuncture is very effective in treating acute injuries. Therefore, it will have better and faster results when you start having treatments as soon as possible after your injury.

Pain management course

  • Acupuncture treatment with ACC surcharge (one-hour treatment): $20
  • Non-ACC Acupuncture treatment (one-hour treatment): $75
  • Non- ACC 5-session course (one-hour treatment X 5): $325 ($65 each)

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