“Lingering diseases are still curable, those whose regard such diseases as incurable have not actually mastered the skills.”
– Yellow Emperor’s Canon of Medicine · Spiritual Pivot
《黄帝内经 · 素问》
Over 20 Years of Clinical Practice
Bringing You Time Honoured Oriental Healing Art
– Time honoured oriental medical wisdom
History Of Acupuncture
Acupuncture is a 3,000-year-old healing technique of Traditional Chinese Medicine. The history of acupuncture is deeply rooted in China, dating back thousands of years. Acupuncture, however, can trace back to a mummy, namely Otzi the Iceman, a 5,300-year-old frozen corpse hidden in a glacier on the border of Italy and Austria in 1991. According to scientists, Otzi used a form of acupuncture for osteoarthritis of his lumbar spine.
In 1997, the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) documented and publicised acupuncture’s safety and efficacy for treating a wide range of conditions. Acupuncture is now covered by many insurance policies and is used most broadly to relieve pain. Since 2012, acupuncture and Chinese medicine practice is governed by national law. Health practitioners regulation body Chinese Medicine Practitioner Board (CMBA) oversees registration of the profession. The new move set acupuncture and Chinese medicine practice at higher level of regulation and service standards.
How Does Acupuncture Work?
Acupuncture improves the body’s functions and promotes the natural self-healing process by stimulating specific anatomic sites--commonly referred to as acupuncture points. The most common method to stimulate acupuncture points is the insertion of fine, sterile single used needles into the skin. Pressure, heat, or electrical stimulation may further enhance the effects. Other points stimulation techniques include: manual massage, moxibustion or heat therapy, cupping, and the application of topical herbal medicines and liniments.
Traditional Chinese Medicine developed from an ancient philosophy that describes the universe, and the body, in terms of two opposing forces: yin and yang. When these forces are in balance, the body is healthy. Energy, called "qi" (pronounced "chee") flows along specific pathways, called meridians, throughout the body. This constant flow of energy keeps the yin and yang forces balanced. However, if the flow of energy gets blocked, like water getting stuck behind a dam, the disruption can lead to pain, lack of function, or illness. Acupuncture therapy can release blocked qi in the body and stimulate function, evoking the body’s natural healing response through various physiological systems. Modern research has demonstrated acupuncture’s effects on the nervous system, endocrine and immune systems, cardiovascular system, and digestive system. By stimulating the body’s various systems, acupuncture can help to resolve pain, and improve sleep, digestive function, and sense of well-being.
How Can We Help?
At Adelaide City Acupuncture Pain Clinic, we provide wide range of quality acupuncture and Chinese medicine services and achieved high level of customer satisfaction. Services we provide including modalities of acupuncture, Chinese nutrition, herbal medicine, fire cupping, wet cupping, electro-acupuncture, painless laser acupuncture, Gua-Sha, far-infrared heat therapy, moxibustion, Tai Chi / Qi Gong and Tui-Na massage.
Acupuncture needles are as thin as a strand of hair, thereby evoking little, if any, pain when inserted. Most people find themselves extremely relaxed, free of any pain or discomfort while undergoing treatment. Many people fall asleep during the treatment. People may benefit from Chinese medicine's wide range of clinical modalities for almost all health conditions. The range of conditions are including but not limited to musculoskeletal, breathing and internal disorders, side effects of cancer treatment, anxiety depression, insomnia, women's health, stress, weight, pain and lifestyle management, to name a few.
The WHO (World Health Organisation) lists more than 50 conditions for which acupuncture research proves to be efficacious. Paediatrics, adults and elderly patients can take advantage of these many time and clinical tested services.
What happens during an acupuncture treatment?
When you walk into our clinic, your acupuncturist will ask about your health history. Then, we will examine your tongue’s shape, colour, and coating, feel your pulse, and possibly perform some additional physical examinations depending on your individual health needs. Using these unique assessment tools, we will be able to recommend a proper treatment plan to address your particular condition. To begin the acupuncture treatment, you lay comfortably on a treatment table while precise acupuncture points are stimulated on various areas of your body. Most people feel no or minimal discomfort as the fine needles are gently placed. The needles are usually retained between five and 30 minutes. During and after treatments, people report that they feel very relaxed.
Time Honoured Modalities We Use
– Multi-modalities of natural therapies are used
The innovative laser needle for acupuncture, therapy of deep tissue layers and laser blood irradiation (non-invasive)
Traditional disposable fine needles used to insert into acupuncture points delivering stimulation to meridians to treat disorders.
Easy taking cGMP granulated Chinese herbal medicine is used for treating disorders systemically together with acupuncture.
Chinese style remedial massage for muscular stiffness, pain and internal disorders being used in conjunction with acupuncture.
Balanced nutritions with good eating and life style modification are critical for recovery from illness.
We use traditional fire cupping in treating muscular pain, sports injuries and skin disorders.
Clearing toxin through gentle scoop sliding on the skin create light bruising to treat various disorders.
Tai Chi / Qi Gong
Tai Chi for health cultivation being used in our clinic and taught to our patients for their self practice.