Acupuncture is the most recognised manual therapy practice in Chinese medicine which also comprises moxibustion, cupping, gua sha, Chinese remedial massage (tui na), medical qi gong, Chinese herbs and Chinese dietary therapy.
Chinese medicine is a complete medical system that has been practised for nearly 3000 years. The principles of Chinese medicine are underpinned by balancing the functions of the body, mind and spirit and restoring health with the use of fine needles inserted into specific acupuncture points on the body and auxiliary therapies.
Treatment is focused towards addressing the root of the imbalance, in conjunction with treating the manifestation of symptoms. This holistic approach results in the relief of physical symptoms or pain, strengthening of the immune system, and balancing, harmonising and integrating the functions of the internal organs to improve health conditions.
Acupuncture and Chinese medicine can assist with relieving a vast range of issues and conditions, including but not limited to: