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Acupuncture

Allow 45-60 minutes Cost: $85.00

(Private health fund rebates available)

 

Health is not just the absence of symptoms but also the presence of unobstructed flow of vital energy (ki) in the network of the Meridians, resulting in a dynamic state of well-being.

 

The ancient wisdom of acupuncture and herbal medicine is increasingly being recognized as one of the great resources for promoting health and treating diseases.

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Joanna specialises in Japanese style Acupuncture, particularly the Toyohari hands-on pulse diagnosis, healing techniques, a very gentle and effective therapy involving the pain-free use of acupuncture points and a variety of non inserting needle techniques that aims to balance the patient’s pulse which reflects the state of the ki in the body.

 

Acupuncture points correct problems in the way the body functions, by unlocking the power of the body’s natural healing abilities.

 

After the acupuncture treatment, many patients reported feeling a sense of well-being, inner calm and often a state of bliss. This is a response to the neurochemicals and especially the endorphins that have been released into the bloodstream.

 

The World Health Organization (December 1979) recognizes a number of disorders that are successfully treated by acupuncture.

 

The most commonly treated conditions at Joanna’s clinic include weight problems, skin problems, back pain, digestive problems, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, asthma, period problems, genital-urinary problems, infertility, stress, headaches, depression, hormonal imbalance, sinus problems, chronic fatigue, and arthritis.

 

A 1997 survey found that, after receiving acupuncture, 70% of patients otherwise requiring surgical procedures no longer needed these procedures

 

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Laser acupuncture is also available as an alternative to needles.

 

An acupuncture treatment may combine gentle needling techniques, warm moxa herb (moxibustion), Chinese herbal prescriptions and Sotai.

 

Sotai is an exercise technique that uses gentle movements to correct musculo-skeletal imbalances and can be used to treat problems of the neck, shoulder, hip, knee, ankle and back etc.

For more information, visit www.acupuncture.org.au