Acupuncture

 
Acupuncture is part of Traditional Chinese Medicine which originated in China over 5000 years ago. Over the past few decades, this science and art of healing has become widely accepted all over the world.

Acupuncture works very well especially when combined with Ayurveda.

Acupuncture is a form of natural healing which has the following major benefits -
  • treats the root cause as well as the symptoms
  • is a preventative method against disease
  • drug / chemical free and pain relieving
  • holistic way of treating body, balancing physical and spiritual (emotional) aspects of body
  • effectively treats all acute to chronic conditions / symptoms

How can Acupuncture help you?


Acupuncture therapy can help :-
- by treating specific, acute or chronic disorders to provide relief of symptoms with no side effects or complications
- as a preventative medicine it has the ability to detect and treat energy imbalances before they progress into serious diseases
- help maintenance treatment of a long term problem by providing a more comfortable state of health and reduce the need for medication and surgery

Now you ask, how does it work?


Each person has an energy (Qi) circulation. We cannot see it but without energy our finger would stop working. A simple example, without electricity, wiring cannot produce current to switch on the light. This also applies to the body. Food generates energy, the energy (Qi) circulates in the body with the help of meridians (electrical circuit). Like any electrical circuit, it must be kept in good working order if it is to function effectively. If the human circuit breaks down, the result is disease (dis-ease).

To maintain good health, it is essential for the body's energy (Qi) to circulate in a continuous and unblocked manner. The pathways (meridians) carry energy (Qi) flowing smoothly from one end to the other end of the body. Ancient Chinese Medicine describes these meridians. Modern technological methods such as electronic, thermal reading and kirlian photography are now being used to detect these meridians.

There are over five hundred energy points, i.e. acupuncture points all over the body along the meridians. Acupuncture needles stimulate these points, the quality and quantity of energy (Qi) can be balanced to maintain good health.

How often do I need treatments?


According to Ayurveda, Naturopathy & Traditional Chinese Medicine, the human body is a complex blend of body, mind and emotion.

During the first visit, the acupuncturist checks all aspects of your health, detail of your medical, surgical and family history and all other relevant information such as exercise, habits and occupation which are collated.

A general physical examination helps in finding the status of all the vital body organs.

Tongue and pulse diagnosis give an even broader picture of all the vital organs' status which leads to an overall assessment of your current disorder and gives an overview for any underlying cause for the current condition. The examination will give the acupuncturist, a general idea of how many treatments are required.

What to expect after treatment?


Generally, the first response you will notice is a change in overall health, good sleep, more energy and motivation to do things in a normal day will improve. Digestion will be better. There are always variations in results, especially in pain, some people respond quickly to treatment while others show a slow but gradual improvement.

What does Acupuncture treat?


The World Health Organisation (Dec 1979) recognises a number of disorders that have been successfully treated by Acupuncture. These are emphasised in bold print in the following list which also includes other common disorders that respond well to acupuncture.

Acupuncture is effective in the treatment of a wide range of common and not so common health conditions.

Some conditions suitable for treatment with acupuncture include:
  • painful conditions - headaches, migraine, osteoarthritis, renal colic, biliary colic, post-operative pain, dental analgesia
  • musculo-skeletal conditions - sciatica, trigeminal neuralgia, peripheral neuropathy, stroke sequelae, Bell's palsy
  • gynaecological problems - painful menstruation, irregular periods, premenstrual syndrome, menopausal syndrome
  • pregnancy and labour - infertility, morning sickness, labour pain, induction of labour, long labour
  • ear, nose and throat disorders - sinusitis, rhinitis, tonsilitis, sore throat, mouth ulcers, tinnitus, Meniere's disease
  • urogenital disorders - prostatitis, impotence, retained urine, urinary tract infection
  • cardiovascular disorders - primary hypotension, high blood pressure, angina pectoris
  • addictions - smoking and drug withdrawals
  • other common cold and influenza, cough, allergies and immunity, gout, anxiety, stress, insomnia & fatigue, skin disorders ... to name a few.

Techniques


Professional Acupuncturist Dr.Mahesh often incorporates the use of other related techniques into the overall treatment such as acupressure, moxibustion, spooning (Gua Sha), cupping, seven star hammer and liniments.

Moxibustion - This method involves the burning of Moxa - an ancient Chinese herb, which is a bit similar to mugwort - in the form of a burning stick and is held close to the Acupuncture Meridian points on the surface of the skin to basically move the stagnant Qi and blood in different conditions especially musculo-skeletal ailments.

Spooning(Gua-Sha) - A spoonlike round edged instrument is applied for pain over the acupuncture meridians along their pathways. The pain or condition caused by external factors such as wind or cold which have obstructed the flow of blood in the surface tissues and muscles.

Liniments - Acupuncturist Dr.Mahesh uses a specific type of liniment for a variety of indications such as headaches, rheumatic pains, stomach aches, colds, period pains, overstrain of legs and muscles along with acupressure.

Seven Star Hammer - Acupuncturist Dr.Mahesh uses a small hammer with seven small needles embedded in the head. This technique is useful for disorders of the joints or associated soft tissues and skin disorders like eczema etc. It increases the blood flow in the specific area.

Cupping - In Acupuncture treatment, suction cups made of pyrex glass may also be used on soft tissue areas like thighs, shoulders and back using suction method. Suction cups are used in the treatment of many conditions. For example, sporting injuries, musculoskeletal problems including back pain and sciatica.

Contact
  


Malvern Clinic
Tel : (03) 9569 2685
 
Mob : 0425 735 898
Wednesday, Friday and Saturday by appointment only

Langwarrin Clinic
Tel : (03) 9785 6411
Monday and Thursday

Carrum Downs - NEW CLINIC OPEN
Tel : (03) 9776 8504

Mahesh is also available for consultations in LANGWARRIN and BEECHWORTH. Please contact us for an appointment mahesh@jaima.com.au

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