Acupuncture

Let the power that made the body heal the body

The use of acupuncture can be traced back over 2000 years, making it one of the oldest forms of health care in the world. And with good reason. Today, acupuncture is a highly sought after modality for the treatment of disease as well as preventative medicine.

It’s natural. How does it work?

Western minds can understandably have a hard time making sense of Eastern concepts. Especially when someone mentions meridian pathways, energy circuits and ‘energy’.

What the ancient Chinese understood is that life depends on a free flowing and abundant current of energy that governs our body and how it functions. This current is what gives life to any living thing. Health depends on the quantity and the quality of that current.

So lets think about that, the difference between a current that is weak, slow and stagnant compared to a current with too much voltage… or is perhaps unstable or unsteady, or moving in the wrong direction. All of these variances greatly alter how we feel, mentally and emotionally. It determines how well our organs function, how well we sleep, our general headspace. Everything.

So over thousands of years the Chinese refined the art of acupuncture to heal, mend and correct the current, returning us to a state of wholeness.

That current, the life force.. is called Qi.

When our body is healthy the Qi flows freely and abundantly, able to appropriately govern and manage the effective functioning of our body and our mind.

Factors such as emotional and mental stress, poor diet and lifestyle, all contribute to the quality and the flow of the Qi.

So expect lifestyle advice what you have a consultation. You will hear the words ‘get off dairy’ and ‘stop thinking so much’, coupled with questions about ‘daily exercise’ and ‘meditation’.

An acupuncture treatment at The Whiteowl Clinic is safe, comfortable and usually takes around 1 hour. The needles used are sterilised, single use and designed to make your acupuncture treatment a regenerative and relaxing experience.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

1. What can you treat with acupuncture?

Pretty much anything. We’re in the business of correcting the flow of energy in the body, allowing the power that made the body to heal the body. And the mind. Get that energy aligned, enriched, enlivened, moving in the right direction, free from obstruction… and symptoms heal. So, what does acupuncture treat? Physical pain, emotional pain, stress, boosts immunity, headaches, menstrual disorders, infertility, insomnia, digestive disorders, the list is endless.

2. Does it hurt?

No, it shouldn’t…, but… well, yes. Sometimes. Not all the time. Depends on what kind of shape you’re in when you lie down, depends on the location of the needle. Depends sometimes on the quality of the needle. Mostly though… if the practitioner is skilled, calm, with good intention, and their Qi is strong and grounded, there should be minimal sensation.

3. How many sessions will i need?

Again, it depends on what you’ve got going on and how long its been there. Long term chronic conditions will take longer to treat than a cold or flu. I treat a lot of pain in the clinic, it often takes a few weeks for physical pain to be gone completely, but you can expect a certain degree of instant relief. We’ll discuss that at your appointment, keep in mind a great majority of my patients come in every week for maintenance and general wellbeing.

4. How many needles are used in a session.

Generally, when I’m not treating pain, anywhere from 6-10 needles are used. Treating pain, i tend to use anywhere from 10-20.

5. Is it relaxing?

Yes, its incredibly relaxing. Once the needles are in people always relax and settle down very quickly. As well as treating your illness, theres almost always a sedating effect on the nervous system, which is a great opportunity to replenish and restore for the rest of the day.

 

JADES QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor TCM (Sydney Institute Traditional Chinese Medicine)

Cert TCM (Guangzhou, China)

 

Organisations

Jade is a member of ATMS, Australian Traditional Membership Society, and is registered with AHPRA, the national governing body of Chinese Medicine in Australia.

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