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How can acupuncture help me?
Acupuncture has been found especially effective at pain reduction and management because it releases a rush of endorphins in the body. It is useful for menstrual cramps, chronic pain, stiff or frozen muscles, arthritis, and other conditions. It is also helpful for stress-related issues like migraine, ulcers, anxiety, depression or poor sleep.
If you’re thinking, “Where do I begin looking for an acupuncturist near me?”, Avaana has you covered.
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When it comes to acupuncture Brisbane has plenty of offer and you do not have to be unwell to book an appointment. It can be used as a rejuvenating treatment after a tiring or stressful time in your life.
How does acupuncture work?
Acupuncture is one of the therapies that are a part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and has been practiced for over 5000 years. It states that the health of the body depends on the free flow of life energy, also known as Qi. If the Qi is blocked or becomes stagnant in the body, it can lead to health problems.
Qi may stagnate because of stress, emotional trouble, mental health, or physical issues like imbalances in bile or blood. By inserting very fine needles into the body at specific points, the flow of energy is stimulated and released so that your body can heal again.
When it comes to acupuncture Brisbane residents appear to love it. The best acupuncture Brisbane clinics have numerous repeat clients who book regular treatments.
Is acupuncture safe for everyone?
Acupuncture is safe for everyone, at all ages, although children may be afraid of the needles. Avoid booking a session for acupuncture Brisbane if you:
- Have certain types of cancer
- Have conditions that require you to take blood thinners or if you have bleeding issues
- Are allergic to metal
- Have compromised immunity
- Are scared of needles
How can I find the best acupuncture Brisbane has to offer?
When it comes to acupuncture Brisbane offers so many options that it is easy to be confused. If you are booking a clinic based on reviews online or on referrals from friends, do check that the practitioners are certified and registered.
The best acupuncture Brisbane offers depends on a number of factors, including the conditions you’re trying to treat, what kind of treatment you’re looking for, and where you’re located. If you do not have a referral from a friend or from a trusted source, you can start by browsing Avaana’s list of acupuncture clinics.
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What does acupuncture feel like?
Many new clients worry about the needles and the pain, but you can relax. The procedure is so relaxing that some clients actually fall asleep. Acupuncture needles are very fine and are gently inserted into specific points along your body. Some people report feeling a slight tingling sensation at the points – this is said to be the energy being activated.
Most acupuncture Brisbane clinics will conduct sessions of 10-30 minutes and you will remain still during this time. Some acupuncturists use complementary techniques like heating of needles, burning Chinese herbs during the session, or gently massaging the pressure points.
When your session is over, you may feel sleepy or hungry. Some people may feel slightly dizzy so it is not recommended that you drive after your visit to an acupuncture Brisbane clinic.
Things to know before you go
- For your session the therapist may ask to see your tongue. This is a common method of diagnosing the health of the client so it is not recommended that you brush your teeth before your session.
- You should not do a session on an empty stomach but avoid eating heavy or oily meals.
- Do not drink alcohol or take any drugs for 12 hours before your session.
- It is best to avoid alcohol and drugs after your session too. Try to eat light nourishing meals and get a good night’s sleep to give your body time to make the most of the healing energy.