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Is acupuncture popular in Australia?
Acupuncture is one of the forms of therapy that Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) uses to restore wellbeing and health. It is more than 5000 years old and has gained popularity around the world, including Australia. When it comes to acupuncture Perth has a large following of clients who receive regular sessions for chronic issues or for general wellness.
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How does acupuncture work?
Acupuncture believes that the flow of Qi (life energy) in the body regulates the health and wellness of the individual. If the energy flows smoothly, the body and mind can function at optimum efficiency. Illnesses, injury, anxiety or stress can block the Qi and cause to stagnate.
By inserting very fine needles into the body, the rush of healing hormones to those points helps to remove the blockages and the energy can flow freely once again.
Can anyone get acupuncture?
Yes, acupuncture is considered safe for all ages. Young children may have trouble staying still during treatment or may be afraid of needles so it is advised to avoid booking a session for them.
There are some conditions for which acupuncture is not recommended. These are:
- Some types of cancer
- Clients who are taking blood thinners
- Clients with bleeding issues
- Allergies to metal
- Compromised immunity
- Phobia of needles
What conditions can acupuncture be used to treat?
Any acupuncture Perth clinic will offer treatment for general wellness or for:
- Respiratory conditions
- Stress-related issues like anxiety, migraines, or insomnia
- Addiction, depression or stress
- Stomach and digestive system problems
- Chronic pain, arthritis
- Pain due to stiff muscles or frozen shoulders
- Weight loss
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Does it hurt to get acupuncture?
Most people do not feel any pain during their acupuncture session. Some report feeling a tingling sensation at the points where needles are inserted, which is said to be the blocked energy being released. Healing endorphins flood the body to respond to the needles and fill you with a sense of warmth and wellbeing. It can be so relaxing that some clients even fall asleep during their acupuncture session.
How can I find the best acupuncture Perth clinic?
For booking a session of acupuncture Perth offers so many options that it can be confusing. Start by browsing Avaana’s list of acupuncture centres or ask your social circle for a referral.
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First acupuncture appointment?
Any appointment for acupuncture Perth offers will begin with a consultation. The therapist will ask about your medical history and may examine you if necessary. You do not usually need to undress for acupuncture but this depends on which parts of your body will receive treatment.
Up to 20 hair-like needles are inserted at specific points along the body and you will be asked to remain still for 10-30 minutes. After this, the therapist will remove the needles and you are free to go. Some clients feel light-headed or sleepy after a session at an acupuncture Perth clinic, while some feel energized.