Acupuncture is part of traditional Chinese medicine, which originated in China over 5000 year ago. It is believed that each person has an energy (Qi) circulation. The pathways through which the energy (Qi) flows are call meridians. To maintain good health, the Qi has to circulate in a continuous and unobstructed manner. The function of the body will reduce when a blockage appears in the meridian thus sickness presents as a result. The goal of Acupuncture is to remove the blockage by stimulating the points that lay on the meridians; restore the health of the body by harmonising the Qi flowing in the meridians.

Modern Research and Acupuncture                                 

As the integration between Chinese medicine and Western medicine has occurred in the last few decades, much research and clinical trials have been conducted. Research has found that Acupuncture can affect the human body in different aspects. Acupuncture can increase delta and theta wave activity on the electro-encephalogram, therefore reducing anxiety and insomnia. Acupuncture can influence the brain to release endorphins and dopamine in order to sooth the pain and can enhance the immune system to combat viral and bacterial infection and regulate hormones by acting on the nervous and endocrine systems. There are many more benefits that have been reported in scientific websites or magazines.

Your benefit from Acupuncture

Your major benefit from Acupuncture are as follows:acupuncture

1.  Drug- free
2.  Body and mind balance

Acupuncture treatment may be able to assist with:

  1. Autoimmune Disorders – management of pain, stress and fatigue relating to autoimmune disorders, in consultation with other treating health practitioners.
  2. Chronic Disease – management of pain, fatigue and nausea.
  3. Chemotherapy Treatments – management of vomiting or nausea arising from chemotherapy.
  4. Stress – pain releif and management.
  5. Depression – chronic pain related to depression by managing the underlying chronic pain.
  6. Pregnancy – relating to aches, pains, nausea and vomiting.
  7. Many health practitioners may recommend acupuncture as an adjunct treatment that may assist with IVF treatment.  There is continued research about how acupuncture can assist with the effectiveness of IVF treatment and you should consult your treating practitioner/s about how acupuncture may be able to help you.