Acupuncture...What is it?
Acupuncture is a form of therapy that promotes natural healing of the body. The science and art of acupuncture involves insertion of needles into specific points along the meridians of the body. Acupuncture forms a branch of Traditional Chinese Medicine, which originated in China over 5000 years ago. Currently, acupuncture is a safe and effective natural therapy and an increasingly popular form of health care that is used by a wide range of cultural and social backgrounds. Marika Scicluna, Physiotherapist, has been trained and accredited as an Australian Physiotherapy Acupuncture Physiotherapist since 2005. This means she practices using Traditional Chinese Medicine principles and is training to perform Dry Needling and Cupping.
Benefits of Acupuncture
The major benefits of Acupuncture are as follows:
- Drug-free pain relief
- Assists prevention against disease
- Treats the cause as well as the symptoms
- Holistic approach to illness, linking body, mind and emotions
- Effectively treats many common ailments
How Does Acupuncture Work?
Acupuncture was introduced into western medicine in the 1950’s and 60’s and has gradually become more accepted, as research has shed light on the mechanisms underlying its effects on the human body.
Many people who have experienced the therapeutic effects of Acupuncture will vow that it truly does work. The common yet difficult question that follows on from this is, “How does Acupuncture Work?”
It is important to note there are two important explanations to this question, which must be considered. These are the Traditional Chinese Medicine Explanation and the Western Scientific Explanation.
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