About the Acupuncture heading in Yellow Pages®
Acupuncture is physical therapy which uses fine needles to stimulate specific points in the body’s energy channels, or meridians. Acupuncturists have been practicing this traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years, re-establishing health by restoring the body’s natural circulation of energy. Acupuncturists offer treatment for conditions such as injury healing, pain relief and asthma. Acupuncture is also utilised alongside conventional medicine for chronic illness and to treat emotional or psychological conditions such as anxiety, addiction, phobias or eating disorders.
Treatment is in the form of tiny needles which are inserted into acupuncture points in the body while the client relaxes. Other methods of treatment used by acupuncturists include moxibustion, which uses a combination of herbs and heat to warm particular acupuncture points, and silver spike point therapy, which is the stimulation of points via low frequency electrotherapy without needles.
Practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine believe that treatment should be holistic; that is, treating the client as a whole person - body, emotions, mind and spirit - rather than a collection of symptoms or body parts. Acupuncturists offer additional services such as Chinese herbal prescriptions and remedies, vibrational essences or lymphatic clearance.
Acupuncturists may charge an initial fee for the first consultation and treatment, then a smaller amount per session thereafter. Acupuncturists work flexible hours, offering services during the evening and on weekends as well as business hours. Search with Yellow Pages® to find a number of acupuncturists in all states in Australia.