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Acupuncture
 
Definition

Acupuncture, a component of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), has been practiced in China for nearly 5,000 years. As such, a diagnosis based on TCM is generally made prior to the administration of acupuncture needles and herbal treatment is often of great importance to the overall treatment. It seeks to restore the proper flow of qi (pronounced "chee"), or life energy, and xue, or blood, in the body by stimulating certain points along specific pathways called meridians with special acupuncture needles.

 
 
How It Works

Central to the philosophy of acupuncture is the idea that each meridian is associated with the flow of qi and xue through certain organs, and that healing can be attained through the balancing of the flows.

 
 
Conditions

Acupuncture has been successfully used in various conditions including: arthritis; asthma; drug addiction; dysmenorrhoea; hypertension; male and female infertility; irritable bowel and digestive disorders; muscular and joint pain; nausea and vomiting; neurological problems; migraine and headache; shingles and sports strains.

 
 
Expect

An acupuncturist will take an extensive medical history based on Chinese theories of disease and health. In addition, they will takes a series of pulses on the wrists, examine the tongue, and palpate for tender spots along the meridian lines. You will then lie down whilst the acupuncturist inserts fine, disposable needles in specific locations. These are virtually painless, with sensations ranging from nothing to a mild tingling. Sometimes electric currents, laser beams, or moxibustion (utilising the herb mugwort) either directly on or above the skin may be used to enhance needle treatment.

 
 
Education

  • FAMAC (Fellow of the Australian Medical Acupuncture College - for General Practitioners)
  • Diploma of Acupuncture from private colleges in Australia and Overseas, incl. China
  • Bachelor of TCM, Victoria University, Melbourne
  • Bachelor of TCM, UTS, Sydney
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    Cost

    Ask YourHealth Reception for exact costs when booking.

     
     
    Cover

    Acupuncture is covered under Medicare if the acupuncturist is also a medical doctor. Many Private Health Funds cover acupuncture given my non-medical acupuncturists (depending on level of cover).

    Following is a list of contact numbers to check your coverage for this therapy:

    • Axa (131243)
    • Grand United (1800 800 245)
    • Government Employees (1300 366 868)
    • HCF (131334)
    • Manchester Unity (131372)
    • MBF (132623)
    • Medibank Private (132331)
    • NIB (131463)
    • Teachers Health Fund (1300 728 188)
     
     

     

     
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