You probably landed here because you typed ‘acupuncture near me’ into your search bar. And if you are a resident of Sydney’s surrounding suburbs, we would love to welcome you to our acupuncture clinic for treatment. Sirius Health Chatswood Medical Centre is proud to offer our patients traditional acupuncture in order to treat and prevent disease and to maintain good health.
What Is Acupuncture And How Does It Work?
Acupuncture is based on the principle that the body is composed of blood and Qi, both of which flow through our organs and meridians or channels. Our experiences and what we expose ourselves to can affect the way the blood and Qi flow through the body. When this flow is blocked, you may start to experience symptoms of illness or disease.
Inserting fine acupuncture needles into specific points, called acupoints in the body. can help to alleviate pain. It is believed that the insertion of needles restores the flow of energy throughout the body. Scientific evidence also suggests that the needles’ insertion stimulates the production of adenosine, an amino acid in the skin that assists with pain relief.
What Ailments Can Acupuncture Provide Relief For?
Acupuncture has been proven effective at providing relief for a very wide range of ailments. Some of these include
- Digestive disorders such as diarrhoea, IBS, constipation, bloating, and nausea
- Respiratory conditions such as chronic sinusitis
- Emotional ailments such as depression, insomnia, addictions, and anxiety
- Pain and localised pain in the knees, back, shoulders, and neck
- Degenerative diseases like arthritis and osteoarthritis
- Gynaecological disorders such as irregular menstruation, period pain, menopause, and fertility problems
- Sports pains and injuries such as tightness, muscle injury, sprains, and strains.
Is Acupuncture Therapy Painful?
It is important to distinguish between acupuncture needles and those used in Western needles for injections. An acupuncture needle is extremely fine and designed not to inflict noticeable pain. A well-trained acupuncturist knows how to insert the fine needles in order to avoid hurting you and to ensure placement in a meridian or acupoint.
How much does acupuncture cost?
Practitioners’ fees vary depending on where the acupuncture clinic is based and how services are packaged. Your first consultation will be charged at a higher fee as the acupuncturist will consult with you and take your medical history down. Subsequent acupuncture sessions for follow-ups are usually charged at a reduced fee. If you do buy a few sessions at once, your practitioner may give you a significant discount.
Acupuncture is often combined with Chinese herbal medicine so if you combine both treatments your fee will be higher.
Will my health insurance cover my acupuncture cost?
Some health providers do offer rebates for acupuncture. You would need to check the details on your policy to see if it is covered and how much you would be refunded.
If you are looking for an acupuncture clinic in Sydney’s surrounding suburbs of Artarmon, East Killara, Lane Cove, Lindfield, North Sydney or St Leonards we would love to welcome you to our acupuncture clinic.