What Is Acupuncture & Why Should You Try Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a Traditional form of medicine that involves the use of ultra fine, sterilised acupuncture needles to treat both acute and chronic health issues. Your initial consultation will consist of completing a detailed questionaire regarding you're presenting health complaint and once complete I will design an acupuncture treatment plan spicifically to you're condition. Acupuncture treatment can then begin with a gentle and painless techniqe using the most effective points to improve your health.
Acupuncture is a time honoured system of medicine dating back over 2000 years, it is a holistic and drug free approach to health. The effectiveness of acupuncture treatment for today's chronic health problems means that acupuncture is now practiced around the world and has become even more popular as a complement to standard medical treatment and in many cases as a genuine alternative.
Who Is The Therapist At Acu-Care.
My name is Paul Neilson and I am a registered acupuncturist, a qualified Naturopath, remedial therapist, Bowen therapist, homeopath, and musculoskeletal therapist, and I have been in the natural medicine industry since 1998 successfuly treating Sciatica, neck and shoulder pain, hip pain, tennis elbow, lower back pain, migraine headaches, nausea, menopausal symptoms and so much more.
What Type Of Person Is A Typical Acupuncture Patient.
At Acu-Care we treat a wide array of patients of all ages, we have found however that 65% of our patients are female and 35% male, with age being from 25 to 70.
We have also found that the 25 to 55 age group tend to book acupuncture for either work or sporting related injuries which include shoulder and neck pain, lower back pain, sciatica, stress, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome and migraine headaches,
and the 55 plus age group tend to book acupuncture for most of the above mentioned conditions with the addition of insomnia, age related degenerative conditions, such as hip pain and knee pain and for general well being. Patients are often surprised at how quickly acupuncture can work to bring you back to a pain free life. Regardless of your medically diagnosis natural medicine and acupuncture is time tested, drug free and natural approach to better health.
What are patients saying about Acupuncture treatment at Acu-Care & Why Choose us
Paul Neilson is the therapist at Acu-Care and is a registered clinical acupuncturist and qualified naturopath, remedial therapist, Bowen therapist, musculoskeletal therapist and homeopath. This means that acupuncture treatment at Acu-Care can comprise of multiple therapies for outstanding results at no additional cost.
Our treatment costs are competative.
We are one of Belmont's most popular acupuncture clinics with great reviews.
Our treatments are not rushed, typicaly your acupuncture treatment will take around 1 hour and additional treatments such as electro acupuncture, cupping, Bowen therapy or techniques from remedial therapy or musculoskeletal therpy will be included for a more effective treatment and faster results at no extra charge.
When you book acupuncture at Acu-Care you are in experienced and professional hands since 1998.
what can I expect during treatment.
Once your initial consultation form is completed, which generally takes 5-10 minutes, I will ask you some additional questions regarding your presenting health complaint and then treatment will begin. As previously mentioned I will start acupuncture treatment basesd on the personalised acupuncture points selected via your description of your spicific health issue. During treatment the acupuncture needles are generally left in place for around 30 minutes. In addition to acupuncture your treatment may also involve (if required) T.E.N.S, far infrared, cupping, remedial therapy techniques, Bowen therapy, or musculoskeletal therapy, please note there is no extra charge for these therapies as I use them as a compliment to you're acupuncture treatment for improved results.
Sometimes you will greatly benefit from certain herbal or supplemental natural medicines which I will discuss with you and should you decide to try them I can inform you of the best and most cost effective places for you to source them or alternatively I can supply a practitioner only product for you. Your initial consultation and treatment will take upto one and a half hours and follow up appointments are generally from 45 minutes to one hour.
I Am Keen To Try Acupuncture But Is It Painful.
Acupuncture needles are superfine which means they are virtually painless and to the astonishment of those who chose acupuncture, they find it relaxing and not painful at all, consequently no pain does not mean no sensation, the most common sensations are:
1) A slight dull ache around the points being treated, which is described as very mild and not painful and lasts only a minute or so.
2) A tingling sensation around the area being treated which is described as being pleasant.
3) An electrical type of sensation that runs up or down the body part being treated and lasts only a few seconds and often described as a light gentle jolt.
4) A warm sensation that surrounds the area being treated and is described as a warm relaxing sensation.
All of the sensations listed are mild and very transient and dont cause pain and when you experience any of these sensations you're literally feeling acupuncture working.
How Many Treatments Will I Need.
Successful treatment will depend on a few facts: whether your condition is acute or chronic, acute conditions are conditions that you have had for a few days upto a max of 3 months and chronic conditions are 3 months plus. An acute condition may be fixed in as little as 1 to 2 appointments but standard treatment is generaly 3 treatments per week for upto 4 to 6 treatments.
Chronic conditions require a longer treatment plan, which can mean 2 to 3 treatments per week for upto 6 treatments in order to get the condition under conrol and then regular more consistant treatments to further improve the condition. I generally recommend either supplemental or herbal medicines in the treatment of chronic conditions and take home exercises to help reduce pain between appointments and increase your range of movement (ROM)
Regardless of your medically diagnosed condition acupuncture / natural medicine can make a huge difference to you're health: to make an appointment or for further information
Call Paul on 08 9478 1415 or text to 0410094602 to organise your next Acupuncture Treatment.
Benefits Of Having an Acupuncture Treatment
There are numerous benefits to having a professional Acupuncture Treatment with Paul, including:
Initial consultation - $75
Follow up consult - $60
Health fund rebates available
NOTE: These prices don't include herbal medicines or supplements