Fortitude Valley Turning Point Acupuncture
07 3852 1625
0438 984 237
887 Ann St
Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
With over 10 years experience, Julie of Turning Point Acupuncture has been offering an extensive menu of expertly tailored acupuncture treatments to treat a variety of ailments and injuries that may occur as a result of exercise, poor posture, physical injury, illness, emotional stress and the pains or tensions experienced during pregnancy.
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Point Injection Therapy
When asking what is Acupuncture Point Injection Therapy one must first consider what acupuncture is.
Acupuncture is among the oldest healing practices in the world. As part of traditional Chinese medicine it is based on the concept that disease results from disruption in the flow of qi and imbalance in the forces of yin and yang. The term "acupuncture" describes a family of procedures involving the stimulation of anatomical points on the body using a variety of techniques including moxabustion, cupping, laser therapy, electro-stimulation and massage. The acupuncture technique that has been most often studied scientifically involves the insertion of fine, sterile needles into specific sites (acupuncture points).
Acupuncture point injection therapy involves the injection of small amounts of saline solution or sterile water administered by a qualified acupuncturist. Like acupuncture, fine needles are inserted into acupuncture points or trigger points just under the skin or into muscles. As the name suggests, this therapy evolved from acupuncture and has long been a therapy used by acupuncturists in China.
Does it hurt?
Most people, especially those who are apprehensive about injections are pleasantly surprised at how easily these injections are given. Acupuncture Point Injection Therapy should not be compared with many injections given in conventional medicine as the needles used are very fine and are about the same size as acupuncture needles. The injections are typically described by patients as painless or only mildly uncomfortable.
How Does it Work?
Acupuncture point injection therapy may work in several ways. Injection of saline into acupuncture points may activate them in a similar way to the insertion of acupuncture needles. The major difference being, the bolus of saline activates the acupuncture point.
Saline solution is an isotonic solution containing the same salt concentrations as our cells, blood and interstitial fluid (the fluid between our cells). In cases of chronic illness or acute injury the interstitial fluid may become congested with the waste products of inflammation from injured tissue, preventing the efficient nutrient and waste product transfer between the cells and the bloodstream. The injection of saline may improve the quality of the interstitial fluid allowing nutrient and waste product transfer between the cells and bloodstream to occur efficiently again. Saline, being pH neutral, may have its own particular effects on alkalizing local connective tissues, optimising conditions for the body's own self healing mechanisms.
Acupuncture point injection therapy does not simply suppress or mask pain, but rather prompts the body to treat the cause of the pain via self healing mechanisms.
What is injection therapy?
Currently the only solutions used for acupuncture point injection therapy are saline solution BP and sterile water BP. The letters BP following the name signify that it complies with the British Pharmacopoeia, the reference standard for medicines in Australia.
What Does Acupuncture Point Injection Therapy Treat?
Acupuncture point injection therapy is useful for treating many conditions normally treated by conventional acupuncture. It is effective in treating acute sprains and strains but is ideal for treating chronic conditions which have failed to respond to other forms of treatment including:
- Sports injuries
- Neck pain
- Lower back pain and sciatica
- Hip Pain, Wrist and hand problems
- Tennis elbow
- Knee, foot/ankle pain
- Achilles pain
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Frozen shoulder
It is painless and very effective for fine lines and wrinkles.
Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture is a safe and painless, non-surgical method of reducing the signs of aging. Increasingly patients are opting for needles over the knife.
Cosmetic Acupuncture is gaining a lot of popularity as it requires no surgery, is painless and is very effective for wrinkles and fine lines. Some clients have notice results immediately. It can take 5 – 10 years off your appearance!!!
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Helps to treat:
Plus the added benefit of the amazing take home all natural anti-wrinkle face mask that compliments the results in clinic .
- Crows feet
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Bags under the eyes
- Droopy eyelids
- Helps to tighten and firm the skin
- Circulation of blood and lymph to the face
- Can also help to reduce fat pockets around the chin and neck
- Great for younger women with lines just appearing as these can almost be eliminated.
A take home Natural Anti wrinkle Facial Mask
It is so easy to use – Special natural ingredients are saturated into a thin innovation stretch cloth to fight the 8 signs of aging.
For the best results used daily for the first 6 days. (You may need to extend for another 6 days with deeper wrinkles) thereafter use once or twice a week.
How many treatments is needed?
A course of treatment consists of 3-5 sessions. We recommend that clients have the first 4 sessions once a week to get the maximum results and follow sessions after 5 weeks depending on if your happy with the results.
This means that a full course of sessions takes 5 weeks to complete. Cosmetic acupuncture length of treatment time is usually 1 hour. This treatment can be long lasting and you may not need another follow up treatment for a few years.
5 treatments package are available
Call Julie on 07 3852 1688 or 0438 984 290 for more information.