Russell Vale Family Medical & Acupuncture Practice
Welcome to Russell Vale Family Medical & Acupuncture Practice
We have recently refurbished our practice to include purpose built acupuncture treatment facilities. RVMAP provides comprehensive care for all family needs and is a specialist acupuncture practice.
Our mission is to promote holistic health and well-being to the community with and compassion to all.
We are committed to promoting health, well being and disease prevention. We do not discriminate in the provision of excellent care and aim to treat all patients with dignity and respect.
Dr Azam has over 20 years experience of acupuncture in general practice. He is an expert in Traditional Chinese acupuncture with needles as well as laser acupuncture and Moxibustion (where needles and herbs are used). He was taught by world renowned acupuncturist Late Sir Anton Jaysuria and studied YNSA (Yamamoto New Scalp Acupuncture) in Japan.
Dr Azam is an fellow of AMAC (Australian Medical Acupuncture College) and a member of the AMAC NSW Education Committee.
Dr Azam is an accredited medical acupuncturist by Medicare Australia and rebates are available.
How acupuncture works
Acupuncture works by stimulating the body to heal itself. Basically it is a way of retraining the body’s nervous system and of balancing its energies.
Very fine needles are inserted into areas of the body containing nerve endings. The type of nerve ending and the method of needling determines the response elicited.
At best it is an effective treatment for a wide range of conditions. At worse in skilled medical hands acupuncture is virtually harmless. It should not be used as a last resort treatment but should be undertaken at the earliest possible stage before a complaint becomes chronic and therefore harder to treat.
Treatment should always follow diagnosis.
Conditions which may be treated
Acupuncture can successfully treat a wide range of conditions including:
- Chronic pain states
- Stress related disorders – including anxiety and depression
- Muscle and tendon injuries including sports injuries
- Hay fever
- All forms of headaches
- Acute shingles/post herpetic neuralgia
- Facial nerve paralysis
- Menstrual disorders
- Pregnancy induced ailments such as morning sickness
- Addictions – smoking, drugs
The list is exhaustive, if unsure about your particular problem don’t hesitate to discuss with Dr Azam.
Side effects occur in a minority of patients, they may include transient aggravation symptoms, euphoria, relaxation or minor bruising.
Serious side effects such as organ puncture and retention of broken needles are extremely rare when acupuncture is administered by a qualified Medical Practitioner.
Contact us today for more information about our services.
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