Acupuncture | Central Sydney Osteopathy

This is a beneficial time to get acupuncture treatments done and/or take Chinese herbs to modify lifestyle and dietary habits. In the study, a total of 500 patients with herpes zoster were placed in a randomized clinical trial. The frequency and number of treatments differ from person to person. As a result, it increases vitality and strengthens the immune system. Mild manual stimulation with a needle rotation of 60-90 0 and strong manual stimulation with a needle rotation of 90-180 0 were used with either reducing or reinforcing technique for about 10 minutes. Chinese Medical Journal 117.

However, sensation at the acupuncture point is common and often necessary in order to achieve the therapeutic goal. Upon completion of this module, you will have gained an in-depth understanding of how to perform an EENT-related physical exam, assess and diagnose EENT conditions from both a TCM and Western medicine perspective, and treat these conditions with acupuncture and herbs. Research has shown that acupuncture has both a local and distal effect on the body: in treating painful conditions, for instance, treatment can disperse local inflammation and spasm while at the same time, stimulating pain-relieving chemicals which are produced in our brain. Vital signs were: pulse (P) 83 beats per minute, blood pressure (BP) 129/86 mmHg, peripheral saturation (SAT) 88-94% without oxygen, respiratory frequency (RF) 12 per minute, and temperature (Tp) 37.3 °C. By inserting needles into specific acupuncture points along the meridians, the body’s Qi flow can be influenced and regulated. Hot flashes a/or menstrual issues with heat in the Blood.


During last fifteen years the results of many RCTs were published, as well as metaanalyses of the effectiveness of acupuncture in the treatment of various diseases. 2007. What happens in a Shiatsu session? In these cases, acupuncture may bring about a permanent cure. In previous reported arthritic studies, the prevalence of CAM was between the range of 33–90% [1]. Once the needle is in place and has been stimulated it is not uncommon to feel a heaviness, dull ache, warmth, or slight buzzing sensation at the site of the needle or elsewhere on the body.

During treatment, you may feel energized or a deep sense of relaxation and well-being. The eye needs to be nourished by Qi and Blood. A TCM practitioner must also pass national (NCCAOM) exams and meet rigorous requirements for licensure by the State of Texas, including additional education each year. The traditional Chinese theory holds that the body’s life energy called Qi (pronounced Chee) travels around the body in pathways called meridians. It’s a good idea to have eaten within a couple of hours of your appointment, and give yourself time to arrive at Lighthouse free of stress. Aside from needles, other methods of stimulation are also considered forms of “acupuncture.” These include the use of heat from the burning of herbs placed on specific points (“moxibustion”) and the placement of herbal pastes on specific points.

Whether you have been given a diagnosis of torn meniscus, torn ligaments, bursitis, or have no idea what is causing your knee pain, acupuncture is a valid option. In Traditional Chinese Medicine it is stated that when the Body/Mind is in Balance, the Qi – or Life Force- runs freely through the Meridians. The practice of acupuncture is based on the theory of Qi and its pathways in the body known as meridians. Unlike hypodermic needles, acupuncture needles are very thin and their insertion into the skin is nearly painless. This energy circulates throughout the body along these well defined pathways. Reduction of high fevers, patients with the 4 bigs, combine with LI 1, LI 2 or LI 4.

Heat is characterised by uprising and burning. Each session will include a verbal intake of general health questions about your level of energy, sleep, temperature and sweat, digestion, elimination, menstrual cycle (or pregnancy or menopausal symptoms), pain and headaches, allergies, and your emotional health. Over the course of its travels to new places, acupuncture has been used to treat many diseases. Avoid treatment when excessively fatigued, hungry, full, emotionally upset or shortly after sex. Think chemotherapy or the like. Tong Ren Therapy is the energy healing/medical qi gong aspect of the Tam Healing System.