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How Does Acupuncture Work?

If you’ve never tried acupuncture before, you might be wondering whether it’s a good avenue for improving your physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. At Komyuniti Wellness, our practitioners are fully qualified and highly experienced in providing our clients with tailored acupuncture treatment.

Our process involves inserting fine needles into the skin at specific nerve centres through the human body. These insertions stimulate the nervous system, which prompts the midbrain to release endorphins, enkephalins and increases blood flow to key targeted areas throughout your body.

By stimulating your acupuncture points, we can promote your body’s internal healing regulating system to alter your brain’s relationship with pain and discomfort. Following more than 13,000 studies conducted across 60 countries over the last two decades, an increasing amount of evidence suggests that it’s no longer possible to attribute the effectiveness of acupuncture to the placebo effect, or to claim that it only serves as a useful treatment for musculoskeletal pain.

How does an acupuncture treatment session work?

Every practitioner’s approach to acupuncture is different, but at Komyuniti Wellness, we focus on the individual. Our consultations typically run for 30 to 45 minutes, during which we’ll speak to you about your physical condition, past injuries or ailments, and conduct a thorough examination of your pulse, tongue, and abdomen.

This information helps us develop a personalised treatment plan that specifically targets your key areas of concern. We specialise in a diverse range of acupuncture modalities, including Electro Acupuncture, Exstore®, DNA (Distal Needling Acupuncture), Dry Needling, Japanese Acupuncture, Kiiko Matsumoto Style, Motor Point/Trigger Point Needling, Neoclassical, Master Tung, Scalp Dr Zhu Acupuncture and Dr Tan’s Balance Method.

Rest assured, at Komyuniti Wellness we use fine needles and adopt a shallow, gentle approach for painless insertion – our clients typically find their treatments to be a very soothing and relaxing experience.

What are the benefits of seeking acupuncture treatment?

According to The Acupuncture Evidence Project: Plain English Summary, this study found strong evidence to suggest that people experiencing the following conditions may find relief through acupuncture:

  1. Anxiety and depression
  2. Chronic or acute lower back, neck and shoulder pain
  3. Knee pain (osteoarthritis)
  4. Migraines and headaches
  5. Digestive health (IBS)
  6. Respiratory conditions (Allergic rhinitis)
  7. Cardiovascular conditions (Hypertension with medication)

Book an appointment today

If you’re experiencing any of the conditions listed above, we encourage you to book an appointment at Komyuniti Wellness for an examination and tailored acupuncture treatment plan – our friendly practitioners will be happy to discuss any questions you have about how acupuncture can help alleviate the symptoms associated with your condition.

We also provide client-focused massage, myotherapy, naturopathy and Chinese medicine services. Enquire today.

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