Acupuncture for pain relief near you
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Understanding back pain
Traditional treatments for back pain
When it comes to treating back pain, traditional methods often involve the use of pain medication, physical therapy, or surgery.
While these treatments may provide temporary relief, they often come with side effects or risks. Moreover, they may not address the underlying cause of the pain, leading to recurring episodes.
What can I expect in acupuncture treatment?
Your practitioner may sometimes observe your wrist pulse, tongue and ask you several questions about your current and past state of health. If you have a complex issue ( more than just pain ) you would like help with, then this process is used to obtain a whole picture of your health in order to individualise treatment to your specific needs.
The treatment itself may involve the insertion of several fine sterile and disposable needles, which act to stimulate the body’s own natural healing mechanisms. During treatment, you will rest on a massage table in a warm, comfortable room with soothing music. You will often feel very relaxed after a session.
It is best to drink plenty of water and do not undergo intense physical or mental activity for a few hours after your session to let the internal healing continue after you leave the clinic.
Benefits of acupuncture
The benefits of acupuncture extend beyond pain relief.
Many patients also report improved sleep, reduced stress levels, and a boost in overall energy.
This holistic approach to wellness can be attributed to acupuncture’s ability to not only alleviate symptoms but also address the underlying imbalances in the body.
Unlike pain medication, acupuncture is a safe and drug-free alternative.
This makes it an attractive option for those seeking natural pain relief without the risk of dependency or adverse side effects.
Additionally, acupuncture can be used alongside other conventional treatments or as a standalone therapy, depending on the individual’s needs and preferences.
Are we registered, qualified health professionals?
Yes! It is good to know that all practicing acupuncture and Chinese medicine doctors in Australia are registered with AHPRA, the key governing body which is responsible for regulating all doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, chiropractors, etc, in Australia.
What this means for you is that the therapist you see for your lower back pain acupuncture in Melbourne is fully qualified by Australian standards, and will maintain their continued professional development, to help ensure your treatment is to a high standard.
Acupuncture may prove beneficial for a number of other painful conditions
In addition to being useful for sciatica and lower back pain, there is ongoing research exploring the effectiveness of acupuncture and Chinese medicine for a number of painful conditions including:
- Migraine and headache pain
- Shoulder impingement syndrome pain
- Elbow joint pain
- Temporomandibular (jaw) pain or TMJ
- Neck pain
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Chest and rib pain
- Sinus pain
- Knee osteoarthritis pain
- Back or pelvic pain during pregnancy
- Hip, knee and ankle pain
- Muscle pain associated with restless leg syndrome
- Endometriosis pain
- Period pain
Inflammation and chronic:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Postoperative muscle pain
- Post-stroke shoulder pain
- Prostatitis pain/chronic pelvic pain syndrome
- Muscle pain associated with restless leg syndrome
- Shingles pain
Why would you choose acupuncture for your muscle and joint pain?
- Can address not only your symptoms but can also address the root cause
- Allows healing within your body without suppressing immunity
- May be used by people of all ages
- Does not result in ill side effects as with some Western medications
- Sessions can be relaxing and rejuvenating and can leave you feeling calm and happy
Acupuncture does not replace all medical treatments available, and your doctor should be consulted before you discontinue any other forms of treatment. Acupuncture will often complement Western medical treatments by encouraging healing and recovery.
Acupuncture is mostly very gentle and relaxing. When you receive a treatment you will lie under warm fluffy towels, taking some time to escape and unwind.
Often you will barely feel the points used as they are placed with expert precision and care. After your treatment, you will often feel rested, relaxed and rejuvenated.
Advice about acupuncture’s potential side effects and results
On the whole, acupuncture is considered gentle, but like with any form of therapeutic intervention, there may be some unwanted side effects. These include:
- Bruising and tenderness at the site of treatment
- Feeling tired after treatment
- Some pain and redness at the insertion site
- Some swelling at the insertion point
It is common to need to undergo a series of sessions to achieve therapeutic benefit with acupuncture, so please be mindful of this when considering treatment.
At Qi Medicine, we pride ourselves on helping you overcome chronic pain and discomfort. We understand that you may have tried a few other therapies and perhaps have not had the result you were looking for with your back pain and sciatica.
At our Moonee Ponds clinic, we will work with you to help you overcome your pain naturally, without drugs or surgery. Acupuncture for lower back pain and sciatica pain may be clinically effective and provide you with long-term benefits.
Conclusion: Is acupuncture right for you?
If you’re tired of living with back pain and are seeking a natural and effective solution, acupuncture may be worth considering. With its holistic approach and proven benefits, acupuncture can provide not only relief from back pain but also improved overall well-being.
Remember to consult with a qualified acupuncturist to determine if acupuncture is suitable for your specific condition. With their expertise, they can develop a personalized treatment plan that addresses your unique needs and goals.
Don’t let back pain control your life any longer – discover the transformative power of acupuncture today.
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Acupuncture for back pain bookings
Book online here or phone the clinic on (03) 8394 7665 to book your acupuncture treatment today.
Are we easy to get to?
Find us on Google maps here: Qi Medicine acupuncture in Moonee Ponds
We provide acupuncture to the North Western suburbs of Melbourne and are close to Highpoint.
Qi Medicine acupuncture is minutes away from Ascot Vale, Essendon, Pascoe Vale, Avondale Heights, Maribyrnong, and Brunswick West. We also service many clients with acupuncture and Chinese medicine in Travancore, Flemington, Aberfeldie, Maidstone, and we are just 10 km from Melbourne city.