Many people are familiar with acupuncture being used for pain relief, stress reduction and achieving emotional balance. TCM's unique diagnosis of internal conditions means that acupuncture is used for treatment of a wide range of health problems.
TCM has been refined over thousands of years and continues to be supported by scientific research. It is used on its own and in conjunction with Western medicine and naturopathy.
Conditions commonly treated with TCM:
Gastrointestinal | irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, diarrhea, gastric/duodenal ulcer, chronic ulcerative colitis, loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting
Stress | emotional, physical, overwork
Pain | headache, migraine, osteoarthritis
Muscular Skeletal | sports injuries, back & neck pain, tennis elbow, frozen shoulder, fibromyalgia.
Neurological | sciatica, trigeminal neuralgia, peripheral neuropathy, after effects of stroke, Bell's palsy
Gynaecological | painful, irregular, heavy periods, premenstrual syndrome, polycystic ovaries, menopause, anovulation
Pregnancy and Labour | from morning sickness to anemia and induction of labour
Natural Fertility Treatment| both male and female infertility, IVF acupuncture as support during assisted fertility treatments
Ear, Nose & Throat | sinusitis, rhinitis, tonsillitis, sore throat, mouth ulcers, tinnitus
Respiratory | common colds and flu, cough, allergies and low immunity, asthma, chronic fatigue
Acupuncture - Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
Acupuncture Maroubra provides treatments for:
Acupuncture in Pregnancy
Acupuncture in pregnancy is well researched as an effective therapy and can be used safely in cases where there are few other treatment options. Single use disposable needles are used. It can be used for the following conditions:
• threatened miscarriage, bleeding in pregnancy
• nausea, vomiting, heartburn, constipation
• fatigue and exhaustion
• urinary tract infections
• anaemia - in combination with supplementation
• musculoskeletal conditions - pubic symphysis pain,
lower back pain, sciatica, carpel tunnel, neck pain
Acupuncture is both safe and beneficial for you and your baby. Regular treatments throughout the pregnancy enhances the health of the mother, prevents or minimises other health problems and supports the development of a health baby.
During the first 6 months for optimal vitality we recommend acupuncture treatments every 3-4 weeks. These treatments assist and support the developing baby, morning sickness, headaches, tiredness, anxiety etc. With more problematic symptoms we recommend weekly treatments until the symptoms are alleviated.
From week 36 we recommend weekly treatments which focus on preparing you and your baby for birth. In the third trimester there is a focus on the baby's position and acupuncture may correct breech or badly positioned babies and assist with labour induction.
• anxiety and depression
• sinusitis, colds, skin rash, itching
• pregnancy induced hypertension
• varicose veins and haemorrhoids
• breech and posterior positions
• as a routine pre-birth treatment