What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a safe and effective treatment used in Traditional Chinese Medicine when practised by a registered and degree qualified Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner and Acupuncturist. Acupuncture is well recognised and practised globally as a primary and adjunctive treatment for a wide range of health conditions. Research into Acupuncture as medical treatment has grown significantly in the past twenty years which supports high quality evidence for a variety of conditions.

How does Acupuncture work?

From a Biomedical perspective, Acupuncture uses fine needles to activate specific Acupuncture points on the body located on the meridians of the body. Through the insertion of needles, Acupuncture’s mechanism activates biochemical, sensory nerve and signalling pathways to achieve clinical effects for symptomatic relief.

From a Traditional Chinese Medicine perspective, Acupuncture uses fine needles to stimulate specific points on the meridians, which are invisible channel pathways in the human body. Qi, a type of energy flows through the meridians and placement and manipulation of certain Acupuncture points promotes the smooth flow of Qi without obstruction. This enables the body to heal itself.

For clinical benefit, we recommend Acupuncture needles to be retained for a minimum of 25 minutes in treatment. At The Dao Health one use, sterile needles are used in treatment. Due to Acupuncture having a physiological effect, the dose of Acupuncture including timing and frequency of treatment will be considered when discussing a treatment plan with your practitioner at The Dao Health.

What can Acupuncture be used to treat?

Acupuncture can be used to treat a range of health conditions and is considered a safe option of treatment when practised by registered Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners which is non – invasive. Acupuncture is supported by moderate to strong evidence of effectiveness in the treatment of 46 conditions and is considered

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Acupuncture Treatments

Cosmetic Acupuncture at The Dao Health

Cosmetic Acupuncture

Cosmetic Acupuncture is a gentle, non invasive facial treatment that improves skin tone, supports ageing gracefully, enhance overall complexion and improve overall wellbeing.

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Acupuncture for Fertility

Acupuncture for fertility supports the cycle by encouraging regular Ovulation leading to a regular menstrual cycle of 28 – 35 days with a healthy bleed.

Acupuncture for Pregnancy

Acupuncture for Pregnancy

Acupuncture can be safely used as an option for drug – free relief for various signs and symptoms from Trimester One through to Trimester Three into child birth and postpartum.

Acupuncture for Labour Preparation at Dao Health

Acupuncture for Labour Preparation

Labour Preparation acupuncture refers to a series of treatments in the final weeks of pregnancy to prepare women for childbirth and for the most efficient birth possible.

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Acupuncture for Skincare

The skin is the largest organ body and internal imbalances in the organs of the body can result in skin conditions. This highlights the need to consider the entire body’s constitution both internal and external when a patient is experiencing skin symptoms.

RESEARCH: Bauer M, McDonald JL, Saunders N. Is acupuncture dose dependent? Ramifications of acupuncture treatment dose within clinical practice and trials. Integr Med Res. 2020 Mar;9(1):21-27. doi: 10.1016/j.imr.2020.01.003. Epub 2020 Jan 20.

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