Acupuncture – Knee pain – Hip Pain – Foot Pain

knee pain cairns Acupuncture may be able to assist pain management.

Please phone Tanya Galvin on 0408 054 538.

knee pain cairns.  Acupuncture can treat the pain and discomfort associated with knee pain (Knee osteoarthritis , back pain, foot pain (plantar fasciitis).

Knee pain

Knee pain may be due to a number of causes.

Injury related causes include:

  • damage to knee structures, including bone, cartilage, ligaments, tendons or muscles
  • bursitis, which is inflammation of the fluid filled sacs that cushion the knee (known as bursae).

Hip Pain

Hip pain is a common complaint that can be caused by a wide variety of problems. The precise location of your hip pain can provide valuable clues about the underlying cause.

Problems within the hip joint itself tend to result in pain on the inside of your hip or your groin. Hip pain on the outside of your hip, upper thigh or outer buttock is usually caused by problems with muscles, ligaments, tendons and other soft tissues that surround your hip joint.

Hip pain can sometimes be caused by diseases and conditions in other areas of your body, such as your lower back. This type of pain is called referred pain.

Foot Pain

Common causes of foot pain include overuse injuries (from running or other activities) and direct injuries to the foot.

 

What is Acupuncture

 

Acupuncture is an important part of Traditional Chinese Medicine, along with Chinese herbal medicine, tui na (orthopedic massage) and Qi Gong (meditation and energy healing.)

With a history of almost 3000 years it is still used extensively today to treat literally millions of people around the world.

Acupuncture affects the physiological functioning of the body by the insertion of fine needles into particular reflex points all over the body. Becauseit is a primary health care system in itlsef, acupuncture can be used to treat most health problems, ranging from colds and flus, to neck and back problems, to insomnia and chronic fatigue.

 

How does acupuncture work?

 

Medically acupuncture works by regulating carious systems in the body – hormonal, nervous, immune, circulatory, muscular etc.

In traditional Chinese Medicine theory, acupuncture regulates the flow of qi (pronounced chee), a type of unseen energy or electromagnetic force traveling in a system of channels which connect acupncture points to tissues and organs.

 

Does it Hurt?

Most people are pleasantly surprised at how comfortable acupuncture therapy is, often falling asleep on the treatment table. The needles are generally between 0.2 and 0.25mm in width. Five of these fit in the bore of one hyperdermic needle….they are as fine as a human hair!

They are inserted quickly to minimize skin pain, and when correctly stimulated, there is a feeling of tingling, mild cramping or an electric sensation at the point.

 

How deep the needles are inserted varies from a few millimetres to a couple of inches or more depending on the size of the patient and where the point lies on the body.

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Do Acupuncturist have to study in China?

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Australia is leading the western world in it’s availability of university based degree courses in Chinese Medicine – majoring in acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, or both – and most of these institutions have affiliations with Chinese Medicine teaching hospitals to provide an opportunity for post-graduate study. Chinese Medicine practitioners are now governed by new ligeslation passed on by Australian Government preventing unqualified people from calling themselves Acupuncturists or Chinese Medicine Practitioners.

However, there are still prently of short-cut course available in china or other exotic places, especially popular with Gps, so someone trained in China or these exotic places may or may not be up to the standards set by the Australian Chinese Medicine registration board.

Please phone Tanya on 0408 054 538 or email tanyagalvin@hotmail.com

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