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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 This includes Knee osteoarthritis , back pain, foot pain.

Acupuncture helps to treat pain in the body via the gate control theory, by stimulating blood circulation to the joint, by decreasing inflammation, by deactivating trigger points around the joint.  It also works by working on the origin and insertion of the muscles around the joint.  It can also work by decreasing the tension in the muscle belly of the muscles surrounding the sore joint.

Acupuncture is highly effective at treating the pain of arthritis.

Arthritis means inflammation of the joints.  There are two kinds: osteoarthritis and rhematoid arthritis.  Osteoarthritis is far more common and relates to the gradual degeneration of the joints relating to what is often termed ‘wear and tear’.  Rhematoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease, meaning that the immune system is in a state of systemic inflammation, whihc is affecting the joints.  For example, it tends to affect both sides fo the body, and not just joints under stress, perhaps through carrying excess weight, or through injury or bad posture.

What is Traditional Chinese Medicine? what is acupuncture?

The major features of Traditional Chinese Medicine or TCm are herbal medicine, acupuncture and massage, knowledge and techniques which have developed over thousands of years.  This medical philosophy believes the funcitioning of the human body is interconnected and tht it interacts with it’s environment.  Diagnosis of disharmony is vital to understanding, treating or preventing illness and disease.  A large part of the bsis of TCM comes from Daoism or the Taoist philosophy.  It is believed that the Yellow Emperor composed basic question of Internal Medicine during his reign from 2696 B.C to 2598 BC.  The first reference to it was toward the end of the second century.  A.D.  Zhang Xhong Jing, considered the Hippocrates of China, mayor of Chang-Sha, wrote the treatise on Cold damage which included mention of the Neijing Suwen (ancient chinese medicing textbook).

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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