Acupuncture Practitioners Cairns

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Acupuncture Practitioners Cairns –

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Please phone Tanya Galvin @ Cairns Acupuncture or email tanyagalvin@hotmail.com

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Tanya Galvin is has been to university for 4 years to do a degree in Acupuncture – Traditional Chinese Medicine.  Tanya graduated from Victorian University of technology in 2002 with Honours (almost first class honours!)

Tanya has also studied PKP kinesiology and  hypnosis.

Since graduating…she has travelled the world with her Acupuncture and treated many thousands of people on cruise ships around the world and now calls Cairns her home.

Tanya is passionate about pregnancy – she enjoys treating patients alongside their IVF doctors through IVF procedures.

Tanya has used of acupuncture alongside IVF doctors throughout various stages of IVF cycles.

Tanya would prefer to see patients 3 months before attempting an IVF cycle and also during any IVF cycles and in between IVF cycles.

Tanya also has a special interest in all kinds of pain –

  • back pain
  • hip pain
  • knee pain
  • shoulder pain
  • neck pain
  • elbow pain
  • wrist pain
  • arthritis

Tanya has had 16 years clinical experience here in Cairns, across the world on cruise ships and also in country Victoria (Shepparton).

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acupuncture practitioners cairns

Acupuncture may be used to assist with the symptoms of depression.

Depression is

A mental health disorder characterised by persistently depressed mood or loss of interest in activities, causing significant impairment in daily life.

Possible causes include a combination of biological, psychological and social sources of distress. Increasingly, research suggests that these factors may cause changes in brain function, including altered activity of certain neural circuits in the brain.
The persistent feeling of sadness or loss of interest that characterises major depression can lead to a range of behavioural and physical symptoms. These may include changes in sleep, appetite, energy level, concentration, daily behaviour or self-esteem. Depression can also be associated with thoughts of suicide.
The mainstay of treatment is usually medication, talk therapy or a combination of the two. Increasingly, research suggests that these treatments may normalise brain changes associated with depression.
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Recent acupuncture studies

The Acupuncture Evidence Project: Plain English Summary
The following is a plain English summary of the findings of the Acupuncture Evidence Project (McDonald J,
and Janz S, 2017). The full document (81 pages) is available from the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese
Medicine Association Ltd (AACMA) http://www.acupuncture.org.au.
Bottom Line
Our study found evidence for the effectiveness of acupuncture for 117 conditions, with stronger evidence
for acupucture’s effectiveness for some conditions than others. Acupuncture is considered safe in the hands
of a well-trained practitioner and has been found to be cost effective for some conditions. The quality and
quantity of research into acupuncture’s effectiveness is increasing.
Background
Acupuncture originated in China and is now practised throughout the world. Although acupuncture has been
practised for thousands of years, evidence of its effectiveness is still controversial. The Australian
Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association Ltd (AACMA) identified the need for an updated review of
the evidence with greater rigour than was possible in the past and commissioned The Acupuncture Evidence
Project.
We searched the literature with a focus on systematic reviews and meta analyses (the highest form of
evidence available). We sorted the evidence to identify which conditions acupuncture has been found to be
most effective for. We also looked for evidence of acupuncture’s safety and cost-effectiveness, and we
reported how the evidence for acupu?cture’s effectiveness has changed over an eleven-year time-frame.
Key results
Of the 122 conditions identified, strong evidence supported the effectiveness of acupuncture for 8 conditions,
moderate evidence supported the use of acupuncture for a further 38 conditions, weak positive/unclear
evidence supported the use of acupuncture for 71 conditions, and little or no evidence was found for the
effectiveness of acupuncture for five conditions (meaning that further research is needed to clarify the
effectiveness of acupuncture in these last two categories).
In addition, research showed that acupuncture was cost effective for
10 conditions, and is safe in the hands of a well-trained practitioner.
The level of evidence has increased over the 11-year period of this
study for 24 conditions. Placebo-controlled clinical trials consistently
underestimate the true effect size of acupuncture (which means that acupuncture is more effective than the
type of trials used in this review show), yet they have still demonstrated National Health and Medical Research
Council (NHMRC) Level I evidence for the effectiveness of acupuncture for 117 conditions.

If you would like to know how acupuncture can help you please phone Tanya Galvin on 0408 054 538 or email tanyagalvin@hotmail.com  www.cairnsmassage.net.au

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