Acupuncture – Kirra Point Acupuncture & Massage
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Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a technique of inserting and manipulating fine filiform needles into specific points on the body with the aim of relieving pain, clearing energy blockages and encouraging the normal flow of qi through the individual.

According to Traditional Chinese Medical Theory, these acupuncture points lie along meridians along where qi flows. The practitioner may also stimulate the acupuncture points using other methods, including moxibustion, cupping, laser therapy, electro-stimulation and massage, in order to re-establish the flow of qi.

As a natural form of healing, acupuncture has the following benefits:

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Acupuncture is known to treat a wide range of disorders including:

  • Abdominal distention/flatulence*
  • Acute and chronic pain control*
  • Allergic sinusitis*
  • Anesthesia for high-risk patients or patients with previous adverse responses to anesthetics
  • Anorexia
  • Anxiety, fright, panic*
  • Arthritis/arthrosis*
  • Atypical chest pain (negative workup)
  • Bursitis, tendinitis, carpal tunnel syndrome*
  • Certain functional gastrointestinal disorders (nausea and vomiting, esophageal spasm, hyperacidity, irritable bowel)*
  • Cervical and lumbar spine syndromes*
  • Constipation, diarrhea*
  • Cough with contraindications for narcotics
  • Drug detoxification *
  • Dysmenorrhea, pelvic pain *
  • Frozen shoulder*
  • Headache (migraine and tension-type), vertigo (Meniere disease), tinnitus*
  • Idiopathic palpitations, sinus tachycardia
  • In fractures, assisting in pain control, edema, and enhancing healing process
  • Muscle spasms, tremors, tics, contractures*
  • Neuralgias (trigeminal, herpes zoster, postherpetic pain, other)
  • Paresthesia*
  • Persistent hiccups*
  • Phantom pain
  • Plantar fasciitis*
  • Post-traumatic and post-operative ileus*
  • Premenstrual syndrome
  • Selected dermatoses (urticaria, pruritus, eczema, psoriasis)
  • Sequelae of stroke syndrome (aphasia, hemiplegia)*
  • Seventh nerve palsy
  • Severe hyperthermia
  • Sleep disorders
  • Sprains and contusions
  • Temporo-mandibular joint derangement, bruxism*
  • Urinary incontinence, retention (neurogenic, spastic, adverse drug effect)*
  • Weight Loss

The conditions labeled with * are also included in the World Health Organization list of acupuncture indications.

Other forms of acupuncture practised in our clinic include:

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Ear/Auricular Acupuncture

Auricular points are specific stimulating points on the auricle. When disorders occur in the internal organs or other parts of the body, various reactions may appear at the corresponding areas of the auricle, such as tenderness, decreased cutaneous electric resistance, morphological changes, and discoloration. Therefore, these sites are also referred to as tender spots, conductant points or reflex spots.

Electro Acupuncture

Electro acupuncture is quite similar to traditional acupuncture in that the same points are stimulated during treatment. As with traditional acupuncture, needles are inserted on specific points along the body. The needles are then attached to a device that generates continuous electric pulses using small clips. These devices are used to adjust the frequency and intensity of the impulse being delivered, depending on the condition being treated. Electro acupuncture uses two needles at time so that the impulses can pass from one needle to the other. Several pairs of needles can be stimulated simultaneously, usually for no more than 30 minutes at a time.