We understand that pain is complex and that every one of our patients experience and perceive pain differently – and that is ok because, our treatments are not based on a one-size-fits-all method.
We understand that your mind, body and nervous system interact with many other contributing factors that all influence the way your pain is felt.
Research recognises that Acupuncture can no longer be classed as a placebo effect (1, 2). Research conducted on patients with chronic pain found that patients who were treated with standard medical care (physiotherapy and anti-inflammatories) in combination with acupuncture treatments found that with the addition of acupuncture compared to standard medical care alone significantly reduced the number of headaches and migraine attacks and reduced the severity of neck and lower back pain (1). The report also showed that acupuncture reduced the pain and disability of osteoarthritis, which lead to patients being less reliant on pain medications/opioids or anti-inflammatories to control their pain levels (1). The trials involved approximately 18, 000 patients diagnosed with chronic pain of the neck, lower back, head and knee (1). Another significant finding is that Acupuncture is beneficial in helping chronic low back pain and is arguable the most important finding in the Acupuncture Evidence Project (2).
Due to our treatments being designed to specifically suit you, we take into consideration your current dietary and lifestyle habits and also make you aware of any modifications that may benefit you. We like to make sure you are supported throughout your journey emotionally and understand the effects of maintaining a strong immune system. Our acupuncture treatments are gentle and may incorporate different techniques like moxibustion or cupping therapy with your consent. We also let you know of any associated side effects with any given treatment method (as pain can make your body more sensitive to treatments). We also encourage our patients to ask questions regarding their treatments.
We work with you, with an aim to help reduce your pain through realistic timeframes with realistic goals. We can work with other health professionals that may be assisting you with your current pain. After all, we want to help you develop a pain management plan so you can get back to work or enjoying the things you love doing. You can give us a call on (07) 5515 0409 if you have any questions about how to get started with Acupuncture to help manage your pain condition; we look forward to providing you some support.