In 2012, Acupuncture and Chinese medicine became nationally regulated under the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency, AHPRA. This body is also responsible for regulating medical doctors, nurses, midwives, physiotherapists, psychologists, chiropractors, osteopaths, dentists, podiatrists etc.
AHPRA have very specific and strict advertising guidelines that prevent practitioners from making misleading claims.
TCM is a complete medical system that has been practiced for more than 5000 years and has changed very little over the centuries. Classical text books lists a wide range of symptoms and conditions that may be addressed using acupuncture and Chinese medicine. However, within the advertising guidelines no condition can be listed without having been extensively researched and had that research approved by AHPRA.
The current research for acupuncture and Chinese medicine now totals over 15,000 systematic reviews! Randomised control trials have less than 10 conditions that have been approved by AHPRA for Chinese medicine practitioners to mention in their advertising material.
So as a result of the new advertising rules we are unable to list all the conditions we have successfully treated over the past 14 years we have been in practice.
You may have had friends or family members talk about their experience with Chinese Medicine and wondering if we can help you with your health conditions that aren’t listed on the website, if so we encourage you to contact us about any condition you need assistance with and we can provide you with more information on how we may assist you.
We do have a particular interest in -
• Women's Health
• Digestive issues
• Stress and Anxiety
• Sleep issues
• Men's Health
Many health practitioners may recommend acupuncture as an adjunct treatment that may assist with IVF treatment. There is continuing research about how acupuncture can assist with the effectiveness of IVF treatment, and you should consult your treating practitioner/s about how acupuncture may be able to help you.
Are your headaches located at the back of your head?
Forehead? Temples/ eyes? Top of your head? or whole head?
Is the type of pain throbbing or dull or a heavy feeling or sharp?
Is your headache aggravated by wind or cold/ hot weather or fatigue?
Once a diagnosis has been made acupuncture points are selected to help with the headache. The available evidence suggests that a course of acupuncture consisting of at least six treatment sessions can be a valuable option for people with frequent tension-type headache and migraines (Linde et al, 2016)