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Acupuncture

Acupuncture originated from China and over many thousands of years, many styles have emerged. There are a number of different styles in Japan, as well as in Korea. What we practice is not a style as such, but is actually ‘Classical Acupuncture’ and based upon the Japanese interpretations of the Ancient Chinese Classic texts.

Acupuncture together with all the components of Oriental Medicine is well equipped to improve our quality of life, and longevity. Oriental Medicine has been working on millions of people for thousands of years and is capable of giving everyone a better quality of life. With regular treatment may prevent many problems from arising and maintain good health.

Our acupuncture treatments are usually enjoyable and always interesting.

Our practitioners focus on the functions of the organs of the body and the way the energy systems and organs support each organ.  Using acupuncture, we circulate energy in the channels (meridians) systems of the body with a focus on the whole body rather than on the smallest parts (of the body) to create a feeling of overall wellbeing.

Acupuncture and moxibustion treatments aim to restore and strengthen the body’s natural ability to heal itself. This is achieved by regulating the flow of energy (Qi), Blood and Fluids in the body using specific meridian points and techniques. This approach can also prevent future problems.

Assuming we are born healthy, lifestyle choices or circumstance are the main reason our bodies become imbalanced.  Over-work, sport, poor diet, emotional stress, lack of sleep and chronic dehydration can all lead to dis-ease.

We determine how to treat an individual via ‘Pulse diagnosis’, and together with palpation, visual assessment and patient information  gathered. This determines the oriental diagnosis and the points and techniques to be used – and yes, acupuncture appears to work on everyone and is suitable for all ages.

Almost all aspects of ill-health may be either rectified, improved or controlled (with a few exceptions). Oriental Medicine focuses on treating the underlying cause of disease because, without a cause, there can be no symptoms.

Conditions That Acupuncture May Help:

  • Headaches, migraines, stiff neck, shoulders, joints and back
    Skin conditions and emotional disorders
  • Respiratory and cardiovascular conditions
  • Digestive and urinary disorders
  • Hormonal imbalances – from menarche to menopause
  • Fertility issues and problems during and after pregnancy
  • Babies from 6 weeks, children to the elderly may benefit from our gentle and highly effective style of acupuncture

What Is Moxibustion?
Moxibustion has a number of techniques that involve the burning of herb (mugwort) on acupuncture points or over local areas to enhance an acupuncture treatment. It has a powerful therapeutic effect on blood circulation and creates a pleasant and satisfy sensation.

How Often Should You Be Treated & How Long Does It Usually Take For Results?
Acute problems can be treated 2 or 3 times a week and are often quickly resolved. Chronic problems (more than 3 months) are typically treated weekly. A number of factors determine the number of treatments that are required- how long you have had the problem, your age, if the problem is genetic and lifestyle factors contributing to the problem. Results are sometimes surprisingly fast in some cases, even for some chronic problems.

 

Herbal Medicine

Chinese medicine involves extensive diagnosis that can explain the physiology of some of the most difficult disorders to isolate and recognise.

Tying many symptoms into one methodological pattern, this allows practitioners to diagnose your internal disharmony, treating the root cause of symptoms that you may even feel are entirely unrelated.

With a course of regular, committed care and treatment, great progress can be made for your wellness. 

Nutritional Support

Nutritional supplementation works with the body to increase its ability to heal and stay well. Good nutrition is the building block for great health, wellbeing and longevity.

Food is thy medicine, and sometimes we need extra nutrients than our food can provide to keep us healthy or help us to heal imbalances.

Poor health and low energy and more significant symptoms such as anxiety, headaches, low blood sugar levels, digestive disorders, hormonal imbalance, bone density loss, muscle aches and fatigue can all be due to imbalance of nutrition. Imbalances in nutritional levels can be caused by poor dietary and lifestyle choices, allergies and poor digestive function, and even when we think we are eating well, low nutrient levels in the soils, and with the use of herbicides and pesticides that can have an affect on the quality of the food we eat and therefore reduce the benefits from eating them.

Nutritional consultations include: nutritional assessment and diagnosis and provide you with a prescription for herbal medicine, nutritional supplementation, and dietary and lifestyle advice.

Nutritional consultations focus on identifying and treating the underlying cause of health issues and the prevention of acute and chronic disease. As a part of our nutritional consultation we utilise Quantum Reflex Analysis (QRA). 

Quantum Reflex Analysis QRA is an advanced form of kinesiology using acupressure points to assess the bioenergetic status of key organs and glands, may detect acute and chronic conditions and toxicity and assesses the nutritional requirements for optimal recovery and health.

A non invasive technique that:

  • Identifies underlying cause of disease and pinpoints weaknesses in the body
  • Helps to identify and clear physical and emotional interference fields
  • Tests for nutrient bio-compatibility
  • Provides reliable and reproducible results

Remedial Massage

Experience therapeutic remedial, relaxing and rejuvenating massage on the Sunshine Coast. Massage is much more than just relaxation for the muscles – it supports healing by bringing the body into complete calmness, without interference from the mind.

Our remedial massage therapists will help to circulate energy and increase blood supply to allow a beautiful cleansing process to take place, that frees up tension, removes discomfort and boosts your immune system.

HICAPS is available for Remedial Massage.