For the best acupuncture Brisbane has to offer, visit Austin Therapies London Road Natural Health Clinic in Belmont, Brisbane southside. Registered Australian Health Practitioner – Dr Sally Austin ([Registered Acupuncturist]) – Acupuncturist Brisbane – offers acupuncture therapy as a part of your holistic health plan.
Used to treat a variety of conditions from sporting injuries to **irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), ***poor sperm quality to **anxiety and ***psoriasis vulgaris to poor posture, acupuncture therapy is undoubtedly one of the most well-known practices of Eastern medicine. And it’s a good choice of treatment too – that’s why we use it at Austin Therapies Acupuncture Brisbane clinic .
What is Acupuncture? In its simplest form, acupuncture is the insertion of fine needles along specific acupuncture points of the skin, known as meridians, to restore the flow of energy which injury or disease has disrupted.
Acupuncture is a simple and well researched natural therapy treatment. A wide range of health treatments can be treated with acupuncture natural therapy. If you have a fear of needles, check our videos in the FAQs to see what it is like to have Acupuncture.
PROFESSIONAL EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICE
Under Australian National Law, claims of efficacy of treatment are required to be made with reference to research of a high standard.
Traditionally Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years, in many countries, world wide to assist with a wide range of conditions. However, not all have evidence of efficacy that meet Australian National Law requirements.
I have therefore grouped and colour coded the conditions treated into three different areas, as follows:
*STRONG EVIDENCE TO SUPPORT THE EFFICACY OF ACUPUNCTURE
**MODERATE EVIDENCE TO SUPPORT THE EFFICACY OF ACUPUNCTURE
***WEAK POSITIVE / UNCLEAR EVIDENCE TO SUPPORT THE EFFICACY OF ACUPUNCTURE
Additional conditions may potentially benefit from using Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, however western scientific evidence may not yet exist for these.
For current information on your individual condition, please call the clinic on 0421 411 508 or 07 3348 8131.
* STRONG EVIDENCE TO SUPPORT THE EFFICACY OF ACUPUNCTURE as follows:
Allergic rhinitis (perennial and seasonal)
Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (with anti-emetics)
Chronic low back pain
Headache (tension-type and chronic)
Post-operative nausea and vomiting
** MODERATE EVIDENCE TO SUPPORT THE EFFICACY OF ACUPUNCTURE as follows:
Acute low back pain
Anxiety – including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Asthma in adults
Back or pelvic pain during pregnancy – labour pain
Cancer pain – cancer related fatigue – recovery after colorectal cancer resection
Depression (with anti-depressants) – Schizophrenia (with anti-psychotics)
Hypertension (with medication)
Insomnia – including peri and post-menopausal, post-stroke insomnia
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Lateral elbow pain – neck pain – plantar heel pain – post-stroke shoulder pain – sciatica – shoulder impingement syndrome (early stage) (with exercise) – shoulder pain – temporo-mandibular pain – stroke rehabilitation – whiplash associated disorder (WAD)
Menopausal hot flushes
Prostatitis pain / chronic pain syndrome
Restless leg syndrome
*** WEAK POSITIVE / UNCLEAR EVIDENCE TO SUPPORT THE EFFICACY OF ACUPUNCTURE as follows:
Acute ankle sprain in adults – carpel tunnel syndrome –
Assisted conception in ART –
Asthma – in children
Bladder pain syndrome
Cancer-related insomnia, psychological symptoms, chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy, hot flushes in breast cancer
Chronic fatigue syndrome
Chronic kidney disease
Chronic urinary retention due to spinal cord injury
Hyperemesis gravidarum – labour induction –
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Meniere’s disease / syndrome
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
Poor sperm quality
Post natal depression
Rheumatoid arthritis – slowing progression of myopia
Stress urinary incontinence in adults
For more information and a more extensive explanation, please refer to the Acupuncture Evidence Project or please call the clinic and speak to Sally on 0421 411 508 – I’m very happy to answer any questions without obligation.
** MacPherson H, Tilbrook H, Agbedjro D, Buckley H, Hewitt C, Frost C. Acupuncture for irritable bowel syndrome: 2-year follow-up of a randomised controlled trial. Acupunct Med. 2016 Mar 15.
*** Jerng UM, Jo JY, Lee S, Lee JM, Kwon O. The effectiveness and safety of acupuncture for poor semen quality in infertile males: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Asian J Androl. 2014 Nov-Dec;16(6):884-91.
** Goyata SL, Avelino CC, Santos SV, Souza Junior DI, Gurgel MD, Terra FS. Effects from acupuncture in treating anxiety: integrative review. Rev Bras Enferm. 2016 Jun;69(3):602-9.
*** Coyle M, Deng J, Zhang AL, Yu J, Guo X, Xue CC, et al. Acupuncture therapies for psoriasis vulgaris: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials. Forsch Komplementmed. 2015;22(2):102-9.
Acupuncture Therapy FAQs
Questions that are often asked by our clients before their first Acupuncture treatment.
Chinese Herbal Medicine Therapy is also used – where permitted and required – to bolster these treatments and restore equilibrium in the body. Unlike Western medicines, Chinese Herbs are used short-term.
Contact us today at Austin Therapies Acupuncture Brisbane clinic , to see how the benefits of Acupuncture Therapy could have you feeling better. We are located in the Brisbane south suburb of Belmont, just minutes from Carindale, Capalaba and other close by Brisbane southside suburbs just off the Gateway motorway.