Western and Traditional Chinese Acupuncture are both practiced at the Southview Clinic.
Western medical acupuncture is a therapeutic modality involving the insertion of fine needles to treat mainly musculoskeletal pain including myofascial trigger point pain, post operative pain and nausea. It has evolved from Chinese acupuncture using current knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology and the principles of evidence based medicine.
Traditional Chinese Acupuncture is based on an ancient holistic concept of treatment that regards ill health as a manifestation of imbalance in the body's energy systems. In western terminology this translates as imbalances in autonomic activity.
Single use needles inserted at chosen points on the body are gently manipulated before being left in position for 20-30 minutes.
Common conditions treated at the clinic include back pain and other pain syndromes, osteoarthritis, anxiety disorders and stress, menstrual and menopausal disorders, sub fertility, fatigue and poor immune function, nausea, migraines and tension headaches and digestive disorders.