Understanding Acupuncture Treatments

by Franklin Williams Medicine

People often refer to acupuncture as 'the needle treatment'. Some even shy away from it, considering the "scary" needle pricking process. However, these assumptions are far from the truth. Not only is the treatment painless, but it is also quite relaxing and beneficial.  Acupuncture finds its roots in the traditional Chinese medicine belief of yin and yan. As per this ideology, an imbalance between these elements affects the 'qi' energy. This ultimately leads to the development of illnesses.

A quick search for acupuncture clinics gives you an in-depth idea of the treatment process. However, you can refer to the aspects listed below to expand your understanding:

School of thought

Acupuncture follows the concept of self-healing. It believes that the body holds the ability to rebalance its 'qi' energy. However, it needs a bit of assistance to do so and reduce both psychological and physical stresses.   


This type of alternative medicine involves the insertion of needles at specific points of the body. The act triggers the glands and tissues, making the nerves react and produce healthy hormones like endorphins. By the end of a session, you feel relaxed and relieved from your chronic pain issues. You also experience a decrease in your existing symptoms.


The concerned acupuncturist prescribes the procedure based on your condition and its intensity. In a typical session, you are asked to lie down on your back, side or front based on the needle placement. These needles are sterilised, single-use and disposable. They are inserted spaced out and might cause a tingling sensation and a dull ache which subsides soon. The procedure usually takes 5 to 30 minutes, whereas sessions are scheduled based on progress. It is wise to consult an acupuncturist near me to resolve doubts.

Qualifications of a practitioner

Any acupuncturist should have qualified with a National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Check for this with the ones you shortlist. The sessions will vary depending on your condition and diagnosis. 


Australia acupuncture is best known for alleviating chronic aches and pains like:

·         Headaches

·         Migraines

·         Neck pain

·         Osteoarthritis

·         Lower back and knee pain

It is also used as a complementary treatment for conditions like

·         PCOD (Polycystic Ovarian Disease)

·         Extreme menstrual cramps

·         Cancer

·         Digestive issues

·         Skin disorders

For more information, contact a wellness clinic to see if acupuncture covers your health concern.


If safety is your concern, you need not worry. The treatment is safe, reliable, and practical, provided you choose a competent acupuncturist. In most cases, people use it with a combination of other diagnostic procedures like chemotherapy. This is because it helps tackle its after-effects. It proves exceptionally beneficial for patients when pain-relieving medications fail to work.

However, you can also indulge in regular sessions alone. Doing so will help you enjoy health benefits like:

·         Decrease in back and neck pain

·         Improved quality of sleep

·         Relief from seasonal allergies

·         Better digestive functions

·         Enhanced mental clarity and focus

·         A surge in energy levels

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