The origins of acupuncture can be traced back at least 2,000 years, making it one of the oldest health care systems in the world.
Acupuncture is one of the most accepted complementary therapies in Australia, and is fast gaining acceptance in mainstream medicine across the Western world, with many GPs referring patients to an accredited Acupuncturist.
Acupuncture involves the use of thin solid metal needles which are inserted in the body at very specific points. A major concept of Traditional Chinese Medicine (and Acupuncture) is the notion that a vital energy or life force called Qi circulates throughout the body via a system of pathways known as meridians.
Imbalances or disharmony in the flow of Qi is thought to cause illness; Acupuncturists aim to correct the flow of this vital energy to restore the body to balance and maintains the health of this unique system.
|Australia is the only country in the world where Statutory Registration of Acupuncture is mandatory in order for practitioners to practise.|