Acupuncture

Come to Adelaide’s favourite acupuncture clinic! Essence applies the theories of traditional acupuncture and Chinese medicine with contemporary western medical science to provide the most effective and unique treatment plan with every client. We offer high quality service and only uses the finest quality, sterile needles and equipment available.

Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine has been used for over 2,000 years and is based upon the principles of “the way of nature” or Tao. Understanding the different elements of nature and the cycle of Qi (pronounced chi), the Chinese built a system of medicine to help create balance and harmony of yin and yang, within the body- like the flow of nature.

Qi is the life force or energy that circulates around our body and through our environment. If the flow of Qi is disrupted, the body fails to maintain a healthy balance, and disease or illness follows.
Acupuncture is the painless insertion of the finest, sterile needles along specific healing points on the body, to adjust the flow of Qi

The image on the left is demonstrating acupuncture being complimented by moxibustion to learn more about this process as well as others.

Qi is the life force or energy that circulates around our body and through our environment. If the flow of Qi is disrupted, the body fails to maintain a healthy balance, and disease or illness follows.
Acupuncture is the painless insertion of the finest, sterile needles along specific healing points on the body, to adjust the flow of Qi.

The image on the above is demonstrating acupuncture being complimented by moxibustion to learn more about this process as well as others.

Moxibustion and cupping are used within the traditional Chinese medicine system. Completely unique in the Western world these two modalities complement acupuncture and herbal medicine.

Cupping involves placing heated cups over the skin to encourage blood flow, Qi and body fluids such as lymph. The result is the cup creates an area of low pressure, causing the blood to gather under the cup near the surface of the body.
During a cupping treatment, the patient experiences a mild pulling sensation which calms the sympathetic nerves and allows deep relaxation to move throughout the body.

The general benefits of cupping are; improved circulation, purification of blood, regulation of the autonomic nervous system and an overall cooling effect. Cupping also reduces pain and swelling and speeds up the natural healing process in the specific areas of application.

Moxibustion is a traditional Chinese therapy used for improving the circulation of blood and Qi through the meridians. Moxa herb (mugwort) is burnt and the warming ember is placed near the body to create a warming effect to the points. Moxa is used to warm regions and acupuncture points of the body with the intention of stimulating circulation through the points and inducing a smoother flow of Qi and blood.