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Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has origins in China dating back to at least 2,500 years ago, and continues today to be a very safe and powerful natural healthcare system.Since the introduction of acupuncture to the West in the 1970s, acupuncture has continued to rise in popularity as a powerful, safe and drug-free alternative or complementary health care system to Western medical treatments. At the centre of Chinese medical theory is that illness is caused by disharmony or imbalance within the body, and so TCM takes into account physical, emotional and psychological components of what is going on for you. The various healing methods used by Chinese medical practitioners aim to guide and ease the body back into balance, without the use of pharmaceutical products or invasive procedures. Read more below about the different services we offer at Acupuncture with Grace on the Sunshine Coast.
Acupuncture involves the utilisation of incredibly fine needles to stimulate body tissues, and restore your body, mind and spirit to a state of balance (homeostasis). Acupuncture points are carefully selected by your practitioner to gently relieve symptoms of your unique presentation whilst treating the underlying cause. These points initiate a a healing response in the body, and help to clear stress, boost energy levels and bring the body back into balance, naturally.
Chinese Herbal Medicine
Chinese Herbal medicine has been in use in China for over 5,000 years. Chinese herbs can be incredibly helpful in treating a very wide variety of conditions and may extend the effects of an acupuncture treatment, which is especially helpful in patients who may otherwise require multiple treatments a week. Chinese herbs are very safe to take as long as they’re prescribed by an experienced practitioner. In modern practice, there are over 450 different substances commonly used in herbal formula; most of which are of plant origin. No endangered species or unethical products are ever used in our clinic, and we only prescribe products that are approved by the TGA.
Chinese Diet Therapy
Chinese dietetics (food/nutrition advice) ties in very well with Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine, following the same ancient traditional Chinese principles. Alongside looking at dietary basics like vitamins, minerals and macronutrients, Chinese dietetics focus on the energetic effects of food on the body by taking into consideration qualitative properties such as the temperature, taste, colour and nature of foods. Chinese dietary advice is given from a holistic perspective and in line with your treatment, taking into account your unique signs and symptoms, as well as your bodily constitution and seasonal & location factors.
Cupping involves the placement of glass “cups” on the skin. Often used in conjunction with acupuncture, it is helpful in the treatment of many conditions. A vacuum is created within the cup, which is then placed on the skin, gently drawing in. It boosts healing & immune processes by helping to draw blood to the area and generally feels very pleasant and enjoyable.
Moxibustion (moxa) is a gentle technique of warming acupuncture points with a herb known as mugwort. Once burning, moxa creates a very pleasant warming sensation which penetrates deep under the skin to stimulate the surrounding tissues, and is removed before it gets too hot. Moxa is used to increase blood and energy flow within the body, relieve pain, improve energy levels, and decrease inflammation. Your practitioner will be able to assess whether or not moxa may be beneficial for you.
Sometimes, it is beneficial to include some form of nutritional supplementation to complement your treatment. Your practitioner is well trained in nutrition, and will be able to best assess whether Chinese herbs, nutrients or dietary therapy may be more beneficial in your unique case.
Tuesday: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am - 3:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am - 12:00pm
Acupuncture with Grace is an integrative Chinese medicine and acupuncture clinic committed to providing the best outcomes for our patients, and empowering them along their journey to optimal fertility and wellness. Centrally located in Maroochydore on the Sunshine Coast, we have visitors from local suburbs and all over Queensland. Our areas of service include Buddina, Maroochydore, Mooloolaba, Alexandra Headland, Buderim, Kawana, Minyama, Parrearra, Warana, Birtinya, Bokarina, Wurtulla, Little Mountain, Caloundra, Aroona, Bells Creek, Meridian Plains, Palmview, Sippy Downs, Mountain Creek, Kuluin, Kunda Park, Diddillibah, Twin Waters, Pacific Paradise, Mudjimba, Marcoola, Bli Bli, Coolum, Yaroomba, Yandina, Ninderry, Valdora, Peregian Springs, Peregian Beach, Doonan, Noosaville, Noosa, Noosaville, Tewantin, Doonan, and Nambour.