Acupuncture Clinic located in Moorooka Brisbane South
Michelle Blum has over 19 years of experience as an Acupuncture professional. She has treated thousands of clients who have sought help for a range of health concerns. Her Moorooka based Acupuncture clinic is geared towards helping individuals with pain management & womens health.
WHAT CONDITIONS CAN ACUPUNCTURE HELP WITH ?
There are many conditions for which Acupuncture has been clinically proven to be effective. These include:
Chemotherapy induced nausea
WHAT IS ACUPUNCTURE?
- Acupuncture is a form of medicine that was developed in China thousands of years ago.
- It involves the gentle insertion of very fine, stainless steel, single use needles into Acupuncture points on the body.
- There are at least 350 Acupuncture points that exist on meridians located throughout the body.
- Meridians are lines of energy in which Qi or life force energy circulates.
- It is said that when the Qi travels through the meridians with no obstruction then there is ease of movement and wellbeing. When, however the Qi becomes stuck due to injury, emotional stress, medications or other life style factors then there is often pain and dis-ease in the body.
- The insertion of needles into the Acupuncture points along the body’s meridian system helps to bring the body back into balance and hence helps to alleviate particular symptoms or conditions.
YOUR ACUPUNCTURE TREATMENT
A typical Acupuncture session with Michelle involves an in depth chat about your presenting health problem, followed by an assessment of the body, using Traditional Chinese Medicine diagnostics.
These include inspecting the tongue, checking the pulse, pressing the “hara” or abdomen as well as feeling for pressure pain at various acupuncture points.
The concept of Hara diagnosis was developed by Japanese Acupuncture Masters who were vision impaired and as a result, would have a heightened sense of touch (also known as palpation), allowing them to gather information that non vision impaired practitioners may have missed. These masters also treated the patient very gently and respectfully.
Over the past 19 years, Michelle has done many hours of post graduate training in Japanese Style Acupuncture with some of the world's most highly skilled Japanese Acupuncture teachers. She has studied under world famous Acupuncture teacher, Kiiko Matsumoto as well as Shimamura Sensei both of whom were apprentices of blind Acupuncturist, Master Nagano.
The Japanese style of Acupuncture that Michelle practices is very comfortable, gentle and deeply relaxing with many clients drifting into a light sleep during their treatment.
DOES ACUPUNCTURE HURT?
There are many different styles of Acupuncture as well as many varieties of needling techniques that are used by Acupuncturists. Most patients who are treated by Michelle, report minimal to no sensation when needles are inserted. For the needle phobic, there are non needle options such as press tacks or moxibustion which cause no sensation whatsoever.
WHAT IS DRY NEEDLING vs ACUPUNCTURE?
Did you know that all fully trained Acupuncturists must have a 4 year bachelor degree or equivalent and be registered nationally with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) in order to practice Acupuncture ?
AHPRA sets the standard for education and public safety and ensures that all registered Acupuncturists comply with these.
There is often a lot of confusion between dry needling and Acupuncture. In fact Acupuncture IS dry needling. The only difference being that dry needling is an alternate term that is used by practitioners who are NOT degree qualified Acupuncturists and who are NOT registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) as Acupuncturists.
These practitioners might include Physiotherapists, Osteopaths, Chiropractors and Musculo-Skeletal therapists who have merely attended weekend courses on needling.
CAN I USE MY HEALTH FUND?
Yes. In Australia, Acupuncture is a registered medical profession with AHPRA and as such is recognised by all the major private health funds in Australia.