Acupuncture utilises very thin, single-use, sterile needles inserted into various points along the body’s vessel and nerve pathways. The network of acupuncture points has been developed over the long history of Chinese medicine and utilises a profound knowledge of the anatomy and vessel pathways and the effects that can be elicited from needling.
Points are carefully chosen depending on the condition and individual presentation of the patient.
There are various forms of acupuncture commonly used today. Most Acupuncturists use a combination of TCM and Five Elements in their treatments, and some short courses allow physiotherapists and other health professionals to do basic Medical Acupuncture and Dry Needling.
At Element Healthcare we use a combination of styles depending on the condition being treated. We are trained in Master Tung Acupuncture, Dr Tan’s Balance Method, DNA (Distal Needle Acupuncture), Motor Point and Trigger Point Therapy (Dry Needling) and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Acupuncture.