At Aus Acu, our gentle and caring approach has awarded us a reputation for excellence in natural medicine. We practice strict standards of hygiene, accompanied by proven techniques and advanced training to ensure a consistently high standard of care.
- We provide an excellent level of communication and care before, during, and after each treatment;
- We maintain high standards of hygiene, safety, privacy, & comfort in our clinic;
- We live by our own teachings and lead by example; and
- We provide the best possible experience for our patients.
Aus Acu therapists provide unlimited support via email, telephone, and with follow-up correspondence, to ensure you feel fully informed and educated in regards to your own health journey. We are able to provide referrals, naturopathic and supplement advice and prescriptions, as well as allergy and gene testing, lifestyle/diet advice (within our scope of practice) and, most importantly, care and understanding, to each and every patient.
Whether you have tried Acupuncture before or you are looking to start a treatment for your first time, please contact us to find out for yourself how you could benefit from our care and advice.
The Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA) is a federal government body which now overseas the registration of 14 health professions including medical practitioners, nurses, physiotherapists and Acupuncturists (along with Chinese Herbal Medicine Practitioners and Dispensers under the auspices of the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia [CMBA]).
To be eligible for registration as an Acupuncturist, students are required to complete Bachelor degrees. For this reason, it is recommended that anyone seeking acupuncture treatment in Australia should ensure that the practitioner is a registered Acupuncturist.
A large amount of research has been conducted to investigate how Acupuncture works. Currently, most study focuses on pain relief and inflammation - however both of these categories may influence a variety of health concerns making Acupuncture a possible method of treatment in an extremely diverse range of health concerns. Many other physiological effects of Acupuncture have been identified through careful research including benefits for the digestive system, cardiovascular system, lower back pain, anxiety and migraine to name a few.
Two major actions of Acupuncture are believed to contribute to these health benefits:
1) Regulation of balance between the 'stress' (fight/flight) and 'relaxed' (rest/digest) states of our nervous system.
2) Stimulation of nerve and muscle fibres (trigger points) to produce chemical and physical changes inside our body.
Acupuncture is one of the most widely studied systems of healthcare in the world, and is recognised as an advanced and science-based system of healthcare by many prestigious health institutions around the world.
A wide range of conditions which may be improved using Acupuncture have been and currently are being studied. For more information, please consult the Acupuncture Evidence Project below:
"A wide-variety of clinical areas have been studied, including pain, cancer, pregnancy, stroke, mood disorders, sleep disorders and inflammation, to name a few."