For the past 10 years, our skilled and dedicated practitioners at BMBS Acupuncture Brisbane have provided natural therapies for people from many suburbs who are in search of long-term answers to their health problems. We mainly practice Japanese Acupuncture and Moxibustion but have now expanded to integrate Psychology, Clinical Nutrition, and Massage to help our patients gain the most benefit in their recovery from all types of ill-health.
Everyone working at BMBS Acupuncture and Natural Therapies undertakes continual education in their chosen discipline every year to remain up to date with the most current skills and knowledge available in the world.
All members of the BMBS Acupuncture team are both nationally & association-registered and are highly trained; this means all of our clients benefit from the talent and experience of our highly skilled therapists.
What is Acupuncture and how does it work?
Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese treatment which stimulates certain areas or points on the body, usually with the use of a very fine needle that penetrates the skin to relieve pain or to help treat various illnesses. There are some recent studies1 carried out by US and other international based scientists who have found that Acupuncture has a moderate effect in the treatment of pain and nausea.
At BMBS near Chermside, we use a very gentle Japanese style of Acupuncture. Our practitioners have completed a four-year degree in Health Science and Chinese Medicine as well as a further three years of intensive training in the Japanese style.
Our Wavell Heights clinic near Chermside, Kedron, Aspley and Wooloowin offer a professional, friendly and relaxed environment to provide our patients a pleasant journey to recovery.
What is Acupuncture most effective for?
Japanese Acupuncture has become popular in Chermside, especially for anyone who has a phobia about injections or needles. This is because there are many ways of treating clients minus the use of needles. The treatments our ChermsideAcupuncturists use include ‘contact needling,’ which comes from the Toyohari school of thought, and burning little ‘Rice Grain’ sized pieces of ‘Moxa’ onto the skin – called Moxibustion. Part of our treatments at our Chermside clinic include Cupping if it’s decided that this method is appropriate, or if the client asks for it.
These techniques offered at our clinic near Chermside may be beneficial for those who are suffering from severe fatigue, stress, fertility issues or whose general health is run down.
What can be treated with Acupuncture?
There are many ailments and conditions that may be treated with Acupuncture at our BMBS Wavell Heights clinic.
Some of these conditions include:
- Musculoskeletal pain
- Fertility, pregnancy and IVF
- Stress, Anxiety & Sleep problems
- Hormone imbalances
- Digestive disorders
- Immune system repair
- Women’s health
- Weight loss/gain
Our BMBS Acupuncture Wavell Heights therapists are happy to discuss the benefits and appropriateness of our treatments for any condition.
We are dedicated to finding the answer to our patients’ problems, while simultaneously easing their symptoms so they can get on with their everyday lives.
When can Acupuncture be used?
Since Acupuncture is well-known as a generally safe, low-risk treatment it can be used at any time unless a person has certain health conditions or circumstances where it would not be advisable. Our Acupuncturists at Wavell Heights can give advice on the matter, so give us a call if you suffer from any of the following list of conditions which may prevent you from being able to have Acupuncture:
- If you are vulnerable to infection.
- If you have valvular heart disease.
- If your immune system is compromised – whether that is drug-induced or if it is a secondary medical ailment.
- If you are a haemophiliac (prone to bleeding excessively). However, if they are on a well-managed therapy to help the blood coagulate, it might be possible to have Acupuncture, although nowhere near important blood vessels or in the spaces near joints.
- If you have a cardiac pacemaker they would need to avoid electroacupuncture in some body areas.
- If you are highly anxious about Acupuncture
At BMBS Acupuncture we give all our patients the time and attention they deserve.
We listen, understand and identify the cause of your problem, tailoring the treatments to the individual, so we can deliver the best outcome possible.
Is Acupuncture dangerous?
The Acupuncturists at our clinic near Aspley are highly trained, skilled and experienced professionals who strictly follow Australia’s National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) guidelines with regard to infection and safety precautions. These guidelines ensure that none of the following adverse outcomes occur:
- An infection – The NHMRC guidelines state that Acupuncture needles should be disposed of after one use, as happens in all BMBS clinics. Reusing needles even if sterilised can cause a localised bacterial infection, Hepatitis, HIV or any other disease caused by contact with blood.
- An Allergic reaction – Herbs can be just as powerful as prescription medicines and therefore the herbs used in Moxibustion and other treatments must be treated with respect and caution especially if the patient suffers from allergies.
- Skin injuries – If an Acupuncture needle is inserted into a blood vessel, or if the insertion is done clumsily it can cause bleeding, pain and bruises.
- Unusual side effects – These can include convulsions, depression, worsening pain or insomnia. It’s vital that the right points are stimulated in the correct way because Acupuncture can cause significant nervous system changes.
All the Acupuncturists and natural therapists at our clinic near Aspley are ethical and professional, so if our patients have any concerns at all, we encourage them to call us for a chat about how we follow all the guidelines and abide by absolutely every safety precaution.
How often do you need to get Acupuncture?
Every case is different and our Aspley Acupuncturists treat every individual according to their symptoms and state of health, but generally speaking, significant or long-lasting results from Acupuncture require multiple treatments. Patients can have Acupuncture treatments in our clinic near Aspley as little as once a month to multiple times a week depending on the condition being treated and the desired speed of recovery.
Is Acupuncture painful?
It’s very rare that any patients complain about Acupuncture ‘hurting’. Some sensations patients at our clinic near Wooloowin report to us are a slight, dull ache in the spot where the needles are inserted, or a minor tingling feeling as the Acupuncturist inserts the very fine needle. There could be a slightly sharp sensation at times at Acupuncture points at the ends of the fingers and toes, but this is usually of brief duration, if at all.
Our Wooloowin Acupuncturists are more than willing give advice and discuss any concerns about treatments.
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What are the side effects of Acupuncture?
The experiences our patients report to us at our clinic near Wooloowin are usually positive ones, such as mental clarity, better sleep and digestion; more energy, and a lowering of stress levels. However, some of the following side effects can sometimes occur:
- Symptoms worsen (they get worse before they get better, part of the healing process)
- Muscle twitching
- Emotional release
At our clinic near Wooloowin we rarely have a patient complaining of negative side effects.
How does Acupuncture work to relieve pain?
According to traditional Chinese medicine, which our Kedron Acupuncturists are well-acquainted with, Acupuncture is based on a belief that it’s any disruption or blockage in the flow of energy or ‘qi’ through the body that causes disease. Throughout the body, there are many channels or meridians through which the qi travels. There are also numerous ‘Acupuncture points’ beneath the skin where ultra-fine needles are inserted by an Acupuncturist to unblock the flow and release the qi.
The Acupuncturists at our clinic near Kedron would be more than happy to answer any questions regarding the treatments we offer.
What do I need to do before Acupuncture?
Before the first Acupuncture treatment at our clinic near Kedron, we advise our patients not to come on an empty stomach. So, a few hours before treatment, we suggest a light meal or snack at least, though it’s not necessary to have a full meal. This can make sure the body has enough energy to make the most of KedronAcupuncture treatments and also to help avoid lightheadedness which can occur on an empty stomach.
Also, we suggest the wearing of loose clothing because while patients usually don’t need to undress as for a massage, the Kedron Acupuncturist might need to access parts of the body like arms, legs, back and stomach.
To make a booking or for more information about what to expect at our Brisbane Acupuncture and Natural Therapy clinic at Wavell Heights near Kedron, Aspley, Wooloowin or Chermside, call us on the number below:
Brisbane Acupuncture Clinic
138 Hamilton Road,
Wavell Heights, QLD, 4012
(07) 3314 6329