Chinese acupuncture is an ancient technique that’s been in use for over 2,000 years. It involves the insertion of very fine (hair-thin) needles into predetermined acupuncture points on the human body. The theory behind Chinese acupuncture is that the needles stimulate the vital energy (qi or ch’i)* that circulates through the pathways (meridians) in the body.
At the Canberra Classic Chinese Medicine Centre, we use only sterile, disposable needles – minimising the risk of trans-infection. Our acupuncturists are registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and strive to make the Chinese acupuncture process as painless as possible. During the procedure, many patients report feeling a tingling sensation or dull ache.
* For further information on vital energy (qi or ch’i), please refer to What is traditional Chinese medicine (TCM)?