Health Ailments Treated by an Acupuncturist in Canberra

Health Ailments Treated by an Acupuncturist in Canberra

Health Ailments Treated by an Acupuncturist in Canberra

There are many health ailments that a registered acupuncturist in Canberra is qualified to treat, including sinusitis, insomnia, and rheumatoid arthritis. In this blog post, we describe some of the more common health ailments that acupuncturists treat in Canberra.

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Acute and Chronic Pain

Acupuncturists in Canberra often treat patients seeking relief from acute or chronic pain caused by accidents, sporting injuries, medical conditions (sciatica, sickle cell disease), and surgical procedures. The theory behind acupuncture (for pain management) is that the needles stimulate the release of endorphins (natural painkillers) and neurotransmitters (serotonin, dopamine) in the patient’s body.

Allergies and Sinus Problems

Canberra is renowned for its seasonal allergies and cold winters, which are often responsible (directly and indirectly) for medical conditions such as hay fever (allergic rhinitis) and sinusitis. A good acupuncturist in Canberra will have an understanding of local environmental triggers and be able to provide (at the very least) temporary relief from hay fever and sinusitis.

Depression and Anxiety

Depression and anxiety are common ailments in modern society. Depending on the severity, symptoms can be short-term or chronic. Acupuncture can assist sufferers by lifting mood, promoting relaxation, and stimulating vital energy (qi). An experienced acupuncturist in Canberra will take the time to assess a patient experiencing depression or anxiety and devise a treatment plan.

Gut and Digestive Issues

Gut and digestive issues are often caused by lifestyle factors such as poor diet, stress, smoking, and high alcohol consumption. Some medications, such as antibiotics and painkillers, can also upset the stomach. A good acupuncturist in Canberra can often relieve the symptoms of gut and digestive distress, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

Headaches and Migraines

Many patients who suffer chronic headaches and migraines use an acupuncturist in Canberra to obtain non-drug relief. Acupuncture may assist in relieving pain, improving vital energy (qi), promoting blood flow, and reducing stress. Some acupuncturists, such as the ones at Canberra Classic Chinese Medicine Centre, also seek to understand a patient’s lifestyle to identify stressors.


Insomnia is a frustrating condition that impacts a person’s quality of life and general health. People with insomnia are at greater risk of developing heart disease, diabetes, and depression. In the short term, insomnia can lead to weight gain, high blood pressure, reduced coordination, and liver problems. Acupuncture – performed by a good acupuncturist in Canberra – helps manage insomnia.

Musculoskeletal Conditions

People suffering from common musculoskeletal conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and osteoporosis, may benefit from acupuncture treatment performed by a registered acupuncturist in Canberra. Acupuncture can potentially reduce inflammation, increase blood flow, and provide pain relief for people suffering from musculoskeletal conditions.

Female Reproductive Health

Acupuncture may assist in the following areas of female reproductive health: menstrual pain, fertility, morning sickness, and menopause. There is evidence suggesting that acupuncture may benefit female reproductive health by stimulating various physiological and hormonal systems, as well as relaxing the body. A knowledgeable and sensitive acupuncturist in Canberra is required here.

Weight Management

Used in tandem with Chinese herbal medicine, acupuncture may reduce cravings and stress (sometimes linked to overeating), improve digestive functioning, and balance vital energy (qi). A good acupuncturist in Canberra will devise a weight management plan and suggest lifestyle changes for a patient that’s committed to losing weight in a healthy way.

To book an acupuncturist at Canberra Classic Chinese Medicine Centre, please call (02) 5105 9049 or 0401 178 828. Alternatively, online bookings can be made by following the link in the top right-hand corner of this page.