Are we registered to practice Chinese medicine?

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Jeff Shearer  is a registered by the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia supported by AHPRA. Jeff is registered as an acupuncturist and to dispense Chinese herbs. What does registration mean? In 2012 Chinese medicine became a registered health profession as a way of protecting the public from poorly trained practitioners. A registered practitioner now requires a 5 year degree to be accepted under the national scheme. …

What are acupuncture meridians?

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What are acupuncture meridians? In Chinese Medicine, acupuncture meridians are pathways recently identified using CT scans that run through our body. These meridians provide a complex connection between parts of the body and when used effectively with acupuncture can help create a re-balancing or return to homeostasis in the body. There are 20 meridians in the human body. 12 of these meridians …

How long does acupuncture take to work?

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How long does acupuncture take to work? Acupuncture generally has some form of immediate effect on the body. Some people depending on their own sensitivity can feel the effect straight away while others may take some time to notice a change. Acupuncture works on a cumulative effect and the benefits increase with the number of treatments. For long term chronic …

Does acupuncture hurt?

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Does Acupuncture hurt? The needles most people are used to receiving are the hypodermic variety we get if we need and injection from the doctor. As these needles need to deliver a liquid into the blood stream they are hollow and need to have a larger diameter and they are also sharpened to cut the skin The needles used in …

How does acupuncture work? Explaining the science

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How does acupuncture work? Explaining the science Acupuncture points run along a series of meridians (like electrical wires) and act like switches. Sometimes these switches get turned off and need to be turned back on using acupuncture. This allows the power of the body to be delivered where it is needed so your body can function at its very best. …

Is acupuncture safe?

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Is acupuncture safe? Acupuncture is relatively safe when in the hands of a qualified and experienced practitioner. However it is important you are aware that there is a very minor risk of some cases causing pain, bleeding, bruising, or pneumothorax. There have been no known cases of death in Australia caused by acupuncture and only a small handful of cases …

Is acupuncture the same as dry needling?

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Is acupuncture the same as dry needling? No. There are certainly some similarities as they use the same type of needles but there are also vast differences. Essentially dry needling targets ‘trigger points’ where neuromuscular junctions occur and can be used to assist in releasing tight muscles. This method in acupuncture is called ‘ashi’ or tender point needling and is …

What is acupuncture? – Evolve Natural Medicine – Newcastle

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Acupuncture involves the insertion of extremely thin needles through your skin at specific points on the body. It is a key aspect of  Chinese medicine, acupuncture is most commonly used to treat pain but can be also used to effectively treat a wide range of health conditions and symptoms. Find out more here Chinese medicine explains acupuncture as a technique for …