Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine which involves the use of thin needles that are gently inserted into your body. The needles help to release the tension within your muscles to loosen your body and allow you to relax!
Dr Adriana Cayuela offers acupuncture to all our Gold Coast patients. Her passion for acupuncture enables her to provide a gentle and caring approach which compliments your personalized treatment and health requirements.
Acupuncture is part of traditional Chinese medicine. The treatment consists of inserting fine needles into the skin in specific points.
The goal that Chinese medicine had established for acupuncture is to restore balance and encourage the body to heal itself.
The needles are left in your body for around 20 – 30 minutes to provide adequate time to get the most out of your treatment.
By stimulating these areas, acupuncture may help to enhance:
During your first visit, you and your therapist will discuss your needs and area of focus for your treatment. This way, you can be provided with a customized plan to treat your condition.
If you have any concerns or questions, feel free to use this time to get a better understanding of our service.
You may be required to remove some clothing such as your shirt, however you will be provided with a gown or towel to cover your body. To do this, your therapist will leave the room and wait until you are changed. Once you are ready, you will be asked to lay on our padded massage table so that you can relax and begin your treatment.
Once you are comfortable, our therapist will insert our very thin acupuncture needles which may cause little to no discomfort. These needles are strategically inserted around your body or the area of concern. Some patients do not even notice them go in; however, you may experience a slight discomfort when a needle reaches the correct depth required to release tension in your muscles.
The needles may be left in your body for around 10 to 30 minutes.
From time to time, you may feel your therapist gently move or twirl some of the needles around certain tension points. This is a technique to enhance your treatment and further loosen up tight, stubborn muscles.
Some conditions may benefit from electro acupuncture. Your therapist will insert needles at the area to be treated and will attach electrodes to the needles stimulating with an electric current.
Finally, the needles will be gently removed from your body. Usually, you may not even notice they are being removed.
If you feel any pain or discomfort during this stage, please let your therapist know immediately.
Your therapist might use cups, guasha, massage, and Chinese herbs depending on your needs, providing a holistic and complete treatment.
People use acupuncture for a variety of reasons which depend on their personal preferences.
A systematic review carried out by The British National Health Service and published in the article “Mapping the evidence base and use of acupuncture within the NHS” investigated the evidence for acupuncture use to treat or manage a range of disorders.
They found that evidence existed that acupuncture is effective to treat jaw pain, dental pain, and to control nausea after chemotherapy treatment and operations.
For many other conditions people may use acupuncture for, the evidence has not been systematically reviewed or current scientific evidence to prove the effectiveness of acupuncture for these conditions is not yet established (1).
If you are not certain that you are a suitable candidate for acupuncture, you should consult with a medical professional to see if this would benefit you. Furthermore, you can also take this opportunity to discuss any risks which may impact you or an underlying health condition.
At Gold Coast Holistic Dental Care, Dr Adriana Cayuela offers two types of pricing for your acupuncture service.
For your convenience, we also offer payment plan options Afterpay, Zip Money and Zip Pay. This way, you can repay your acupuncture appointments interest free over a certain period.
We accept most health funds at our practice. If you are with a health fund, you can claim part of your treatment if you have available health fund benefits.
You can ask our friendly reception staff for more information at you next visit.
If you would like to book an appointment with Dr Adriana Cayuela, contact our friendly staff today. Alternatively, you can book an appointment online 24/7.