Acupuncture in Brisbane
Balance Your Life, The Holistic Way
Lang Acupuncture and Holistic Health located in Highgate Hill offers unique holistic services focusing on rebalancing one’s mental and physical being. As an accredited Australian health practitioner and member of the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association, we provide a safe and supportive environment throughout your healing journey.
Our Acupuncture Techniques
Lang Acupuncture in Highgate Hill ensures the best acupuncture practices and provides the full range of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) techniques, delivered in an all-encompassing and integrative way. With years’ of experience, we offer a uniquely personalised touch for each of our patients.
Acupuncture In Highgate Hill
Acupuncture is the practice of inserting fine needles into specific acupuncture points on the body. The points where these needles are inserted are chosen based on the ailment or imbalance which the individual is facing and can help to improve the flow of energy – or Qi – through the body.
As an acupuncturist in Highgate Hill, we may help assist in the treatment of (McDonald & Janz, 2017):
Aches and pains
Chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting
Chronic headaches and migraines
When you understand your health from both a Western & Traditional Chinese Medicine perspective, it may give you more clarity on what you can do to support your body moving forward.
Our focus is to provide supportive, complementary care using an integrative approach to Traditional Chinese Medicine, in order to help you achieve meaningful results.
Herbal Medicine & TCM Dietetics
Tui Na Massage & Cupping
Fertility Acupuncture Brisbane
At Lang Acupuncture and Holistic Health we are passionate about supporting women through the fertility journey with fertility acupuncture. Whether this is through IVF acupuncture support or natural fertility support, we will endeavour to help you understand your body better, guiding you through investigative approaches, and an individualised treatment plan for every step of your fertility journey. Our Brisbane fertility acupuncture clinic focuses on a holistic approach and believe that working well with your doctors, IVF fertility specialists only amplifies the support and goals you can achieve. Read more about our ivf acupuncture and fertility acupuncture.
OUR AREAS OF FOCUS
There is a quote that is often mentioned in Chinese medicine texts saying, ‘the treatment of women is ten times more complicated than that of men’ (Lyttleton, J, 2013). The female body and soul endure various changes throughout the course of their lives that can create imbalance within our being. Patients may present in our clinic to gain a better understanding of their natural cycles, natural conception, balancing hormones as well as during different phases of pregnancy.
Fertility & IVF Acupuncture
As an acupuncturist in Highgate Hill, Lang provides holistic and gentle appointments to support those who are having difficulty with conceiving or for those in the process of undertaking IVF procedures. Get in touch with us to find out about how we can work together with your current health protocols to support you in reaching and maintaining a pregnancy by utilising acupuncture and TCM.
Our acupuncture clinic in Highgate Hill can assist in managing pain and discomfort - whether it be from an injury or rehabilitation from a post operative procedure (McDonald & Janz, 2017). Acupuncture may also help to reduce the effects of headaches & migraines, inflammation, joint and muscular issues that present with pain (McDonald & Janz, 2017).
Stress Management & Emotional Wellness
When it comes to stress management, our acupuncture treatments in our Highgate Hill clinic, focus on balancing the emotional, mental and physical health of individuals. Our acupuncture treatments take a holistic approach to stress management to help reduce the impact of tension on your mind and body (Cabioglu et al., 2012).
Tui na Massage
Tui na Massage
Tui na – pronounced twee-nah – is another branch of TCM that is often used in conjunction with acupuncture treatment in our Highgate Hill clinic.
Tui na is a form of massage that helps to stimulate the flow of Qi to promote balance and harmony inside oneself and their environment. Using many of the same principles of acupuncture, the focus of Tui na is to use oscillation and pressures along channels of the body (Chengnan, 2000).
While Western massage is focused on muscles, bones and joints without regard for the flow of Qi, Tui na aims to help relieve energy blockages stored within the body which can hinder the flow of Qi.
Tui na has been utilised over many thousands of years to support musculoskeletal ailments, gut imbalances, womb support, emotional wellbeing, relaxation and stress (Chengnan, 2000).
At our acupuncture clinic in Highgate Hill, we perform the traditional method of ‘fire cupping’ which is the use of specialised glass cups that are heated using fire, creating the perfect suction for this ancient form of therapy.
Fire cupping produces negative pressure by burning away the oxygen in the cup thereby creating a completely closed system. This allows for the skin, and fascia to be lifted and stretched, thereby increasing blood flow and proficient removal of toxins (Zhou, P. et al., 2019).
Cupping is a wonderful branch of TCM that may assist with (Zhou, P. et al., 2019);
Relieving acute, chronic and general muscular pain
Reducing painful muscle fibres and trigger points
Decreasing bodily toxins
Enhancing the flow of Qi, lymph and blood circulation
The promotion of mobility and range of motion
From a diagnosis point of view, cupping can be used to determine what ailment an individual is suffering from - things like the level of blood and Qi stagnation, toxin build-up, or dampness accumulation in your body (Zhou, P. et al., 2019). The time taken for this discolouration to disappear can also indicate how well your circulatory system is functioning. Light red cupping marks for instance will begin to fade within a day whilst darker purple marks may take up to two weeks, depending on the area of injury (Zhou et al., 2019).
Emotional Well-being through the lens of Traditional Chinese Medicine
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, there is a big emphasis on the mind body connection - when our physical body is out of balance, this can affect the flow of our emotions and mind and vice versa. Different emotions can affect the flow of qi within our body's and if this flow is out of balance, this can manifest as physical symptoms (Maciocia, 2013). If these emotions are not processed and become suppressed this imbalance within the body is thought to remain, leading to chronic manifestations (Maciocia, 2013). Through understanding Traditional Chinese Medicine physiology and its emotional connections, we work to regulate the flow of energy within the body to support the emotions.