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Interested in treatments that are drug free and totally natural?

Want a deeper and more holistic approach to your health?

The World Health Organisation supports acupuncture supports the use of acupuncture for more than 100 conditions.

Clinical research demonstrates the effectiveness of acupuncture for 46 conditions, with another 71 conditions showing mixed evidence of its efficacy.

Originating in China over 2000 years ago, acupuncture is a safe therapy that promotes natural healing of the body.

Acupuncture is performed by inserting fine, sterile pins into the skin at specific points to channel your flow of energy (Qi – pronounced ‘chee’).

The points are chosen based on your present symptoms, your entire state of health, and your previous health history.

The insertion and skilful manipulation of the needles rebalances the active and passive aspects of the body and promotes healing.

How acupuncture works hasn’t (yet) been explained by science, yet science has proven that it does work. There are countless clinical trials into acupuncture that have proven its efficacy for a host of conditions.

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Hospital experience, yet wholistic

Nathan Francis is our resident Chinese medicine practitioner and acupuncturist.

In China in 2008, Nathan worked alongside medical doctors who specialise in acupuncture, where he learned a number of techniques that aren’t taught in the West. These could be the key to maximising your health and wellbeing.

Find out more about Nathan >

Margi Macdonald has also joined our clinic. Margi has a keen interested in fertility and pregnancy support, and pain management.

Find out more about Margi > 

Multi-symptom approach

One of the most impressive things about acupuncture is that it can treat a number of conditions at the same time.

People frequently are suprised to find their digestion, mood or sleep has improved even though they have come in for pain relief treatment.

Most conditions require an initial course of six to eight sessions either once or twice a week, but this depends according to each person’s health condition.

There are two main theories about why acupuncture works.

The first involves Qi: the energy force that flows through the body. Qi travels down pathways called meridians and these can get blocked. Needles inserted into acupuncture points free up the Qi, allowing the body to heal.

The other explanation, from Western medicine, is that the needles release endorphins and other hormones, which help the body heal, and influence the nervous system to block pain pathways.

Acupuncture treatments with us might also involve moxibustion, cupping, gua sha, electro-stimulation or the application of heat lamps, depending on your body’s individual needs.

Your initial acupuncture Brisbane treatment

Because acupuncture works wholistically, a medical history will be taken during your first consultation.

This involves examining your tongue and pulse, which offer important insights into the inner workings of your body.

From there, a plan will be developed and your treatment will begin. All this may take up to 90 minutes.

Common questions

What’s it like
Usually, people find acupuncture relaxing. Believe it or not, but many fall asleep while having a treatment!

Is it safe?

Does it work?

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Does it hurt?

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How acupuncture can help you

Pain reduction

Instead of focusing solely on treatment, the team at Soothe works with you to improve your health from the outset to reduce future pain and illness.

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Digestive health

A well-functioning digestive system is the cornerstone to a healthier, more vibrant you. Look after yours, from today.

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Fatigue and burn-out

Most of us are only too willing to burn the candle at both ends. Deep down we could be exhausting our bodies.

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Respiratory health

Acupuncture is ideal for a range of respiratory conditions. It also strengthens the immune system.

Stress, anxiety, sleep

If you feel that stress or anxiety has taken hold of you, contact us to find out how we can work with you to reduce it. If sleeping has become an issue, we can also help.

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Women’s health

Like all branches of oriental medicine, women’s health has had a long history. The earliest records on gynaecological medical writings date from around 1000BC.

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Fertility support

Ideal for any couple wanting to conceive are our programs in fertility acupuncture.

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Pregnancy support

Using acupuncture for pregnancy is safe for many of the common ailments that you may experience.

Acupuncture Brisbane schedule

Initial treatment: $90
Follow-up treatments: $70

Acupuncture is covered by major health funds

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