Acupuncture has been practised in Chinese medicine for thousands of years. In fact, it’s one of the oldest health and wellness systems that is still used today.
With a focus on prevention rather than cure, people from all walks of life swear by the life-changing power of acupuncture. From pain management to women’s needs, fatigue and anxiety, the traditional practice of acupuncture can be used to overcome a number of modern-day issues.
If you’re looking to give acupuncture a try, pay a visit to one of the therapists listed in this article. After conducting some local research, these acupuncturists have come out on top as the best for their level of service and quality of care.
Let’s get right to it.
What Makes a Quality Acupuncturist?
Acupuncture may be an unconventional treatment here in the West, but that doesn’t mean just anyone is equipped with the knowledge or expertise required to deliver an effective result.
Here’s what you should keep an eye out for when seeking a professional acupuncturist:
- Qualifications. Chinese medicine has some scientific backing, and the highly complex, nuanced treatments and practices require an advanced level of expertise to carry out. Look for a therapist with some institutional qualification.
- Specialisations. If you’re grappling with a particular issue, visit an acupuncturist with a specialisation in that area. This might be back pain, headaches, stress, or some other ailment.
- Registered with your health fund. Did you know that some health insurance covers acupuncture? Look for an acupuncturist that is registered with your fund.
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The Top Canberra Acupuncturists According to You
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Here are our top picks for acupuncturists in the Canberra region. Ready? Let’s go.
Dennis Yu is a qualified doctor of Chinese medicine and believes if your GP or medical professional has assured you there is nothing wrong, but you still feel unwell, then he may be able to offer you an alternative treatment. With a consultation to determine your symptoms, Dennis can recommend a safe and effective therapy. Located in the city centre in Bunda street the clinic is open 7 days.
Nicoletta Cella is an expert in traditional Chinese medicine, naturopathy and remedial massage. For 30 years, Nicoletta’s clients have experienced flow on effects of her treatment through their lifestyle, happiness and general well being. The Qi facial rejuvenation treatment is used to maintain healthy radiant skin and is one of the most popular treatments offered at the Weston clinic.
Located in the city, Belconnen and Woden Capital Health Centre was founded by Dr Qiong Xu and Dr Harvey Wang. Along with acupuncture they also offer services in cupping, scrubbing, moxibustion, Chinese massage and herbal medicine. There is also an audio channel and a specialised blog available on their website.
Ki Acupuncture is a great group of skilled acupuncturists treating: pain, rehab, facial rejuvenation, fertility, chronic fatigue, frozen shoulder, insomnia, women’s health, IBS and more! 96% of their patients said they have or would refer a friend to Ki Acupuncture. Book in to see Dr Rahni Koyuraj, Dr Allen Phillips or Dr Tanya Graham at the Moore St clinic.
Founder of Capital Complementary Therapies Centre, Dennis Yu offers a range of services including pain management, anxiety management, pregnancy and fertility as well as remedies for skin and digestive problems. His diverse team of practitioners have their own specialties in the forms of counselor, spiritual healer and Bowen therapist. Their flexible opening hours and friendly team make getting an appointment easy.
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