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 5 Canberra Acupuncturists According to You
RiotACT’s editorial team has combed through 19 years of on-site comments to compile a list of the most recommended businesses according to you.
To be listed in our Best of Canberra series, each business needs to have consistently received positive feedback on RiotACT and maintain a minimum average of 4/5 stars on both Google and Facebook reviews.
Here are our top picks for acupuncturists in the Canberra region. Ready? Let’s go.
Director Wesley Smith has a range of wellness services available at his Manuka spa and clinic. From acupuncture to remedial massage, cupping, dry needling, kinesiology and osteopathy Live Well Spa and Wellness Centre is dedicated to improving health. With a special interest in the treatment of stress anxiety and depression, Wesley was drawn to this profession through practicing yoga and meditation.
3rd generation acupuncturist and clinic director, Dr Charles Y Cai has over 20 years experience and extraordinary knowledge in his chosen field. His team of 9 staff offer a further range of knowledge and experience in acupuncture, massage and moxibustion. Based in Turner this well priced friendly practice is open Monday to Saturday.
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.
With 20 years experience, Chen is a highly skilled acupuncturist helping people overcome pain, improve sleep and digestion issues as well as restoring emotional balance. His diverse background has seen him practice all over the world and is a published author as well as Tai Chi instructor. Best of all Chen is so easy to talk to and makes all his clients feel welcome.
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.
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