Top Health Doctors have doctors that are trained in acupuncture. Acupuncture is a form of alternative medicine and a key component of traditional Chinese medicine involving tiny needles inserted into the body at acupuncture points.
Acupuncture is performed using clean needle technique and single-use needles.
This service is only available at Top Health Doctors Greenslopes and Top Health Doctors West End.
Acupuncture is commonly used for pain relief, though it is also used for a wide range of other conditions. Studies with rigorous research methodology were conducted in the USA and United kingdom together with the use of functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan of the brains of patients. These studies revealed acupuncture had a real impact on our brain, in the the perception of pain.
Acupuncture can be used to treat or form a part of an adjunct treatment in the following conditions:
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Overall pain management
- Anxiety (has a calming effect)
- Hip pain related to trochanteric bursitis
- Allergies and sinus pain
- Insomnia (not able to fall asleep naturally)
Dr Maria Barker-Mott of Top Health Doctors is accredited for Chinese acupuncture and she is also a qualified and experienced GP. She offers acupuncture to selected patients, in addition to her strong interest in chronic pain management.
To find out more about acupuncture please click here.