Posted on June 26, 2015 at 03:06 AM
- The thickness of the needles we use are equivalent to about 2 human hairs and are sterile and disposable. Originally acupuncture needles were made of stone, bamboo and bone.
- Acupuncture is highly individualised. 50 people presenting with a common cold are likely to receive 50 different acupuncture point prescriptions as part of their treatment. We treat the individual, not just a set of symptoms.
- Acupuncture gained popularity in the US in 1972 after President Nixon visited China and his accompanying reporter experienced immense pain relief with acupuncture treatment after undergoing an emergency appendectomy.
- Acupuncture is an AHPRA registered profession in Australia which is the same organisation that doctors, nurses, dentists and other medical professionals are required to operate under. It takes an Acupuncturist 3-5 years to complete their training and they undergo a clinical internship that takes 500-1000 hours to complete.
- The World Health Organisation endorses the use of Acupuncture for treating more than 200 symptoms and diseases.