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Difficult Problems

Chinese Medicine is a healthcare system which treats symptomology and functional imbalance. This enables our acupuncturists to be of use with difficult health issues that may not fit easily within Western Medical disease classifications.

For example, syndromes, such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Pre-Menstrual Syndrome, are best characterised as clusters of symptoms, the cause of which can often be difficult to pinpoint.

Similarly, latent pathogens may present in the body as recurrent, inexplicable symptoms (for example, a rash which only appears in times of stress, swollen lymph nodes or recurrent pains). Latent pathogens are a consequence of your body responding to an earlier disease by trapping it in the body’s immune system, rather than by developing an effective immune response.

This is not to be confused with the diagnosis or treatment of a medical condition. Where warranted, an Acu-ease therapist will refer you to a registered medical practitioner for medical care.

Identifying and Managing Difficult Problems
At Acu-ease we utilise both traditional and modern understandings of Chinese Medicine to uncover the origins of the symptoms and manage the problem accordingly. Your registered acupuncturist may also  recommend that you undertake a functional test, such as hair mineral analysis, salivary hormone tests, functional liver detox profile etc.

Alternatively, we may refer you to a medical practitioner or other appropriate registered health professional to determine if medical testing, such as blood tests or x-rays, is warranted. We also support you to get a second opinon. In Australia we are in a very unique position because we have access to both high quality medical care and high quality alternative medicine care. At Acu-ease we encourage our clients to make full use of both.

Common Conditions

Acupuncture has been used to treat difficult health problems for more than 2000 years.
Research about common things people see Acupuncturists for can be found at:

AUS: AACMA Australian Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine Association

UK: BAC British Acupuncture Council

USA: Mayo Clinic

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if you would like to find out more about a particular condition.