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For experienced acupuncture in Sydney, Potts Point visit Lotus Healing Arts. Karen has more than 20 years of clinical practice and uses acupuncture to treat a range of health conditions.

What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture has been used to manage health for over 2000 years and current evidence unequivocally supports its use in modern healthcare. The Journal of the American Medical Association, Archives of Internal Medicine (September 2012), published a comprehensive literature review of recent acupuncture studies and concluded acupuncture to be effective for the treatment of chronic pain. Further studies have shown favourable results for acupuncture to treat a range of internal medicine conditions.

Oriental medicine perceives health as the free and equal circulation of qi throughout all organs and areas of the body, and depends upon the balance of opposing energies (yin cooling/nourishing and yang – warming/active), the strength of organ reserves (qi, blood, fluids) and the movement of body substances in the correct direction. When the circulation of qi is impeded, counter flow occurs interrupting the normal function and draining the reserves of the vulnerable organ systems. Signs and symptoms of the dysfunction develop and illnesses or disease result if the situation remains unchecked. Acupuncture can be administered to help correct the imbalance by incorporating acupuncture points that balance yin and yang, correct the flow of qi and restore more efficient functioning to the organs.

Acupuncture at Lotus Healing Arts

Karen and Lauren often use acupuncture in combination with Chinese herbal medicine, cupping, tui-na (massage) and moxabustion (the burning of leaves of moxa, the Chinese wormwood tree). As acupuncture also stimulates the release of opiate like hormones, it induces a deep state of mental and body relaxation. It is not uncommon to fall asleep during an acupuncture session. In addition to traditional acupuncture Lauren uses a therapeutic laser to treat infants, children and adults who are needle phobic.

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