What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a traditional form of oriental medicine dating back more than 4000 years. It is a comprehensive treatment, utilizing the body’s own energy called Qi. It targets underlying causes and not just the presenting symptoms, to enhance the body’s healing process, speeding up recovery time from injuries and illness. It can be effectively used as a preventative medicine and promotes health and wellbeing.
How does Acupuncture work?
Qi circulates through a system of Meridians in the body and it is this flow of energy that keeps our body functioning at all times. Whenever there is pain, illness or disease in the body it is due to a blockage or imbalance in the flow of Qi and the way it relates to our internal organ and muscular-skeletal systems.
By insertion of fine Acupuncture needles to certain points along the Meridians, the flow of Qi throughout the body can be enhanced and normal healthy functioning of the body promoted.
What can Acupuncture treat?
Acupuncture can assist in a wide range of conditions from physical, occupational, emotional and hormonal complaints to digestive and immune system disorders. It has the benefit of providing drug free pain relief and reduction of inflammation. Some examples of commonly treated complaints are:
- Acute & chronic pain, inflammation & tightness.
- Headaches, migraines, stress, anxiety, depression and insomnia.
- Female & male fertility & hormonal problems.
- Pregnancy, Pre-birthing & Postpartum care.
- I.B.S, indigestion, reflux, fluid retention, difficulty loosing weight.
- Recurrent colds & flu’s, sinusitis, hay fever.
- Tiredness, lethargy, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
Many people can benefit from Acupuncture. It should be an enjoyable experience, often people fall a sleep or go into a deeply relaxed, almost meditative state.
If you have any further questions regarding Acupuncture & whether it may be of some benefit please do not hesitate to contact us.
About Our Acupuncturist
Hamish Swainson is a fully qualified Acupuncturist graduating with an Advanced Diploma Acupuncture in 2000. He then began working while completing his studies with a Bachelor of Health Science Acupuncture in 2003.
While undertaking his formal studies he also trained externally with the Australian Representative for the Japanese Acupuncture Association for 6 years. This apprenticeship style training gave him invaluable clinic experience, enabling him to specialise in the Japanese style of Acupuncture.
Over this time Hamish has had the great privilege of treating a wide variety of people from everyday mums and dads, to professional athletes (such as players from the Brisbane Lions F.C and Australian Olympic and A.I.S swimmers, divers & gymnasts), to retirees and young children; for an even wider range of complaints.
Not only has this experience with professional athletes helped Hamish to specialise in muscularskeletal problems but he has also specialised in the area of infertility and hormonal problems through to pregnancy and postpartum care. He has helped many couples to conceive both naturally and through I.V.F support.
Initial Acupuncture Treatment $85.00
Initial consultation & Acupuncture treatment. 60 - 75 mins.*
Standard Acupuncture Treatment $65.00
Follow up Acupuncture treatment. 45 - 60 mins.*
Extended Acupuncture Treatment $75.00
Follow up Acupuncture treatment with massage. 60 - 75 mins.*
*Please note, treatment times reflect all aspects of the treatment, including consultation, changing & the treatment itself. Treatment time can vary depending on the nature & severity on the condition(s) being treated.
Soft Tissue Sports Specialist
About Penny Will
BLS, Post Grad Dip. Sports Med, Dip Sports Sci, Cert of Sports & Remedial Massage
Penny joins our team here at Studio 64 to hugely compliment our studios training philosophies, approach and passion for fit, active bodies.
Highly qualified with six years tertiary study in Soft Tissue Therapy and Sports Medicine, Penny has 14 years hands on experience and delivers a tremendously effective therapy to compliment the services and environment here at Studio 64.
Soft tissue therapy can greatly benefit all levels of exercise preparation, performance and recovery through comprehensive treatment techniques. Helping to alleviate muscular, skeletal and neural pain with enormous consideration of each individual’s posture, strength, mobility and core stability. This approach is guaranteed to assist you reach your Pilates and exercise goals faster through comprehensive guidance and advice.
Beneficiaries of Penny's services to date include the New Zealand All Blacks, Australian Swimming, Beijing and London Paralympic Games, ASP Surfing World Tour Events, San Francisco Ballet as well as international cricket, tennis, golf, cycling and
Penny has almost completed her Comprehensive BASI Pilates Instructor certification and
is a fully accredited remedial massage health fund provider. Is an accredited practitioner to the Australian Association of Massage Therapy and Member of Sports Medicine Australia.
Available Friday's from 8am at Albany Creek Studio. Hendra Studio will soon be offering this service as well.