What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a traditional form of oriental medicine dating back more than 5000 years. It is a comprehensive treatment, utilizing the body’s own energy called Ki (Qi / Chi). It targets underlying causes & not just the presenting symptoms, to enhance the body’s healing process, speeding up recovery time from injuries & illness. It can be effectively used as a preventative medicine & promotes health & well-being.

At Your Allied Health Centre, we are proud to bring you Traditional Japanese Acupuncture to the Albany Creek area.


How does Acupuncture work?

Ki circulates through a system of Meridians in the body & 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 Ki & the way it relates to our internal organ & muscular-skeletal systems.

By insertion of fine Acupuncture needles to certain points along the Meridians, the flow of Ki throughout the body can be enhanced & normal healthy functioning of the body promoted.

Acupuncture is very effective & ties in with a lot of other therapies such as Chiropractic, Remedial Massage & Physiotherapy, by helping to hold & increase the level of improvement gained from these other forms of treatments.


What can Acupuncture Treat?

Acupuncture can assist in a wide range of conditions from physical, occupational, emotional & hormonal complaints to digestive & immune system disorders. It has the benefit of providing drug free pain relief & reduction of inflammation. Some examples of commonly treated complaints are:

  • Acute & chronic pain, inflammation, tightness & swelling.
  • Headaches, migraines, stress, anxiety, depression & insomnia.
  • Female & male fertility & hormonal problems.
  • Pregnancy, Pre-birthing & Postpartum care.
  • I.B.S, indigestion, reflux & fluid retention.
  • 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 asleep or go into a deeply relaxed, almost meditative state. If you have any further questions regarding Acupuncture and whether it may be of some benefit please do not hesitate to contact us at Your Allied Health Centre.



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Hamish Swainson - Acupuncturist

Hamish is a fully qualified Acupuncturist with over 15 years’ clinical experience. Outside of his formal studies, Hamish spent 6 years in apprentice-style training under the Japanese Acupuncture Association, where he gained invaluable experience treating various musculoskeletal problems sustained by the Brisbane Lions football players, and both QAS & AIS swimmers and divers. Hamish also has a strong interest in the area of fertility and hormonal imbalances, and has helped many couples conceive both naturally and through IVF support.

Hamish’s qualifications are as follows:

  • Bachelor of Health of Science Acupuncture
  • Advanced Diploma of Acupuncture
  • Traditional Japanese Medicine, Classic Principles in Action – A Final Masterclass
  • Auriculotherapy: Ear Acupuncture Advanced Course


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