acupuncture gold coast: the Nüwa Way
Whether you live on the Gold Coast or are just visiting, you will find a team of dedicated female Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners and massage therapists at Nüwa Natural Health.
BEGIN YOUR JOURNEY TO HEALTH & WELLBEING
At Nüwa Natural Health, we offer Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Massage and Acupuncture treatments, which aim to enhance the ability of your body to heal and find true balance. Acupuncture may be helpful in reducing the troubling symptoms of many conditions, and takes a holistic approach to healthcare, integrating the mind, body and emotions.
Acupuncture is a pain-free treatment that involves inserting very fine needles into specific body points, to initiate responses from the central nervous system, and to correct imbalances in the body’s flow of Qi (energy). Normal sensations felt during acupuncture treatment may include heaviness or tingling at the point of insertion, a sign of Qi activation.
Research suggests that the modulating effects on pain (1) and metabolic disturbance (2) may be achieved through acupuncture's ability to increase blood circulation and stimulate the release of neurotransmitters, such as endorphins and other natural opioids. Acupuncture may also have a positive effect on brain chemistry through the regulation of the hypothalamus and pituitary glands which are responsible for the smooth running of hormonal activity in the body.
We are learning more about the benefits of acupuncture all the time (3), with many patients reporting enhanced relaxation and increased energy. Acupuncture is an alternative treatment option that is believed to encourage immune function and the body’s natural ability to heal.
THE NÜWA WAY
When you visit Nüwa for acupuncture on the Gold Coast, your experience will be very different to being seen by a western medical practitioner. The aim is not to ‘treat you’, but for you to become a partner in your own health, as we take you on a journey towards a greater understanding of your body and improved wellbeing.
At Nüwa, our goal is to provide support for the functions in your body that determine your overall wellbeing – such as your digestive health, breathing, temperature control and your hormonal and sexual health.
MORE THAN JUST ACUPUNCTURE
In your initial treatment your acupuncturist will thoroughly review your medical history and your current complaint. After gathering all the appropriate information they will then assess your individual needs and concerns to formulate a treatment plan. Once your practitioner understands what you wish to achieve from your treatments, they may prescribe other techniques used in Traditional Chinese Medicine such as:
Moxibustion is a heat therapy used to invigorate the flow of Qi in the body. Natural herbal candles known as "moxa" are burned on or very near the surface of the skin to stimulate blood flow (4). This initiates a warming sensation along the meridian channels and encourages a relaxed feeling.
Traditional Chinese Herbs
Your Nüwa Natural Health practitioner may prescribe a Chinese herbal formula specifically for you. Over 450 substances are commonly used in Chinese herbal medicine and often each blend is made with a unique mix to support the individual client’s needs.
Chinese Dietary Therapy
‘Food as medicine’ is fundamental to The Nüwa Way and one of the foundations of TCM. At our Gold Coast Acupuncture Clinic, we encourage our clients to take a whole foods approach to their nutrition. This often means an anti-inflammatory diet and the inclusion of specific foods to nourish the body and promote a healthy gut.
Cupping is a supportive bodywork treatment which may become part of your treatment plan if you have an acute injury or muscle pain. It involves the use of massage cups to bring blood to the surface of the body (5) and supports the movement of ‘qi’ energy to specific areas.
Tui Na Massage
Tui Na Massage is a traditional Chinese massage using the therapeutic technique of acupressure. By massaging specific points of the body, this technique aims to support the relief of tense muscles and relax the mind.
At our Gold Coast Acupuncture Clinic we work with you closely to combine a therapeutic mix of treatments that we think will be most beneficial to your individual circumstances – we call this the Nüwa way.
FERTILITY ACUPUNCTURE GOLD COAST
We offer a range of services aimed at supporting women’s reproductive health, such as pregnancy acupuncture and fertility acupuncture. At Nüwa we aim to understand your menstrual cycle and how hormonal imbalances may be manifesting, such as in conditions like endometriosis or PCOS, to provide a course of treatments tailored to your particular needs and circumstances.
Massage and acupuncture are just two of the traditional therapies which may be recommended for you. Your experienced practitioner will talk you through a personalised treatment plan - and can also show you what to do between appointments to optimise the impact of each treatment.
At Nüwa, we invite you to become a true partner in your health and wellbeing.
A.F. Molsberger, T. Schneider, H. Gotthardt, A. Drabik. German randomized acupuncture trial for chronic shoulder pain (GRASP)—a pragmatic, controlled, patient-blinded, multi-centre trial in an outpatient care environment. Pain, 151 (2010), pp. 146-154