Acupuncture is a traditional type of Chinese medicine that in recent years has found validation from scientific research. In many cases, it has been shown to be as good as or better than Western medicine for treating pain, anxiety, nausea, and other problems. This service helps us take a holistic approach to treating your conditions and ensures we offer you a wide range of effective treatment options.
At My Hills Dentist, we offer acupuncture as an effective treatment alternative for Western medicine and recommend it for many conditions. The best way to learn whether it is right for you is to talk to Dr. Andrew Ryu, who has a degree in Chinese medicine and is a proficient acupuncturist. Please call (02) 9686 7375 or book an appointment online at our office in Baulkham Hills.
What Acupuncture Can Do for You
Acupuncture has been proven to be effective for a wide array of conditions. In our office, we use this service to treat:
- Jaw pain
- Dental anxiety—we also offer sedation dentistry
- Nausea and gagging
- Sleeping problems—we also offer sleep apnea treatment
- Fatigue and tiredness
- Repetitive strain injury and occupational overuse syndrome
- Muscle and joint pain
- Shin splints
- Acne, eczema, and dermatitis
- Elevated blood pressure
- Poor circulation
- Urogenital disorders
- Psychological and emotional conditions
- Women’s health and infertility
- Pregnancy-related conditions
In all cases, acupuncture is used in a way that it safe and effective with no risk and no side effects.
Western medical science doesn’t have a good explanation for why acupuncture works, although many studies have shown its effectiveness for many conditions, such as pain treatment. What follows is the traditional Chinese interpretation of how acupuncture works.
The living body is connected by an invisible network of energy channels, along which flows our qi, or life energy. When illness occurs, the qi can get blocked or restricted in its travel to certain parts of the body, resulting in dysfunction. This can occur for many reasons, such as stress, poor diet, disease, and more.
In this service, tiny needles are inserted into specific places on your body’s energy channels so that they can remove the blockage and allow your energy to flow again freely through your body. Because acupuncture has no side effects or adverse drug reactions, it may also be used along with complementary treatments, both Western and traditional.