Department of Nutrition and Alternative Medicine

By: Petra Health Centre  09-12-2011
Keywords: Acupuncture

Acupuncture is among the oldest healing practices in the world. Practiced in China and other Asian countries for thousands of years, acupuncture is one of the key components of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). In TCM, the body is seen as a delicate balance of two opposing and inseparable forces: yin and yang. A major theory is that health is achieved through balancing yin and yang and disease is caused by an imbalance leading to a blockage in the flow of qi. Acupuncture is the stimulation of specific points on the body by a variety of techniques, including the insertion of thin metal needles though the skin to remove blockages in the flow of qi and restore and maintain health.

  • Quick session (10min) $16
  • 30min session $30
  • 1hr session $50
  • Regular Assessment & 1st treatment $70

Nutritional therapists can advise on healthy eating, and can put together eating plans to address a huge range of conditions from IBS to candida, from under active thyroid to infertility. The big difference is that they themselves investigate the symptoms and make a judgement on the most effective action plan.  

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  • Daily Food Log Form
The information in this article was current at 06 Dec 2011

Keywords: Acupuncture

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