Acupuncture Service

What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a treatment technique adapted from traditional Chinese medicine. It has been practiced for thousands of years, and is now a popular and effective treatment method all over the world for a range of complaints. Acupuncture involves the insertion of small needles into the skin at various points in the body, usually around or near the site of the complaint. The needles vary in size and thickness, and are variously used depending on the part of the body that is being treated. For different ailments, the acupuncturist will use different techniques to achieve different effects, drawing on a wide variety of schools of thought and theoretical underpinnings.

Acupuncture derives from a more complete and holistic understanding of the body. It envisages complex connections throughout the body linking all the major systems, and then treats any illnesses by focussing on those connections. It works by stimulating certain points in the body’s complex physiology, as well as stimulating skin and muscle tissue at the insertion sites. By inserting the needles the acupuncturist can activate certain responses in the body, releasing endorphins or triggering other effects.

Problems acupuncture can help with

Acupuncture is most commonly associated with pain relief, but it is not limited to one area of treatment.

Acupuncture for Fertility

Acupuncture for fertility treatment is one of the most popular and common forms of acupuncture used today. The methodology is quite simple. The acupuncture around the lower abdomen is trying to stimulate blood flow, particularly to the ovaries and uterus. This may help the ovaries to function at a higher level, as well as promote a strong and thick lining for the uterus, maximising the chances of a successful conception.

Acupuncture for Pregnancy

During pregnancy itself, acupuncture can also help with a variety of common pregnancy-related symptoms. It can help with treating lower back, abdominal or pelvic pain, as well as treating nausea. Another benefit of acupuncture for pregnant women is, if they are experiencing frequent nausea and struggling to keep down orally administered medicine, then acupuncture can deliver the same results without having to swallow medicine.

Acupuncture for Weight loss

While it might sound counter-intuitive, acupuncture can also have an impact on digestive health and weight loss. Acupuncture for weight loss works by increasing blood flow and healthy circulation throughout the abdomen. This promotes digestive health, enabling the gut and digestive tract to work more effectively, which aids digestion and can help to manage diet and hunger.

Acupuncture for Anxiety

Acupuncture is a great alternative to drug therapy. By stimulating energy and blood flow throughout the body, acupuncture can help to rebalance levels of stress hormones in the body. This can help with general anxiety, as well as helping with sleep problems, which are a often a significant issue with anxiety.

Acupuncture for Sinus

Our sinuses are temperamental and easily inflamed or irritated. Issues like allergies, colds and flus, or pollution particulate damage, are becoming more and more prevalent. Acupuncture for sinus related issues is correspondingly common, for good reason. Needling around the brow can relieve sinus pressure and promote greater circulation throughout the sinuses. This can open the passages and allow the sinus area to breathe clearly, which helps to flush out foreign matter. As well, this enhanced circulation provides an environment for greater healing from the body’s own response systems.

Acupuncture for Back pain

By far the most common ailment that acupuncture is used for, back pain is perfect for acupuncture. The back is difficult to treat because it is both a sensitive area for musculoskeletal damage which requires great care be taken, but the areas of complaint are also often quite deep beneath the skin’s surface. Due to this unique combination of treatment challenges, acupuncture is a uniquely appropriate treatment option. The needles won’t cause structural damage because they are so subtle, but they can reach deeper than other therapy options. Acupuncture for back pain relaxes and stimulates the muscles, releasing tension held within the tissues. That tension is often a response to the pain and exacerbates it. Acupuncture also helps to release endorphins, which are a natural pain relief from within the body.

It’s vitally important that acupuncture is carried out by a trained and qualified practitioner. For acupuncture Sydney residents can trust, you need look no further than Studio You, offering professional and friendly services for natural healing and wellness.

About Naseema

Naseema Haffejee.
Acupuncturist and Chinese Medicine Herbalist.
Mizan Therapist.
Specialising in IVF and fertility, pregnancy, general women’s health, Pain free acupuncture /Laser for kids, stress and anxiety, pain management and cosmetic acupuncture.

Working primarily in the area of women’s health, Naseema has amassed a wealth of knowledge in treating patients undergoing IVF and other fertility treatments (both female and male), trying to conceive naturally, PCOS, endometriosis, painful periods, hormonal imbalances right through to pregnancy and postpartum care.

Taking a highly personalised and multi-faceted holistic approach, Naseema offers treatment plan which may include a combination of acupuncture, low-level laser therapy, Chinese herbs, Mizan Abdominal Massage, diet and lifestyle advice.

Naseema aims to bridge the gap between western medicine and the world of complimentary therapies giving her patients the best possible outcome.  She achieves this by working together and communicating with her patients’ GPs, specialists, and other healthcare providers.

Whilst she is passionate about helping women obtain optimal health from within, Naseema’s other interests lie in mental health (in particular anxiety and stress disorders) and cosmetic acupuncture offering an alternative to chemical enhancements.

Having used acupuncture successfully on her own children, Naseema has developed her skills in treating children and teens for various conditions including but not limited to anxiety, insomnia, headaches, bed wetting, growing pains and allergies.  Whilst acupuncture for children is virtually pain free due to the gentle insertion of very fine needles, Naseema also offers a pain free acupuncture in the form of low level Laser therapy.

Currently Naseema divides her time between Studio You, The Acupuncture Pregnancy Clinic and Bankstown Health.

Health Funds

As a registered practitioner Naseema is accredited with all major private health funds.

Trusted Acupuncture in Sydney

Naseema is a fully accredited member of:

AHPRA Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency

CMBA Chinese Medicine Board of Australia

AACMA Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association

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