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Toowoomba Acupuncturist Discusses How Acupuncture May Reduce the Symptoms of Osteoporosis

My name is Louis Gordon and I am an acupuncturist. I practice acupuncture from ANTRAC Acupuncture Clinic in Middle Ridge, Toowoomba, 4350, Queensland, Australia. Just as fresh clean water bubbling up from a natural well is vital to sustain life … my WELLNESS information will help YOU to sustain a healthy vibrant life beaming with optimal wellness. Call for more information on (07) 4636 6100.

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Acupuncture to Treat the Symptoms of Osteoporosis in Toowoomba

Acupuncture is one of a range of natural therapies that are used to treat a number of ailments and conditions, including the pain associated with osteoporosis.  

What is Osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis is a condition whereby the bone density reduces drastically, leaving bones brittle and prone to fracture.  Females are more susceptible to the condition, which is related to hormonal changes after the menopause.  Bone density is developed in the first twenty to thirty years of our life, where diet, genetics and our overall health determine the conditioning and strength of the bones. From around forty years of age there is no longer any significant development of bone density, and we need to supplement our diet with minerals such as calcium.  Calcium is present in dairy products, specifically cheese, yoghurt and milk; and should be included in our daily diet.  Vitamin D3 aids in the absorption of calcium in the body, and is readily available from the UV rays of the sun.  Exercise is also beneficial to osteoporosis sufferers, but should be a load-bearing exercise such as walking or running.  Conventional medical treatment for osteoporosis focuses on hormone replacement therapy (HRT), dietary modifications and exercise.

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), a tradition that believes that the body is comprised of energy meridians.  Any disease, ailment or condition is a sign that the Qi in the meridians is blocked.  TCM treatments are designed to relieve any blockages and resolve the condition.  This is a holistic approach to health that also includes massage and herbal medicine, as well as acupuncture.  Acupuncture makes use of fine needles that are inserted into the patient’s skin at specific points.  These are chosen with the intention of relieving blockages in certain parts of the body, based on a consultation and evaluation of the patient.  Acupuncture is largely painless, with some people feeling a slight sensation when the needles are inserted.  There is also the option of laser acupuncture which is totally painless. 

How Can Acupuncture Help Relieve the Pain of Osteoporosis?

Acupuncture uses special needles that are inserted into the body at specific points or meridians. The needles stimulate nerve endings and cause the brain to release endorphins. Several sessions of acupuncture may be required before pain is fully relieved. 

For more information on osteoporosis or to make an appointment call ANTRAC Acupuncture Clinic on (07) 4636 6100.


Accupuncture, Acupunture or Accupunture common misspelling

Note that “Acupuncture” is often misspelt as accupuncture, acupunture or accupunture, that is with either too many c’s or not enough c’s. I would love to be able to clear up this very common spelling mistake, and set the record straight.

Ac·u·punc·ture – pronounced ak-yoo-puhngk-cher; Origin: 1675–85; < Latin acū with a needle (ablative of acus  needle) or acu- (as combining form of acus ) + puncture.


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