AMENA WELLNESS Tweed Heads

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PREGNANCY SUPPORT

Acupuncture is an ideal support for pregnant women as it is drug free. It can help with many conditions and improve a woman’s quality of life; and prevent some conditions from becoming serious enough that they need medical intervention.

Morning sickness occurs in 50% of pregnancies and is most intense between weeks 8-12. The rapid increase in HCG and Oestrogen is thought to be responsible; a woman will produce as much Oestrogen in a pregnancy as she would in 150 years of normal menstruation.

The WHO (World Health Organisation) recommends Acupuncture as an effective treatment for morning sickness, nausea, and vomiting. Acupuncture has been shown to regulate gastric slow waves creating homeostasis; it is a safe and drug free practice.

Acupuncture is an effective, safe, drug free option that can result in a less painful and smoother delivery of baby rather than medical labour inductions…read more

  • Headache
  • Low back ache
  • Bleeding
  • Insufficient lactation

  • Morning sickness
  • Labour induction
  • Post-natal depression

  • Stretch marks
  • Constipation
  • Mastitis

  • Anxiety
  • Haemorrhoids
  • Breech babies




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FERTILITY & IVF SUPPORT

Acupuncture has been proven effective to aid conception; it can increase the flow of blood to the Uterus by inhibiting uterine central sympathetic nerve activity.

Acupuncture stimulates endorphins which inhibit nervous system response to stress thereby lowering the amount of stress hormones in the blood. Regulation of hormone levels can also increase the quality and thickness of the endometrial lining



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GYNACOLOGICAL

Refers to females reproductive organs; and problems unique to a woman’s health. Many women suffer terribly with heavy periods, period pain, and irritability. This does not have to be the case.

The earliest reference to Gynaecology in Chinese history was writings from the Shang Dynasty 1500-1000BC; after this many books were written on the conditions below. Many women are choosing to use natural ways to deal with the side effects of menopause and post-menopausal symptoms such as night sweats, hot flashes, and vaginal dryness.

Many women prefer not to use HRT because of the side effects and their link to some Oestrogen driven cancers.  Acupuncture combined with herbs can reduce vasomotor symptoms such as hot flashes and night sweats.

  • Amenorrhea
  • PMS
  • PCOS

  • Heavy periods
  • Endometriosis
  • Infertility

  • Irregular periods
  • Fibroids
  • Vaginitis

  • Painful periods
  • Menopause
  • Thrush




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pain / musculoskeletal

Information travels from every cell in the body along nerve pathways to the brain. Therefore, relaying continual feedback about the state of the nervous, cardiovascular, digestive, respiratory, endocrine, and lymphatic systems.  

We have 700 individual muscles in our body; they make up 40-50% of adult body weight, movement results from alternating relaxation and contraction of muscle tissue

Musculoskeletal conditions can include pain and inflammation. It can also cause limited range of movement in muscles, tendons, bone, ligaments, and joints.

Acupuncture promotes opioid peptide release by decreasing the number of nerve impulses being relayed to the brain for pain sensation. It also promotes fresh blood flow bringing oxygen and white blood cells which are important to healing.

  • Neck pain
  • Hip pain
  • Scar revision

  • Back pain
  • Elbow pain
  • Broken bones & fractures

  • Shoulder pain
  • Wrist pain
  • Sciatica

  • Knee pain
  • Headaches
  • Ankle Pain




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stress & anxiety

We live in a stressful world, our bodies are bombarded with multiple stimuli constantly. Stress and anxiety can occur from environmental, medical, physical and emotional factors. As well as; brain chemistry, genetics and substance abuse.

Acupuncture regulates the nervous system and hormone regulation. Meaning it blocks the chronic stress induced elevations of the HPA axis (Hypothalamic pituitary adrenal axis). It is safe and drug free.

For some people headaches can be a daily occurrence, limiting their ability to get through a normal working day. Taking pain killers can help you in the instance, but are only recommend for short-term use. Chinese Medicine looks at the root cause, such as; where your headache is, what time of the day you get it, the severity, how frequent and if they started as a pattern.  No two are treated the same. Acupuncture for headaches and migraines is safe, effective and drug free.

  • Panic attacks
  • Cold Sores
  • TMJ-Jaw clenching

  • Palpitations
  • Tight neck and shoulders

  • PTSD
  • Irritability

  • Headaches
  • Depression




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Mental Health

1 in 5 Australians will experience a mental illness in their life time. A person who has good mental health has good emotional and social wellbeing and the capacity to cope with change and challenges.

Stress and anxiety direct the body’s energy away from proper digestion and resting. This has multiple flow on effects that create poor health.  Acupuncture helps to balance the parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous systems. This is done through regulation of the Hypothalamic -Pituitary Adrenal Axis. Acupuncture acts as an adaptogenic; this is achieved without the unwanted side effects of medication.

  • Stress
  • Insomnia

  • Anxiety
  • PTSD

  • Depression
  • Agitation

  • Addictions
  • Eating Disorders




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NEUROLOGICAL

The brain, spinal cord, and nerves make up the nervous system. Together they control all the workings of the body.

When something goes wrong with a part of your nervous system, you can have trouble moving, speaking, swallowing, breathing, or learning. You can also have problems with your memory, senses, or mood.
  • Stroke recovery
  • Shingles

  • Whip lash
  • Bels palsy

  • Migraines
  • Dental pain

  • Restless leg syndrome




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IMMUNITY

Better health naturally, immunity can be over taxed from working long hours and over exercising; support your immune system the natural way: no pharmaceuticals and no adverse side effects.

The WHO (World health Organisation) recommends acupuncture as an effective treatment for Allergic Rhinitis; the following 2016 study conducted by McDonald et al concludes Acupuncture modulates mucosal immune response in the upper airways, improvement in nasal itch, eye itch and sneezing were also noted.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27156748

  • Frequent colds and flu

  • Allergic Rhinitis

  • Food intolerances

  • viruses




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digestion

The digestive system is a tubular system that begins in the mouth and ends with the anus. It breaks down the food we eat, so that it can be absorbed and used by every cell in the body. The quality of our digestion is reflected in our overall health. The digestive system is also closely linked with our immune system.

Acupuncture has been proven effective by the WHO (World Health Organisation) for conditions that many people face. Such as; Acute and chronic gastritis, nausea and vomiting, peptic ulcer, acute epigastralgia, acute bacillary dysentery, biliary colic, renal colic and morning sickness.

Nausea can occur from morning sickness, post -chemo induced medication, ulcers, gastritis, and menstruation.

The WHO (World Health Organisation) recommends Acupuncture as an effective treatment for nausea and vomiting.  Acupuncture has been shown to regulate gastric slow waves creating homeostasis; it is a safe and drug free practice.

  • Indigestion
  • Diarrhoea
  • IBS

  • Nausea
  • Mouth ulcers
  • Heartburn

  • Vomiting
  • Constipation
  • Reflux

  • Bloating
  • Haemorrhoids
  • Peptic ulcers




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UROLOGICAL

Relate to the urinary tract in females and the genitourinary tract in males. Kidneys regulate the volume and Ph. of body fluids, by removing wastes and excess substances from blood and excreting them in urine. Some urological conditions can be improved by Acupuncture.
  • UTI
  • Stress incontinence

  • Cystitis

  • Nocturia

  • Frequent urination




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SKIN CONDITIONS

The largest organ in our body and our 1st line of immune defence; internal health issues can quickly manifest in the skin. Our skin also helps to activate Vitamin D to Calcitriol. This promotes absorption of dietary calcium and phosphorus in the small intestine.

Skin conditions take an active approach of Acupuncture, Chinese dietary advice, herbs, and a case history of emotional and environmental factors. Many teenagers suffer from acne; adult onset acne can also be just as debilitating. Hormonal triggers and imbalances are responsible. Many GPs’ will discuss the use Roaccutane a powerful pharmaceutical that has some major adverse reactions such as depression, dry skin and skin irritation. Regular blood tests for liver function and pregnancy are also required. Treating skin conditions requires a multi-tonged approach utilising Acupuncture, herbs, dietary changes and uncovering any stressors.

Scars are irregular bundles of tissue that have very little collagen; therefore they don’t have the regular fluid movement associated with healthy tissue. Acupuncture creates micro trauma to the scar and surrounding tissue. This micro trauma stimulates the delivery of cells called fibroblasts which bring the collagen, Elastin and reticular fibers; allowing for a greater movement and a smoother looking surface with a reduction in colour.

  • Acne
  • Scars
  • Rosacea

  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Bells palsy

  • Herpes
  • Dry skin
  • Anti-aging

  • Cold sores
  • Dermatitis

 

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TRADING HOURS

Monday: closed
Tuesday: 9am - 5pm
Wednesday: 9am -5 pm
Thursday: 11am - 7pm
Friday: 9am - 5pm
Saturday: 8.30am - 12.30pm
Sunday: closed

Please note all times specified are in QLD time.

07 5536 2243

info@amenawellness.com.au

46a Wharf Street
Tweed Heads
NSW 2485