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Today, there’s an increasing demand for alternative medicine as people desire to have different options in healthcare. From acupuncture to yoga, to nutritional supplements, consumers across the globe are seeking alternatives to prescription drugs and surgery.

What is Alternative Medicine?

Alternative medicine, also known as complementary medicine, refers to treatments offered instead of or alongside conventional Western medicine. It includes a long list of therapies such as acupuncture, acupressure, aromatherapy, traditional Chinese Medicine, herbalism, and many more. Most of these holistic systems are traditional systems of medicine practiced by individual cultures across the world.

Difference between Conventional and Alternative Medicine

Conventional medicine focuses on prescribing medications that are mostly symptomatic and don’t address the cause of an illness. In addition, it does not seek to improve your overall health. On the contrary, complementary medicine uses a holistic approach that seeks to improve your overall health. It recognises that your overall health is influenced by various factors including physical, environmental, psychological, genetic, and social factors.

Unlike conventional medicine, alternative medicine addresses the underlying cause of an illness. When looking to treat your illness, a holistic doctor does not just focus on your symptoms but treats you as a whole person considering all the factors that affect your health.

Options for Alternative Medicines in Tweed Heads


Acupuncture is a component of Chinese Medicine that involves an array of procedures that stimulate certain points on the body. It involves inserting very thin needles in specific areas of the body to create homeostasis.

We are achieving amazing results with acupuncture in Tweed Heads for:

  • Pain management
  • Pregnancy support
  • Digestion support
  • Relieving stress and anxiety
  • Improving mental health
  • Fertility and IVF support
  • Addressing women’s health
  • Boosting immunity
  • Treating skin conditions
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how much does Acupuncture Cost?

Amena Wellness in Tweed Heads is a luxury clinic with quality care, we spend the time needed to consider which treatment will achieve the best results for you personally. Your initial consultation is an extended appointment time of 75mins which includes customised treatment, any subsequent sessions generally allow 45-60mins. Find out more about our acupuncture prices and see a list of our services including our cosmetic acupuncture and exclusive turmeric acupuncture sessions. Acupuncture is a claimable service through your health fund insurance depending on your level of cover.

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Acupressure is another alternative medicine that has become quite popular of late. It’s similar to acupuncture, only that it does not involve needles. Instead, practitioners use their hands and feet to apply pressure to specific points along the channels that carry energy in the body. Illnesses occur when these channels are blocked or out of balance; therefore, acupressure relieves the blockage and restores balance. This enables energy to flow freely again, restoring overall wellness.

Uses of Acupressure

Acupressure can offer relief from nausea, vomiting, arthritis, pain, depression, anxiety, and cancer. More studies suggest that it can also improve mood and relieve fatigue.


Moxibustion is an alternative therapy whereby dried plant materials called “moxa” are burned, and the resulting heat is applied to specific points on the body. The heat warms the meridians (channels of energy) improving blood circulation and strengthening the immune system. This alternative medicine at is available at Amena Wellness Clinic, Tweed Heads.

Uses of Moxibustion

Moxibustion may help with several health problems including:

  • Back pain
  • Headaches
  • Ulcers
  • Arthritis
  • Digestive problems
  • Migraines
  • Infertility
  • Gynecological and obstetrical conditions

Other alternative medicines

Alternative medicine has become widely accepted in the medical community due to highly successful results. There are procedures that involve spinal manipulation by applying controlled force to joints to align body musculoskeletal structure. This can restore mobility of joints and loosens the muscles, allowing pain to resolve and tissues to heal. However, the alternative options from Amena Wellness- Tweed Heads are a more gentle approach while still achieveing the same if not better results.

Successful Alternative therapies

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The alternative therapies we have available assist with relief from back pain, neck pain, headaches, arthritis, sprain, and other disorders of the nervous and musculoskeletal systems.

Amena Wellness offers complementary medicine in Tweed Heads to help ensure your overall health and wellbeing. We provide acupuncture, skin needling, Chinese Medicine, and cosmetic skin services. We are committed to providing the highest quality health care in Tweed Heads and across the Southern Gold Coast.

If you’re considering alternative medicine for your illness or looking to improve your health, book an appointment today with Amena Wellness.

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Amena Clark