Acupuncture Brisbane Northside

Today in Brisbane, Acupuncture is one of the most trusted allied health disciplines.   Medical doctors are using acupuncture to treat a range of conditions.  At Ubuntu Medical our acupuncturist works closely with our GPs to provide a fully integrated medical service for patients.

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine that places small needles into identified pressure points over the human body.  A common treatment involves a patient lying on their back and up to 20 needles being inserted over a 10- 20 minute period of time.  The practitioner will decide which points to insert needles into by making a diagnosis and using their clinical knowledge.   It is most commonly used for pain relief and relaxation.  The majority of patients will have musculoskeletal problems including back pain, shoulder and knee problems.  Acupuncture is commonly used in conjunction with other treatment (e.g., physio).

How It Works?

Acupuncture works by improving the body’s functions and by stimulating the bodies natural healing process by affecting anatomic sites (acupuncture points).  When the needles are inserted they relieve pain by stimulating the body to produce endorphins.  These are the bodies pain-killing chemicals.


Conditions That Acupuncture Can Treat


  • General Pain
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Headaches and Migraines
  • Arthritis Pain
  • Post-Operative Pain
  • Cancer Treatment Pain
  • Sleep
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Pregnancy/ Labour



Many people in Brisbane have a phobia about needles.  A well-trained acupuncture therapist can put your mind to ease. Some side effects can occur from acupuncture.  These include; fatigue, soreness from where the needles were inserted, bruising at the needling sites, muscle twitching and light-headedness. It is recommended that you rest and take it easy after an acupuncture treatment.

The benefits of acupuncture far outweigh any mild side effects, and there have been many clinical trials that demonstrate effective treatment for a number of diagnosed medical conditions:


Talk to your doctor at Ubuntu Medical if you would like to pursue acupuncture as a treatment. You can also refer yourself for a treatment. Make an appointment today for a consultation.

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Vicky Chan – Acupuncturist