Acupuncture is used for the treatment of a range of illnesses and dysfunction both acute (recent onset) and chronic in nature. Treatment application ranges from muscuoloskeletal conditions through to systemic conditions and may include dysfunction affecting the organs, muscles, circulation and their related function.
Acupuncture has also long been used for health maintenance, addressing non-specific signs and symptoms such as tiredness, feelings of being run down and poor quality sleep. As such, acupuncture treatment is not just for those with illness or injury but is useful to assist with maintaining optimal health, important in today’s high impact society where optimal functioning is required for individuals and their busy life schedules.
In this way, acupuncture can assist in the prevention of illness through identifying and addressing imbalances before they manifest physically. Contact the clinic for further information.
Acupuncture therapy often involves the use of thin, solid needles inserted at discrete points and regions on the body. This is done to bring about a beneficial therapeutic outcome to assist in the alleviation, control and/or management of pain and dysfunction. While acupuncture is associated with 'needles', acupuncture as a treatment option involves more than just the use of needles.
A trained acupuncture practitioner (an acupuncturist) uses other treatment modalities such as tuina (remedial massage), cupping and gua sha while also providing advice on diet, lifestyle and general health issues to assist with the maintenance of your health and well being.
The UTS Acupuncture Clinic was established in 1969, making it one of the oldest continuous operating clinics in Sydney.
Our practitioners are highly trained in the use of acupuncture as a primary treatment option, having specialised in its application through detailed, long and intensive undergraduate and postgraduate study. Their skills include the use of both classical (or traditional) styles and its related contemporary constructs, often referred to as trigger point or segmental acupuncture. Different acupuncture techniques are used for treating different conditions and your practitioner will determine which approach is best for your presenting condition.
An initial appointment is often one hour (60 minutes) in length. This includes a consultation about your health, well being and presenting problem as well as treatment. Treatment may include the use of other allied treatment modalities (such as massage, cupping and gua sha) in addition to acupuncture but this depends upon your presenting problem and health concerns. Subsequent consultations and treatment take approximately 45 minutes.
Staff practitioner clinic
- 8:00am - 12:00pm: Dale Elsdon
- 1:00pm - 6:00pm: Nancy Morgan
- 8:00am -12:00pm : Heiji Cho
- 1:00pm - 6:00pm : Chris Zaslawski
Student intern clinic
- Monday: 8:00am - 6:00pm
- Wednesday: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Please ring 9514 2509 to make an appointment.