Services Provided

Work Cover Queensland

Workers will need to be assessed by their work Medical Officer or GP or go directly to WorkCover QLD to make a claim. Follow the link above to access WorkCover QLD webpage. Once the injury is assessed as a work injury you will need to have your Medical officer or GP give you a referral for Acupuncture treatment. On the referral it should state Acupuncture Treatment.

Acupuncture is one of the best forms of treatment for closed wound injuries such as muscular strains, joint strains or low back injury including disc hernia. If you've been injured at work, or because of your work, you may be eligible to claim benefits from WorkCover Queensland, or your employer if they are self-insured.

Acupuncture can also be claimed for psychological disorders such as stress or depression. Long-term periods where a person is unable to return to work. This can have devastating effects and acupuncture is proven to aid in the rehabilitation of physiological disorders. All you need to do is ask your caseworker at WorkCover QLD for a referral.

An injury is 'a personal injury arising out of, or in the course of, employment if the employment is a significant contributing factor to the injury. Injuries can happen at work, travelling to and from work or while on a break from work. Injuries can also take place if you are travelling for work, or visiting other workplaces or sites for the purposes of your job.

Examples of different types of injuries covered:

  • Physical injuries---such as muscle strains, fractures, back strain, whiplash
  • Secondary Psychological disorders such as stress or depression
  • Aggravation of a pre-existing condition under WorkCover

Employees may be covered while working from home, as long as the injuries arise out of—or in the course of—employment, and the employment is a significant contributing factor to the injury. Employees may be covered for injuries sustained while working from home and on a recess break.

WorkCover claims are assessed each case on the individual facts at the time. You will need to lodge a claim with WorkCover QLD then on approval a visit to your GP or work Medical Officer to access acupuncture treatment referral form.

Muscles and Joints

Acupuncture is one of the most effective modalities for relieving muscle and joint pain. Acute muscular pain from overstrain of muscles have been shown to improve with the use of Acupuncture. Specific points are used and though painful points may be observed the needling of such points is not recommended unless as a last resort. The Acupuncturist will isolate the muscle damage and use points according to the presenting pain and muscle involvement.

Joints are continually under forces of muscular tension and become damaged or worn. When treating joint conditions the Acupuncturist will assess for underlying conditions or ask for a referral to a Doctor for medical findings such as X-Ray, Ultra Sound, CT scan or MRI to determine the extent or location of an injury. Acupuncture is effective in relieving and mending long term joint problems by stimulating blood to or into a joint cavity and balancing the muscles associated to joint stability.

Treatment times vary according to the type of pain experienced. For Acute strains several treatments will constitute a course while Chronic or degenerative conditions are assessed and advice is given in advance about an expected treatment course.

Chinese herbal formulas in use today are mostly the same as hundreds of years ago. In general these group of formula have a washing or cleaning action on the muscles and joints and in a lot of formula will aid internal organ function also. With over 60 Chinese Herbal Formula dedicated to the Muscle and Joint Systems there is a good chance your condition has been treated many times in the past with significant results.

Facial Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Formula for Internal skin cleaning treatment.

The acupuncturist uses laser sharpened micro needles to stimulate collagen and subcutaneous skin repair for damaged skin and wrinkles.

Chinese herbal formulas are designed to repair skin such as dry, weeping, oily or blotchy, skin affected by ageing and dehydration, poor peripheral circulation and or hormonal dysfunction we can see that these formula play an important part returning the skins luster for the patient and aiding to balance internal stresses and imbalances.

Chinese herbal formulas can include a sub formula for leading the action of herbs to the subcutaneous tissues to help wash and regenerate this layer in a quick and timely manner.

IVF Support

Acupuncture is accepted by many IVF programs due to acupunctures ability to address issues such as emotional or mental stress, anxiety or the inability to relax leading to an elevation of hormones which can have adverse effects to the patients current situation.

In the clinic the acupuncturist has seen many cases of IVF and post IVF for conditions such as morning sickness, dizziness, spot bleeding or extreme lethargy.

Enquire today with your IVF specialist about the benefits of Acupuncture.