​​What is Chiropractic Care?

Chiropractic care is a safe and non-invasive way to approach your physical health and wellbeing. At Centennial Qi Therapies, results are produced from our up-to-date evidence based knowledge. The spine encases the spinal cord, where nerves originate, which provides us the sensation of feeling and movement. Our role is to keep your nerves firing at 100% capacity by maneuvering surrounding structures which may obstruct it’s ability to function.

 

How do misalignments within my spine affect my health?

Spinal Dysfunction occurs when the joints within your spine lose the normal pattern of movement thus interfering with the function of the nervous system. This could ultimately lead to an array of dysfunctions, spinal related or not, holistically the body is all connected. At Centennial Qi Therapies, our goal is to help every individual reach a state of better living, feeling better and specifically living and being pain-free. 

What Will Your First Chiropractic Consultation Involve?

Your first chiropractic consultation is a multistage in-depth look into the status of your nerves, muscles and joints. A history taking will occur prior the physical examination to determine the mechanics of injury and if there are existing complications that may affect your treatment.
Your examination will start off with the chiropractor performing a thorough physical and neurological examination. At Centennial Qi Therapies, we will utilize our years of training and experience to pinpoint areas of stress, strain or weakness in your body. X-rays may be taken to enhance our understanding of your problem. Physical examinations consist of your chiropractor doing one or more of the following tests:

Your First Chiropractic Treatment

Our chiropractors at Centennial Qi Therapies will deploy techniques established from our 5 years of university training. We will focus upon chiropractic diversified adjustments, mobilisations and other alternative modalities to help combat your pain.

What is a Chiropractic Adjustment?

Chiropractors are well trained physical health professionals at restoring normal movement patterns for joints and other soft tissue structures in the body. Adjustments alleviate pressure in areas of distress to create instant relief as it flushes out inflammation and restores joint mobility.

Are Chiropractic Adjustment Safe?

Within our chiropractic assessment, we screen using safety tests, x-ray, orthopaedic tests, functional movement assessments to deem it’s safe before proceeding with adjustments. However, if a patient does not wish to continue or does not feel open about chiropractic adjustments, we will find alternatives to getting you feeling like yourself again.

​​How did Acupuncture begin?

Acupuncture is an ancient health practice carried through to modern society and is utilised as one of the front line treatments for many diseases in China. People today seek this therapy as an alternative for drug consumption or even certain surgical interventions.

What do i need to know for my Acupuncture session before attending?

The clinical use of acupuncture involves the acupuncturist inserting fine single use sterilised needles into specific points to manipulate the body’s physiological function. No medication or any other substance is coated on the needles. The needles are kept in the patient’s body for between 15 minutes to half an hour depending on the presenting health condition. Needles are then taken out and placed in a sharps container for proper disposal. Majority of signs and symptoms will elicit an immediate change, others up to a week.  

 

Interesting facts!

Acupuncture needles are not as scary as perceived. If you can imagine the common 0.12mm diameter acupuncture needle(0.10mm is human hair), it is extremely thin compared to injection needles, 0.20mm – 4.6mm. Patients generally should not feel any pain, at most a tiny pinch then pressure. Some people don’t even feel the needle going in!
Conditions influenced by acupuncture can be virtually anything. Although our clinic focus is pain management, this does not limit us from helping your other health concerns.
Categories of what acupuncture should not be used for are: Emergencies, Dislocations, Fractures, Fainting(At the current moment), Deformities and any other medical conditions which are life threatening.

 

​​How did Chinese Medicine begin?

Chinese herbalism was developed from the founder Shen Nong from prior 13th century BC. Shen Nong trialed every herb on himself that he could find for it’s therapeutic functions and documented them in what is used and known today as the Chinese Materia Medica.

What happens during my Chinese Medicine consultation?

A professionally trained and registered Traditional Chinese Medical practitioner will take a detailed history of your chief complaint and follow up with specific examination techniques. These include pulse reading, tongue inspection and auricular(ear) diagnosis. This will narrow each pattern of disease from the possible cause and effect. If further investigations are necessary, they will be requested. Afterwards, a prescription is created immediately based on the findings. The total session time may take up to 15 minutes. 

What do i need to know about Chinese Herbal medicine?

Chinese herbal formulas function differently to pharmaceutical drugs. Pharmaceutical drugs work universally however Chinese herbal medicine is created to suit the individual. This means your lower back pain formula will not likely have the same affect for your friend’s lower back pain.
Herbs come in the form of raw, granules and pills. Our clinic exclusively stocks granules and pills only to save you from cooking. Granules are prepared by mixing it with hot water while pills are can be taken as normal tablets. Granules have a higher potency as opposed to pills although pills are much more convenient to take. There is an earthy taste for granules which may vary from bitter, salty, sweet or sour depending on herb composure.
Most conditions require granules to be ingested 1-2 times per day while pills are 3-4 times a day. This will vary depending on multiple factors such as age, gender, constitution and of course the health concern itself.