Dr Amir Faham
Dr Amir Faham is well trained professional general practitioner and medical acupuncturist who has finished his medical training in 2009.
With his interest in holistic approach to the medicine he continued his study in general practice in Australia and gained his fellowship of general practice in 2016 from Royal Australian college of general practitioners.
He found Traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture to be very well-known and evidence-based field of alternate medicine. He has finished his training in acupuncture from Australian medical Acupuncture college (AMAC) when he found fabulous effects of medical acupuncture on multiple medical conditions .
what is acupuncture?
Acupuncture: from Latin, ‘acus’ (needle) + ‘punctura’ (to puncture)
One of the oldest medical treatments in existence,
originating in China more than 2,500 years ago. Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM ) philosophy is rooted in the traditional teachings of Taoism, which promotes harmony between humans and the world around them.
Acupuncture has been part of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) for thousands of years. It involves inserting fine needles into specific points on the skin or applying various other techniques (for example low level laser) to the acupuncture points to restore balance and encourage the body to heal itself.
How does acupuncture work?
With Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) explanation, the same as the rest of universe, human body and soul also has two main forces known as Yin (cold) and Yang (warm), balance of opposites. These Yin and Yang forces should be in balance in our body and each organ. TCM believes that Disease happens when balance of these two forces is disrupted.
TCM believes that there are multiple channels throughout the human body (called meridian in TCM) that vital energy which is called Qi flowing through them. Any imbalance and blockage in the flow of the energy will result in various diseases.
These channels are accessible by superficial points on the skin which are more than 400 points.
Inserting needles into these points with appropriate combinations is believed to bring the energy flow back into proper balance.
Since acupuncture got its way into the western medicine lots of theory and studies have been discussed.
Most of the theories explain acupuncture effect by its influence on nervous system.
Studies have shown acupuncture effect on nerve ending and higher nervous centres in the brain.
In Western medical acupuncture approach, Doctor makes a conventional diagnosis and considers acupuncture as a physiologically based, rational treatment alongside drugs, physical therapy and surgery. (1)
(1): An Introduction To Western Medical Acupuncture By Adrian White, Mike Cummings, and Jacqueline Filshie
Know Before You Go
- Low back pain
- Depression and anxiety
- Neck pain
- Osteoarthritis pain
- Tennis elbow
- Knee pain
- Peri-arthritis of the shoulder
- Facial pain
- Allergic rhinitis and hay fever
- Temporo-mandibular joint dysfunction
- Menopausal symptoms
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Morning sickness
- Nausea and vomiting
- Postoperative pain
- Essential hypertension
- Radiation/chemo reactions
- Primary dysmenorrhoea
Different modes of medical acupuncture treatment that is used
in HLGP medical acupuncture clinic:
Laser acupuncture and low level laser therapy (LLLT)February 1, 2020
Make Quick Appointment
Before having acupuncture treatment preferably book normal appointment with Dr Amir Faham to discuss your health issues. He will explain if acupuncture can help your condition and will prepare your treatment plan.