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Acupuncture in North Brisbane for Pain Management


Many people live with pain every day....

But there is no need to just accept chronic pain as part of your life.

acupuncture for pain in Brisbane

Whether you’re suffering from:

  • headaches and migraine
  • joint pain
  • pain from an old injury
  • nerve pain
  • osteoarthritis or any painful condition,

Acupuncture can assist in minimising, resolving and managing your symptoms and help you regain the parts of your life sacrificed to chronic pain.

Ultimately, pain is a signal to the brain from receptors in tissues in the body known as nociceptors or more commonly, pain receptors. Pain killers work by interfering with this signal by acting on opioid receptors resulting in antinociception, or ‘anti pain reception.’

This same mechanism can be achieved with Acupuncture; it has been scientifically documented in many high quality studies that Acupuncture elicits the release of the body’s own natural pain killers, known as endogenous opioids (dynorphin, beta-endorphin and met-enkephalin specifically).

How does Acupuncture work?

  • Acupuncture promotes a stronger immune response by increasing the circulation and permeability of white blood cells, resulting in increased healing rates of afflicted areas.
  • Acupuncture regulates the serotonin/melatonin cycle of the body which has been shown to benefit pain and immune function (as well as improving mood and sleep quality).
  • Acupuncture promotes the natural release of certain neuropeptides and neurotransmitters which have an effect on pain, immune response and white blood cell (and macrophage) proliferation.
  • Acupuncture is well known as an effective treatment for tense muscles, knots and physical injuries (you may have heard of people receiving ‘Dry-needling’ from other health professionals, this is known as Ashi Acupuncture in Traditional Chinese Medicine).
  • Certain ancillary Chinese Medicine techniques (such as cupping and moxibustion) are used to warm deep layers of the body and stretch muscle and connective tissue layers.
  • Chinese Herbal Medicine provides adjunct benefits to Acupuncture treatment as a natural alternative to anti-inflammatories and pain-killers.

Start Manging your Pain with Acupuncture today!

Dr Ben Ludlow, practitioner at Vibe Natural Health Acupuncture North Brisbane, will tailor treatment based on your individual needs. He is an experienced provider of Acupuncture treatment for pain and uses a combination of acupuncture points, acupressure, and traditional chinese herbs to help you feel better than ever.

To book an appointment or discuss treatment further,

call us on 3366 7970 or online anytime


Our Acupuncturists

click here to read more about Vibe Acupuncture North Brisbane practitioners, Ben Ludlow and Juanita Fuchs.

Links to further reading:

S.S. Ding, S.H. Hong, C. Wang, Y. Guo, Z.K. Wang, Y. Xu. 2013. Acupuncture modulates the neuro–endocrine–immune network. QJM – international Journal of Medicine, p 341-345 october, 2013. View online at

Han, J. 2003. Acupuncture: neuropeptide release produced by electrical stimulation of different frequencies. TRENDS in Neurosciences Vol.26 No.1 January 2003, Elsevier. View online at




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