Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) are recognised by the World Health Organisation as a highly effective and legitimate form of health care that has been practiced for over 2000 years.

There are many great benefits to Acupuncture that have been tested and proven around the world. 
Some of the major benefits of Acupuncture include:
- a natural form of healing and a drug free pain relief 
- effectively treats a wide range of health concerns 
- treats the underlying cause of disease and illness, as well as the symptoms
- provides a holistic approach to the treatment of your health concern - linking your body, mind and emotions
- assists with the prevention of disease, as well as maintaining your general well-being. 

what conditions can acupuncture treat?

As a natural form of healing, acupuncture can treat a wide range of painful conditions, illness, and chronic diseases. Some of the conditions most commonly treated by Acupuncture include: 

Fertility and pregnancy care
Morning sickness 
Breech presentation
Back / knee pain 
Sporting injuries 
Frozen shoulder
Headaches and migraines
Digestive disturbances
Common colds and flu
Depression and anxiety 
Female health, including menstrual disturbances


How does acupuncture work? The insertion of fine, sterile needles into specific points (acupuncture points) stimulates the movement of qi and blood through the energy meridians in your body. This relieves painful symptoms, addressing the source of ill health and restoring balance. Acupuncture is also used to strengthen the internal organs or eliminate toxins that have stagnated.

The principles of Chinese Medicine such as Yin and Yang, and the Five Elements (Water, Wind, Wood, Fire, Metal) are the basis for your diagnosis.

Using these principles, Vaughn will be able to give you a Traditional Chinese Medicine diagnosis to any ailment you may be suffering from. This diagnosis is then used as the basis for your treatment involving Acupuncture and/or Chinese Herbal Medicine.

What is Qi?

Simply put, it is energy. It is what enlivens every cell in our body. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, qi or the vital energy of your body is of great importance. It nourishes all aspects of your body, circulates the blood and aids communication between the organs.

Vaughn is now treating Sydney's inner west community - Vaughn Ryan Acupuncture services the Balmain, Rozelle, Drummoyne, Leichardt, Hunters Hill, Concord, Five Dock, Russell lea and Birchgrove areas.