Acupuncture is one of the oldest and most effective, relaxing & gentle forms of medicine that is still used today. Acupuncture is usually used as part of your Traditional Chinese Medicine treatments and involves the use of fine, thin needles that are inserted in the body at very specific points. This process is believed to adjust and alter the body's energy flow into healthier patterns, and is used to treat a wide variety of illnesses and health conditions. Although acupuncture is its best known technique, Chinese medicine practitioners traditionally utilizes herbal remedies, cupping, moxa, dietary therapy, lifestyle changes and other means in with your consultations.
According to traditional Chinese Acupuncture theory, there are 12 main meridians (lines of energy), 15 collaterals (branches) and 8 extraordinary meridians which link the body’s internal organs, surface, head and limbs into one integrated whole. And this interconnectivity is what allows an Acupuncturist to treat internal symptoms via the acupuncture points (acupoints) on the skin’s surface.
The benefits of Acupuncture
If you suffer from any of the below conditions, contact our friendly experts for your complimentary assessment and find out if Acupuncture is the best course of action for you:
• Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
• Premenstrual Syndrome
• Muscle or Joint Pain
• Peptic Ulcers
• Digestive Disorders
• Infertility & IVF support
• Chronic Pain
• Women’s Health
• Weight Management
• Menstrual Disorders
• Skin Disorders
• Morning Sickness
• Cold and Flu
• Irritable Bowel Syndrome
• Pregnancy Care
• Menopausal Syndrome
• Men’s Health
What does Acupuncture involve?
An Acupuncturist selects a number of points on the body, depending on the condition being treated. Fine, high quality needles are then inserted into the skin and are normally left in place for around 30 minutes. The Acupuncturist may also stimulate the needles from time to time by flicking or rotating them.
The purpose is to encourage the normal flow of Qi (life energy) through the body, to restore balance and wellbeing. Anywhere between one and twelve acupuncture points will be used in a session, depending on the number of symptoms you have.
An Acupuncturist may use a variety of techniques to stimulate the acupoints including:
- Cupping – creating suction to draw blood to the acupoint
- Laser – sometimes used instead of needles to activate the acupoints
- Remedial massage – applied to specific acupoints or meridians
- Moxibustion – burning herbs applied to acupoints
What to expect in an Acupuncture session
When you visit an Acupuncturist at Melbourne Natural Wellness Clinic, they will explain the process to you and take you through the steps involved. All needles used are single-use stainless steel, which do not hurt as they are extremely fine (around 0.2 mm wide).
After your session, you will usually feel relaxed and refreshed, but responses vary with the individual – some people report feeling energised, others become sleepy. The number of treatments you will need depends on your condition, but most people experience a reduction in symptoms after just a few sessions. In the case of chronic pain, treatment is discontinued once a suitable level of pain relief is achieved, with top-up sessions recommended after that.
Why come to Melbourne Natural Wellness?
The team of dedicated experts at Melbourne Natural Wellness Clinic assist over 10,000 people a year in achieving their goals of physical and emotional wellbeing.
While we treat you as a valued client, we also see you as a member of our extended family and when you visit us, you’ll experience encouragement and support from every member of our team. We listen to you and help you work towards discovering your ultimate ‘wellness’ level, using the therapy or treatment that works best for you, whether it’s Homeopathy, Naturopathy, Osteopathy, Myotherapy, Chiropractic care or a combination of techniques.
We offer three primary levels of care; Symptomatic Care (for the relief of symptoms), Corrective Care (for the treatment of underlying causes) and Wellness Care (for the ongoing maintenance of a healthy lifestyle). And our services are all designed to restore wellness, boost energy levels and relieve stress.
To take the first step to achieving a healthy and balanced life, contact us today at Melbourne Natural Wellness Clinic. You can get in touch by filling out the online contact form or by giving us a call on 03 9662 1311. Alternatively, if you live or work in the city, you can simply call in and see us at Level 4/178 Collins Street. We’re your sanctuary in the CBD and we’re here for you whenever you need us at Melbourne Natural Wellness Clinic.
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