WHY ACUPUNCTURE?

Acupuncture is one of the oldest and most effective, relaxing and 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, from headaches through to painful periods in Melbourne. Although Acupuncture is its best-known technique, Chinese medicine practitioners can traditionally also utilise herbal remedies, cupping, moxa, dietary therapy, lifestyle changes and others in 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. This interconnectivity is what allows our clinic for acupuncture in the Melbourne CBD 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 to book an appointment and find out more about how Acupuncture is the best course of action for you:

 

• Asthma

• Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

• Incontinence

• Headache/Migraines

• Hypertension

• Fatigue

• Premenstrual Syndrome

• Muscle or Joint Pain

• Peptic Ulcers

• Allergies

• Digestive Disorders

• Infertility & IVF support

• Insomnia

• Chronic Pain

• Women’s Health

• Arthritis

• Depression/Anxiety

• Weight Management

• Menstrual Disorders

• Nausea

• Indigestion

• Skin Disorders

• Morning Sickness

• Cold and Flu

• Diarrhoea/Constipation

• Irritable Bowel Syndrome

• Pregnancy Care

• Menopausal Syndrome

• Stress

• Men’s Health

 

FACIAL & COSMETIC ACUPUNCTURE MELBOURNE

Cosmetic acupuncture (or cosmetic facial acupuncture) is a safe, gentle and natural anti-ageing procedure. It can be used to assist in the softening of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as to help lift sagging skin, increase the firmness of skin and to boost blood circulation to achieve glowing skin. Facial and cosmetic acupuncture at our Melbourne, North Melbourne clinic is safe, non-invasive, natural and cost-effective, making Melbourne Natural Wellness a leading cosmetic acupuncture clinic.

WHAT DOES ACUPUNCTURE INVOLVE?

To ensure the best acupuncture in Melbourne, an Acupuncturist will select 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 attend an appointment for acupuncture in North Melbourne in Melbourne CBD clinic, we 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, while 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. For facial rejuvenation acupuncture, treatment can continue until the desired results are achieved.

WHY ACUPUNCTURE AT MELBOURNE NATURAL WELLNESS?

At Melbourne Natural Wellness, you’re treated as a member of our family, not just another client. That means we listen to you and support you in every way we can to help you attain the level of wellness you’re trying to achieve.

If you know which type of service you need, you can simply make an appointment and start receiving treatment straight away. Or, if you’re not sure which form of therapy is best for you, feel free to ask the lovely reception girls to point you in the right direction after a quick discussion of your symptoms and offer suggestions on which services might help you feel your best, such as allergy testing in Melbourne.

If you want to learn more about body and facial acupuncture at Melbourne Natural Wellness, call us on (03) 9686 2566, email us at info@melbournenaturalmedicine.com.au, or submit an online enquiry. Our amazing team will be able to assist you further.