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Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Essendon

According to Oriental medicine, a person’s health is influenced by the circulation of “qi” (body’s life force) and blood in the body. The pathways through which qi (pronounced “chee”) flows are called Meridians, and these circulate throughout the organs and tissues of the body.

Acupuncture involves the stimulation of acupuncture points along the body’s meridians to clear energy blockages and allow the normal flow of qi. With an inadequate supply of qi, the body fails to maintain balance and disease and illness follow. Meridians were originally mapped out by the ancient Chinese but modern technologies such as Kirlian photography, electronic and thermal readings are now used to detect them.

What health problems can acupuncture treat?

The World Health Organisation recognises a number of diseases and conditions that have been successfully treated by Chinese Medicine, including:

Neurological Conditions
Nervous tension, sleeping problems, headaches, migraine, stress, tinnitus, dizziness, numbness, pins, needles.

Respiratory conditions
Hay fever, tonsillitis, sinusitis, asthma, bronchitis, influenza, common cold, cough.

Cardiovascular disorders
Poor circulation, high/low blood pressure, fluid retention, chest pain.

Musculoskeletal disorders
Headache, migraine, osteoarthritis, sciatica, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, slow healing wounds, shoulder & neck pain, back pain, sporting injuries.

Gynaecological & Obstetric disorders
Infertility, morning sickness, induction, post-operative pain, menopausal symptoms, painful or irregular menstruation, premenstrual tension, endometriosis, abnormal uterine bleeding or discharge, cystitis.

Digestive disorders
Nausea vomiting, constipation, diarrhea, heart burn, flatulence, irritable bowel syndrome,ulcers, ulcerative colitis, loss of appetite, indigestion, weight control, toothache, gastritis,colic.

Psychological conditions
Depression, anxiety, irritability, nervousness, hyperactivity, emotional stress, addictions (e.g. smoking).

Other Disorders
eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, acne, rashes, low libido, bladder dysfunction, kidney disorders, visual disorders, conjunctivitis, red, sore, itchy or watery eyes.

What techniques are used in acupuncture?

Stimulation of acupuncture points can be achieved by numerous methods some of which include:Acupuncture needles being placed in the body
Insertion of very fine, sterile disposable needle into an acupuncture point.
Moxibustion-uses the herb Artemesia to gently warm points and muscles.
Cupping-suction cups assist with respiratory problems and loosen tight muscles.
Electro-stimulation (similar to laser acupuncture).
Herbal Medicines- may be provided for continued therapeutic results
Acupuncture may be combined with massage.

Does acupuncture hurt?

It is a common misconception that acupuncture is painful but this is not the case.
The disposable needles we use are very fine (as thin as hair) and of high quality. The initial sensation of insertion is similar to a mosquito bite. Once the needle is applied some local tingling or gentle pulsing is felt which indicates that qi is present and working.

Acupuncture Pricing

New Patients: $120.00 (1 hour)
Return Visits: $105.00 (45 minutes)

TAC patients will be billed directly to the TAC. Worksafe patients can also be billed directly for services.

All services can be claimed via private health insurance if you have appropriate coverage on the spot using the hicaps fast claiming services.
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Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Essendon | (03) 9379 5425