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Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture at Inline Health Chiropractic

Acupuncture needles inserted into the skinAccording 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, allowing disease and illness to run rampant. 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 addressed by Traditional Chinese Medicine, including:

  • Neurological Conditions: Nervous tension, sleeping problems, headaches, migraine, stress, tinnitus, dizziness, numbness, pins, needles.
  • 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.
  • Respiratory conditions: Hay fever, tonsillitis, sinusitis, asthma, bronchitis, influenza, common cold, cough.
  • Cardiovascular disorders: Poor circulation, high/low blood pressure, fluid retention, chest pain.

What techniques are used in Acupuncture?

Stimulation of acupuncture points can be achieved by numerous methods some of which include:

  • 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 also 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.

What is the cost?

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.

Schedule Your Visit Today

All services can be claimed via private health insurance if you have appropriate coverage on the spot using the HICAPS fast claiming services.

We look forward to welcoming you into our practice. Get on your path to healing today.



Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Essendon serving Southbank, South Yarra, and Melbourne | (03) 9379 5425