Acupuncture Clinic Melbourne
Combining Modern and Traditional Acupuncture In The Northern Suburbs
Located centrally in Melbourne's Northern suburbs, our acupuncture clinic uses both modern and traditional approaches for diagnosis and treatment. Our training and techniques include Chinese Acupuncture, Korean Acupuncture, Japanese Acupuncture and Modern approaches such as Dry Needling and Electroacupuncture. We adjust our approach and technique individually for all of our patients and often we will combine our acupuncture treatments in our Melbourne clinic with cupping, moxibustion and a little massage at no additional cost.
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is an ancient form of Chinese medicine involving the insertion of very fine needles into the skin at specific points, whereas moxibustion is the use of the processed herb mugwort. According to Chinese Medicine theory, stimulating these points can correct imbalances in the flow of qi and blood through the body.
What is Dry Needling?
Dy Needling is acupuncture. It is a modern name for techniques that are very old and have been practised by acupuncturists for millennia. Generally the term dry needling is used to describe acupuncture that is applied locally to areas of muscular soreness. The best person to use acupuncture needles to treat pain is a AHPRA registered acupuncturist. Have a look at our article on dry needling for more information.
What is Electroacupuncture?
Electroacupuncture is a type of acupuncture where the needles a connected to a machine that sends a small amount of electricity through the needle to stimulate the muscles and surrounding tissues. Electroacupuncture is often used for neuromuscular conditions. Commonly electro acupuncture is the type of acupuncture used for researching the effects of acupuncture on pain.
Acupuncture and Other Techniques We Use in Our Melbourne Clinic
.The clinic uses cupping, moxibustion and massage as needed in an acupuncture treatment. All our needles are single use and sterile.
How Does Acupuncture Work?
Scientists have long explored the cause behind efficacy of acupuncture. Some suggest that pain relief from acupuncture occurs when acupuncture needles stimulate nerves. In addition acupuncture may also release pain-relieving chemicals, such as endorphins and seratonin to ease symptoms. Acupuncture may also decrease pain-causing inflammation by stimulating the pituitary gland to release cortisol.
According to Chinese medicine the aim of using acupuncture and moxibustion is to regulate the flow of blood and qi in the meridians and to improve circulation throughout the body and organs.
Acupuncture has been shown to be useful for a number of symptoms and health conditions. To see if acupuncture may be right for you call the clinic for a chat.