Acupuncture in Melbourne – Complementary Health Care


Acupuncture in Melbourne – Complementary Health Care

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Melbourne Acupuncture Clinic & Traditional Chinese Medicine– An Introduction

If you’re tired of taking painkillers and undergoing invasive therapies to combat your pain, then why not consider complementary medicine in Melbourne such as acupuncture. Derived from ancient China, acupuncture lays claim to being one of the oldest health care systems in the world. Widely accepted as a complementary therapy, acupuncture is often recommended by holistic GPs in Southbank Vic, following a medical diagnosis.

Melbourne Acupuncture Clinic – How Does it Work?

Acupuncture involves the careful insertion of ultra-fine needles through the skin into strategic points of the body. The philosophy of eastern acupuncture is that invisible energy known as ‘qi’ flows through the body via a system of pathways or meridians. Any disharmony or imbalance in the flow of qi is thought to induce illness. An acupuncturist aims to correct the flow of qi, restoring the balance of yin-yang, and therefore easing any pain or discomfort.

Is complementary medicine in Melbourne effective?

Complementary medicine such as acupuncture and other traditional Chinese medicine techniques have proven to be effective in many cases. Acupuncture for example targets the root cause of a condition, helping patients improve their long-term health and wellbeing.

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If your GP has recommended acupuncture in Southbank Vic then we can help. Two members of our health team currently provide complementary medicine in Melbourne. James Tran is a registered Acupuncturist in Melbourne / Naturopath combining Eastern medicine with Western naturopathy philosophies. Dr Matthew Young (Chinese Medicine) also provides acupuncture as well as Chinese medicine. Contact Omnicare Medical Clinic to find out more or to schedule a consultation.

Frequently Asked Questions

What health conditions can acupuncture help with in Melbourne patients?

Health conditions benefited by acupuncture in Melbourne are often related to pain. For example, back, shoulder, neck and knee pain, sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, and arthritis can all be helped using acupuncture techniques.

In addition, acupuncture can also be used to help people with many other conditions ranging from anxiety to asthma and even infertility.

Finally, Acupuncture in Southbank Vic, is often used as a last resort to treat complex conditions that other treatments could not. It’s also used as a preventative medicine with patients visiting our acupuncturists two or three times a year for ‘balancing’ treatment.

What should I expect during acupuncture treatment in Melbourne?

Your consultation will start with a discussion of your health problem and a physical examination.

Certain points of the body will then be stimulated by inserting fine metal needles. The needles are much finer than those used to extract blood and the process should be painless. Once the needles have been inserted, the idea is simply to remain still and relax. Often as many as 20 needles are used in one session. As part of your treatment, the needles may be turned around or wobbled to aid stimulation. At the end of the session, they are removed.

How many sessions of acupuncture will I require in Melbourne?

This is a difficult question to answer and impossible to be exact. As with most treatments for complementary medicine in Melbourne Some patients respond quickly and may only need 2 sessions; whereas others may need to visit our clinic in Southbank Vic many times for the same treatment.

Generally, however, an acute problem (one that has been present for a week but no longer than a month) should take between 1 and 4 acupuncture treatments. A chronic problem, on the other hand, could take between 4 and 10 treatments. Often it’s recommended to have a maintenance acupuncture treatment here in Southbank Vic every 1 to 3 months to prevent the problem from recurring.