Find your happy place with acupuncture.
Acupuncture Melbourne: Don’t trust your health to just anyone. Qi Medicine provides the highest quality acupuncture with compassionate, experienced female doctors.
What is acupuncture?
Acupuncture is an ancient medicine developed over 5,000 years ago in China, and today is widely recognised by mainstream healthcare as a valuable treatment option for many conditions.
It works through balancing the body as a whole, not just focusing on one problem at a time. This balancing is achieved through activating meridians (energy pathways) throughout the body.
Although us modern folk can find this explanation a little difficult to understand- Chinese medicine explains things in a language that is over 5000 years old.
If you are having trouble understanding how Chinese medicine works don’t worry, your body will naturally respond to the treatment even if your brain doesn’t fully understand it yet!
The modern scientific explanation is that needling a point will stimulate the nervous system to release chemicals and hormones in the muscles, the spinal cord and the brain. It is thought that this stimulation can change the experience of pain and trigger a natural healing response in the body tissues. Sessions can also have a calming effect, altering our state of mind to reduce stress and anxiety.
The overall effect, whether viewed from a Chinese medicine or Western medical perspective, is a positive one.
Acupuncture has been recognised by the World Health Organisation as a clinically proven effective treatment for a wide range of disorders. If you are looking for some of the best acupuncture Melbourne, the Qi Medicine can help.
For pain relief
Lower back pain, upper back pain and tension
Shoulder pain, neck pain and muscle tightness
Hip pain and stiffness, slipped disc and sciatica pain (more about sciatica here)
Bunions treatment, ankle pain and injuries
Foot pain, knee pain and heel pain
Tennis elbow, frozen shoulder
Headaches and migraines
Sports injuries, torn tendons and muscles
For general health
Stress, anxiety and fatigue (read more on our blog here)
Sleeping problems and poor energy
Bloating, Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and digestive problems
Eczema and dermatitis
Sinus congestion (Check out my video on quick sinus relief here)
Hormonal imbalances and menstrual pain
- Fertility acupuncture and pregnancy acupuncture
- Hormonal acne and scarring (more on hormonal acne here)
- Menopausal symptoms and women’s health (read more about Chinese medicine and hormone imbalance here)
Does it hurt?
Our Chinese medicine Doctors specialise in taking first-time clients and will gently ease you through the whole process step by step. We promise you will feel comfortable and relaxed the whole time and leave feeling as light as a feather!
Your session is generally not painful as very fine needles are used to stimulate the points. Acupuncture is quite relaxing as the body is given a chance to stop, relax and heal itself. Other sensations felt during treatment include a slight tingling in the body, which is actually quite a pleasant experience.
What can you expect in a treatment?
Your session will consist of a consultation and treatment, along with dietary and lifestyle advice and supplements and herbs if needed. Your Doctor will ask you several questions about your current and past state of health, to gain a deep understanding of what is causing imbalances in your health.
Once your Doctor has a whole picture of your health they can individualise a treatment to your specific needs. During your session, you will be able to fully relax in a private, comfortable room. The space at Qi Medicine is designed to let you fall into a deep state of relaxation, without interruption from the outside world. You will be encouraged to close your eyes and rest, allowing the treatment to promote healing in the body.
You will often feel very relaxed after a session. It is best to drink plenty of water and to not undergo intense physical or mental activity for a few hours after your session, to let the internal healing continue after you leave the clinic.
In accordance with the registration standards of the CMBA (Chinese Medicine Registration Board Australia) all registered Chinese Medicine practitioners are obliged to meet standards of safety and efficacy. Qi Medicine prides itself on following strict safety guidelines, ensuring your session is as safe and effective as possible. Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years and is an excellent drug-free treatment.
- May treat not only your symptoms but also the root cause.
- Promotes healing within your body without suppressing immunity.
- May be used by people of all ages.
- Does not result in ill side effects of some Western medications.
- Sessions are relaxing and rejuvenating and can leave you feeling calm and happy.
- Rebates available in house for private health insurance members.
Acupuncture does not replace all medical treatments available, and your doctor should be consulted before you discontinue any other forms of treatment. Acupuncture will often complement Western medical treatments through encouraging healing and recovery.
During your session you may be asked if you would like one of the following adjunct therapies to assist in your treatment:
Chinese herbal medicine
As a part of the Chinese medicine treatment, you may be prescribed a specific high-quality herbal formula to help clear your condition as quickly as possible. All herbal medicines prescribed are in tablet form for convenience and adhere to the strict Australian therapeutic medicines guidelines.
Cupping is an effective tool for reducing back, neck and shoulder pain (read more about cupping here). Cupping is not painful but may leave some marks on the skin. These marks generally fade within one week. Cupping can easily be included into your treatment for a deeper release of tight muscles and tendons.
Moxa (or moxibustion) is an important part of many Chinese medicine treatments. Moxa is designed to warm up the skin and acupuncture channels for a specific therapeutic effect. Moxa is a dried herb or a charcoal-like substance, compressed into a stick or cone, and smouldered close to the skin. It is not intended to burn, only warm the area and often feels very pleasant.
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Phone the clinic on (03) 8394 7665 or email to book your acupuncture Melbourne treatment today. The clinic is located at The Body and Brain Center, 356-362 Ascot Vale Rd, Moonee Ponds in the North Western suburbs of Melbourne and close to Highpoint. Qi Medicine is minutes away from Ascot Vale, Maribyrnong, Essendon and just 10 km from Melbourne city.