Many of our clients experience pain relief after their first session.
At Qi Medicine, we pride ourselves on helping our clients overcome chronic pain and discomfort. We understand that you may have tried a few other therapies and perhaps have not had the result you were looking for. We will work with you to help you overcome your pain naturally, without drugs or surgery. Acupuncture for lower back pain and sciatica nerve pain should be tried as a first, not the last resort.
Acupuncture may prove beneficial for your:
- Lower back pain relief
- Shoulder pain relief
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Upper back pain
- Tight and sore neck
- The pain associated with a slipped disc
- Sciatica nerve pain
- Hip pain
- The pain and discomfort from headaches and migraines
- Jaw pain
- Arm and tennis elbow pain
How does acupuncture help?
It is commonly understood that acupuncture points can stimulate the nervous system to release chemical and hormones in the muscles, spinal cord, and brain. Acupuncture can change the experience of pain and may trigger a natural healing response in the body’s tissues. Acupuncture can also have a calming effect, altering our state of mind to reduce stress and anxiety.
Traditionally, acupuncture and Chinese medicine are said to affect the flow of energy within the body and to remove blockages causing pain, discomfort, and illness. This explanation is from thousands of years ago, and significantly pre-dates our modern understanding of anatomy and illness.
The overall effect of acupuncture, whether viewed from a Chinese medicine or Western medical perspective, is a positive one. With minimal side effects, acupuncture can address many physical and emotional disorders, and get you back on your feet.
It is good to know that all practicing acupuncture and Chinese medicine doctors in Australia are registered with AHPRA, the key governing body which is responsible for regulating all doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, chiropractors etc, in Australia. What this means for you is that your doctor at Qi Medicine is fully qualified to Australian standards and will maintain their continued professional development, to help ensure your treatment is to a high standard.
An acupuncture treatment consists of a consultation and treatment, along with dietary and lifestyle advice. The practitioner will often observe your wrist pulse, tongue and ask you several questions about your current and past state of health. This process is used to obtain a whole picture of your health in order to individualise a treatment to your specific needs.
The treatment itself may involve the insertion of several fine sterile and disposable needles, which act to stimulate the body’s own natural healing mechanisms. During a treatment, you will rest on a massage table in a warm, comfortable room with soothing music. You will often feel very relaxed after a session.
It is best to drink plenty of water and do 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.
Why choose acupuncture?
- Can treat not only your symptoms but can also address the root cause
- Allows healing within your body without suppressing immunity
- May be used by people of all ages
- Does not result in ill side effects as with some Western medications
- Sessions are relaxing and rejuvenating and can leave you feeling calm and happy
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. Acupuncture can sometimes result in bruising or light bleeding and should be used with caution for those with bleeding disorders or on blood thinning medication.
Is treatment painful?
Acupuncture is mostly very gentle and relaxing. When you receive a treatment you will lie under warm fluffy towels, taking some time to escape and unwind. Often you will barely feel the points used as they are placed with expert precision and care. After your treatment, you will feel light, relaxed and rejuvenated.
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Book online here or phone the clinic on (03) 8689 0015 to book your acupuncture treatment today.
Are we easy to get to?
The clinic is located in 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, Avondale Heights, Maribyrnong, Brunswick West, Travancore, Flemington, Aberfeldie, Maidstone and Essendon, and just 10 km from Melbourne CBD.