Acupuncture treatment involves the insertion of small, disposable, sterile needles into specific points along the body’s energy pathways to clear these pathways, while encouraging the normal flow of energy/Qi through the body. The improved energy flow and balance throughout the body allows the body to heal itself better while also maintaining an increase state of health and vitality.
Acupuncture may be accompanied by massage, heat, or electrical stimulation. You will be assessed first to determine which techniques will be most effective and appropriate.
Acupuncture first originated in China, and is believed to be one of the oldest practices of traditional Chinese medicine. Acupuncture has become more popular in Australia, and when performed by a skilled therapist, it is a safe and viable alternative to help manage a range of conditions.
Acupuncture can provide benefits for certain conditions, including:
- Lower Back Pain
- Neck Pain
- Knee Pain
Cupping involves the placement of small sized cups onto the surface of the skin. These cups create a vacuum effect. The suction/vacuum effect created sucks the skin and underlying tissue up. Cupping therapy is believed to cause inflammation at the area, signalling the body to start its repair processes. These cups can be moved along the muscle fibres to help relax tight muscles.
Cupping has been around for thousands of years, like acupuncture, and is a technique used in traditional Chinese medicine.
There are some benefits to cupping therapy: it can improve joint range of motion while reducing pain, especially in back and neck pain. Cupping can also be used following surgery, to help break up the scar tissue underneath the skin that develops and contributes to pain and stiffness.
The suction created by the cups will leave purple bruises on the body. However, these resolve within 3-5 days.
Our Acupuncturist Si Chen is available every Thursday. She is able to provide cupping services upon request.
Initial Session $75 (Item No. 103)
Subsequent Session $65 (Item No. 203)
Note that you may be able to claim back through your health fund! Unfortunately, Bupa and HCF will not be claimable. For other funds please contact your health fund to check.