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The origins of acupuncture date back to over 2,000 in China, making it one of the oldest medical systems in the world, supporting a range of different conditions.


Theory of acupuncture

Chinese medicine acupuncture is based on the theory that there is energy flowing through the body via a number of set channels, and locations. Disruption of this flow causes disharmony in the body, and is believed to cause disease, and feelings of unwell. Traditional Chinese medicine provides an individualised treatment approach, which is why each person regardless of their condition, is treated differently from each other.


How does acupuncture work?

Acupuncture involves the insertion of fine, sterile, single use, disposable needles that are placed throughout the body, in specific locations on acupuncture channels and points. The purpose of this it to clear any blockages and obstructions of energy (known as qi), and allow the body to restore back to harmony.


Benefits of acupuncture

  • Minimal side effects

  • Holistic and natural approach to healing

  • Works on addressing the underlying causes of disease, not just treating the symptom.

  • Treats the mind, body, and spirit

  • Focuses on using your own body to restore health and well-being

  • Shown to be effective in a range of conditions based on the Acupuncture Evidence Project

  • Works best in prevention and overall well-being


What to expect from a treatment

Initial acupuncture session takes approximately 60 minutes, as we go through your online health assessment questionnaire and go more in-depth with your health concern, set treatment goals and plan ahead. 

Return sessions take between 40-45 minutes, this is broken down as we revisit and discuss what has and hasn't changed from previous acupuncture session, how we are tracking on your health goals, and then leave needles in for approximate 20 minutes.

Arriving for an appointment

Please arrive on time for your appointment and take a seat in reception. If possible wear loose fitting clothes so that you can roll up your trousers up to the knees easily, tops that have easy access to the upper arms, and access to the abdomen.

After your session you may feel a little light headed or very relaxed, therefore I suggest go for a walk around the block, and have some water before getting back into your car and driving. 

Qualifications required to be a qualified Acupuncturist (Chinese medicine)

  • Minimum 4 year Bachelor Degree (over 900 hours in clinical needling experience)

  • CMBA Registered

  • Mandatory continuing professional development for registration



The Acupuncture Evidence Project 2017 is a comprehensive review of the evidence that supports the efficacy of acupuncture.

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