Acupuncture Clinic Heidelberg and Watsonia

Acupuncture in Melbourne

Acupuncture in Melbourne is an incredibly effective and very subtle art designed to restore harmony and balance to the body. Recognizes by the WHO "World Health Organization". Acupuncture Clinic Heidelberg and Watsonia

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a branch of Traditional Chinese Medicine that involves the insertion of very fine needles into energy points in the body. These energy points are on Energy Channels or meridians which are connected with specific organs e.g. liver, heart etc. By stimulating the energy point via the needle we can have a positive effect upon the organ and induce a state of well being or dynamic balance (homeostasis). Acupuncture Clinic Heidelberg and Watsonia

Does it hurt?

The needles are very fine, sometimes hair fine and in most cases you don't feel anything. Sometimes there is a mild sensation like a gentle tingling or buzzing. This is the sensation of "Da Qi" or the needles activating and stimulating the flow of Qi (energy). They are dramatically smaller than hypodermic needles and not inserted as deeply. Acupuncture Clinic Heidelberg and Watsonia

Are the needles safe?

Just like any other medical procedure all of the needles used in acupuncture are pre-sterilized and pre-packaged as well as disposable and single use. This means that as each needle is used it is disposed into a bio-hazard container that ensures not only the safe disposal but that the entire work space in an office is kept 100% clean. Acupuncture Clinic Heidelberg and Watsonia

Are there any side effects?

After a few sessions you can start to experience better sleep, less stress, improve mental clarity, better digestion and improved energy levels. Some minor negative side effects that you might experience could include feeling lightheaded after a treatment as well as a bit more emotional on a day that you have experienced acupuncture, however, these effects are usually short lived. Acupuncture Clinic Heidelberg and Watsonia

Does it work?

The evidence of patients presenting in the clinic would say yes. In my clinical experience I have seen many patients improve dramatically through acupuncture treatment from a wide variety of ailments including but not exclusively:

  • shoulder pain/frozen shoulder
  • tennis elbow
  • digestive complaints
  • tiredness and lack of energy

According to a study published by the national institute for health acupuncture is at least as effective as pharmacology and causes less adverse events in preventing migraine attacks. Acupuncture Clinic Heidelberg and Watsonia


How does it work?

Acupuncture works on what we refer to as Qi (pronounced Chee), the vital energy or life force which energises us and gives us life. In TCM terms illness and "dis-ease" are caused by some disharmony in the flow and function of this Qi. Qi flows through energy channels or meridians (Jing Luo) connected to the organs and these channels have multiple acupuncture points which have various effects on the associated organ. By using the acupuncture points to redirect the Qi we promote the body's natural healing intelligence which allow it to heal itself. Acupuncture Clinic Heidelberg and Watsonia

What can I expect on my first visit?

The initial consultation is when we formulate a treatment plan and in order to do this we will go through various diagnostic procedures including tongue diagnosis, pulse diagnosis and talking. Michael will ask you many questions and many of these questions may appear quite unusual and irrelevant, however, they are essential to build a complete picture and determine the pattern of disharmony causing the illness, pain etc. Acupuncture Clinic Heidelberg and Watsonia

How many visits will it take?

This will be determined by your response to treatment and varies with each individual. Unlike some other therapies and medicine the patient plays a key role in their own rehabilitation. Willingness to adopt dietary advice and make lifestyle changes will have a significant effect on the success of the treatment. Acupuncture Clinic Heidelberg and Watsonia

Acupuncture is not a miracle cure. While you may get instant relief from taking medication or drugs they are usually just masking symptoms and not actually treating the underlying cause of illness. Through our careful questioning and probing we aim to determine the underlying pattern of disharmony and then promote the body's innate healing capabilites to restore balance and health. Unlike drugs and medication there are no nasty side effects. Acupuncture Clinic Heidelberg and Watsonia


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Acupuncture Clinic Heidelberg and Watsonia is an incredibly effective and very subtle art designed to restore harmony and balance to the body. These energy points are on Energy Channels or meridians which are connected with specific organs e.g. liver, heart etc. By stimulating the energy point via the needle we can have a positive effect upon the organ and induce a state of well being or dynamic balance (homeostasis). The needles are very fine, sometimes hair fine and in most cases you don’t feel anything. Sometimes there is a mild sensation like a gentle tingling or buzzing. This is the sensation of “Da Qi” or the needles activating and stimulating the flow of Qi (energy). They are dramatically smaller than hypodermic needles and not inserted as deeply.

Acupuncture Clinic Heidelberg and Watsonia

Acupuncture Clinic Heidelberg and Watsonia