Dating back as far as 5,000 years, Acupuncture is today the most widely used form of Traditional Chinese Medicine worldwide.
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), good health is the product of balanced and harmonious flow of Qi (“chi”) through the body. When energy channels become blocked, the Qi cannot flow freely which causes mental, physical and emotional health imbalances.
Acupuncture heals by correcting imbalance and re-establishing smooth flowing energy.
TCM uses a detailed system of differential diagnosis and practical, responsive treatment. Melissa will assess your health using traditional techniques such as pulse and tongue diagnosis; examine bodily function, signs and symptoms.
This style of diagnosis maps the complaint and its underlying pattern of disharmony, which allows Melissa to develop an individualised treatment plan complete with strategic Acupuncture points.
Hair-thin, flexible needles are inserted gently and shallowly in order to stimulate specific points along the meridian system to clear blockages and encourage the natural flow of Qi.
Acupunctures capacity to detect and correct imbalance makes it a powerful preventative health tool.
Chinese herbs may also be prescribed to support Acupuncture treatment strategy and help balance the body from the inside out. Herbal formulas, like the Acupuncture treatment, are designed specifically for the individual, based on medical history and symptoms.
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Thanks to the Acupuncture Evidence Project here is a list of conditions that Acupuncture was found to treat successfully according to research.
Each person will experience Acupuncture differently, however, most feel minimal sensation as needles are inserted. Once the needles are in place, most patients feel a sense of deep relaxation and even sleepiness. Some patients may experience a mild tingling sensation moving along the meridians.
Acupuncture is generally considered to be safe, but occasionally (as with all health treatments), may be associated with possible adverse reactions in individual cases.
The Healing Point uses only the highest quality, single-use, disposable Acupuncture needles. Melissa is fully qualified in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and is a member of the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA) and Australian Natural Therapies Association (ANTA).
Please ask if you have any specific questions regarding the safety of Acupuncture treatments and always check that you are being treated by a licensed acupuncturist. It is also very important to tell your practitioner about serious illnesses, especially easy bruising and problems with clotting.
Acupuncture and traditional western medical treatments can be given in tandem, in fact they work very well together. Melissa can work with medical providers such as your general physician, physio or mental health counsellor to create a comprehensive and supportive treatment plan that gets the best out of all medical traditions.
Your first consult consists of a diagnostic “interview” and then treatment. Melissa allows ample time for you to explain health concerns and goals. The length of time that needles stay in the body varies depending on the condition of the patient. Chinese Herbal Medicine consultations can be included in the interview if needed.
Every person is unique and the number of treatments needed may vary from patient to patient. Determining factors are the nature of the complaint, whether it is acute or chronic and the general state of health and lifestyle of the patient. While a single treatment may in some cases achieve a considerable result, most conditions will require a minimum of 4 – 8 treatments spaced one week apart, while deep-seated conditions may require ongoing treatments over several months to resolve the underlying cause. Many patients choose Acupuncture as a maintenance treatment every 4 - 6 weeks to ensure their continued wellbeing.
Reactions during and after Acupuncture treatments vary person to person. You may experience none, some or all of the following:
You will need to check your private health fund; however, The Healing Point is an HBF preferred provider and accepts most health funds in Australia.