Traditional Chinese medicine – gentle, effective and holistic treatment
Acupuncture Geelong utilises the traditional Chinese medicine theory of diagnoses to develop a customised treatment plan for each client. Treatments are based on one or more of the following practices to provide immediate and ongoing improvements to your health and wellbeing.
Acupuncture & Electro-Acupuncture
Acupuncture is a centuries-old practice designed to provide pain relief and improve health through the placement of needles, heat or pressure at strategic points on the body.
This removes blockages in the muscle tissue, breaking up the accumulation of lactic acid and carbon monoxide which causes stiffness and poor blood flow. These blockages create abnormal pressure on blood vessels, lymph nodes and nerves, which adversely affects the function of internal organs and the muscular and skeletal systems.
Electro-acupuncture works in a similar way to traditional acupuncture, with the addition of a light electrical current to stimulate the movement of qi and blood throughout the body. The use of specific intensity and frequency has been shown to have a positive effect on relieving pain, muscle spasms and neurological disorders.
Chinese herbs are a very powerful way to treat underlying diseases. Specially blended herbal formulas are used in the treatment of anxiety, depression, stress, insomnia, fatigue, skin disorders, diarrhoea, constipation, infertility, menstrual disorders, headaches and muscle and joint pain.
At Acupuncture Geelong, we offer our own blends of Chinese herbal formulations, designed to be used in conjunction with acupuncture and other treatments.
Cupping is a highly effective Chinese medicine treatment that dates back to around 300 AD. Cupping uses gentle suction to treat tight muscles, neck & back pain, headaches and migraines, cellulite, fatigue, anxiety and to stimulate blood flow.
Cupping can be done by sliding along specific meridians or on specific acupuncture points, depending on the type of treatment the individual requires.
Gua Sha is an ancient technique used to encourage blood to move to the skin’s surface. This helps to remove stagnation, reduce heat and inflammation and relieve pain.
The technique involves sliding a smooth-edged tool along specific points of the body to promote blood flow. Gua Sha can be used to treat pain, muscle spasms, fibromyalgia, colds and flu, fever, along with respiratory conditions such as asthma and bronchitis.
Acupressure, Chinese Massage and Bodywork
Acupressure and tui na (Chinese massage) is a form of oriental bodywork that dates back 2,500 years. This technique utilises meridian points on the body. Pressure is applied at certain points to remove blockages to the muscles and nerves. Tui Na can be used to treat acute and chronic pain, stress, musculoskeletal disorders, digestive and respiratory conditions
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We offer an initial consultation to identify and diagnose any complaints and create a treatment plan.