Acupuncture Facts & benefits

mannequin with acupuncture needles Acupuncture is one of the few complementary approaches that have a scientific background and is well accepted in treating certain medical conditions.

With its use dating back more than 2000 years, Acupuncture is an ancient and effective drug-free form of health care.

How does it Work?

One of the most important concepts of Traditional Chinese Medicine is that of Qi, the vital force or energy that flows through a system of channels in the body known as the Meridians.
The goal of acupuncture is to establish healthy body function by restoring the natural circulation of energy, or Qi.

In simple terms, by inserting fine needles into specific energetic points on the Meridian paths (the body’s energy channels) the energy flow of Qi is stimulated, removing the blockages that cause pain and disease.

The Meridians are connected to the internal organs, meaning a healthy flow of Qi can help heal disease in their respective organs.

Does the process of acupuncture hurt?

No, not at all. The insertion of the needles into the acupuncture points is not a painful process since the needles are very fine. Sometimes you may feel a slight tingling, or electric sensation as the needle enters the skin however over time and through regular treatments Acupuncture can become very relaxing.

What are some of the more common complaints treated by Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a natural, drug-free treatment that can alleviate a broad range of symptoms and disease, including:

  • Back, neck shoulder, elbow pain, osteoarthritis and gout
  • Eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, and acne
  • Headaches, migraines, stress, anxiety, depression, and sleeplessness
  • Asthma, bronchitis, sinusitis, hay fever, influenza, and the common cold
  • Low blood pressure, fluid retention, chest pain, poor circulation and muscle cramps
  • Pregnancy, premenstrual tension, painful, heavy or irregular periods hormonal disturbances, menopause.
  • Men’s health

Why choose Melbourne Acupuncture Wellness for my Acupuncture treatment?
Trained through the prestigious Chinese Medicine Degree at RMIT in Melbourne, Farzaneh Gaffarhi has also accrued qualifications through Clinical Internships both in China and Europe and is a highly respected local Acupuncturist in Melbourne, Victoria.

With over a decade’s worth of experience in prescribing and administering Acupuncture treatments, Farzaneh offers a safe and healing environment to manage your symptoms of pain or discomfort.

After a thorough consultation, a unique treatment program tailored to suit your specific set of symptoms is created to address the energy blockages within the body.

Contact us here for more information or to book an appointment at our Melbourne Acupuncture Wellness.

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