Chinese acupuncture can help with:
- Musculoskeletal pain (back/neck/shoulder/hip/knee/elbow/foot)
- Signs of aging or skin imperfections on the face and neck
- Digestive problems
- Common cold
- Pregnancy (pain/breached foetus/induction)
- Skin conditions (eczema, dermatitis, rosacea, psoriasis)
- PMS/period pain/irregular periods
The primary feature of modern Chinese Medicine is the premise that good health relies on the individuals’ ability to restore and maintain harmony and balance. It takes a holistic approach to understanding normal function and disease processes and focuses as much on the prevention of illness as it does on the treatment.
When you are healthy, an abundant supply of Qi (pronounced ‘chee’) or “life energy” flows through the body’s meridians (a network of invisible channels in the body). If the flow of Qi in the meridians becomes blocked or there is an inadequate supply of Qi, then the body fails to maintain harmony, balance and order, and disease or illness follows. This can result from stress, overwork, poor diet, emotional upsets, disease pathogens, weather and environmental conditions, and other lifestyle factors. Practitioners look carefully for signs of health and dysfunction, paying particular attention to not only the presenting condition, but also the medical history, general constitution, the pulse, and the tongue.
The successful use of Acupuncture has been documented extensively in China and modern science has established that the insertion of these needles elicits the production of various body chemicals, which in turn contribute to the healing process. Acupuncture is a widely accepted form of treatment and has been recognised and endorsed by the World Health Organisation as a valid and useful treatment for over 100 conditions.
Our Traditional Chinese Acupuncturist, Katie inserts very fine needles into the skin to stimulate the body’s Qi and correct any imbalance in its movement and to restore health and vitality to the patient. Pain should not be felt but rather a ‘dull/heavy’ sensation. Along with the usual method of needle insertion, Katie also uses heat, tuina (Chinese Massage), cupping and ear acupuncture.
Physiotherapist Katie Schablon has completed her Masters in Traditional Chinese Medicine majoring in Acupuncture at RMIT University and utilises Chinese Acupuncture as a stand-alone therapy or within her Physiotherapy treatments.