Acupuncture is a system of healing that dates has an unbroken history of over 5000 years and is based on a system of pathways called meridians that flow through the body.
The Acupuncture points are access points that allow the practitioner to assist the body by clearing block in the pathways that can lead to pain and disease. Many things can cause these blockages such as blood clots after trauma like a deep bruise, tights muscles or stagnation of body fluids or even emotional trauma, that can create a reduction of flow of Qi and blockages through the body. These blockages over time cause chronic physical and/or emotional pain and discomfort.
Acupuncture is a relaxing and calming experience that leaves you feeling relaxed and refreshed.
Only practitioners of Acupuncture that have done a minimum of 4 years medical training can do Acupuncture and have been registered with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency. Acupuncture also includes what is commonly known as ‘Dry Needling’ that is simply needling painful points on the muscles known as Ash Shi points. Classical Acupuncture is more gentle and works on the body as a whole.
Traditional Herbal medicine also follows a long history of the utilisation of herbs for the healing of disease since the beginning of humanity. What differentiates Chinese herbal medicine is the systematic categorisation of herbs by how they affect the body and the blending of herbs in such a way that create a synergy between the herbs to enhance the beneficial effects. Ancient Chinese medical texts go back over 2000 years document how a the proportion of herbs in each formula work together to boost immune function and support the body’s ability to fight disease, boost organ function as well as clear viral and non-beneficial bacteria while allowing beneficial bacteria to balance and enhance whole body healing. As each of us has our own strengths and weaknesses that come from hereditary factors, diet and lifestyle factors as well as environmental conditions, so herbal formulas are tailored to treat our own specific conditions. This is why it is important that when taking herbs, they are prescribed by a registered herbal doctor as what may work for one person, may not be suitable for another.
Diet therapy is a large part of Chinese Medicine and a personal passion. “Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food” is a quote attributed to Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, who although more accurately wrote more on the subject that some foods are beneficial to certain disease while other are damaging. It is this approach that I include in asses your specific dietary needs. Like herbal medicine, foods that nourish some are a poison to other such as wheat to Coeliacs, and therefore I apply a personalised approach to dietary advice that can help you be the best health you can be and feel more in control of your health.
The Yin and Yang of human fertility is a well researched and highly respected part of Chinese Medicine. We assess the health of both parties in fertility and use diet therapy, herbal medicine and Acupuncture to work towards good health and assist your fertility naturally.
Acupuncture is often used in conjunction with IVF to boost implantation process in many hospitals around the world and here in Australia and has shown to be effective for embryo transfer (Shen 2015 - SR&MA) (118)
(Qian 2016 SR of 30 RCT's and MA) (119)
Tuina is the term used for Chinese Massage, and we at Kinglake Chinese Medicine use this along with Bowen Technique, remedial and Bio Feedback to enhance your treatment and healing.
Cupping and Moxibustion
Cupping is an ancient form of treatment that is widespread in Europe and Mediterranean countries to boost circulation relax muscles and assist the treatment. It involves heating glass cups and placing in strategic places on the body and an adjunct to the other treatment processes.
Moxibusion Is the lighting of the Mugwort herb and used on pressure points to warm and disperse blood and alleviate pain. It has also been used to turn a breech presentation baby and is gentle and non-invasive.