What to expect...
Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medicine technique involving the careful insertion of fine needles at highly specific acupuncture points throughout the body. The aim is to influence the flow of 'Qi' (loosely translated as energy) in the body in order to regain balance within particular bodily systems.
Historical texts describe the use of acupuncture for many internal and external conditions. Some of the more commonly discussed conditions amongst literature include gynaecological and digestive complaints, emotional imbalances, poor energy levels and sleep quality, musculo-skeletal ailments and headaches, allergies and inflammations. More recent research explores the use of electro-acupuncture and its effects on the nervous system - chronic and acute pain mechanisms, endocrine or hormonal imbalances and other neurological/nerve conditions.
A typical acupuncture session can be quite relaxing, it may also involve the use of electro-acupuncture, moxibustion, application of heat, cupping, Chinese specific dietary advice, or prescription of patented Chinese herbal medicines in order to provide the best possible outcomes for the individual.
With a passion for natural health and well-being, over 16 years hands on experience in bodywork, and qualifications including a Masters of Science in Medicine (Pain Management), a Bachelor of Health Science (Traditional Chinese Medicine), a Diploma of Remedial Massage, and a Certificate 4 in Sports Massage, you can rest assured you are in good hands with Body Balance Acupuncture and Remedial Therapies.
*Please note: Natural medicine may not lay claim to cure any western medical conditions, however there is an enormous amount of research available for anyone to access - if you should choose our services, please consider if the information provided is appropriate for you.
Traditional Chinese Acupuncture
Acupuncture is a branch of Chinese Medicine that stimulates specific points on the body with fine needles in order to regulate the flow of Qi, balance the functions of the body, mind and spirit and restore health.
When performed by a qualified practitioner, the combination of Chinese medicine theory (philosophy and principles) and acupuncture can be effective for a range of internal and external disorders.
Electro-acupuncture has been used for decades and is a more modern adaptation of traditional Chinese acupuncture. A mild electric current is applied between two or more needles with the intention of enhancing the stimulation.
It's targeted effects within the nervous system make this modality particularly useful in cases involving pain management, often obtaining faster analgesic effects than traditional acupuncture.
Patent Chinese Herbal Medicine
Chinese herbal medicines are a common addition to many acupuncture consultations and may be used for ongoing treatment and health maintenance. Patent herbal formulas offer benefits similar to potent Chinese herbs, in the convenience of small pearl pills.
Our stocked range is a Practitioner Only Prescription range which requires a consultation to purchase these products. This allows us to discuss your health complaint and provide qualified advice on the appropriate formula for you.
Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture
Facial rejuvenation (or cosmetic) acupuncture is a gentle and natural practice adopted to enhance beauty and wellbeing.
Multiple delicate needles are inserted into the face, neck, scalp or chest to bring blood circulation and nutrients to the area, oxygenate the cells and stimulate fibroblasts (building blocks of the skin), thus boosting collagen and elastin. This is what gives us our bright, even and glowing complexion.
Cupping is an ancient Chinese therapy that is based on the theory that certain health problems can be caused by stagnant blood and poor flow of Qi throughout the body.
To correct or prevent these issues, we apply specifically designed glass cups to your skin. With the use of heat, this creates a pressure (or vacuum effect) that sucks your skin inward and promotes movement of Qi and blood.
Moxibustion is an externally applied traditional Chinese medicine treatment. It is based on the theory of clearing the meridians and regulating Qi and blood, whilst warming and nourishing the body.
Chinese medicine theory suggests that moxibustion has a dual effect of tonifying and purging, obtained through warming acupuncture points with burning moxa wool, or use of a heated moxa stick.