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What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is the insertion of fine sterile needles into acupuncture points, to bring about a healing or therapeutic response. 

Acupuncture points are found on meridians (channels or pathways) which contain qi (pronounced Chee)

Qi may be enlikened to electrical energy, you can't see it, but you know that it is there by it's effect.

The meridian qi comes up close to the skin in many points on the body and these points are known as acupuncture points.When a needle is inserted into one of these points, it will stimulate the qi, causing it to flow. The Acupuncturist is trained to direct the qi to the areas it is required. A selection of points are used to treat the symptoms, or pattern of disharmony that the person has. Acupuncture can unblock qi when it is stagnant, increase qi when it is deficient, or subdue qi when it is in excess. It is really just all about balancing the qi. When the body is in a state of balance the person is much less likely to become unwell.

Does it hurt?

The needles are super fine and do not cause pain. Some points may be felt as mild discomfort for a few seconds, then the sensation becomes more numb, or dull. Many points are barely felt at all.

What can Acupuncture treat?

Acupuncture can treat a wide variety of conditions, because the meridian pathways cover the whole body. Acupuncture points on the skin connect to their corresponding internal organs. For example the stomach can be treated by using an acupuncture point on the lower leg, or a frozen shoulder can be treated by using a point on the forearm.

What to expect in an Acupuncture Treatment.

The first treatment is one hour. A thorough assessment is carried out, according to the principals of Traditional Chinese Medicine. A series of questions are asked, the tongue is observed and the pulse is palpated, according to the ancient art of Chinese pulse taking. The pattern of disharmony is diagnosed and a treatment plan is discussed.

The person then lays down on the treatment table and the needles are inserted. This only takes a few minutes and the rest is a time for relaxation, while the needles do their work. Acupuncture releases endorphins, the body's 'feel good' hormones. The person will leave the clinic feeling relaxed and more balanced.

Follow up treatments are 45 minutes and a shorter consultation and assessment is done to check progress, prior to the needles being inserted.

How Many Treatments will I need?

This generally depends on how long you have had the condition. The shorter amount of time you have had the condition the fewer treatments you would need. If you have had a condition for years, then a longer treatment plan will be discussed.

Wendy Carter is our in house Acupuncturist, she has 30 years experience as an Acupuncturist and Chinese Herbalist. Wendy treats a wide variety of conditions and has a particular interest in Women's Health including certain Gynaecological conditions, IVF Support, Pregnancy, Preparation for Birth and Menopause. Wendy also has an interest in treating Musculo Skeletal conditions, Chronic Pain, Sports Injuries, Mental Health and more.

Call Wendy on 4728 7165 to have a chat about your condition to see if Acupuncture would be suitable for you.


Registered Chinese Medicine Practitioner (Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs)

DipAppSc Acupuncture

Master of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Post Graduate Certificates in Chinese Herbs

Registered Nurse

International Post Graduate Paediatric Nurse Certificate

Registered with the Australian Health Regulation Agency (AHPRA)

Member of the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA)

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