Acupuncture & Cosmetic Acupuncture

How does acupuncture work?

Acupuncture treatment involves the insertion of fine, sterile, single use, disposable needles into specific sites, i.e. acupuncture points.


What are the benefits of acupuncture?

It focuses on drug-free pain relief.

It can be effective in the treatment of acute and chronic ailments (see the Acupuncture Evidence Project).

It addresses the underlying issues as well as the presenting symptoms.

It assists in the prevention against disease and the maintenance of general well-being.

Is there any evidence that acupuncture works?

The Acupuncture Evidence Project was published in 2017 and it found acupuncture to be effective for the following conditions:

allergic rhinitis (perennial & seasonal)

knee osteoarthritis

chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (with anti-emetics)

migraine prophylaxis

chronic low back pain

postoperative nausea & vomiting

headache (tension-type and chronic)

postoperative pain

acute low back pain

acute stroke

neck pain



peri-menopausal and
postmenopausal insomnia

asthma in adults

post-traumatic stress disorder


hypertension (with medication)

irritable bowel syndrome 

menopausal hot flushes

What is Cosmetic Acupuncture?

Fine needling the skin on the face may be able to address:

  • puffy skin
  • fine lines & wrinkles
  • some discolourations, or uneven skin tone
  • dull or dry skin
  • scars
  • tension

Best results are achieved with a block of 10 weekly sessions, however improvements may be already noticed after 3 or 4 sessions.

CONTRAINDICATIONS: Cosmetic Acupuncture is contraindicated in pregnancy, when the body’s energy is directed towards building new life. It is also contraindicated when the immune system is busy fighting a cold or manifesting an allergic reaction.

It is also recommended that migraine patients be migraine-free for a minimum of 3 months before commencing cosmetic acupuncture treatment.

Creating beautiful skin means not only softening lines, but creating an inner glow that people notice. Cosmetic Acupuncture uses a holistic approach to achieve a fresher, glowing complexion without using harsh soaps, chemicals or medical intervention.

Super-fine, sterile needles are inserted into the face to activate or release muscles as required; this may boost circulation of blood and lymphatic fluid, plumping up the skin and smoothing its appearance. A cosmetic acupuncture session also includes facial Gua Sha (massage) to further stimulate circulation and create “microtrauma”; this microtrauma can prompt fibroblasts in the skin to produce more collagen, which has the effect of filling out skin and smoothing out lines.

Great skin starts from within, so your practitioner will also enquire and treat all areas of your health to achieve the best result. And may use not only Acupuncture but Herbal medicine, dietary and lifestyle adjustments.




Oyster Shells & Dragon Bone
Chinese Medicine

Dr Leela Klein (TCM)
M: 0421 283 442

[email protected]

AHPRA: CMR0002167604
AACMA: 3510

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