FAQ

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0421 283 442

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Opening hours:

Kundalini House, North Fitzroy: Fridays 10.30am – 7.30pm

Natural Therapeutics, Brunswick: Tuesdays 9am – 8pm & Sundays 11 – 6pm

Does acupuncture hurt?

Many people feel a small transient sting as the acupuncture needles are inserted. Following an acupuncture session, some patients may experience minor side effects that are mild and self-correcting, such as a light headache and occasional minor bruising.

What goes into Chinese medicine?

There are more than 450 substances commonly used in Chinese herbal medicine – most are of plant origin though some animal and mineral substances may also be used. Some substances that were used traditionally are no longer part of modern professional Chinese herbal medicine practice. For example, traditional remedies with extracts of endangered species have been replaced by other substances with similar actions.

Does acupuncture work?

Research has shown that acupuncture can be used with effectiveness in the treatment of a wide range of conditions, from musculoskeletal and gastrointestinal issues to mental health, stress, reproductive and gynaecological concerns. Acupuncture has been proven to effectively complement the treatment of conditions such as allergic rhinitis, knee osteoarthritis, headaches and chronic lower back pain.

Why should I try acupuncture?

Acupuncture focuses on drug-free pain relief and can be effective in the treatment of a number of acute and chronic ailments. It takes a holistic approach by addressing the underlying cause of the condition, as well as the symptoms. Acupuncture links body, mind and emotions. Acupuncture focuses not only on ailments but assists in the prevention against disease and the maintenance of general well-being.

What is the difference between acupuncture and dry needling?

Both modalities involve the placing of needles at specific points in the body, but there are vast differences. Acupuncturists study for a minimum of 4 years and are registered with the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia (CMBA). Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years and has some solid research of effectiveness. Dry needling is a technique that was adopted in the last few decades in order to ease muscular pain.

 

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