Acupuncture treatment in Geelong

Acupuncture at Geelong Chinese Medicine Clinic follows well-known and popular traditional Chinese techniques involving the insertion of fine needles into the meridians of patients’ bodies. One of our most popular treatment options, acupuncture complements the range of therapies and Chinese herbal medicine at our Geelong clinic.

Acupuncture has its origins in China about 100 BC and involves stimulating body walls such as skin and muscle to produce therapeutic effects. Acupuncture can help a wide range of conditions, ranging from acute and chronic pain through to respiratory, skin and gastric problems.

Understanding acupuncture

To help understand acupuncture, imagine your body is a living city comprising organic highways and byways. When your city’s roads and paths are clear and traffic unimpeded, everything flows smoothly and easily. However, if there is a breakdown on any of those thoroughfares, the traffic flow becomes compromised and a traffic jam eventuates. If the breakdown remains uncleared, the traffic jam becomes worse and its effect on the city – your body – increases.

In your body, the roads and pathways are known as meridians, and the traffic along those meridians is an energy flow known as chi. Suffer an injury and the consequential response of your body, such as a muscle spasming or tightening, can create a traffic jam and block the chi flow.

Chinese acupuncture in Geelong

Acupuncture treatment at Geelong Chinese Medicine Clinic aims to restore the chi flow and diminish the effect of the injury or illness. Our practitioners insert acupuncture needles into the affected area to help clear the traffic jam but will also insert needles into other areas to divert traffic away from the jam and help restore the chi flow.

Acupuncture has been proven to be effective for a number of pain and non-pain conditions common in primary care, and acupuncture for pain treatment at our Geelong clinic regularly brings relief to clients. We treat patients with a wide variety of complaints such as:

  • Back and sciatic pain
  • Neck and shoulder pain
  • Knee pain following knee replacement
  • Heel and hip pain
  • Elbow pain. Acupuncture also benefits sufferers of period pain, stomach pain and migraine.
  • Chronic musculoskeletal pain, headache, visceral pain
  • Hay fever
  • Female fertility and relevant menstrual problems
  • Peri-menopausal syndrome
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia, in particular insomnia related to pain
  • Bell’s palsy
  • Sinusitis

Evidence supports acupuncture’s benefit for anxiety, depression, insomnia, ulcerative colitis and it provides the opportunity for non-drug therapies for a number of health conditions. Acupuncture at Geelong Chinese Medicine Clinic can be easily integrated into multidisciplinary management of chronic conditions.

Please watch the video of our clinic’s Geelong acupuncture practitioner and RMIT University academic Dr Zhen Zheng explains how acupuncture treatment works.

Well-trained and highly experienced practitioners provide acupuncture at Geelong Chinese Medicine Clinic and patients should experience minimal discomfort during treatment.

Other acupuncture treatments

While traditional Chinese acupuncture is a popular and effective treatment, our clinic also offers laser and electrical acupuncture in Geelong for those who have a fear of needles.

Geelong Chinese Medicine Clinic practitioners are also qualified to provide point injection treatments in which saline can be injected into acupuncture points to enhance therapeutic effect. We also provide scalp acupuncture, hand and foot acupuncture, wrist and ankle acupuncture, and micro-system acupuncture.

We encourage you to contact us to make an inquiry about our acupuncture treatment or other Chinese therapies such as cupping and moxibustion, Qigong and Chinese herbal medicine at our Geelong clinic.