Hoppers Crossing

Family Chiropractic Centre

What Is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is an ancient system of healing which focuses on improving the overall wellbeing of the patient. Fine needles are inserted into the body at specific points. Originating in China, these points have been mapped out over 2000 years.

Traditional acupuncture is base on ancient Chinese theories of the flow of Qi (energy) through pathways called meridians that cover the entire body. By inserting special needles into acupuncture points, the energy in the meridian is stimulated and allows the free flow of Qi. This re-balancing can regulate harmonious energetic balance of the body, relieve pain and restore health.



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Acupuncture Treatment
A lot of thought is put into selecting the points used for treatment. It depends on the nature of the problem, the age and severity of the condition. Needles are usually inserted from a few millimeters to 2 cm in depth. Sometimes you can feel cramping, heaviness, tingling or electric sensation near the needle or travelling along the energy pathway. However the pain is considered mild or minimal. During the treatment, the part of the body being worked on will be uncovered. The number of treatments depends on the duration, severity and nature of the complaint. Our acupuncturists, Joanne Duddridge and Abbie Cloherty are covered under most private health funds and claims can be made using HICAPS at the clinic.


Conditions Treated with Acupuncture
People have historically seen acupuncturists for many conditions including:

  • Allergies / Asthma
    Arthritis / Joint Problems
  • Back Pain
  • Bladder / Kidney Problems
  • Constipation / Diarrhoea
  • Cough / Bronchitis
  • Dizziness
  • Drug Addiction / Smoking
  • Fatigue
  • Gynaecological Disorders
  • Headache / Migraine
  • Health Maintenance
  • Heart Problems / Palpitations
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Immune System Deficiency
  • Knee Pain / Neck Pain / Stiffness
  • Pain Relief
  • Paralysis / Numbness
  • Premenstrual Syndrome
  • Sciatica
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Skin Problems
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains
  • Stress / Anxiety
  • Tendonitis
  • Weight Control
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome