What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is the insertion of needles into special points on the body. It works by stimulating the nervous system, musculature system and connective tissues.

It’s highly recommended for those with muscle and joint related problems, menstruation and fertility problems, pregnancy support, stress, insomnia, fatigue plus more.

Our practitioners are fully trained and qualified, providing you with safe and successful treatments.

Acupuncture is recognised by most health funds. Please check with your insurer before making a booking. Our clinic has HICAPS available for payment and claims processing.

You can book your appointment by phone or online.  

Does it hurt?

Our techniques are simple, safe and effective.

There’s often a misconception that acupuncture is a painful and uncomfortable procedure that can’t be enjoyed. This is completely untrue. While there is sometimes a small degree of momentary discomfort, it’s only ever so slight, and just for a moment.

Once the needles are in, you can expect sensations of heaviness, tingling and warmth. Our clinic director Brittney describes her experience of acupuncture as ‘feeling like she’s sinking right into the table’ as a result of the treatment and relaxation.

It’s not uncommon for patients to fall asleep during their treatment as their bodies become so relaxed.

How to prepare for your acupuncture session?

Bring along any scans and lab work that are relevant to your condition. This will assist your practitioner in their assessment and treatment plan for you. Plan to wear or at least bring loose comfortable clothing with you. Visit the bathroom so you don’t have to go mid treatment.

At the acupuncture appointment

Your practitioner will go through a detailed consultation with you. This is your opportunity to discuss your concerns, health history and treatment goals.

You might notice your practitioner asking questions that don’t seem directly connected to your problem. This is completely normal. What may not seem connected to you, connects for us (from a Chinese Medicine perspective) and helps us to diagnose and treat you effectively. It’s what we call holistic medicine- investigating and treating the body as a whole.

Your treatment may begin with a gentle massage to loosen any tightness. This is followed by acupuncture. If electro acupuncture is needed, the machine will be used here. Once the needles are removed, gua sha, cupping or moxibustion will be performed. We often combine multiple treatment modalities for the best results.

Please note: this is a standardised treatment, and may not be appropriate for your specific concern. Please call us if you would like more information regarding your treatment prior to your consultation.

After your acupuncture appointment

Acupuncture continues to be effective after you walk out the door, with many changes to the body happening on a microscopic level.

We encourage our patients to rest and relax for the remaining day, so the effect of the acupuncture will continue to work.

Acupuncture and other Chinese Medicine (CM) treatments

Acupuncture can be used as a treatment on its own, or in combination with other CM treatments. Other CM treatments we use are:

Our qualified practitioners will develop a treatment plan that best suits your symptoms and treatment goals.

Benefits of acupuncture and what it may treat

Whether its acupuncture alone, or combined with other CM treatments, acupuncture has shown to have positive effects on:

  • Headaches
  • Bursitis
  • Strains or soft tissue injuries
  • Nausea
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Arthritis
  • PCOS
  • High blood pressure
  • Muscle pain
  • Anxiety
  • Improve blood flow circulation
  • Digestive disorders
  • Sharp knee pain
  • Dysmenorrhoea (period pain)
  • Stress management
  • Delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS)
  • Ligament sprains
  • Constipation
  • Endometriosis
  • IVF/ IUI
  • Stress
  • Breeched babies
  • Neck pain
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Depression
  • Subacute/chronic low back pain
  • Insomnia
  • Tennis elbow
  • Sore muscles
  • Improving range of motion

Find out more about what we treat…

Do you have more questions about acupuncture? Call The Acupuncture Room on (‭02) 9659 6099 or send us an email: