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Acupuncture in Melbourne’s Western Suburbs

At Pivotal Chinese Medicine, we offer Chinese medicine and acupuncture, moxibustion acupuncture techniques as well as electro-acupuncture therapy, cupping and GuaSha. When you’re looking for acupuncture in Melbourne’s western suburbs, it can sometimes be hard to choose the type that’s right for you. Our clinic offers several different kinds of Chinese medicine acupuncture for patients to choose from.


General Chinese Medicine Acupuncture


Acupuncture dates back to around 2,000 years and is a method used in Traditional Chinese Medicine. During this practice, thin needles are inserted into the body at particular points in order to support the health of the patient and address their specific needs and health goals.


You might be wondering if our acupuncture in Melbourne’s western suburbs hurts at all. The needles used are only 0.2mm wide, so they’re unlikely to cause pain. At most, you might experience a tingling, warmth or heaviness in the areas where the needles are used, but many people inform us they don’t feel any sensations at all. The needles used are disposable and pre-sterilised for your safety. 

Moxibustion Acupuncture


Moxibustion applied to acupuncture is the burning of herbs held over or added to the points where the needles have been applied. Usually, a moxa cone is affixed to the needle and then lit up. The patient will simply feel a gentle heating sensation that penetrates the skin.


Electro-Acupuncture Therapy


In electro-acupuncture therapy, a low electric current is used to shift energy at the acupuncture points. We add small clips to the acupuncture needles that are connected to a device for creating electric pulses. Different health conditions can be responsive to various frequencies and intensities of electrical impulses, and your practitioner will know the appropriate impulse settings for your situation. Often electro-acupuncture therapy may be useful for musculoskeletal problems.


How Will I Feel After Treatment?


It is usual to feel relaxed after a Chinese medicine acupuncture treatment, but individual results may vary.


How Many Sessions Will I Need?


You condition and your body’s responses to treatment will determine how many sessions you need. Some people only require a few sessions, while others need more. The ideal that acupuncture holds is not to fix anything, but to restore the body’s natural flow of energy so healing can occur at its own pace in a harmonious way.


Book an Appointment Today for Chinese Medicine Acupuncture


At Pivotal Chinese Medicine, we offer a range of Chinese medicine acupuncture services to suit your specific health concerns. We’re committed to guiding you and supporting your health goals. To make an appointment for acupuncture in Melbourne’s western suburbs, call us today on (03) 9994 6387 or book online.