Acupuncture is a painless and sterile method of stimulating the healing response of the body with over 24,000 peer reviewed science references.

The following are some of the mechanisms that research into acupuncture has revealed;

Acupuncture releases painkiller and feel-good hormones

The acupuncture needle stimulates a healing response

Needle insertion creates a micro trauma in the surrounding tissue initiating an inflammatory process. This triggers the body to heal itself. Fresh blood and nutrients flood the site along with a substance called prostaglandin which regulates inflammation and mobilizes platelets for healing. This effect may also heal any surrounding tissue damage left over from past injuries.

Acupuncture relaxes muscles

which can release pressure on joint regions and nerves improving local blood flow. To learn more about what to expect when receiving acupuncture, visit our Frequently Asked Questions section.

Treatment Options

General Acupuncture

What is Acupuncture?

We use best quality Japanese style needles for comfort and body response. Needle Insertion can tone or sedate the area and is adjusted to suit each person’s sensitivity. Once placed on the skin the treatments are deeply relaxing. 

Laser Acupuncture

What is Laser Acupuncture?

 Gentle low-intensity laser light is applied to acupuncture points, arthritic joints, and tissues in order to promote a “super charged” healing and pain reducing response.  Laser acupuncture is a completely painless acu-therapy treatment for myofascial and joint pain and tension headache.

Electro Acupuncture

What is Electro Acupuncture?

Electro Acupuncture is a form of acupuncture where a small electric current is passed between pairs of acupuncture needles. This practice augments the use of regular acupuncture, can restore health and well-being, and is particularly effective for stopping pain and relaxing acute and chronic muscle tension.


What is Cupping?

An ancient therapy where a suction cup is applied to the body to draw up and hold skin. It’s used to treat local congestion and other systemic disorders.
Melbourne Acupuncture uses cupping to treat painful areas including abdominal pain, joint pain, stomach ache, muscle spasm, cramps.


What is Moxibustion?

Moxibustion uses the power of herbs and heat to activate blood flow and intensify the function of energy circulation (Qi) within the body. When used, patients experience gentle warmth from a stick of moxa herb to warm the acupoint. Moxa is often used when treating tiredness, diarrhoea, asthma, joint and lower back pain, and some gynaecological disorders.

Gua Sha

What is Gua Sha?

A skin rubbing technique that restores blood flow to tense & knotted areas as a means of promoting the metabolic process and circulation of vital Qi. It is sometimes referred to as “spooning” and temporarily leaves a slight speckled mark called Sha.