What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture uses very fine needles into different areas in the body to engage a healing response. Acupuncture will attempt to increase blood flow with a particular area and help the brain release pain relieving neurotransmitters and hormones. This will help your body to reduce the affects of stress, pain and inflammation.
Acupuncture has also been shown to release endorphins and hormones which can reduce the affects of prolongs stress and have a relaxing effect.
Acupuncture needles are inserted in the muscles and certain joints of the body. They are normally retained for a period of twenty to thirty minutes. This may vary depending on the treatment strategy. Acupuncture should not be painful or an unpleasant experience. Some points can be initially sensitive but settle shortly afterwards. The sensations of treatment can vary, quite often during treatment the needled area can feel heavy, or numb or can ache slightly.
For more information on acupuncture check our FAQ section.
Your health is of great importance to us. We follow the regulations from the Australian Chinese Medicine Regulations Board. It requires that acupuncture needles purchased are pre sterilised and are single use only. After use, acupuncture needles are disposed of in a hazardous waste container.
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Nick is a nationally registered practitioner (AHPRA) of Chinese Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture, and an accredited member of the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese medicine Association (AACMA).
Nick has studied under Professor Zheng at the College of TCM in Melbourne, completed an internship program at the Hubei Chinese Medicine Hospital in Wuhan, China, and completed a Master of Traditional Chinese Medicine at the University of Western Sydney, focusing on chronic illness and women’s health.
Nick’s time in China was spent working within the Acupuncture Department and the Gastrointestinal and Respiratory Internal Medical Departments.
Nick has a keen interest in helping with the management of:
- Musculoskeletal injury
- Chronic pain e.g. back and neck pain
- Joint pain e.g. Arthritis, tennis elbow, plantar fasciitis
- Period pains and hormonal cramping
Lexi is a nationally registered Acupuncturist and Chinese Medicine Herbalist. She has completed a Bachelor of Health Science (Chinese Medicine) at the Southern School of Natural Therapies in Melbourne. Lexi is also a qualified Holistic Kinesiologist and Counsellor and has been working in this field for the past 15 years.
Lexi has a keen interest in providing help with:
- Period pains and cramping
- Pain from injury
- Musculoskeletal aches
Jane is a nationally registered Acupuncturist and Chinese Medicine Herbalist. She has completed a Bachelor of Health Science from Southern School of Natural Therapies.
Having worked with Steven Clavey since 2015, Jane has been mentored in Chinese herbal medicine for women’s health. She has completed further study at Zhejiang Provincial Hospital of TCM in China and at Taipei Tzuchi Hospital in Taiwan.
Jane is passionate about making acupuncture accessible to all people. She has spent time working in smaller communities in Indonesia, as well as volunteering at many community based acupuncture clinics in Melbourne. She has special interest in:
- women’s health
- male fertility
- pain management