Acupuncture in Sydney’s Inner West

acupuncture leichhardt

Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine assist in the prevention of disease, treating the symptoms and the cause, offering a holistic approach linking body, mind and spirit, effectively treating common ailments.  It involves the insertion of fine needles into the body, this stimulates points, helping with inflammation, treating signs and symptoms that come with health issues. You can benefit from our Chinese medicine and acupuncture services in our Rozelle clinic.

Acupuncture is used for:

  • chronic or acute pain
  • irregular or painful periods
  • fertility & IVF support
  • IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)
  • digestive complaints
  • stress and anxiety
  • headache and migraine
  • fatigue
  • sleep issues
  • improving general wellbeing


We work on balancing your hormones, helping you transform your health, working on concerns you may have.

  • endometriosis
  • PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome)
  • heavy menstrual bleeding
  • painful periods
  • uterine fibroids
  • irregular menstruation
  • ovarian cysts
  • menopausal concerns

We recommend having acupuncture prior to your IVF treatments to help prepare your body. We can help with any uncomfortable side effects from the stimulation phase, and help with anxiety or stress during this time.  Having an acupuncture treatment after egg collection is recommended.

On the day of embryo transfer we recommend a treatment before and after transfer.  We use protocols based on clinical trials.

After the fertilised egg has been transferred to your uterus, acupuncture is used to help stabilise the body for implantation.

Pregnancy, Labour and Birth

We offer a program to cover all your needs during pregnancy, labour and birth.  Please get in touch with any questions you may have regarding your pregnancy.

The First trimeter: 1- 12 weeks 

The first trimester for some can be a time of tiredness, feeling hungry, with cravings for things you don’t normally eat, some have an aversion to foods they usually enjoy.  Nausea, a metallic taste, and sickness are common in this time.  It is a time of importance with development and growth.

Acupuncture for early pregnancy

  • miscarriage
  • nausea, vomiting
  • fatigue, insomnia
  • anxiety, fear
  • emotional and physical exhaustion
  • constipation
  • reflux, heartburn
  • cold and flu

Second Trimester: 13 to 28 weeks

During this trimester of pregnancy women start to feel better.  This is when you can start to feel great and enjoy your pregnancy.

Acupuncture for Second Trimester:

  • heartburn/reflux
  • back ache and sciatica
  • symphysis pubis pain
  • restless legs
  • headache, migraine
  • carpal tunnel
  • swelling/oedema
  • anemia
  • varicose veins
  • constipation
  • haemorrhoids

Third trimester: 28 to 40 weeks

The final three months of pregnancy, women can feel larger and heavier.  Weight can change with the increase of amniotic fluid and a growing baby.  Some women start to feel tired and uncomfortable. with a few minor issues.

Acupuncture for Third Trimester:

  • cramping
  • aneamia
  • poor sleep
  • abdominal pain
  • swelling/oedema
  • anxiety
  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • premature labour
  • getting your body prepared for labour
  • gestational diabetes
  • boosting immune system

From 36 weeks

Acupuncture is used to ensure proper positioning of baby and getting your body balanced, energised and preparing you both physically and emotionally for becoming a mother.  Ask about our treatment packages.

  • Week 36-37 one treatment per week
  • 38 two treatments
  • 39 three treatments.

Preparation for Labour 

Ripening the cervix from 38 weeks, and for when you are over your due date. Two treatments per week are recommended to get you prepared for birth,  boosting energy, helping with stress and sleepless nights.  As well as acupuncture to prepare for labour, We also provide other pregnancy and labour services.

Breech and Posterior Babies

Acupuncture and moxibustion are used with breech and posterior babies from 34 weeks of pregnancy. With the use of moxa done for 10 days, exercises and postural positions we help you get your baby back into the ideal birthing position.

Care after Baby – The Fourth Trimester

This period can be seen as the first six weeks after baby is born.  We are here to enhance your wellbeing, or as we call it ‘mother roasting’.  We use both acupuncture and moxa to help aid with recovery.

Acupuncture for Fourth Trimester

  • bleeding
  • breastfeeding problems
  • urinary problems
  • sweating
  • afterpains
  • perineal soreness
  • emotional problems
  • fatigue and exhaustion

Care After a Caesarean Section

  • scar healing
  • emotional stresses
  • general wellbeing

At the Art of Health and Wellbeing, we offer fertility and IVF acupuncture, and acupuncture to help your body with naturally going into labour in Rozelle.  If you have any concerns not listed above please contact us to see if we can help.

Call us for a Free Consultation Today!

If you’re searching for acupuncture or Chinese medicine in Leichhardt, we can help you. You are welcome to contact us for a free 15 minute pre-treatment consultation to discuss how acupuncture or chinese herbal medicine can be beneficial to you. Call 1800 089 770

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