Acupuncture in Sydney’s Inner West

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, and providing drug-free pain relief. It involves the insertion of fine needles into the body, this stimulates points, alleviating pain by reducing inflammation and helps treat signs and symptoms that come with health issues. You can benefit from our Chinese medicine and acupuncture services in our Leichhardt clinic.

Acupuncture is used for:

  • Musculoskeletal issues
  • Chronic or acute pain
  • Sports injuries
  • 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

Chinese Herbal Medicine

Chinese herbs have been use for thousands of years to help boost the immune system, enhance the digestive system and balance the body and keep the oxygen and blood moving. We use herbal medicine for pain, sports injury, detoxification and tonification of the body. All herbs are available in clinic with a treatment.


Cupping, Gua sha and Moxibustion

These are other techniques used in clinic with acupuncture or on their own.


Cupping is an ancient form of alternative medicine that creates a suction designed to bring blood to the acupuncture point, using small glass cups. After the cups are have been applied they can gently be moved over the skin. The suction causes the skin and superficial muscle layer to be drawn slightly into the cup. Cups are generally left in place for 10 minutes. Cupping loosens muscles, encourages blood flow, and sedates the nervous system.

Used for:

  • high blood pressure
  • respiratory conditions
  • detoxification
  • back and neck pain
  • stiff muscles
  • anxiety
  • fatigue
  • migraines
  • rheumatism
  • removal of cellulite
  • weight loss

Gua sha

Gua sha is a traditional Chinese medical treatment in which the skin is scraped to produce light bruising. Gua sha releases unhealthy elements from injured areas and stimulates blood flow and healing. The scraping of the skin produces red marks, that help with pain, chronic ailments.

Uses of Gua sha:

  • headache,migraine
  • neck, shoulder, back and knee pain
  • fever, flu
  • asthma, bronchitis
  • any musculoskeletal conditions

Moxibustion – Moxa

Moxibustion is the burning of herbs (mugwort) held over or applied to an acupuncture point to aid with healing. It is used to smooth the flow of blood, and to turn babies. A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 1998 found that up to 75% of women suffering from breech presentations before childbirth had their babies rotated to the normal position after receiving moxibustion at an acupuncture point.

Used for:

  • injury, joint pain, arthritis
  • reducing pain with menstruation
  • turning breech & posterior baby’s
  • increasing blood flow to pelvic area and uterus
  • sluggish digestion
  • depression and low mood

The Role of Acupuncture for Fertility, Pregnancy, Labour and Birth

Acupuncture has been used for years with assisting in falling pregnant, whether it be naturally or with IVF. Balancing hormones, removing fear, anxiety and the pressure felt with wanting to become a parent.

Acupuncture is used for the first 12 weeks with treatment on a weekly basis to

  • prevent miscarriage
  • alleviate nausea, vomiting
  • fatigue, insomnia
  • anxiety, depression
  • constipation
  • reflux, heartburn
  • symphis pubis pain
  • sacro iliac pain
  • restless legs
  • headache, migraine
  • carpal tunnel
  • oedema
  • anemia

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

Natural Labour Induction

Ripening and dilating 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, reducing pain, alleviating stress, boosting energy and relieving insomnia. We also provide other pregnancy and labour services.

Breech and Posterior Babies

Acupuncture and moxibustion are used for turning 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.


Shonishin Non- Invasive Acupuncture

Shonishin is a Non-Invasive form of Acupuncture developed specifically to respond to the needs of children. Instead of needles gentle stimulation all over the body is performed with different stroking techniques. In addition to the stroking techniques, different tapping techniques are used in certain areas and vibration techniques on acupuncture points. The treatment is simple and effective, and the successes speak for itself. Children love this treatment as it has a pleasant feel to them. Parents are very accepting of the treatment as it is gentle and non-invasive.

Shonishin treats:

  • bedwetting
  • sleep problems
  • digestive issues
  • respiratory issues – asthma, cough, allergies
  • concentration issues
  • feeding and eating problems
  • ear, nose and throat problems

Acupuncture with Kinesiology as a Combination

Specialised treatments with the combination of Kinesiology and Acupuncture/ Chinese medicine (use of essential oils) to strengthen the body. This is Helens, our Kinesiologist and Dr. Chinese medicine practitioner individual way of helping restore the body back to balance and heal the body by allowing the body to cope with it’s environment and diet. The use of combined treatments helps the body mentally, emotionally and physically to enhance ones life and health.

Finding a good balance within your environment can be difficult but this treatment strengthens the body to cope with day to day stresses we put our bodies under. Every organ dysfunction is accompanied by a muscle weakness. Finding a weak muscle enables practitioners to pin point malfunction of meridians in the body. If the body is not balanced it gets blocked and Acupuncture helps with the blockages. By using Kinesiology as a detective tool and using the body to access stored information by accessing the meridian system to obtain information about the individual in order to help them.

We identify the layers to be addressed first and as the layers are resolved the body represents the next layer (ones own healing order) to be addressed. Using the body’s wisdom and it’s ability to communicate its way towards healing. Sometimes nutritional supplements and herbal medication assists the healing process and detoxification quicker.

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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