We offer single sided and double sided treatment options with or without moxa, infra-red, cupping, gua sha, and myofascial release to improve outcomes of treatment.
All our acupuncture sessions attract private health care rebates and can be claimed via Hicaps at reception.
Double-sided Acupuncture With Infra-red & Myofascial Release
This is a multi-disciplinary approach for complex issues
Recommended for chronic or long term issues where you need long lasting or quick results.
Includes double sided acupuncture & infra-red treatment, history taking, pulse diagnosis & Traditional Medicine Prescription
Follow up consultation: $109 for 60 minutes
Includes double sided acupuncture & infra-red treatment, history taking & pulse diagnosis.
At NatMed our Acupuncturist, Danielle O’Reilly, focuses on:
- Musculoskeletal injuries & complaints
- Fertility & hormonal issues
- Cosmetic acupuncture
- Digestive complaints, fatigue
- Sleep concerns and insomnia
- Headaches & migraines
- Skin disorders
Myo-fascial release is a gentle massage technique that releases pressure and stressors on muscles and related soft tissue. It is a highly effective method of reducing symptoms and when combined with acupuncture it facilitates healing with better results than using acupuncture alone.
Infrared light therapy harnesses the healing power of infrared wavelengths of light. When infrared energy is delivered to injury sites and other painful areas, it dramatically increases circulation, reduces inflammation and promotes healing.
Bi lateral or double sided acupuncture treatment takes more time than one sided but it can be much more effective for resolving systemic issues.
Moxibustion is frequently used alongside acupuncture for conditions ranging from bronchial asthma to arthritis with amazing success.
Rarely in the medicine practiced in ancient China were acupuncture needles inserted without also treating patients with moxibustion, a therapy which involves the burning of specific herbs at acupuncture points.
In moxibustion, the leaves of the herb mugwort (Artemesiae Vulgaris) are dried and then burned using one of several methods.
The ‘moxa stick’ is the most common form in which moxibustion is used to promote healing. Here the dried mugwort is rolled up tightly and wrapped in paper forming a cigar-like stick. The moxa stick can be held in one place, rotated in circles, or ‘pecked’ in a motion similar to a sparrow pecking at food over the area of an acupuncture point. The practitioner places a finger next to the point being stimulated to maintain a comfortable level of heat and to guard the patient from the unlikely risk of burn.
Gua sha is performed by rubbing a smooth-edged instrument across the skin. Gua sha is used to treat many acute and chronic health problems including colds and flu, fever, headache, indigestion, dizziness, injury, joint pain and fibromyalgia.
Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a local suction is created on the skin; this mobilizes blood flow in order to promote healing.
Fertility Support: Acupuncture is proven to improve the outcome of IVF and natural fertility support by up to 80%. Danielle has over 15 years experience in fertility medicine as an acupuncturist and has attended many baby showers as a consequence.
Please feel free to call us to book a free chat with Danielle to discuss whether this is a viable option for you. 08 93391999
Cosmetic acupuncture: The initial appointment is 90 minutes & involves a comprehensive consult to ascertain whether the client is a good candidate for the treatment, followed by a full cosmetic treatment. All following appointments are around an hour or slightly over. For most clients, a series of ten weekly treatments is required, although this will change on a case by case basis.
Facial Rejuvenation Cosmetic Acupuncture
For thousands of years the Chinese have been using a medical tradition of acupuncture & Chinese herbal medicine to enhance their health, well-being & beauty. One aspect of this is a specialised technique called Cosmetic Acupuncture, otherwise known as Facial Rejuvenation.
Facial Rejuvenation via Cosmetic Acupuncture is a series of treatments, performed by a practitioner who is not only qualified in Chinese Medical Acupuncture, but who has also completed specialised training in Cosmetic Acupuncture.
This technique increases the production of collagen in the skin, helping to decrease wrinkles & fine lines on the face, enhance elastin production to aid skin tone & strengthen the fine muscles of the face & neck to tighten & tone the overall appearance of the face.
It is very useful in helping eliminate puffy eyes, crows feet, forehead wrinkles, creases around the mouth, reduce any scaring & tighten & tone the over all appearance, leaving your complexion fresh & vibrant.
Facial Rejuvenation via Cosmetic Acupuncture is achieved by a process of specialised massage of the face with Jade tools & gentle application of very fine needles into regions of the face. Due to the strength of the treatments, acupoints on your body are also needled to prevent taxing your health & to improve any underlying health issues that you may be experiencing. Although gentle to experience, Cosmetic Acupuncture utilises a lot of your body’s resources to rejuvenate your appearance, so is only recommended to be performed on those who are in good health. If the practitioner feels that your overall health is not strong enough for Facial Rejuvenation Cosmetic Acupuncture, she may suggest a series of standard acupuncture treatments to increase your health & deal effectively with any concerns that may impede your health & results, before embarking on Facial Rejuvenation.
Facial Rejuvenation Cosmetic Acupuncture is usually best performed as a series of 10 treatments, paced at once per week for 10 weeks. This allows enough time for the restructuring of skin cells & re-growth (The dermis renews itself every 30 days) Most clients require the full 10 treatments, although occasionally you may require less or more dependent on your overall health & how much work is required.
You can also choose to have one off treatments of Facial Rejuvenation Cosmetic Acupuncture, to freshen your appearance before special events, or as a special treat.
Generally Facial Rejuvenation is risk & side effect free. Unfortunately however, occasional bruising can occur due to the number of fine blood vessels that populate the skin on the face. These won’t be painful, but can at times be quite prominent & tend to occur more around the eyes. It is always a good idea to let the practitioner know before any treatment if you have a special occasion later that week so she can avoid needling around the eyes to reduce any chance of bruising.
The beneficial effects of Facial Rejuvenation Cosmetic Acupuncture usually last between 2-5 years, depending on the individual, with a top up treatment performed every 3-4 months.