Acupuncture consists of the gentle insertion of fine, sterile, disposable needles into strategic points near the surface of the body. These points, which are so effective in treating disease, have been mapped by the Chinese over a period of two thousand years.
Acupuncture is not painful. In fact, most people experience a profound feeling of relaxation and well being during and after an acupuncture treatment.
Acupuncture works by stimulating the flow of “Qi” throughout the body. Where there is injury, the Qi or energy of the body gets stuck or becomes deficient. The painless insertion of needles helps bring the body’s attention to the area and resume the free flow of energy.
Qi flows through a system of twelve major pathways or meridians. Each meridian is connected internally to a specific organ such as the lung, liver, etc. The acupuncture points along these pathways can be used to affect a corresponding internal organ. When Qi in the meridians is balanced, the result is a state of ease and well-being.
From a western medicine point of view acupuncture causes many physiological changes in the body including vasodilatation (increased blood flow), stimulation of hormones and neurotransmitters, and stimulating the parasympathetic nervous system (allowing the patient to achieve very deep relaxation). Acupuncture invokes an analgesic effect by altering the body’s own natural pain-relieving opiate system.
Acupuncture works surprisingly quickly. Most patients experience a great reduction in their symptoms after the first treatment.
CHINESE HERBAL MEDICINE
Chinese herbal medicine is a major part of Traditional Chinese Medicine. It has been used for centuries in China, where herbs are considered fundamental therapy for many acute and chronic conditions. Herbalists in our Clinic draw from “Materia Medica,” a traditional Chinese medicine text that covers thousands of herbs, minerals and other extracts.
Like acupuncture, Chinese herbs can address unhealthy body patterns that manifest in a variety of symptoms and complaints. Chinese herbal therapy aims to help you regain homeostasis, or balance, in your body and to strengthen your body’s resistance to disease. Chinese herbs may be used to:
- Decrease cold/flu symptoms
- Increase your energy
- Improve your breathing
- Improve digestion
- Improve your sleep
- Decrease pain
- Improve menopausal symptoms
- Help regulate menstrual cycles if infertility is an issue
DONG YI ACUPUNCTURE
Welcome to DONG YI ACUPUNCTURE, a holistic wellness center specializing in the practice of acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine and moxibustion, cupping. Our acupuncturists and herbalists are board certified nationally and locally in acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine.
Thank you for taking the time to browse our website, and feel free to contact us with any questions or comments.
Wishing you the best of health,
DONG YI ACUPUNCTURE
Phone number: (03) 9366 6688
Address: 42 Afrieda st, St Albans Vic 3021
Mon-Sat: 9 AM - 6PM
Sun: 10AM - 5PM