Acupuncture

Who can benefit from Acupuncture? What does it treat?

Anyone can benefit from our individualised acupuncture treatments, including children!  Acupuncture encourages and energises the body’s own recuperative processes, gently stimulating the body’s innate ability to heal. Miranda’s treatments are gentle, nurturing & nourishing, helping the  body restore its own natural balance, enhancing well-being and creating vitality. 

Traditional Chinese Medicine is a beautiful ancient healing art that recognises individuals unique responses and behaviours to disease- no two people respond the same to stresses, illnesses or environmental influences. Acknowledging and honouring the individual is a core concept and inherent strength of Chinese Medicine wisdom.

With this in mind, Dr Miranda Myles and her team will specifically tailor your treatment for you, to meet your individual needs utilising different acupuncture points, moxa, cupping, heat lamps, herbal medicine, nutritional medicine and dietary & lifestyle advice to help you become the very best version of you. The choice of Acupuncture points or herbs themselves will change from treatment to treatment to match your changing and improving health.

 

acupuncture needles on Chinese symbol
About Traditional Chinese Medicine

Acupuncture and herbal medicine are integral to Chinese medicine practice, which may help to manage a range of symptoms including pain, stress and fatigue.

Chinese medicine treatment may be able to assist with:

  • Pain relief and management
  • Stress
  • As an adjunct treatment with IVF treatments. Research continues into the use of acupuncture in assisting IVF and its effectiveness. Chronic pain related to depression and emotional distress by managing the underlying chronic pain
  • Management of pain, stress & fatigue related to some autoimmune conditions and many chronic diseases, and in consultation with other treating health care practitioners.
  • Management of pain, fatigue and nausea related to many chronic diseases
  • Management of vomiting or nausea associated with other conditions such as pregnancy and chemotherapy
  • Pregnancy related conditions
Acupuncture & IVF

Acupuncture is recommended and used by many health practitioners as an adjunct treatment that may assist with fertility & IVF treatments. Research continues into the use of acupuncture in assisting IVF and its effectiveness. Please call the clinic or consult your treating health care practitioner to discuss how acupuncture may be able to help you.

If you are pregnant, acupuncture can help with pregnancy related conditions such as aches & pains, nausea & vomiting.

Is Acupuncture safe?

Acupuncture and herbal treatments are generally considered to be safe, but occasionally (as with all health treatments) may be associated with adverse reactions in individual cases.

Melbourne Naturopath and Acupuncturist Dr Miranda Myles uses very thin, single use, sterile needles (pins, as we like to call them) that are disposed off safely and in accordance with AHPRA regulations. We also sterilise the area prior to needle insertion, thus the risk of infection is extremely low. At times, because the skin is pierced, the area may bleed and mild bruising may occur.

Does Acupuncture hurt?

As the skin is pierced, a pricking sensation may be experienced when the needle is inserted. Dr Miranda Myles uses the best quality, finest needles for minimal discomfort. Following needle insertion, a relaxing, deep, heavy sensation may be experienced.

Can I expect any immediate benefits? How long does it take to work?

Immediate benefits are possible for pain relief, and to experience a sense of calm and relaxation. Ideally, acupuncture should be delivered over a course of treatments, varying depending on the condition.