Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine
Our Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Practitioners at BodyActive Richmond
Andrew White is a passionate Melbourne Acupuncturist who believes in helping people to live happier and healthier lives. A key aspect to achieving this is gaining and maintaining a healthy, dis-ease free body.
Michaela is passionate about health promotion and disease prevention for the whole family, and is able to provide gentle and safe treatments for children, teenagers and adults.
Acupuncture is a natural form of healing with the following benefits:
provides drug-free pain relief
is beneficial for a wide range of acute and chronic ailments
addresses the underlying cause of disease and illness as well as the symptoms
assists in the prevention of disease and illness as well as the maintenance of general well-being
The thought of someone inserting needles into your body may be preventing you from seeking a form of therapy that may be the best way to alleviate your health concerns. Please be assured that this is not an uncommon thought process. The picture illustrates that acupuncture needles are in fact very fine and not anywhere near as formidable as you may have imagined. Additionally our skilled acupuncturists are highly trained in quick and smooth insertion.
Chinese Herbal Medicine
For many conditions herbal medicine will be recommended by your practitioner. Our primary method of dispensing herbal medicine is herbal granule formulas. Most clients find these the easiest and most convenient to take. You only need to add 1 or 2 teaspoons of the granule formula to 1/3 of a cup of boiling water and drink once or twice a day. Our practitioners are fully qualified in diagnosing and prescribing herbal formulas customised to treat your specific ailment. The benefit is the herbal medicine is taken daily so effectively you are receiving treatment every day.
Within our acupuncture methods we often use cupping to relive muscular tension and clear accumulated toxins from the body. Cupping assists muscles to relax by promoting blood circulation to a region of injury or stagnant blood flow. Cupping can often leave marks so let your practitioner know if that is something you would not prefer. Rest assured our acupuncturists’ know advanced acupuncture techniques that can be used instead to relieve tight muscles and improve circulation to return vitality to your muscles.
Our Clinical Focus
Whatever your condition we aim to explain your diagnosis and our treatment strategy in easy to understand terms without getting too caught up in Chinese medical terms. Your health program will not only aim to resolve your complaint with acupuncture and Chinese medicine but also our practitioners will provide you with self-help and lifestyle strategies to address potential underlying causes. Our CM team has over the years treated the following health areas:
Without question we see and treat numerous health imbalances that are particular to women only. We can assist with a wide variety of menstrual problems such as irregular periods, painful periods, heavy periods, no period, menopausal symptoms, thrush, cystic ovaries, PMS and urinary tract infections (UTI’s).
Another reason for people to seek Chinese Medicine is digestive anomalies that do not resolve. Often digestive problems present as chronic and often clients have tried numerous means of controlling/alleviating their digestive issues whether it be pain, reflux, heart burn, chronic frequent and loose bowels, constipation, IBS and excessive bloating.
Pain Relief & Injury Recovery
Acupuncture has been clinically proven to be an effective means of providing pain relief.
What kind of pain do you have? Our acupuncture team are able to provide you with pain relief from muscular pain such as neck, lower back and jaw pain to migraines, sinus, digestive and period pain. Our extensive experience means we have probably helped others with similar pain conditions as yours many times.
Andrew White has a particular interest in assisting people manage more chronic diseases such as hyperthyroid, hypothyroid, chronic fatigue, glandular fever recovery, hypertension, allergies and intolerances.