The aim of Acupuncture is to balance the flow of qi in the body to help the body to restore health. During a treatment, very fine disposable needles are inserted into various acupuncture points along energy pathways called meridians through which the qi moves. The treatment works by increasing the flow of Qi, blood or fluids to specific areas of the body, or redirecting opposing energy Qi from others.

With an increase number of couples and women requiring IVF, helping your body physically and emotionally may be supported through the treatment of Acupuncture by an experienced Acupuncturist.

Acupuncture treatment can be provided at any stage prior to commencing, during fertility treatments such as IVF and beyond. Naturopathy may be used as part of an Acupuncture treatment to give patients the highest level of personalised care. Diet and Supplementation advice is also recommended as part of an ongoing service to ensure optimal health.

We have a special interest in supporting women who have more complex issue that can compromise IVF outcomes.

The joy a women experience’s when she finds out she is pregnant is like no other. The symptoms that can accompany pregnancy are also like no other. Acupuncture may be able to help no matter the stage of your pregnancy and to prepare for labour.

Essence of health offers Acupuncture to pregnant women, to give them the highest level of personalised care. We also suggest looking at lifestyle, diet and supplementation to ensure optimal health during your pregnancy.

Our practitioners are highly regarded and work with Flinders Birthing Centre and Women’s and Children’s Birthing Centre patients in conjunction with their midwives to help in supporting natural labour preparation and induction.

Our Acupuncturists are well trusted and highly regarded with many Midwives recommending patients to Essence of Health to help in supporting natural labour preparation.

Acupuncture may help increase the chances of an uncomplicated labour and natural birth.

Acupuncture treatments can help to prepare for labour. An important focus of Acupuncture is not only to try to prepare the body physically but to help ensure that mentally and emotionally the body remains relaxed and calm about the birthing process. Labour preparation treatments usually commence at 34 weeks of pregnancy and weekly thereafter. Preparation may include treatment that may help to turn a breech baby.

Acupuncture for labour induction aims stimulate the body and the natural processes that are required to go into natural labour. Acupuncture points may also help to stimulate the uterus and initiate more ‘Braxton’ practice contractions. Labour induction treatments can commence from 37 weeks with the support of your Midwife or Health Care Provider.

Acupuncture can help support you after birth, throughout the fourth trimester and beyond.

Acupuncture can be beneficial once your baby arrives. It can help in recovery from the birthing experience and can support you through the fourth trimester. Breastfeeding can often be challenging whether its your first or fourth baby, and acupuncture is very helpful in supporting mothers on their breastfeeding journey. Stress can often cause issue with supply, which in turn can cause more stress. Acupuncture may be beneficial in helping insufficient lactation, mastitis and blocked ducts by reducing stress and improving circulation. Acupuncture may also help by balancing hormones, improving sleep quality, reducing muscle stiffness and pain, addressing postpartum allergies and supporting general wellbeing.

Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years to treat the physical, emotional and mental wellbeing of Women.

A woman's body is always changing due to hormones, how they change throughout our cycles and how they are influenced by internal and external factors. Our Acupuncturists specialise in treating Women's health conditions such as PCOS, endometriosis, period problems, perimenopause, menopause and beyond.

Acupuncture is a therapy which may help you manage a range of symptoms including pain and may also assist to achieve increased mobility.

Acupuncture is a supportive treatment therapy that may help with managing the symptoms and pain relating to many types of inflammatory muscle and joint conditions. The disappointment of not being able to do some of the things we enjoy through injury, the frustration and agony of hurting your back, twisting a knee or pulling a muscle just playing with the kids, doing household chores or simply bending in the garden. It doesn’t matter whether it comes from a physical injury or an internal degeneration, the fact is, it hurts!

Your acupuncture treatment will be specific to you. Your treatment may use a combination of tuina massage, cupping and heat therapy, alongside the use of acupuncture.

Cosmetic acupuncture is not new. In fact, it was first mentioned in Traditional Chinese Medicine texts over 2000 years ago. The popularity of cosmetic acupuncture has grown over the last decade.

Cosmetic Acupuncture may help to brighten the skin, increase elasticity, reduce fine lines and wrinkles by boosting collagen, reduce dark circles under eye and treat scarring, or prevent any of the afore mentioned conditions. It may also be beneficial in cases of acne, psoriasis and eczema.

Cosmetic acupuncture works by improving qi and blood flow to your skin and moving your lymph system. It stimulates the production of collagen and elastin by causing micro injury at the site the needles are inserted which turns on the body’s healing response. This is may reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Acupuncture may also relieve tension in the facial muscles to relieve severe frown lines and tighten muscles to create firmer looking skin and lift any drooping. Our clinic uses the highest quality, ultra fine cosmetic facial needles for cosmetic acupuncture.