If you are looking for an acupuncture treatment in Melbourne, then you are in the right place. Sonia Perez attained her Honours Degree in Acupuncture and has been practising for over 21 years.

To learn more about Sonia please visit her page HERE: https://soniaperezchinesemedicine.com/about-me/

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Acupuncture is a method of treatment that has been used for thousands of years. It’s used as a preventative tool as well as a treatment modality to address underlying disharmonies in the body.

Specific points on the body are stimulated to elicit a neuro-vascular and hormonal response.

These responses enhance the circulation of oxygenated blood, produce endorphins (your body’s natural pain relieving chemical), modulate the immune system and regulate the central nervous system.

You may experience various feelings after an acupuncture treatment. These range from a surge of energy, a release of pent up emotions, tiredness and my favourite, as your stress hormones drop, a temporary spaced out, ‘out of it’ sensation.

Keep hydrated with water and herbal teas and take it easy for the rest of the day.

Techniques that may be included into your acupuncture treatment:

  • Cupping
  • Moxibustion
  • Infra-red therapy
  • Gua Sha
  • Massage
  • Electro-acupucnture

Common conditions that have been known to benefit from acupuncture are discussed below:

facial acupunctureFacial Rejuvenation (Cosmetic Acupuncture):

A non-surgical holistic approach that uses facial acupuncture to reduce the signs of ageing.

From a TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) perspective, treatments are designed to correct any organ imbalances as well as to improve the circulation of blood and fluids throughout the body, this in turn directly affects your facial appearance and skin condition.

You’ll likely notice improved muscle tone in the face, a reduction in the depth and appearance of wrinkles, reduced puffiness around the face and a fresher, younger looking complexion.

To learn more about cosmetic acupuncture for facial rejuvenation – see my page HERE: https://soniaperezchinesemedicine.com/cosmetic-acupuncture-melbourne/

Headaches and Back Pain:

acupuncture for pain

Acupuncture is an excellent choice for pain management. Pain is either acute or chronic, with over 1.5 billion people worldwide suffering from chronic pain. Recent research has actually suggested that:

“acupuncture was associated with more effective and faster analgesia with better tolerance” than morphine in the treatment of Emergency Department patients. 

Depression and Anxiety:

Conventional treatment for both anxiety and depression primarily involves some combination pharmacological and psychological interventions. The best available evidence has recently demonstrated that acupuncture has benefits in the treatment of  anxiety.

Specific Chinese and western herbs can also be used to treat anxiety and depression. To learn more about the benefits of using herbs to treat anxiety and depression – see my page HERE: https://soniaperezchinesemedicine.com/herbs-for-anxiety-melbourne/

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Fertility and IVF:

Research has shown that acupuncture can significantly increase IVF and natural fertility success.

It does this by regulating hormones, improving blood supply to the ovaries, improving the quality of eggs, improving sperm quantity and quality, preparing the uterine lining and helping embryo plantation and reducing the stress and anxiety associated with infertility.

tcm melbourneDigestion and Metabolism:

The effectiveness of acupuncture in the treatment of digestive system problems such as dryness of the mouth, reflux, nausea and vomiting, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), inflammatory processes in intestines, obesity, diabetes mellitus, gout, and cholelithiasis are discussed in Acupuncture Evidence Project HERE.

Addictions and Cravings:

Acupuncture has been used to help curb cigarette cravings (quit smoking) and combat addictions for centuries. It is only now that the research is catching up with what we have known for a long time.

There are simple acupressure techniques and powerful acupuncture points that can be stimulated to provide relief. Herbal medicine is also used for cravings and detoxification.

Refer to the https://www.evidencebasedacupuncture.org/ or Acupuncture Evidence Project to view the current evidence relating to Acupuncture.

To discuss your Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture needs with Sonia Perez – go to the Contact Page HERE.

To schedule an appointment with Sonia – click HERE.