Reinforce your health and eliminate illness by natural healing using Acupuncture and or Ayurvedic Medicine. Services available are Acupuncture / Acupressure, Ayurvedic Medicine, Therapeutic Massage, Marma Therapy, Diet Therapy, Yoga And Pranayam (Breathing Exercise).
AcuAyur Holistic Health Centre
287 Blackburn ROAD
Acupuncture and or Ayurvedic medicine are very effective in treating many health problems including:
Back, Neck and knee pain
Menopause and period pain
Headache and migraine
Chronic fatigue syndrome
Anxiety and depression
Weight control &many more
Services in Detail
Acupuncture and Ayurvedic medicine (Ayurveda) both are traditional medicine. They are based on the bio energy system in the body. Acupuncture follows the yin and yang theory and Ayurvedic medicine follows the three humours theories which are Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Blockage or imbalance of energy in body is the cause of pain and disease. Scientific study shows that Acupuncture is very good in pain management and Ayurvedic medicine is very helpful in eliminating root of cause of disease from the body and maintains the good health.
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is an important and popular modality of Chinese medicine with history of almost 3000 years back. It is still used extensively today to treat literally millions of people around the world.
Traditional Acupuncturist understands health in terms of a vital force or energy called Qi.
In acupuncture treatment, ultra fine sterilized needles are inserted superficially in to specific acupoints. The fine needles are often not felt at all during insertion. If they are felt, it is usually a slight dull ache which very quickly subsides. An acupuncture treatment is very relaxing and rejuvenating. Some people fall in to sleep and afterwards feel very refreshing. Scientific research has shown that Acupuncture stimulates the natural endorphins and influences our immune and endocrine systems.
Acupuncture may be incorporated with cupping and moxibustion therapy.
Cupping-Cupping involves placing warmed cups on specific acupuncture points to bring blood and energy to the surface.
Moxibustion- It can be used on most acupuncture points to warm and stimulate energy in a patient with cold, damp condition or generally to reinforce the treatment. It is done by moxa cone or moxa stick.
What is Acupressure: It can be used when invasive techniques are not possible. It is a simple sustained pressure on the acupoints for up to two minutes or small circulatory massaging movements with thumb or index finger or Percussion over the point with one or two fingers. It is based on proven efficacy of Acupuncture.
What is Ayurveda or Ayurvedic Medicine?
Ayurvedic medicine or Ayurveda is an ancient heeling system from India that dates back some 5,000 years. Ayurveda means ‘science of life’. It is comprehensive form of medicine that combines natural therapy and is highly personalised approach to treat the disease. It places an equal emphasis on body, mind and spirit to restore the inner harmony of the individual.
According to Ayurveda, the five elements that make up every thing in the universe are ether, air, fire, water and earth. Each element is represented in the human body. For instance, ether is the space found between matter represented best by vibration or sound, oxygen is air, the metabolism is fire, blood and lymph are water and bones are earth. These five elements pair-up to form three forces or ‘doshas’ within the body.
Vata is made up of air and ether. It is responsible for functions such as the heart beat, locomotion and the working of the nervous system. Too much vata can leads to symptoms such as high blood pressure, while too little can cause constipation.
Pitta is made up of fire and water. It is responsible for functions such as digestion and body temperature. Too much pitta can result in symptoms such as ulcers and acne, while too little can end up in indigestion.
Kapha is made up of water and earth. It is responsible for immunity. Too much kapha can cause running nose or productive cough while too little can causes poor concentration.
A balance among the tridosha is necessary for health and wellbeing. Together, the tridosha governs all metabolic activities. When their actions in our mind & body constitution are balanced, we experience psychological and physiological wellness. When they are unbalanced, we may feel uneasy and sick.
An Ayurvedic practitioner aims to balance the patient doshas in order to increase their life energy or ‘prana’. We take up prana from the food we eat and air we breathe. Food can affect a person’s dosha levels because food is also made up of the five basic elements.
An Ayurvedic practioner uses a range of therapy from Ayurveda to balance the dosha and increase the energy (prana) level. Such as herbs, therapeutic (Ayurvedic) massage, Marma therapy, diet, yoga and Pranayam (breathing exercise).
Herbs: Herbs are important component of Ayurvedic medicine. Herbs stimulate to feel more energetic, improved sleep and help to restore balance to certain organs and organ systems. Once the underlying imbalance is addressed, the body is able to heel itself and then maintain that state with balanced approach to diet and yoga.
Therapeutic massage: (Ayurvedic massage) Massage has a long history as the part of Ayurvedic medicine. In therapeutic massage many types of massage techniques are used-like friction, kneading, twisting, rolling, stroking and cupping. The benefits of massage are relief of chronic tension and anxiety. It improves circulation and fluid retention which helps to reduce fatigue. And also increasing flexibility in the joints. Most important benefits are relaxing and promote good health and good spirit.
Marmatheraopy: Marma is the important pressure points on the body, much like the acupuncture points. One hundred and seven sensitive anatomical points are on the body. The marma point is defined as anatomical site where muscle, vein, ligament, bone and joints meet together. This does not mean that all the structures must be present collectively at the site of marma. The most important difference between acupuncture points and marma is the size and they are not related to meridians. Marmas are connected to the chakras and are used for balancing both body and mind. Marma point is treated by massage and pressure.
Diet: According to Ayurveda, there are positive and negative attributes of diet. Since Ayurveda deals with a holistic approach to healing, it covers the diet factor in depth. In Ayurveda, food is not only a mixture of all the basic ingredients like proteins, vitamins, fats and carbohydrates, but it is something which serves as a source of energy for mind and soul. Food is considered to be one of the most important aspects of Ayurveda as it provides the basic nutrients, which are necessary to carry out the basic activities of digestion and metabolism. The benefits of eating according to Ayurveda are:
Better health, better memory and more energy.
A gradual decrease in existing imbalances
Prevents the imbalances of Doshas.
A greater ability to handle stress and anxiety
Improve sleep and concentration
Better digestion, metabolism and elimination
Weight loss or gain and stronger immune system
Yoga - Anyone can do yoga—no matter how young or old you are whether you’re a couch potato or a professional athlete. Size and fitness level do not matter because there are modifications for every yoga pose.
What yoga can do for you
The physical benefits: Creates a toned, flexible, and strong body. Improves respiration, energy, and vitality. Helps to maintain a balanced metabolism. Relieves pain. Helps you look and feel younger than your age.
The mental benefits: Helps you relax and handle stressful situations more easily. Teaches you how to quiet the mind so you can focus your energy. Encourages positive thoughts and self-acceptance.
The spiritual benefits: Builds awareness of your body, your feelings, the world around you, the needs of others. Promotes interdependence between mind, body, and spirit.
Pranayam: (Breathing exercise) Pranayam or breathing exercise is very important in yoga. It is equally important for physical improvement and mental health. The ordinary form of breathing is to inhale and exhale in a regular manner that is, inhaling, retaining and exhaling in a regulated and natural continuity. Such natural breathing, when controlled and prolonged successfully, is the science of breathing and it is the best method of prolonging the span of life. Proper practice of breathing exercises maintains the balance of the humours, keeps the body healthy, prolongs life and promotes lustre and brilliance. It gives agility, flexibility and strength.
QUALIFICATION DETAILS Master of Applied Science, Acupuncture, RMIT
Post Grad Diploma, Acupuncture, RMIT
B.A.M.S (Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery) India
Dr.Kusum Lata (Registered Acupuncturist and Ayurvedic Practitioner)
Registered Acupuncturist with C.M.R.B.V.
Accredited member of A.T.M.S, Acupuncture.
Accredited member of Australasian Association of Ayurveda, (Ayurvedic medicine).