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|Contact Name||Dr. Anna Kelly|
Point Cook Physical
110 Point Cook Rd
Seabrook VIC 3028
|Servicing Areas||Point Cook & Western suburbs|
CHINESE MEDICINE: Acupuncture, Cupping, Gua Sha, Moxibustion, Diet and Lifestyle Advice. MASSAGE THERAPY: Relaxation massage, Sports massage and Therapeutic massage.
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CHINESE MEDICINE: AN ANCIENT ART OF HEALING.
With a history dating back thousands of years, Chinese Medicine has become a well established form of primary health care gaining formal recognition from the World Health Organisation. It involves the use of Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, Exercise/Breathing therapy, Diet/Lifestyle advice and preventative care.
Modern Chinese Medicine takes a holistic approach to understanding the body’s normal functioning and disease processes. Its primary focus equally relies on prevention of an illness as well as the treatment of symptoms in order to bring about good health.
Acupuncture: How does it work?
The core essence of Chinese Medicine is based on Qi (pronounced chee) or life energy, which flows around the body along specific Channels or Meridians to maintain the balance and harmony required to have good health. When this Qi becomes blocked, insufficient or simply moves the wrong way it can upset this balance and result in pain, illness and disharmony.
An Acupuncture treatment therefore involves the insertion of fine sterile needles into specific points along these Meridians in order to restore the balance, clear blockages and promote the proper flow of Qi throughout the body. Many people are concerned that it will be painful or uncomfortable however it generally is not. You may however feel a number of sensations ranging from an aching or tingling or just a general awareness that something is there.
Moxibustion, Infra-red Heat Therapy, Gua Sha and Cupping.
Anna may use these techniques to help stimulate the points throughout any given treatment.
Moxibustion uses the dried leaves of the mugwort (Artemisia Vulgaris) plant; more commonly referred to as “moxa”. When compressed into sticks or small cones it can be held over an Acupuncture point after being lit to let out a warming sensation. Once it becomes hot it is removed. Its purpose is to stimulate the flow of energy and remove blockages.
Infra-red heat therapy involves the application of “moxa” essence (a concentrated spray derived from the plant mentioned above), which is stimulated by an infra-red heat lamp over any part of the body. Once again it is removed when it becomes hot.
Cupping: Cups made of Pyrex glass are utilised during this treatment. They are applied with a suction method to soft tissue areas such as the back or shoulders. Cups may be used for a number of conditions such as the treatment of colds and flu or musculoskeletal problems. It aims to clear blockages, remove stagnation and clear toxins from the body.
Gua Sha (Gwar Shar) involves a technique more commonly known as scraping or spooning with a smooth flat object (usually a ceramic Chinese soup spoon). Similar to cupping, it is used to clear blockages, remove heat and stimulate the Qi.
When to use Chinese Medicine.
You can consider any of these treatments for a wide range of common and not so common health conditions as well as for the maintenance of good health and disease prevention.
Anna has a Bachelor of Health Science (Chinese Medicine) and a Certificate IV in Massage Therapy after studying at Victoria University of Technology and Copeland College of Massage Therapy. She is registered with the Australian Heath Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia (CMBA) and has full membership with the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA). Anna has also completed a Clinical Internship with Shandong University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Shandong Province, China where she experienced the core essence of Chinese Medicine.
She chooses to incorporate Massage Therapy with Chinese Medicine as massage not only compliments the effects of Acupuncture, but enhances the ability of the body to obtain an ultimate state of health, relaxation and balance.
Anna has been in private practice for over 12 years and believes in a holistic approach to medicine. She focuses on treating each individual as a complete system and has a commitment to spending quality time with each and every patient to ensure that all treatments involve detailed case histories, paying particular attention not only to presenting symptoms but to overall general wellbeing.
What to expect during a treatment with Anna:
In order to obtain a complete diagnosis and treatment plan an initial consultation may take 45 minutes to an hour. This is because Chinese Medicine examines every aspect of health from your presenting symptoms to underlying factors that may be contributing to your complaints, as well as providing enough time to do a full body assessment and treatment.
During this time Anna will ask many questions and will also examine your pulse and tongue, this provides a complete picture of your health and enables Anna to determine an individualised treatment plan for you.
A standard follow up consultation will take up to 45 minutes
If you are still unsure as to whether or not Chinese Medicine can help you or if you would like to make an appointment please call us at Point Cook Physical on 93699766 or you can book online at www.pointcookphysical.com.au