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Catherine Kato, Eltham Acupuncture

Catherine Kato

Eltham VIC 3095

Catherine Kato, Eltham Acupuncture

Many of my clients also feel the benefits of ongoing treatments and thus come on a regular basis to keep their health in a relative state of balance and wellbeing.


Catherine Kato - How It Works



How does acupuncture work

Acupuncture works by rebalancing and harmonising the energy or Qi that flows through the body’s 12 main meridians. There are 365 Acupuncture points on the main meridians. Acupuncturists use needles and the herb “moxa” to stimulate these points.

I use disposable needles that are almost as fine as a single hair and barely inserted into the skin, which means that your treatments are extremely relaxing and relatively pain-free.

Moxibustion Acupuncture

Moxa was traditionally used to supplement the Acupuncture needles in ancient China. The word in Chinese for Acupuncture (針灸 or Zhenjiu) is more correctly translated as "acu-moxa".  In modern China, the use and practice of moxa has been largely simplified. However, the Japanese have maintained the tradition and indeed expanded on it.

Moxibustion is the practice of burning the moxa herb, either directly or indirectly on the meridian points. Moxa’s warming and healing properties stimulate and energise the points, adding further depth to the treatments. I use this wonderful herb extensively in my practice, and it is a popular part of most sessions.  

Acupuncture as Preventative Medicine

Although most clients initially book in order to manage a particular symptom or condition, in ancient China, each village traditionally had an Acupuncturist who was paid (probably with food) to maintain the health of the villagers. If anyone became sick, the Acupuncturist received no pay. In this sense, Chinese Medicine was practiced as a preventative medicine.

Many of my clients appreciate the benefits of ongoing treatments and book appointments on a regular basis to maintain their health in a relative state of balance and wellbeing.

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Qualification Details

Bachelor of Health Sciences Honours (TCM - Acupuncture), Victoria University, 2001
Bachelor of Economics/Arts (Honours - Japanese Studies), Monash University, 1992
Registered Practitioner, AHPRA
Member of ATMS

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