ACUPUNCTURIST and Chinese Medicine
Joanne Duddridge B. Health Sci(Acupuncture); Dip Reflexology
Joanne Duddridge is a fully qualified and registered Acupunturist with an enthusiasm for wellbeing and a passion for people. She has a special interest in Digestive Complaints, Mental Health including stress, anxiety and depression, Fatigue, pre and post care in pregnancy. Joanne also practices foot reflexology.
Joanne has been drawn to healthcare since childhood. Having experiences benefits from Oriental Medicine herself Joanne was drawn to study acupuncture.
Acupuncture is an ancient therapeutic tool which has been used for hundreds of years to restore balance in the body.
Joanne focuses on enabling the body to create more energy so it can function more efficiently. Joanne believes in the importance of vitality and the profoundly positive effect it makes to everyday life.
Put the energy back into your life and book an Acupuncture appointment with Joanne.
Acupuncture can also be used in the management of Sports Injuries, Neck and Back Pain, Sciatica, Rotator Cuff Injuries, Knee and Ankle injuries, Shin Splints, Achilles Tendonitis, Tennis and Golfers Elbow, Headache and Migraine, Disc protrusion and many other conditions. Most health insurance funds cover Acupuncture treatment.
Acupuncture has been an essential part of medicine for thousands of years in the East, yet even as it catches on in the West, physicians in this part of the world have yet to figure out exactly how this ancient technique works. Whatever the mechanisms, acupuncture does appear to work. Scientific studies are offering real evidence that it can ease pain and treat ailments ranging from osteoarthritis to migraine headaches.
The technique of acupuncture involves placing hair-thin needles in various pressure points (called acupoints) throughout the body. Stimulating these points is believed to promote the body's natural healing capabilities and enhance its function.
Moxibustion is another treatment option in the practice of Oriental Medicine. It is a heat therapy using the herb Mugworth over the meridians and acupuncture points. It can provide relief for many conditions including: Rheumatic pain, numbness and paralysis, vomiting diarrhoea, menstrual cramps and excessive bleeding, impotence, prolapse and colds.
Two very different theories exist as to how acupuncture works. According to Chinese philosophy, the body contains two opposing forces: yin and yang. When these forces are in balance, the body is healthy. Energy, called "qi" (pronounced "chee"), flows like rivers along pathways, or meridians, throughout the body. This constant flow of energy keeps the yin and yang balanced. However, the flow of energy can sometimes be blocked, like water getting stuck behind a dam. A disruption in the flow of energy can lead to illness.
Approximately 2,000 different acupuncture points lie along the body's meridians. The idea behind acupuncture is that stimulating these points with acupuncture needles or pressure relieves obstructions in the flow of energy, enabling the body to heal.
In the Western view, acupuncture likely works by stimulating the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord) to release chemicals called neurotransmitters and hormones. These chemicals dull pain, boost the immune system and regulate various body functions.
Joanne is available most times Monday to Friday
122 Derrimut Rd, Hoppers Crossing, Vic 3029
Opp werribee Pacific shopping centre