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Inner West Health Clinic

Elisabeth Sever-Topping

87 Victoria St
Seddon VIC 3011

Inner West Health Clinic

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Inner West Health Clinic - Acupuncture



What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a fundamental aspect of Traditional Chinese Medicine and has been utilised for more than 2000 years to address and to prevent illnesses. Chinese Medicine is a comprehensive medical system with its own unique principles, diagnostic methods and therapies, including Cupping and Moxibustion. It views the body as an organic whole with a network of meridians connecting and coordinating the internal organs, Qi (often translated as vital energy), body fluids, blood, bones, muscles, tendons and the skin.

Acupuncture involves the insertion of very fine, sterile, single-use needles on specific points on the body. It is drug-free and may be a clinically effective treatment method for a variety of health issues including non-specific lower back pain, osteoarthritis of the knee and tension-type headaches. Acupuncture may be useful in addressing a wide range of symptoms including


  • Back pain, neck and shoulder pain, joint pain, sciatica, muscle aches

  • Headaches and migraines

  • Menstrual problems, fertility issues

  • Pregnancy related issues

  • Headaches and migraines

  • Fatigue and tiredness

  • Stress related symptoms

  • Constipation, diarrhoea, nausea, indigestion

  • Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting

  • Post-operative pain


Acupuncture is suitable for people of all ages and can be used safely alongside conventional medicine with the correct guidance from you acupuncturist. Elisabeth will provide recommendations for alternative therapy options if acupuncture is not considered appropriate for you condition.

Acupuncture throughout pregnancy


Acupuncture may be very useful during pregnancy as it offers a drug-free treatment option for a multitude of problems that can arise during pregnancy, including:



  • Morning sickness

  • Musculoskeletal pain

  • Fluid retention

  • Constipation

  • Sciatica and symphysis pubis (pelvic) pain

  • Low energy

  • Indigestion

  • and gently prepare the body for labour


  • Acupuncture may be used to assist energy levels, improve sleep and enable the body to deal better with the stresses of pregnancy.



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