Chinese Medicine Acupuncture

Acupuncture is part of Traditional Chinese Medicine, which originated in China more than 5,000 years ago. Over the past few decades, this science and art of healing has become widely accepted all over the world. Acupuncture works very well, especially when combined with Ayurveda. Your practitioner will be able to advise you on any remedies that may complement your course of treatment at our holistic acupuncture clinic.

What Are the Benefits of Acupuncture?

Chinese medicine acupuncture is a form of natural healing which has the following major benefits:

  • treats the root cause as well as the symptoms
  • is a preventative method against disease
  • drug and chemical free and pain relieving
  • holistic way of treating body, balancing physical and spiritual (emotional) aspects of body
  • effectively treats all acute to chronic conditions and symptoms

How can Chinese Medicine Acupuncture Help You?

Acupuncture and beyond can help you if you are in the following situations:

  • You have a specific, acute or chronic disorder and you want relief of symptoms with no side effects or complications
  • You want a preventative medicine that can detect and treat energy imbalances before they progress into serious diseases
  • You require treatment and maintenance of a long term problem, providing a more comfortable state of health and reducing the need for medication and surgery

How Does Acupuncture Work?

Each person has an energy (Qi) circulation. We cannot see it, but without energy, our finger would stop working. A simple example – without electricity, wiring cannot produce current to switch on the light. This also applies to the body. Food generates energy, and the energy (Qi) circulates in the body with the help of meridians (electrical circuit). Like any electrical circuits, it must be kept in good working order if it is to function effectively. If the human circuit breaks down, the result is disease (dis-ease).

To maintain good health, it is essential for the body’s energy (Qi) to circulate in a continuous and unblocked manner. The pathways (meridians) carry energy (Qi) flowing smoothly from one end to the other end of the body. Ancient Chinese Medicine describes these meridians. Modern technological methods such as electronic, thermal reading and kirlian photography are now being used to detect these meridians.

There are over five hundred energy points, i.e. acupuncture points, all over the body along the meridians. Acupuncture needles stimulate these points so the quality and quantity of energy (Qi) can be balanced to maintain good health.

How often do I need treatments?

According to Ayurveda, Naturopathy & Traditional Chinese Medicine, the human body is a complex blend of body, mind and emotion. Therefore, the number of treatments required will depend on the state of your health. This will be determined at your first Chinese medicine and acupuncture consultation.

During the first visit, our specialist acupuncturist will check all aspects of your health, details of your medical, surgical and family history, and all other relevant information such as exercise, habits and occupation, which are collated. A general physical examination helps in finding the status of all the vital body organs.

Tongue and pulse diagnosis give an even broader picture of all the vital organs’ status, which leads to an overall assessment of your current disorder and gives an overview for any underlying cause for the current condition. The examination will give the acupuncturist a general idea of how many treatments are required.

What to Expect After Acupuncture?

Generally, the first response you will notice after Chinese medicine acupuncture is a change in overall health, good sleep, more energy, and your motivation to do things in a normal day will improve. Digestion will also be better. There are always variations in results, especially when it comes to pain, with some people responding quickly to treatment and others showing a slow but gradual improvement.

What does Acupuncture treat?

The World Health Organisation (Dec 1979) recognises a number of disorders that have been successfully treated by acupuncture. These are emphasised in bold print in the following list which also includes other common disorders that respond well to acupuncture. Acupuncture is effective in the treatment of a wide range of common and not so common health conditions.

Some conditions suitable for treatment with acupuncture include:

  • Painful conditions – Headaches, migraine, osteoarthritis, renal colic, biliary colic, post-operative pain, dental analgesia.
  • Musculo-skeletal conditions – Sciatica, trigeminal neuralgia, peripheral neuropathy, stroke sequelae, Bell’s palsy.
  • Gynaecological problems – Painful menstruation, irregular periods, premenstrual syndrome, menopausal syndrome.
  • Pregnancy and labour – Infertility, morning sickness, labour pain, induction of labour, long labour.
  • Ear, nose and throat disorders – Sinusitis, rhinitis, tonsilitis, sore throat, mouth ulcers, tinnitus, Meniere’s disease.
  • Urogenital disorders – Prostatitis, impotence, retained urine, urinary tract infection.
  • Cardiovascular disorders – Primary hypotension, high blood pressure, angina pectoris.
  • Addictions – Smoking and drug withdrawals.
  • Other common cold and influenza, cough, allergies and immunity, gout, anxiety, stress, insomnia & fatigue, skin disorders… to name a few.

One of our specialities is Chinese Medicine for fertility. For pregnancy acupuncture come to Jaima Heart of Healing. We can help relax you and stimulate Qi and the flow of blood to the reproductive organs, giving you a greater chance of conceiving. During pregnancy we can also offer practices to keep your body and mind free of stress for a calm and healthy pregnancy.

Our services also include a range of other complementary therapies such as needle free acupuncture and other treatments to supplement your acupuncture sessions. You can enjoy as many speciality treatments as you desire at Jaima Heart of Healing. Your practitioner can advise you on what kinds of treatments will be best your needs.

What Techniques Are Involved in Chinese Medicine Acupuncture?

Our professional Acupuncturist Doctor Mahesh often incorporates the use of other related techniques into the overall treatment, such as acupressure, moxibustion, spooning (Gua Sha), cupping, seven star hammer and liniments. Below is an explanation of these techniques and remedies:


This method involves the burning of Moxa – an ancient Chinese herb, which is a bit similar to mugwort. The herb is used in the form of a burning stick and is held close to the acupuncture meridian points on the surface of the skin. The aim is to move the stagnant Qi and blood in different conditions, especially musculo-skeletal ailments.

Spooning (Gua-Sha)

A spoon-like round edged instrument is applied for pain over the acupuncture meridians along their pathways. The pain or condition is caused by external factors such as wind or cold, which have obstructed the flow of blood in the surface tissues and muscles.


Acupuncturist Doctor Mahesh uses a specific type of liniment for a variety of indications such as headaches, rheumatic pains, stomach aches, colds, period pains, and overstrain of legs and muscles, along with acupressure.

Seven Star Hammer

Acupuncturist Doctor Mahesh uses a small hammer with seven small needles embedded in the head. This technique is useful for disorders of the joints or associated soft tissues, and skin disorders like eczema. It increases the blood flow in the specific area.


In acupuncture treatment, suction cups made of pyrex glass may also be used on soft tissue areas like thighs, shoulders and back using a suction method. Suction cups are used in the treatment of many conditions. For example, sporting injuries, musculoskeletal problems including back pain, and sciatica.

Where Can I Find Chinese Medicine Acupuncture?

At Jaima Heart of Healing, we have alternative health clinics in four locations around Melbourne. You can find us in:

• Malvern (from 2000)
• Langwarrin (from 2005)
• Carrum Downs (from 2015)

If you live locally to any of these suburbs, our health centres will be very convenient for you. Our practitioners are friendly and professional and will be able to put you at ease before and during your treatment.

Start Your Path Towards Wellbeing

Our Doctor Mahesh is highly trained in Traditional Chinese Medicine and can advise you on the best methods for addressing any ailments you may have. We aim to bring your body, mind and spirit back into balance with our therapeutic techniques such as acupuncture that’s designed to relax you and restore your energy levels.

If you want relief today, call us now:

0425 735 898 (Malvern)
• (03) 9785 6411 (Langwarrin)
• 0411 084 547 (Carrum Downs)