Acupuncture is the stimulation of specific points on the body, known as acupuncture points, to relieve pain or treat a health condition. Usually very fine needles are used but a laser may be used if you prefer.

At Phoenix Centre for Acupuncture we do a range of acupuncture techniques including:

  • Traditional and modern acupuncture
  • Ear acupuncture
  • Laser Acupuncture
  • Electroacupuncture
  • Trigger Point Therapy (also known as dry needling).

Needles are usually left in place for ten to twenty minutes but sometimes may only be left for a few minutes – we constantly monitor the treatment so we know when it is complete! Usually we use no more than three acupuncture points and sometimes only one!

Traditional Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine originated in China 2,500 years ago was the main form of medical diagnostic and treatment therapy for many centuries. At Phoenix Centre of Acupuncture we combine the traditional pulse and tongue diagnosis with modern medical tools to provide you with a comprehensive diagnosis.

We then tailor your treatment by selecting from a range of Traditional Chinese Medicine techniques including:

  • Acupuncture
  • Cupping
  • Moxabustion and heat therapy
  • Pre-packaged herbal medicine including liniments.

Life Style Advice

Nutritional Advice

At Phoenix Centre for Acupuncture we offer life style advice which is designed just for you.

This may include:

  • Nutrition

    – As part of your initial consultation at Phoenix Centre for Acupuncture we look at what you usually eat and drink and offer suggestions about how this could be improved to prevent illness. In some cases, we may suggest supplements, which are usually available at the clinic, such as Vitamin D which helps depression.
  • Stress Relief

    – At Phoenix Centre for Acupuncture we offer a range of advice about stress relief including advice on how to improve your sleep, nutritional support for stress, exercise and tips for relaxation.
  • Relaxation

    – Relaxation techniques include breathing exercises, specific relaxation exercises, stretching and meditation. At Phoenix Centre for Acupuncture we teach you how to do these things. You can even book in for 45 minute Relaxation Session – the perfect way to unwind at the end of a week!
  • Meditation

    – Mediation has many, many health benefits including improving concentration, lowering blood pressure, relaxation, stress relief and assisting in recovery from anxiety and depression. At Phoenix Centre for Acupuncture we have extensive experience in teaching meditation. You may be offered meditation as part of a treatment or you can book in for a private session.
  • Posture Correction

    – Sometimes pain, headaches and other conditions are aggravated by poor posture. As part of your initial consultation, we may check your posture and, if necessary, show you how to correct it. We will also show you how to use aids such as rolled up towels to help maintain good posture.

Exercise Sessions

Exercise Sessions

At Phoenix Centre for Acupuncture we believe that exercise is an important part of your treatment. Often exercise instruction, by a qualified personal trainer, is offered as part of your treatment or you may book in for a personal training session.

Exercise may include:

  • Structural assessment

    – As part of your initial consultation, a structural assessment may be undertaken identify any movement restrictions and identify exercises or postural changes necessary to improve movement, eliminate pain and reduce the possibility of injury.
  • Stretching

    – You may be assisted to stretch at the end of your treatment or you may be shown specific stretches to do at home to complement your treatment.
  • Strength Training

    – You may be guided through some specific strength exercises to complement your treatment or shown strength exercises to do at home. These exercises will not require any equipment that you do not already have.
  • Exercise prescription

    – People who have access to a gym or gym equipment at home may be provided with a short training program. This program will complement the treatment they are receiving in the clinic and speed up their recovery or help to prevent future injury.