Does acupuncture hurt?

The needles used during your acupuncture session are so thin, that often our clients will often ask if we have started the session or not. There may be a feeling of tingling or slight pressure upon insertion, however, you should not feel any pain throughout the session. During your session, you are always in the driver’s seat and if at any point you feel pain or uncomfortable communicate this to your practitioner.

Is acupuncture safe?


Acupuncture does have a few side effects

What is Chinese medicine?

Chinese Medicine is an ancient methodology that works towards the purpose of creating homeostasis, or balance, within the body. The Chinese medicine paradigm believes states of dis-ease occurs when our body is not in balance, therefore our treatments in clinic aim to bring your body back into a state of ease and balance.

How does acupuncture work?

During your acupuncture session, your practitioner will insert needles into your body to engage your bodies natural physiological processes, including blood flow, muscle stimulation and interactions with nerves. The needles are inserted in acupuncture points that are typically located along the meridians of the body.

Do I need something “wrong” to have a session?

No! While acupuncture can support the symptoms associated with both acute and chronic conditions, many of our patients come into the clinic for maintenance appointments. Acupuncture journeys us towards a parasympathetic state of being that is where rest and healing occurs.

Fertility & IVF

Will acupuncture interfere with my IVF treatment?

At Angea we work in conjunction with many of Melbourne’s leading IVF doctors that support the use of acupuncture during IVF and including pre and post transfer. 

How many times do I need to get acupuncture?

This really depends on each individual. During your first treatment, your practitioner will advise a treatment plan. 

Women’s Health

Can acupuncture support me when coming off the pill?

Acupuncture is great to support your body while coming off the oral contraceptive pill. It will support your body’s return to homeostasis as your natural hormones begin to regulate once again in the body. 

Can Chinese medicine treat Endometriosis?

Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine may support the symptoms associated with Endometriosis, especially pain management. While acupuncture alone will not overcome pain and endometrial growth, Angea advocates a whole body approach to Endometriosis and your practitioner will discuss diet and lifestyle in addition to herbs and acupuncture. 

Does Chinese medicine treat PCOS and other menstrual conditions?

Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine may support the symptoms associated with these conditions, including irregular menstruation, heavy menstruation, dysmenorrhea and pain associated with menstruation.

Can acupuncture help with acne?

Causes of acne may include hormonal, dietary or gastro-intestinal and acupuncture may support these symptoms return to balance.