Acupuncture at The Urban Alchemist, Carlton North, Melbourne

Acupuncture is part of an integrated system of primary health care, known as Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Traditional Chinese Medicine is an effective, natural and increasingly popular form of health care employed by people of all ages and backgrounds. Using a holistic approach to understanding health and disease, acupuncture focuses as much on the prevention of illness as on the treatment itself.

Why Qi is Key

Chinese medicine operates on the principle that disease results from disruption in the flow of Qi and imbalance in the forces of yin and yang. When we are healthy, an abundant supply of Qi flows through the body’s meridians – a network of invisible channels through the body. When our Qi is blocked or in short supply, the body fails to maintain harmony, balance and order, and disease or illness follows.

Are you stressed, overworking, eating badly or burning the proverbial candle at both ends? In addition to disease pathogens, weather and environmental conditions, common lifestyle factors and bad habits can also disturb your natural flow of Qi. TCM practitioners can diagnose disturbed Qi, resulting in  illness and disease.

How Acupuncture Works

Acupuncture involves the insertion of fine, sterile needles into specific points along the body’s meridians to clear energy blockages and encourage the normal flow of Qi. The needles are disposable, used once and discarded. Your practitioner may also stimulate the acupuncture points to re-establish the flow of Qi using other methods, including:

  • Moxibustion
  • Cupping
  • Laser therapy
  • Electro-stimulation and massage

Acupuncture is Amazing

Acupuncture assists in the prevention of disease and illness as well as the maintenance of general well being. Acupuncture provides drug-free pain relief whilst effectively treating a wide range of acute and chronic ailments. Acupuncture treats the underlying cause of disease and illness. Acupuncture also addresses symptoms, using a holistic approach to the treatment of disease and illness, linking body, mind and emotions.

Some added benefits may include:

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  • Increased local blood circulation
  • Improved digestion and hormone production
  • A more balanced nervous system
  • Improved immune response
  • Stress relief
  • Reduced cholesterol levels
  • Reduced inflammation
  • Added assistance in the fight against bacteria and viruses
  • More efficient removal of muscle lactic acid


Prices vary according to the practitioner and length of treatment. Please visit our Online Bookings page or call our clinic for further information. Hicaps private health insurance claiming available on Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine. We recommend you contact your health fund to confirm your eligibility to claim.

Our Acupuncturist

Sam Long, Massage, Acupuncture & TCM
Sam Long

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To make your appointment call us on 9347 9247 or use the form below.