Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

Acupuncture and Chinese MedicineTraditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has been used to treat disease safely and effectively for thousands of years.  Acupuncture is one widely-used branch of the Chinese medicine system.  So too is the prescription of Chinese herbal medicine.

Herbs are unique in flavour, energy and action. Most herbs are used in combination to provide the greatest benefit to your body.  TCM and acupuncture are gentle on your body and can help you return to your best quickly.

Benefits of Acupuncture and TCM

The clinical success of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine has been shown in the following health conditions:

  • Arthritis
  • Acute and chronic pain
  • Back pain
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Cold and flu
  • Anxiety
  • Depression and psycho emotional disorders
  • Digestive issues
  • High blood pressure
  • Insomnia
  • Tinnitus
  • Meniere’s disease
  • Muscle aches and sporting injury
  • Respiratory disorders
  • Skin problems
  • Women’s health 

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture at The Urban Alchemist, Carlton North, Melbourne

Using a holistic approach to understanding health and disease, acupuncture focuses as much on the prevention of illness as it does on the treatment itself.

Acupuncture involves the insertion of fine, sterile needles into specific points along the body’s meridians to clear energy blockages.  This encourages the normal flow of Qi. The needles are disposable and used once.

How Does Acupuncture Work?

Acupuncture treats the underlying causes of disease and illness.  It’s a holistic system that  addresses body, mind and emotions. Acupuncture offers drug-free relief for pain, whilst effectively treating a wide range of acute and chronic ailments.

Acupuncture Points

Chinese medicine operates on the principle that disease results from disruption in the flow of Qi and an 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.  This is when disease or illness happens. Acupuncture needles are inserted into ‘acupuncture points’ along the meridians to stimulate flow of Qi.

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

Some added benefits when using Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine may include:

  • 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

Our Acupuncturist and Chinese Medicine practitioner

Jack Chen, Acupuncturist
Jack Chen, Acupuncturist

Acupuncture NDIS Provider covered under your NDIS plan

Yes, you can use your NDIS funding at The Urban Alchemist. Our therapists can provide Acupuncture treatment covered by NDIS funding under your NDIS package. Self-managed or plan-managed NDIS participants are eligible for many types of treatment including Acupuncture that help with pain management, capacity building. Please ask at our reception for further information on using your NDIS funding.

Acupuncture Carlton North, Fitzroy North and Brunswick

We offer Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine to clients from Carlton North plus surrounding areas, including Fitzroy, Brunswick, Northcote and Collingwood. We have loads of clients visit us regularly from all over Melbourne and regional Victoria for Acupuncture, our practitioners are that good.


  • Initial consultation Acupuncture ~ 90 minutes ~ $130
  • Return consultation ~ 1 hour ~ $110
  • Return consultation ~45 minutes ~ $90

Claim your treatment through HicapsHicaps private health insurance claiming may be available on your treatment. We recommend you contact your health fund to confirm your eligibility to claim.

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