Experience acupuncture for effective pain relief, stress reduction, and improved health. This treatment enhances energy flow and promotes natural healing.

Rejuvenate Your Body and Mind with Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a form of treatment which aims to restore the body to perfect energetic balance.  It is a wonderfully relaxing form of treatment with benefits for the whole body.  It have been shown to be very effective is addressing an enormous range of issues in a drug free, natural way.

  • Acupuncture Overview

    Our acupuncture services can help with:

    • Insomnia and Stress
    • Spinal and Musculoskeletal
    • Children Development
    • Women with Aging Concerns
    • Pregnancy and Labour Support
    • Fertility and IVF Support
    • Postpartum Recovery
  • Pregnancy and Labour Support

    Acupuncture draws from a history of treating women in pregnancy for thousands of years, but has also been adapted to our modern knowledge of safely and evidence based medicine. Studies has shown it to have wonderful benefits for overall wellness, and to counter specific complaints during this time. These include morning sickness, hip and lower back pain, depression, breech position and in shortening labour. In all the peer- reviewed scientific studies, not one has shown there to be any increased risk for the use of acupuncture in pregnancy or labour. Kate and Tom work with your obstetrics team or midwife to help you through a healthy pregnancy. Restore has a keen interest in acupuncture for womens health in North Sydney, and we are therefore located in St Leonards, close to our patient’s care centres at RNS hospital, the Mater Hospital and North Shore Private.

  • Chronic Pain

    In a recent analysis published in the Archives of Internal Medicine,1 researchers concluded that acupuncture has a definite effect in reducing chronic pain, such as back pain and headaches.  The researchers also went the extra mile by retrieving the raw data on self-reported pain. By standardizing the various study participants’ responses, the team discovered a “clear and robust” effect of acupuncture in the treatment of:

    • Back pain
    • Neck pain
    • Shoulder pain
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Headaches

    On a scale of 0 to 100, participants who started out with a pain rating of 60 experienced an average 30 point drop (a 50 percent reduction) in response to acupuncture treatment.  More and more studies of this nature are being conducted into the remarkable impact of acupuncture on pain.

  • Sport Rehabilitation

    Acupuncture has been beneficial for treating many injuries and painful conditions, and is a useful complementary therapy for any type of sport rehabilitation.  Acupuncture can be helpful in treating a number of symptoms that may arise with injury such as inflammation and swelling, acute and chronic pain [2], nerve damage or impingement, decreased range of movement and decreased circulation to muscles and tissues. These can arise from either acute trauma or overuse.

    These effects are accomplished during treatment because acupuncture:

    • relieves pain
    • decreases inflammation
    • reduces swelling
    • relaxes muscles and relieves spasms
    • decreases bruising
    • improves local blood circulation

    Commonly Treated Conditions

    • Knees and hips: ligament tears or strains, oseto-arthritis, bursitis
    • Elbows: golfer’s elbow, tennis elbow, ligament strains, tears, RSI, tendonitis
    • Shoulders: frozen shoulder, A/C joint injury, rotator cuff injury
    • Spine: disc herniation, back pain
    • Ankles and feet: plantar fasciitis
  • Acupuncture in Fertility and IVF Support

    At Restore we often employ acupuncture to support natural and IVF fertility cycles and to maximise maternal health during pregnancy.  Chinese medicine has a long and established history of improving fertility. Whether you are preparing to conceive, actively trying to conceive or embarking on IVF, acupuncture has a lot to offer.  At Restore, the acupuncture team follow protocols supported by research to assist their patients to improve their fertility with acupuncture. 

    Acupuncture can assist good healthy bodily function, and therefore is a wonderful way to help to optimise your chances of falling pregnancy naturally.  This is important in both the male and female partners, as you are both equally important to the fertility process.  

    Women and men who are good candidates for fertility acupuncture are those who have a functional, rather than a structural reason for infertility. For example, structural infertility would be damaged fallopian tubes or a blockage in the sperm ducts. However, if your infertility is functional, for example like irregular ovulation, then you should consider trying acupuncture.  In men it can be performed to assist with optimal sperm production and function, and in women it can help to adjust the endocrine function in order to stimulate ovulation as well as balance your hormones.

    In other words acupuncture is often used to help regulate your menstrual cycle back on track, improve overall circulation and blood flow to your uterus and ovaries.  Importantly acupuncture can assist your ability to manage the stress and anxiety that often accompanies infertility.   The amount of treatment needed really depends on your individual situation, however, treatment is most successful when started earlier and timed around important events such as ovulation.

    During the first trimester, acupuncture is used  to help prevent miscarriage and provide a stabilising effect on the pregnancy, and regulate hormones.  Acupuncture helps to minimise nausea, morning sickness, fatigue, migraines, bleeding, and spotting.

    Our approach starts with a careful evaluation to uncover any underlying factors that may be preventing you from conceiving or maintaining a pregnancy.  We will also help you navigate your fertility journey and support you in choosing your best treatment options.  For optimal results, start treatments 3 months before you are trying to conceive or as soon as you find out you are pregnant. We especially recommend this for women having IUI/IVF procedures, especially if there are hormone, autoimmune, advance maternal age or implantation factors. Getting acupuncture on a regular basis during pregnancy can help you to relax and enjoy this incredible time in your life more fully.

    Women undergoing fertility treatment are far more likely to successfully give birth if they also have acupuncture, a major scientific study has concluded.  The research found that women suffering with fertility problems who underwent the ancient Chinese treatment increased their chance of having a baby from one in five to one in three.  Researchers led by Ying Cheong, from the reproductive medicine unit at the University of Southampton and the city’s Princess Anne hospital, concluded that ‘acupuncture around the time of embryo transfer achieves a higher live birth rate of 35 per cent compared with 22 per cent without active acupuncture’. Embryo transfer is when an embryo that has been fertilised in the laboratory is implanted into a woman’s womb.

  • Acupuncture in Labour

    Acupuncture can be used as a method of inducing post-term babies, and is increasing in popularity as women with uncomplicated pregnancies seek to avoid conventional medical induction, imposition of medical timeframes, and the cascade of interventions that often follow.  Acupuncture induction is safe and effective and works harmoniously with the delicate hormonal balance of pregnancy to promote labour.

    While acupuncture can be effective it works according to a different, less-aggressive philosophy to Western Medicine and therefore a specific timeframe for outcome can be difficult to guarantee.  This process can naturally take time depending on the readiness of both mother and baby. Generally, if a baby is mature, acupuncture will assist in promoting labour; if the baby is not ready, then induction will be difficult to achieve.

    It is difficult to comment on what women can reasonably expect after an acupuncture induction treatment as no two pregnancies are ever the same and no two women come to treatment at the same stage of their pregnancy.  From anecdotal experience, acupuncture is very effective in inducing women who are past their due dates, especially if they are prepared to commit to daily sessions and allow adequate time before medical induction is scheduled.

    In 2008 the Cochrane Collaboration reviewed three overseas trials of 212 women comparing acupuncture used for third trimester cervical ripening/labour induction with a placebo/no treatment or other methods.  The review of two of these trials suggested that women receiving acupuncture required less use of other induction methods compared with women receiving standard care alone.  We therefore recommend that our patients commence daily acupuncture induction treatment from at least 4 days prior to their medically scheduled induction. This ensures reasonable opportunity for the treatment to take full effect.

    Some women will have little sensation during the treatment while others experience downward movement, urinary urge and abdominal tightening during and up to 5 hours post treatment. In any event, a woman is best advised to go straight home after treatment, remain quiet and allow her body to take deep rest in preparation for the energy requirements of labour.

  • Acupuncture After Baby

    Traditional Chinese Medicine regards the first month after delivering a baby as a time of rest and recovery for the mother, and a time of settling in for the baby.  In Asian cultures, this is referred to as the ‘Golden Month’, during which time the new mother stays at home with the sole purpose of recovering from the birth and feeding her infant. This is very much at odds with what we see in the modern Western world where a woman is expected to make a full recovery within six weeks after childbirth.

    Loss of blood through childbirth, coupled with poor sleep, stress and breastfeeding, is referred to as ‘postpartum depletion’ and can take a heavy toll on the mother’s long term health and well being.  Postpartum treatments can help with mastitis, postpartum depression, hormone balance, lactations support, healing of c-section scars and insomnia.

  • Acupuncture for Women’s Anti-Aging

    Acupuncture for Women’s Anti-Aging focuses on alleviating menopausal symptoms by targeting the adrenal gland to reduce cortisol levels. This can help manage hot flashes, night sweats, and mood disturbances commonly experienced during menopause. Additionally, acupuncture is effective in women’s health, particularly in reducing menstrual pain. By promoting hormonal balance and reducing stress, acupuncture supports overall well-being and anti-aging benefits, enhancing quality of life for women as they age.

  • Acupuncture for Children Development

    Acupuncture for Children’s Development supports healthy growth by stimulating the hypothalamus and pituitary gland, enhancing the production of Human Growth Hormone (HGH). This hormone is essential for the growth and repair of body tissues, including bones and muscles, promoting optimal height and overall development in children.

  • How Does Acupuncture Works?

    The origins of acupuncture in China can be traced back at least 2000 years, making it one of the oldest and most long-standing health care systems in the world. Today, acupuncture is a natural and increasingly popular form of health care that is being used by people from a wide range of cultural and social backgrounds. It can be remarkably effective in many.

    Acupuncture takes a holistic approach to understanding normal function and disease processes and focuses as much on the prevention of illness as on the treatment. The applications of acupuncture are many, improving overall health and vibrancy and thus allowing our own bodies to heal themselves as they have been designed to do.
    Acupuncture has also been shown to be effective in women health in particular – reducing pain in menstruation, increasing pregnancy rates, decreasing miscarriages and reducing the symptoms of menopause. For more information please go to your section on mums and bubs.

    Acupuncture treatment involves the insertion of fine, sterile needles into specific sites (acupuncture points) along the body’s meridians to clear energy blockages and encourage the normal flow of qi through the individual. The practitioner may also stimulate the acupuncture points using other methods, including, electro-stimulation and massage, in order to re-establish the flow of qi.

Treatment Techniques

Gua Sha
Tui Na (Paediatric Massage)
Herbal Medicine
Trigger Point Release
Joint Mobilisation
Soft Tissue Techniques
Dry Needling
Stretch Training

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Treatment Process

Our streamlined treatment process ensures you receive the best care at every step. From initial consultation to aftercare, we tailor our approach to your unique needs.

Initial Consultation

Begin with a free 15-minute consultation to understand your condition, symptoms, and lifestyle.

Comprehensive Diagnosis

Our practitioners conduct thorough assessments to identify the underlying cause of your issues.

Personalised Treatment Plan

Receive a customised treatment plan integrating Western and Chinese medicine to address your specific needs.

Ongoing Support and Follow-Up

Attend regular follow-up sessions to monitor progress and adjust your treatment as needed.

Modern Therapy & Ancient TCM for Holistic Wellness

Modern Holistic Wellness

At Restore Wellness, we are your one-stop wellness solution for the whole family. We integrate cutting-edge Modern medicine with traditional Chinese therapies to provide comprehensive care.

Traditional Chinese Holistic Wellness

Our time-tested traditional Chinese medicine offers gentle and effective treatments. These therapies promote long-term health benefits, restoring balance and supporting overall wellbeing for every family member.

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