Acupuncture & Naturopathy for Melbourne's Inner West
IMPORTANT COVID-19 UPDATE | 16 August 2021
Unfortunately due to new COVID-restrictions we’re having to review who we are legally allowed to see. The DHHS has said we can only see patients whose care is deemed urgent, which means if patients don’t see us they will require require further specialist referrals or hospitalisation. If you are booked in for an acupuncture appointment we will contact you shortly to discuss your current situation.
Naturopathy appointments will be converted to telehealth appointments and can be booked via phone.
At Altona Acupuncture your health concerns are viewed through the lens of Traditional Chinese medicine combined with knowledge of western medical science to provide integrated drug free health care.
Our practitioners take the time to listen to you and support you with your health concerns.
MEET THE Team
Meet the team of Altona Acupuncture
We have four enthusiastic doctors of Chinese Medicine, registered acupuncturists and a naturopath working in the clinic. All warm and caring practitioners dedicated to improving the health and physical condition of their patients.
Spring is in the air and that means the focus is now on vitamin D. Vitamin D, otherwise known as calciferol, is a fat-soluble vitamin that is not found in adequate amounts in most foods. It is a cholesterol based pro-hormone made in the skin when it is exposed to...
It’s one of the most common digestive issues: bloating of the abdomen. Some have just a bit of bloating where others look like they are a couple of months pregnant. Some people don’t feel anything of the bloating, and some feel a lot of pressure or pain in the stomach or feel like they are wearing tight jeans. Did you know that acupuncture can be effective for abdominal bloating?
Iron is one of the most common types of nutritional deficiency in the world. In fact, 1 in 8 Australians do not consume enough iron and we see regularly in clinic, iron deficiency. Iron deficiency is an insufficient amount of iron present in the body. Without enough iron, your body cannot produce enough haemoglobin in red blood cells to carry oxygen around the body. It also plays a role in immune resistance, thyroid function, respiration, skin and nail formation and even bone health.
Arthritis is an umbrella term for more than 100 medical conditions that affect the skeletal system, specifically joints where two or more bones meet.* It mainly occurs in the joints of the hands, knees, shoulders, hips and lower back. In Western medicine pain relief is often treated with painkillers which can have serious side effects. Ever thought of acupuncture in combination with Chinese herbs? With this combination we aim to relieve pain and increase mobility. Read further to see why this is so important.
Laugh lines, thinking wrinkles, angry look lines, are-you-kidding-me-lines or crow’s feet. Do you have them too? I have to say that I actually really like them on other people. The beautiful lines around your eyes or on your nose are actually very cute. Look at this beautiful woman in the photo. I mean how gorgeous is she? But I have them myself, and then there is actually nothing to laugh about. Funny huh, how that works?
According to Chinese medicine, outer beauty is based on your inner balance; our face reflects our internal health. Again when our energy has the right balance, we look fresh and healthy. But we all get older and after the age of 20 our face starts to leave traces. And I want to tell you, that is very normal. Unfortunately, one person gets it a bit faster while the other gets wrinkles a bit deeper.
At of the first Monday of May at Altona Acupuncture we will be running type 1 diabetes awareness Mondays where $2 from every treatment will be donated to the Juvenile diabetes research foundation. This is a really important cause for me because my daughter is diagnosed with type1 diabetes. She is 7 years old now and every single day is a challenge to make sure we can keep her safe, well and healthy and to make sure she stays that way. It’s been a very steep learning curve. There were a lot of things about type 1 diabetes that we just didn’t understand as parents. So I want to share some insights with you as well every Monday about what its like to love with Type 1 diabetes.
Monday: 9am - 9pm
Tuesday: 9am - 9pm
Wednesday: 9am - 9pm
Thursday: 9am - 9pm
Friday: 9am - 5pm
Saturday: 9am - 2pm