Acupuncture Adelaide

Discover the ancient practice of acupuncture & how this holistic approach can help with chronic pain, stress, digestive issues, fertility, hormonal imbalances & much more.

Acupuncture Treatments

  • Initial consultation 90min from $130
  • Follow up 60-75min from $95

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is one of many integrative health solutions offered by Aspects Of Healing in Adelaide used to promote optimal health and wellbeing.

Acupuncture is a vital part of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and is widely practised around the world. Acupuncture involves the insertion of fine, sterile needles into acupressure points along the meridians to release blockages, balance the flow of energy (Chi or Qi) and stimulate the body’s healing response.  

Acupuncture – Natural, Safe & Effective Traditional Chinese Medicine

While acupuncture has been part of traditional Chinese medicine for over 2500 years, it has started gaining mainstream acceptance as a complementary therapy due to the growing body of scientific research and studies showing it to be an effective treatment for various health conditions.

Common Health Conditions that Acupuncture can help

  • Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Headaches & Migraine
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Hormonal Imbalances
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fertility Issues
  • Thyroid Issues
  • Digestive Issues
  • Poor Immunity

The Benefits Of Acupuncture

  • Provides drug-free pain relief
  • Effectively treats a wide range of acute and chronic ailments
  • Treats the underlying cause of disease and illness as well as the symptoms
  • Provides a holistic approach to the treatment of disease by linking body, mind and emotions
  • Assists in the prevention of disease and promotes overall wellbeing.

What Happens During Acupuncture Appointment?


If you are a new acupuncture client, we ask that you arrive at least 10 minutes before your appointment to complete our client information form. During the consultation, our experienced acupuncturist will review your health history and discuss any symptoms, concerns or questions you may have.


The tongue and pulse are important diagnostic tools in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and are used to assess the overall health and balance of the body’s internal organs and energy systems. So before starting your treatment, the acupuncturist will examine your tongue and take your pulse.

The tongue’s colour, shape and coating are noted, along with the pulse quality, strength, rhythm and depth at various locations along the wrist. Based on this information, the acupuncturist will develop a targeted treatment program tailored to your unique health needs. Other TCM therapies, such as herbal medicine or dietary changes may be recommended as part of your treatment program.

Acupuncture Treatment

Acupuncture treatment is performed with the client lying on a comfortable treatment table. During the treatment, the acupuncturist inserts fine, sterile needles into specific acupoints on the body. The needles are then left in place for between 15-30 minutes and are removed at the end of the treatment.

Acupuncture For Pain Relief

Acupuncture has been proven effective at treating chronic pain in many studies. It helps to regulate the nervous system and stimulates the production of endorphins, the body’s natural painkiller. It also improves blood flow, which can help reduce inflammation and help relieve muscle tension, pain and stiffness.

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Acupuncture For Stress & Anxiety

Acupuncture is an excellent complementary therapy for treating stress, anxiety and other mental health issues, and it has many beneficial effects including –

  • Regulates the nervous system to promote relaxation, reduce stress, and improve overall health and wellbeing
  • Boosts the mood by stimulating the production of serotonin and dopamine, the body’s feel-good hormones
  • Balances the hormones, including cortisol which is often elevated in people with chronic stress and anxiety
  • Improves sleep quality
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Acupuncture For Pregnancy, Fertility & IVF

If you are planning a pregnancy, need help with fertility or undergoing UVF, why not talk to our experienced acupuncturist? 

Acupuncture is a popular complementary natural therapy for pregnancy and fertility. It can help regulate the menstrual cycle to make periods more predictable, relieve the aches and pains associated with pregnancy, help reduce morning sickness and assist in preparing your body for labour.

Acupuncture has been shown to improve the success rates of IVF by increasing blood flow to the uterus, reducing stress, and improving overall reproductive function. (2018 Journal Of Obstetrics & Gynaecology).

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FAQ’s Acupuncture

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How much does acupuncture cost?

An initial consultation, including treatment, is $130, and follow-up appointments are $90.00. Private health rebates may be available subject to your policy inclusions.

Does acupuncture hurt?

Acupuncture needles are much thinner (about the width of a hair) than hypodermic needles used for injections, so you barely feel them. Some people experience a slight prick or tingling sensation during needle insertion, but treatments are generally not considered to be painful.

Is acupuncture safe?

Yes, acupuncture is considered a safe and effective complementary treatment for a wide range of conditions and should always be performed by a qualified practitioner using sterile needles.

What is the difference between acupuncture and dry needling?

Although both techniques use needles, there are some key differences. Acupuncture is based on a holistic philosophy and is used to treat the whole body, while dry needling specifically treats musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction. Additionally, acupuncture needles are often inserted at shallower depths than dry needling, and the needles are often left in place for longer periods of time.

How many acupuncture treatments will I need?

The number of acupuncture treatments required will vary depending on the condition being treated. Some conditions can be treated within 1-3 sessions, whilst others, like fertility issues, may require regular sessions over a more extended time period to achieve optimal results.

How do I know if acupuncture is right for me?

Acupuncture can benefit many people, but whether or not it is right for you depends on your individual needs and circumstances. If you have underlying health conditions, it is important that you consult with your healthcare provider to ensure it is safe and appropriate for your needs.

What are the meridians used in acupuncture?

The meridians are the pathways through which Qi flows in the body. There are 12 primary meridians and 8 extraordinary meridians, each of which is believed to be connected to specific organs, muscles, and bones in the body.

What are acupuncture points?

Acupuncture points are specific points on the meridians where acupuncture needles are inserted to access and influence the flow of Qi in the body.