Acupuncture is a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) which takes a holistic approach to health and wellbeing. Acupuncture encourages the body’s natural healing abilities to help prevent and treat illness.

Acupuncture is an effective, natural therapy which targets the meridian system. Also known as channel therapy, acupuncture points may be regarded as a series of channels which act like highways on the skin surface and deep in the body. Acupuncture treatment activates these pathways and encourages balance within the channel system.

An acupuncture treatment involves the insertion of single use, sterile, fine needles into specific points to manipulate the body’s energy and promote its healing. Acupuncture needles stimulate acupuncture points which encourage the release of hormones that can effect blood flow, encourage pain relief and increase the circulation of energy around your body.

This holistic natural therapy can effectively treat a wide range of acute and chronic ailments through systemic healing.  Acupuncture helps to treat both the underlying cause of illness as well as the symptoms.  Regular acupuncture sessions can also assist in the prevention of disease and help provide general well-being.

Launceston Acupuncturist Dr.(CM) Rose Spiteri is a registered Chinese Medical Practitioner and Australian registered acupuncturist who has worked throughout Victoria and Tasmania.   At her clinic Launceston Acupuncturist, Dr. (CM) Spiteri provides the following acupuncture styles:

Styles of Acupuncture

  • Auricular ear acupuncture
  • TAN balance method acupuncture
  • Tung style acupuncture
  • TCM acupuncture
  • Traditional needle acupuncture
  • Trigger point acupuncture
  • Cosmetic acupuncture (link)
  • Electro-acupuncture
  • Structural acupuncture

Conditions Acupuncture Can Treat

The World Health Organisation (December 1979) has recognised the following types of conditions as having been successfully treated by acupuncture:

  • Neurological conditions
  • Respiratory conditions
  • Cardiovascular disorders
  • Digestive system disorders
  • Urogenital disorders
  • Gynaecological and obstetric disorders
  • Skin conditions
  • Eye conditions
  • Musculoskeletal disorders
  • Sporting injuries
  • Psychological conditions

In addition to these conditions Launceston Acupuncturist provides a range of TCM treatment programs which include acupuncture for: Fertility, Pregnancy, IVF & Reproductive Support, Women’s Health, Pain Relief and Sports & Athletic Support. We can also tailor individual acupuncture and TCM programs to suit your needs.

Acupuncture consultations are available by appointment and phone enquiries are welcome.  Contact us to book your appointment with Launceston Acupuncturist or to discuss your individual requirements.