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Acupuncture in Western Surburbs, Melbourne

Acupuncture is a process of inserting a needle into a human body via skin. It was founded in china it is a medical treatment instead of using a tablet and surgeries to cure the problems. Now a days it is been most popular method for curing the diseases and pain . In 2000, the Chinese Medicine Registration Board of Victoria, Australia (CMBV) was established as an independent government agency to oversee the practice of Chinese Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture in the state. In 2005 the Parliamentary Committee on the Health Care Complaints Commission in the Australian state of commissioned a report investigating Traditional Chinese medicine practice

Acupuncture needles is made of stainless steel, so it will be flexible and preventing them from rusting or breaking. Once needles have been used they are thrown away to prevent infection. They are usually disposable, but reusable needles are sometimes used as well, though they must be heated with hot water between use. Needles vary in length between 13 to 130 millimeters (0.51 to 5.12in), with shorter needles used in the the face and eyes, and longer needles in more fleshy areas needle diameters vary from 0.16mm (0.006in) to 0.46mm (0.018in),with thicker needles used on more robust patients. Thinner needles may be flexible and require tubes for insertion. The tip of the needle should not be made too sharp to prevent breakage, although blunt needles cause more pain.

The skin is washed for example with alcohol, and the needles are inserted, continuously with a plastic guide tube. Needles may be manipulated in various ways, example spun, flicked, or moved up and down relative to the skin. Since most pain is felt in the superficial layers of the skin, a quick insertion of the needle is recommended. Acupuncture can be painful. The skill level of the acupuncturist may influence how painful the needle insertion is and a sufficiently skilled practitioner may be able to insert the needles without causing any pain.


The Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association Ltd (AACMA) is the peak professional body of qualified acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine practitioners in Australia. AACMA has represented the profession since 1973 and values high standards in ethical and professional practice. More than 2200 acupuncturists and Chinese medicine practitioners are members of AACMA.