Are you looking for an acupuncturist in Balwyn or Kew?

Balwyn North Chiropractic Centre now offers Acupuncture with our experienced acupuncturist Bryan KentBryan Kent is also a Myotherapist & Traditiona Chinese Medicine Doctor who is dedicated to helping patients improve there health and well being.

Our acupuncturist will spend the necessary time to accurately diagnose the cause of your pain or symptoms. Acupuncture will then be performed by inserting very fine needles into the skin to stimulate specific anatomic points in the body (called acupoints or acupuncture points) for therapeutic purposes.

Conveniently located at 1128 Burke Road Balwyn North, on the border of Balwyn North & Kew East, opposite Kew High School there is plenty of parking at the rear car par. We are open 6 days a week, by appointment only.


How does Acupuncture work?

Acupuncture is based on ancient Chinese theories of the flow of Qi (energy), also referred to as Chi and Xue (blood) through distinct pathways or meridians that cover the body. Acupuncture stimulates and enhances the free flow of Qi, therefore regulating the harmonious energetic balance of the body. This consequently relieves pain and restores health.

While acupuncture is often associated with pain control, it has a much broader applications. Acupuncture can be effective as the only treatment used, or as the support or adjunct to other treatment forms in many medical disorders.

The World Health Organization recognizes the use of acupuncture in the treatment of a wide range of medical problems, including:

  • Digestive disorders: gastritis and hyperacidity, spastic colon, constipation, diarrhea.
  • Respiratory disorders: sinusitis, sore throat, bronchitis, asthma, recurrent chest infections.
  • Neurological and muscular disorders: headaches, facial tics, neck pain, rib neuritis, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, various forms of tendinitis, low back pain, sciatica, osteoarthritis.
  • Urinary, menstrual, and reproductive problems.
  • Acupuncture is particularly useful in resolving physical problems related to tension and stress and emotional conditions

What does treatment involve?

During the treatment you will need to uncover the areas which will be worked on and will be asked to lie down, either face-up, face-down or side, depending on where the needless are inserted.Our acupuncturist will use single-use disposable sterile needles. As each needle is inserted you should feel them, but initially without pain.

However, when the needle reaches the right depth there should be a deep aching sensation either around the needle or travelling along the energy pathway. Sometimes the needles are heated or stimulated with electricity after insertion. Once inserted, the needles will remain there for several minutes

Acupuncture generally involves several weekly or fortnightly treatments. Most courses consist of up to 12 sessions. A visit to an acupuncturist will involve an exam and an assessment of the patient’s condition, the insertion of needles, and advice on self-care. Most sessions last about 30 minutes. The number of treatments required for healing varies depending on the duration, severity and nature of the complaint.