Superior Integrated Care Victoria Acupuncture F.A.Q’s



Who can benefit from Acupuncture?

Everyone! Such conditions, but not limited to include:

  • Addictions: recovery from drugs and alcohol
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders: IBS, IBD, leaky gut, dysbiosis
  • Gynecological concerns: PMS, perimenopause, menopause, hot flashes, painful menstruation, irregular menstruation
  • Hormonal Regulation and fertility: Kidney function, thyroid issues, hair loss, impotence, ED, pregnancy related issues such as morning sickness, miscarriages, pregnancy related back pain and migraines
  • Mental health: anxiety, depression and stress management
  • Neurological disorders: Bell’s palsy, MS, stroke, dizziness and vertigo, migraines
  • Pain disorders: acute and chronic pain, post-surgical recovery, knee, neck, back pain, sciatica, tennis elbow, frozen shoulder, TMJ disfunction, thoracic outlet, syndrome, bone breaks ( fractures) , sprains and strains, plantar fasciitis, arthritis, chronic headaches.
  • Respiratory issues and allergies: hay fever , sinusitis, rhinitis, asthma
  • Sleep disorders: insomnia

What to expect at Superior Integrated Care Victoria

During the initial appointment, a thorough health history and inquiry about your past and present signs and symptoms will be asked, and a physical assessment of body and palpation of the bodies’ Meridians will be done. A proper TCM ( Traditional Chinese Medicine ) diagnosis and a treatment plan tailored to the individual will be made including a point prescription. Possible dietary recommendations and other homework may be prescribed to the client at their own discretion. The first treatment will last anywhere from 75-90 minutes. A treatment plan will also include any necessary future visits.

Follow up visits- consist of 45-60-minute treatment and a quick recap of any signs and symptoms that may have diminished or arose after the last treatment. Followed by the physical treatment and possible recommendations for you to take home with you.

Acupuncture sessions may include the physical needling, moxibustion, gua sha, tui na , cupping and electro-stimulation therapy.

What if I’m afraid of needles ?

That’s ok!

Under the scope of acupuncture there are several different applications of therapy that do not include the use of needles.

These include:

  • Tui Na: body work and massage
  • Moxibustion: also known as Mugwort is the application of this herb that is then burned to promote warmth by expelling cold in the body. It is also used in the treatment of arthritisgastrointestinal and gynecological disorder.
  • Cupping: glass or plastic cups that are placed on the body to improve qi and blood flow to a certain area.
  • Gua sha: gentle scraping over the skin to produce a light colouring by increasing blood flow. There are multiple applications for this including anti-inflammatory and immune system benefits.

TCM  is a complete and holistic medical system of balancing the body and mind and facilitating health.  Please book an appointment to begin the process.

We look forward to working with you.

Genevieve Turgeon RAc

Having been heavily influenced by her mother’s choice to seek natural alternatives to keep her family healthy whenever possible, Genevie has always wanted to help people in a meaningful way.

Beth Cummings RAc

Having always had a keen interest in holistic modalities, Beth’s personal philosophy as a practitioner is to act as a facilitator in the body’s natural healing process. Her areas of practice include acupuncture, moxibustion, cupping, tui na and gua sha.