At the Four Pillars Preston acupuncture clinic our focus is on improving your health through the use of acupuncture, Chinese herbs, massage, and lifestyle advice. The clinic provides a relaxed professional space to promote health and balance to your life.
Four Pillars Chinese medicine offers acupuncture, cupping therapy, herbal medicine, and massage. With a background in Shiatsu and Tuina (Chinese massage), Michael utilises a variety of manual therapies to support his treatments. Michael has a special interest in treating the following areas:
muscular skeletal conditions
The Preston acupuncture clinic is just a 2-minute walk from the Gilbert road tram line (11). or a 20-minute walk from Regent train station with street parking available. The acupuncture clinic is just up the road from Newlands Primary School and the Coburg hill shops. The acupuncture clinic easily accessible from the surrounding suburbs of Coburg, Reservoir, and Thornbury.
Michael also practices acupuncture at Quiescence Chinese Medicine in Fitzroy four days a week.
Acupuncture is practiced in a variety of ways all around the world with unique techniques stemming from many countries such as China, Japan, Korea, and France. It should be mentioned that Acupuncture and dry needling differ in many aspects. More recently, other industries are employing the use of dry needling as a method to treat musculoskeletal pain, whilst acupuncture theory focuses on the physical, internal and emotional aspects of the person’s health.
Acupuncture may incorporate a variety of methods during treatment. The use of moxa is sometimes applied to add heat to the body to encourage healing. Electroacupuncture passes a gentle current through the acupuncture needles and may lead to the contraction and relaxation of the muscle. Practitioners will often stimulate the acupuncture needle through gentle rotations to strengthen the effect of the point being used.
Chinese medicine should always be practiced by a qualified practitioner and who is registered with AHPRA for optimal safety.