Echinda? Porcipine? No, thats acupuncture!

Acupuncture is one of the main integral elements of Chinese medicine that has been practiced for thousands of years. This method of treatment provides a holistic approach to healthcare which looks at treating the root of the problem. Due to the holistic approach that acupuncture obtains, this medicine can treat a wide variety of health concerns and disorders in a safe and effective manner.

From a biomedical perspective, acupuncture directly stimulates the nervous system to bring about equilibrium to the body and mind. It may alter neural pathways, regulate hormones and correct imbalances, getting you back to feeling the best you possible.

There are many questions that people have about acupuncture, which you can see on our FAQ's page, but the biggest question is WHAT can acupuncture help with and how. So lets have a look at the different health concerns that acupuncture can assist with.

Through treating the root of the issue at hand, acupuncture may help with a vast range of concerns such as...


Acupuncture aims to influence multiple aspects of ones physiology to bring about a balance to both the mind and body. This means, balancing hormones, regulating dopamine and serotonin, resetting the nervous system and decreasing stress all through these amazing single use, sterile steel needles. Acupuncture is commonly used with counselling, psychology and life coaching as well as Chinese herbal medicine, cupping, moxibustion and lifestyle advice to bring about a positive change both psychologically, chemically and physically. Common mental health concerns include:


  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • PTSD

  • Eating Disorders 

  • Behavioural and Emotional Disorders in Children


Eunoia Acupuncture provides quality care to women in the Central Coast region throughout all stages of their life. From menarche, through fertility and pregnancy journeys all the way to menopause, here at Eunoia Acupuncture we utilise acupuncture in conjunction with Chinese Herbal Medicine, lifestyle advice and much more to regulate hormones, balance the endocrine system and reduce stress levels within the body. When you have a hormonal imbalance, specific symptoms and patterns may arise which acupuncture may be able assist with. These patterns and symptoms include, but are not limited too:



  • Bloating​

  • Indigestion

  • Period pain/ symptoms related to endometriosis

  • Irregular/ absent periods

  • Infertility 

  • Mood swings and symptoms relating to menstrual syndrome

  • Heavy periods/ clotting


  • Endometriosis

  • PCOS

  • Endocrine disorders

  • Fibroids & cysts

  • Menopausal syndrome (hot flushes, night sweats, anxiety, fatigue)

  • Mental Health concerns


Acupuncture is used in many ways to regulate and minimise pain within the body.

Pain can be caused by many factors, but most of the time, chronic pain all comes down to a lack of the body's ability to heal itself, which is where acupuncture comes into play. Common types of pain include: 

  • Headaches/ Migraines - cluster headaches, tension headaches, recurrent migraines, eye pain

  • Neck & Upper Back Tension & Pain - poor posture, cervical spondylosis, neck strain, whiplash

  • Shoulder Pain - rotator cuff injury, frozen shoulder, bicep tendonitis, shoulder arthritis

  • Elbow Pain - golfers elbow, tennis elbow, bursitis, arthritis, elbow strain/sprain

  • Wrist Pain - arthritis, RSI (repetitie strain injury), carpal tunnel, wrist sprain

  • Back Pain - lower back strain, disc bulging, nerve impingement

  • Hip Pain - bursitis, arthritis, joint degeneration

  • Knee Pain - sprained knee, ACL injury, MCL injury, knee arthritis,

  • Ankle & Foot Pain - flat feet, heel spurs, plantar fasciitis, peripheral neuropathy, achilles tendonitis, gout, ankle sprain

  • Nerve Pain 

  • Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis

  • Post- Operative Pain



Digestive health encompasses elements of diet, metabolism, emotions and gut health which is generally always incorporated into your treatment plan at Eunoia Acupuncture. Zoe's qualifications from the University of Technology Sydney and Nature Care College, give her the ability to incorporate elements of Chinese diet therapy and western nutritional concepts, all into one, focusing on regenerating gut health, regulating metabolism, and resetting hormones through acupuncture as well as diet and lifestyle advice. Common symptoms that indicate a digestive imbalance include:


  • Bloating

  • Indigestion

  • Nausea

  • IBS

  • Reflux

  • Vomitting

  • Diarrhoea

  • Constipation​

  • Stomach Pain

  • Intestinal Rumbling

  • Extreme Hunger

  • Loss of Appetite

  • Increase Production of Gas

  • Weight Gain or Loss



If you are looking at this, chances are ... YOU ARE PREGNANT! So firstly congratulations! 


Within the first trimester, we aim to keep that baby right where it is and help it get the nourishment it needs to grow into a beautiful bub. This means tackling those new fears and anxiety, assisting relieving nausea and heartburn as well as helping you with any other health concern you may be having such as pain, headaches, fatigue and much more. During the final trimester, we are there to support and ready you for the birth of your beautiful baby. From 35 weeks onwards we will assist you prepare your body (both physically and mentally) and the baby through acupuncture and possibly moxibustion, aiming to reduce time in labour, prevent or correct baby positioning, aid in engaging the baby and softening the cervix and much more.

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