Welcome to Launceston Acupuncture

Our Mission is to provide highly skilled Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine treatments, delivered with compassion and connection to alleviate suffering from simple and complex conditions and promote health and vitality for our communities in Northern Tasmania.

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a gentle and relaxing treatment that employs the use of sterilised, disposable and very fine needles inserted along meridians (or channels) to influence change in the body. Acupuncture has been practiced for over 2000 years in China; it became more popular in the western world in the 1900s. While the classical theory behind acupuncture has gradually evolved over that time, acupuncturists today are also trained in modern health science and high-level infection control to best serve our patients.

Our location in Launceston, Tasmania

We are located right in the heart of Launceston, at the highly regarded House of Prana, 1 / 127 George St, Launceston TAS 7250 (view map). We provide Acupuncture, Electro-Acupuncture and other Chinese Medicine services to Launceston and all surrounding areas. Please contact us for more information about our services.

Skilled, experienced and personal individual care

Our clinic has registered Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine practitioners. We offer skilled, experienced and personal individual care. We pride ourselves on supporting women, men and children of all ages who are seeking or needing complementary and allied health care. We offer a natural and traditional approach to health care and provide alternative solutions to your mental and physical health needs.We are proud to offer a diverse range of solutions for a range of health conditions including but not limited to pain management,digestive issues, fertility, pregnancy , women's health, skin conditions, oncology support.

Our services include acupuncture, chinese herbal medicine, massage, electro acupuncture, gua sha, cupping and more.

At Health connect shen you will find friendly, supportive, compassionate, community minded practitioners with extensive clinical experience, ready and enthusiastic to work with you, no matter your situation.

Is there any research to support the use of acupuncture?

Acupuncture has been the subject of over 10 000 research trials according to the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials. Researchers have been studying the mechanism of acupuncture and the health effects it has on the body. The Acupuncture Evidence Project found that ‘it is no longer possible to say that the effectiveness of acupuncture can be attributed to the placebo effect or that it is useful only for musculoskeletal pain’; it lists eight conditions for which acupuncture has strong evidence and a further thirty-eight conditions for which there is evidence of positive effect.

What is the traditional view of how acupuncture works?

Chinese medical theory holds that acupuncture works by normalizing the free flow of qi (commonly translated as ‘vital energy’), blood and body fluids throughout the body by accessing the meridians. A patient’s symptoms are addressed by attempting to remedy local or systemic accumulations or deficiencies in the meridians. Pain is considered to indicate blockage or stagnation of the flow of qi, blood and/or body fluids. The delicate balance between qi and blood is of primary concern in Chinese medical theory to maintain good health. You could consider the meridian system to be similar to a traffic network of roads; a city functions much more efficiently when the traffic on its roads runs smoothly without congestion.

What is a Registered Acupuncturist?

Today in Australia, acupuncturists must be registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Anyone not registered with AHPRA as an acupuncturist, cannot use the title of ‘acupuncturist’. To be eligible for registration, your acupuncturist must complete an approved Bachelor degree program with hundreds of hours of supervised clinical acupuncture practice. This ensures you, as the patient, are in well trained hands.

Providing Launceston and the whole North East of Tasmania with highly experienced and qualified Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine services

House of Prana, 1 / 127 George St, Launceston TAS 7250 (view map)