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The ability to resist and recover from disease is due to interacting systems within the body that enable it to respond to foreign matter, fight against disease and restore health.

According to TCM theory, weakened respiratory and digestive systems, inadequate nutrition and our inherent “constitutional” strength all play a part in the body’s vigour and its immunity. Where one or more of these areas are depleted our overall vital energy declines leading to weakened resistance, allergic reactions and slower recovery from infection. Strengthening this vital energy by stimulating and regulating these systems is at the core of traditional Chinese medicine principles.

Melbourne Acupuncture uses these well-researched healing strategies for today’s conditions and provides real and appreciable solutions where standard mainstream medicine may not.

Modern clinical studies indicate that a number of herbal medicines enhance immunocompetence and a surprisingly large range of herbal medicines have anti-viral properties some of which are at least as effective as standard medical antivirals (1)

The Restoring Immunity Program aims to:

  • Strengthen the body’s functional vigour and to improve resistance and recovery
  • Regulate and restore diminished organ function
  • Boost energy and stamina
  • Inhibit hypersensitivity reactions

Our Restore Immunity Program is:

  • 5 and 10 session plan, (45 minutes) treatment sessions.
  • The treatment sessions may incorporate acupuncture, acu-therapies, Qi gong and medicinal herbal prescriptions

Conditions suited to this program include:

  • Cold and Flu infections. 1
  • Nausea from chemotherapy.2
  • Allergic rhinitis. 3
  • Hives. 4
  • Inflammatory bowel disease.5
  • Fatigue & Low energy. 6
  • Progress data is collected using Fatigue and immunity medical algorithm.


1 Chinese medicinal herbs for influenza. Cochrane Systematic Review

Most Chinese medical herbs in the included studies showed similar effects to antiviral drugs in preventing or treating influenza. Few were shown to be superior to antiviral drugs.

2. A systematic review of acupuncture in cancer care: a synthesis of the evidence

Acupuncture is an appropriate adjunctive treatment for chemotherapy-induced nausea/vomiting,

3Acupuncture and allergic rhinitis.

          “high-quality randomized controlled trials that demonstrate efficacy and effectiveness for acupuncture in the treatment of both seasonal and perennial allergic rhinitis”

4.Acupuncture for patients with chronic urticaria

5.Acupuncture and moxibustion for inflammatory bowel diseases: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

6.An RCT of qigong exercise on fatigue symptoms, functioning, and telomerase activity in persons with chronic fatigue or chronic fatigue syndrome.

           “Fatigue symptoms and mental functioning were significantly improved in the qigong group compared to controls.”