Freedom From Pain

Freedom from pain

Research has shown that:

  • Acupuncture has lasting effects on pain¹
  • Acupuncture is effective for chronic and acute pain²
  • Acupuncture can be used for various types of pain ³
  • Acupuncture is a cost-effective treatment for various types of
  • Acupuncture is often superior to usual care in treating both
    acute and chronic pain


Acute Pain Management: Scientific Evidence (Australian and New Zealand College
of Anaesthetists and Faculty of Pain Medicine) found NHMRC Level I evidence for
acupuncture for:

• Tension-type headaches
• Migraine
• Postoperative pain
• Back pain


Acupuncture for acute pain in Emergency Departments research has shown:

Acupuncture has a higher success rate than morphine (92% vs 78%)
• Shorter resolution time (16+8 minutes vs 28+14 minutes)

* • Fewer minor adverse events (4 vs 85)

Grissa MH, Baccouche H, Boubaker H, Beltaief K, Bzeouich N, Fredj N, et al. Acupuncture vs
intravenous morphine in the management of acute pain in the ED. The American journal of
emergency medicine. 2016;34(11):2112-6.

At Freedom Chinese Medicine, we offer a combined experience of over 70 years.

We also offer low cost, Open Room Acupuncture to help make freedom from pain more accessible.

Contact us on 9486 5966 or click here to book online



  1. MacPherson H, Vertosick EA, Foster NE, Lewith G, Linde K, Sherman KJ, et al. The
    persistence of the effects of acupuncture after a course of treatment: A metaanalysis
    of patients with chronic pain. Pain. 2016.
  2. Vickers AJ, Cronin AM, Maschino AC, Lewith G, MacPherson H, Foster NE, et al.
    Acupuncture for chronic pain: individual patient data meta-analysis. Archives of internal
    medicine. 2012;172(19):1444-53.
  3. Hempel S, Taylor SL, Solloway MR, Miake-Lye IM, Beroes JM, Shanman R, et al. VA
    Evidence-based Synthesis Program Reports. Evidence Map of Acupuncture. Washington
    (DC): Department of Veterans Affairs; 2014
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Update 6/8/20 Stage 4 lockdown Melbourne Metro- We remain open & here for you, however..
Chinese medicine is considered an essential service as a registered profession and we are able to remain open. However, we are now ONLY permitted to provide face to face care “if the absence of, or delay of this care, would result in a significant deterioration in the patient's functional independence necessitating escalation of care.”
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- To avoid an increase in care needs and/or alternate accommodation
- To avoid a hospital admission or emergency department presentation
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