Spring Health - Ballarat Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine
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Pain Conditions

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Pain Conditions

Manage common pain conditions naturally with acupuncture, cupping, massage, and herbal medicine


We understand and take your pain seriously.


What can be treated with acupuncture?

Put it simple, almost all pain, acute or chronic, can be treated with acupuncture, According to World Health Orgnisation (WHO), these includes:

  • headache

  • chronic facial pain

  • mucularskeltal pain

  • neck and shoulder pain

  • back pain

  • hip and knee pain

  • arthritis

  • gout

  • billary and renal colic

  • traumatic and postoperative pain

  • fibromyalgia

This list come from the evidence of over 2000 years of clinical practice within China and surrounding countries and numerous modern clinical trials and scientific researches.

How Acupuncture can help your pain?

How exactly does acupuncture treat pain is not fully understood. however, thanks to modern scientific breakthrough, we are getting closer and closer to the truth.

There are evidence suggests that when needle stimulates a nerve, it sends a signal to the brain to release beta-endorphins. These chemicals work as the body’s own opioids to stop the pain.

Other researches shows that acupuncture can stimulate the vagus nerve, which act as parts of the parasympathetic nerves system to control various organ functions, may lower inflammatory responds throughout the body to alleviate chronic pain.

Some researches believe that acupuncture can effectively activate body’s self healing mechanism, when the body is healed, the pain goes away. How acupuncture does this at the cellular level is still unclear.


Why choose us?

At Spring Health, we practice an integrated approach to treat both the root cause and symptom of pain. Our treatment protocol is a combination of manual acupuncture, electro-acupuncture, Nerve-Stimulation Therapy , Cupping and massage tailored to the patients specific conditions to maximize the efficacy within each session.


What is Nerve-Stimulation Therapy?


What can it treat?

Developed by Professor Sun Huiqing in 1919, Nerve-Stimulation Therapy, also known as 7 star or plum blossom needling technique, has been widely used across the globe to treat a whole range of conditions including acute and chronic pain of various origins throughout the body, from the simplest of muscular pain to the more significant neuropathic pain. Conditions that have been shown to be effective with this treatment include lower back pain, sciatica, frozen shoulder, generalised muscular pain and neuropathic pain that can be associated with various internal conditions including fibromyalgia and cancer pain.  Being a simple form of treatment its' effectiveness sometimes surpasses the expectation of both patient and practitioner. Patients who have been experiencing pain for a period of time often report significant relief shortly post treatment or following few sessions. 

How does it work?

The practice of Nerve-Stimulation Therapy is the use of a small, non-invasive seven starred needle to lightly stimulate the nerve endings on the surface of the body.  According to Professor Sun, by stimulating nerves ending of different skin regions of the body, Nerve-Stimulation Therapy can adjust the balance of the nervous system, namely the balance between the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems, which play an important role in our body's physiological function and pain sensation.  This technique allows for a connection to be made from the external body to the internal body via the central and peripheral nervous system.   

What does it feel like?

This technique has a similar degree of sensation to acupuncture that is generally well tolerated by most patients.  Treatment plans are developed individually according to a patient's presentation.   

Dr. Linhan Bai, 3rd generation from the family of Professor Sun Huiqing, learnt the technique directly from his descendents and has now commenced practicing at Spring Health in Ballarat.  Dr Bai completed his Western medical training in China before moving to Australia in 2006.  Dr Bai has further completed relevant Western medical training in Australia and gained certificate from the Australian Medical Council.  Additionally, he has completed two Masters degrees in Applied Science in both Acupuncture clinical practice and research in Acupuncture for Pain Management.   

Dr Bai's family, across three generation's, have been practising and integrating both eastern and western medicine to develop this technique and apply this to a wide range of clinical presentations.  Prior to moving to Australia, Dr Bai was practising Nerve-Stimulation Therapy in Wuhan, China.  Dr Bai specialises in pain management for both muscular skeletal and internal medicine.  Nerve-Stimulation Therapy provides an effective and non-invasive solution for various types of pain conditions.



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Spring Health will be closed from Thursday 14th November 2019 returning Thursday 28th November 2019. Please use contact link below and we will be in touch following this period. Thank you.

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