Our Health Care Professionals at the Lipman Clinic Health and Wellness center in Mount Waverley aim to provide a holistic healing environment and approach in treating your health needs. We are here to assist in achieving your Health goals and relieving your Pain, We use Massage, Cupping, Bowen therapy and Acupuncture therapy to relieve pain. Modern working and living conditions create postural problems that exercise and postural advise for Adults, Teenagers and Children can help to relieve and prevent.
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Massage works on the muscles and other soft tissues of the body to improve the physical and psychological health of the client. Massage improves blood circulation, stimulates the lymphatic system, relieves pain and inflammation, improves metabolism and helps to regulate hormonal activity.
Acupuncture is the insertion of fine needles to adjust the life energy (qi) through the stimulation of various points along meridians of the body. Used for pain relief and in the treatment of sports injuries, and internal conditions The anti-inflammatory effects of acupuncture involve numerous mediators, receptors and signalling pathways, as outlined in two recent reviews (64, 65). The anti-inflammatory effects of acupuncture have particular relevance to allergic rhinitis, irritable bowel syndrome, post-surgical recovery, migraine, osteoarthritis and inflammatory aspects of a range of musculoskeletal conditions. .
In allergic rhinitis, acupuncture has been shown to down-regulate total and specific IgE, as well as SP and VIP (32, 66). Acupuncture has been shown to down-regulate transient receptor potential vanilloid 1 (TRPV1) in inflammatory pain and there is indirect evidence to suggest that acupuncture may down-regulate TRPV1 expression and sensitivity in allergic rhinitis (32, 64, 67). In irritable bowel syndrome, acupuncture has been shown to down-regulate SP, VIP and CGRP (68, 69). In migraine, acupuncture has been reported to down-regulate CGRP and SP which are also powerful vasodilators (70, 71).
Table 3. Summary of effectiveness/efficacy in acupuncture research literature sorted by evidence levels Australian DVA (Sept 2005 – Sept 2010) USVA Evidence map (Jan 2005 – Mar 2013) The Acupuncture Evidence Project (Mar 2013 – Sept 2016) Effective Evidence of positive effect Evidence of positive effect.
The Bowen Technique is a cross fibre muscle release technique that balances and stimulates energy flows, resulting in a deep sense of overall relaxation. There are regular pauses between the series of gentle moves to give the body the required time to allow the body to reset and heal itself.
The healing is not considered massage but rather a non invasive muscle release technique consisting of a series of gentle cross fibre moves that have long term benefits so long as the injury or pain is not re-aggravated.
Bowen Technique strives to find the origin of a problem and is therefore very effective for muscular-skeletal problems, including ankle, knee, lower back and neck pain.
Cupping is used to remove toxins and help energy move around the body. The technique stimulates blood flow, relaxes congested muscles, treats stiffness in the body and relieves pain.
One way to think about cupping is that it is the inverse of massage. Rather than applying pressure to muscles, the suction uses pressure to pull skin, tissue and muscles upward.
Cupping was developed thousands of years ago and though the techniques have modernised, the original philosophy remains the same. Cupping involves placing glass jars on the skin and creating a vacuum by suctioning out the air. The underlying tissue is raised, or sucked, partway into the cup.