Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine

Chinese Medicine is a system of medicine that uses Acupuncture, Cupping, Massage, Lifestyle advise & Herbal Medicine to treat illness and disease in the body. Chinese Medicine has an overall aim to return the body and mind to a natural state of balance, encouraging the body to heal.

Acupuncture is technique which aims to harness the body’s innate self-healing abilities to provoke a response and bring about a change. It is not an art form but a science that has been honed for thousands of years through clinical trial and observation.

In the clinic we use fine, sterile, single use needles to stimulate specific points on the body known as acupuncture points.

Does acupuncture hurt?

I practice gentle style acupuncture and use the finest quality needles that allow for painless and effective treatments.

Acupuncture shouldn’t hurt, although there are points on the body that might be very sensitive or relate to a pain condition which may lead to greater sensation from the needle, but overall, you may experience a dull ache when the needle is applied.

Do you need to receive acupuncture in your session to get the benefits?
No, I have many needle-free techniques including moxa, cupping, guasha massage as well as Japanese acupressure massage called Shiatsu that I can explore with you.

What should you expect after your acupuncture session
Many people find acupuncture extremely relaxing, and it can be common to feel a sense of calm, relaxation and clarify after an acupuncture treatment.

If your body is running on a stress response to keep you going, your body or mind might feel slightly fatigued after a session together. If this is the case, we plan for afternoon/night appointments so you can head home and relax immediately after session

Chinese Herbal Medicine
Herbal medicine is an important part of the treatment strategy in Chinese Medicine and can be a wonderful addition to your treatment plan.

Types of herbal medicine used in clinic
Raw Herbs which comprise of a variety of barks, roots, flowers, stems, seeds, peels and so on in their most natural state, dried and ready for use. These herbs might be raw or processed through a cooking phase which may add heat, boiled with ginger or cooked with honey to change their properties. They are packaged into formulas (multiple herbs in one bag) and are then cooked up at home and stored in the fridge to be taken daily until finished.

Herbal Tinctures are a concentrated herbal formula liquid that you add a cup of hot water and drink daily. It is made up of a particular formula which is soaked in an alcohol and water solution to extract the medicinal properties and bottled for your convenience.

The clinic aims to support you in the best way possible, and if that means the taste and smell of the raw herbs and tinctures are too much, pills, capsules or granules can be ordered from high quality provider as an alternative.

The herbal medicine prescribed in clinic is of high quality and sustainability which is very important to us. We are committed to the ethical use of Herbal Medicine and no endangered animals or plants are ever used in the clinic, which you will also find is a requirement Australia-wide.

The herbs we stock are certified to be organic by the ACO or certified by Eurofins to be free from pesticides, heavy metals and other contamina