What We Do

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a science and art of healing originating over 5,000 years ago in China and its world wide acceptance is growing.

Acupuncture regulates the flow of Qi, a type of unseen energy or elecro magnetic force travelling in a system of channels or meridians which connect acupuncture points to tissues, muscles and organs.

There are over 300 acupuncture points in the body which when stimulated by a qualified pracitioner with super fine needles will stimulate the flow of Qi and Blood. Nourishing the cells, tissues and organs in the body to create a healing process. Circulation of Qi eases pain, stimulates the neuro chemicals of the brain to balance emotions and hormones as well as stimulating the energy to the organs to help it  function.

There is a lot of research being done in the benefits of acupuncture in many conditions.

Electro Acupuncture

Electro Acupuncture works on the same principles as acupuncture. The needles are attached by wires to the elecro unit. This gives a stronger electric stimulus to the bodies Qi. 

Especially for musculoskeletal and joint pain. 

Moxa and Liniment

Moxa is traditionally made from the herb mugwort. There are various ways of using moxa. It can be burned about 40mm above the skin or above a needle, attached to the top of a needle or as a spray concentrate with heat applied.
​It is used to warm an area or stimulate warmth to an acupuncture point for dispelling cold and activating the flow of Qi. It is also beneficial for moving swelling and inflamation in the joints.

Liniment used is a blend of chinese herbs in an alcohol base. The base allows the liniment to soak deeper into the layers of the skin as compared to a cream base liniment which sits more on the surface also comes in patches. 

Benefits muscle pain or spasms, joint pain and arthritis.

Cupping

Cupping is a technique recorded as early as 1115AD, using anything from Ox horn, bamboo and earthenware. Today we use glass or plastic suction cup. 
The method with glass cups is to light a alcohol soaked cotton wool and place the flame into the cup. This creates a vacuum and drawing action when placed on the skin.
A modern method is with plastic suction cup that use a pump to create the vacuum.
A  strong treatment for very tight muscles. Can also be used to help clear congestion on the chest and to detox.
​A side effect is a red or bruised looking round mark the size of the cups. This will clear in a few days and is not painful.

Dietry Advice

Many conditions from digestive problems to sinus, headaches and skin conditions are affected by food or are created by food. Foods nourish our body but some foods for some people react as if a poison for the body.
To start to identify which foods are reactive to a person,it is best with a food diary. This can often indicate which foods then the body is not happy with and look at an Elimination Diet. A full protocol of the steps needed to select which food groups have a reaction with the body are given with the diet.
Handouts and advice are given for many other conditions as well as weight loss

 

Vitamins and minerals

Vitamins and minerals used in natural medicine and nutrition brings improved benefits for optimal health. All products used in the clinic have scientific and clinical research, using the highest quality ingredients based on the active constituents, safety and toxicology and heavy metal, pesticide clean. All are manufactured to TGA (Therapeutic Goods Administration) regulation guidelines.
​Vitamins and minerals support the body in the healing process as a lot of our foods are deficient in some of the nutritional elements needed.