Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine
As one of the oldest continuous forms of Medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has been around for at least two thousand years BC. TCM encompasses Acupuncture, Cupping, Moxibustion, Herbal medicine, TuiNa (Chinese Massage) Qigong and dietary therapy. The body’s energy (comprising Yin and Yang) sustains the body, and together they make up the body’s life essence (Qi). Qi flows through the body along invisible channels (meridians).
If the Yin and Yang of our body is out of balance, it causes a blockage to our Qi, which results in illness or pain. TCM assesses our lifestyle, the impact of pollution (at home and at our workplace), diet, stress and emotions, all of which could be the cause of an imbalance in our body, resulting in illness or pain.
We are all as different as our fingerprints and therefore, every person is treated individually. The treatment may include Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Patent Medicine, Cupping, Moxibustion, Electro-acupuncture, Acupressure or a combination of some of these, or alternatively all of these, depending on the individual’s assessment.
The Benefits of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine
- It assists the whole body to become healthier
- Traditional Chinese Medicine is prescribed to restore the body’s energy balance
- It is a holistic treatment that may assist with infertility, pain, colitis, neuropathy, arthritis, insomnia, stress and depression
- It is used to treat the root of the existing health problem and promotes health and wellness
- It seeks to understand and facilitate harmony within the energy flows of the body
- It unlocks the healing potential of the body
- It is used as a prevention technique and to maintain a healthy regimen
- It is focused on the functions of the body such as breathing, digestion and detoxification
- It is often used as a supplementary technique to Western Medicine
Fertility & Women’s Health
In modern day society, the trend is to have children later in life and often only in our late twenties or early thirties. Research has shown that the median age of a mother having her first child in Australia, is 31.5 years of age. This in itself may have an impact on fertility and attempts to conceive. At present, according to research, one in six couples experience difficulties to conceive, which creates stress and impacts on a couple’s ability to conceive.
Acupuncture as a treatment for fertility could start at any stage. Whether you are in the midst of trying to conceive naturally, or doing IVF, or even near the end of your pregnancy, acupuncture, which is a holistic procedure, may be able to assist you on your journey.We all have different needs, and our Acupuncturist, Megan Davern, would love to assist you and develop a treatment plan tailor made for you on your fertility journey
Acupuncture to Support Women During Pregnancy
What should be an amazing journey, may often turn into a stressful period due to various factors impacting on a woman’s body. As a pregnant woman’s body goes through rapid changes, she may suddenly feel at odds with her own body. This creates tension and anxiety. It is very important for you to find support during this time. Our Acupuncturist, Megan Davern, who is passionate about fertility and women’s health, is here to support you during this time with care, understanding and addressing your discomforts.
Unpleasant symptoms such as acid reflux, insomnia, developing high blood pressure, nausea (morning sickness) often during the whole day, bleeding and spotting (to name but a few), can turn your life upside down. Acupuncture is a holistic treatment that may alleviate these unpleasant pregnancy symptoms. Our Acupuncturist, Megan Davern, would love to provide you with the support you need during your pregnancy.Acupuncture is not harmful to pregnant women, but rather a beneficial and holistic treatment assisting pregnant women through the various stages of their pregnancy
Acupuncture for support after childbirth
After the birth of a child, women go through a complex mixture of hormonal, emotional and behavioral changes as the body begins to return to normal. Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine can be of invaluable assistance during this recovery period and help with increasing lactation, stress management, promote a healthy digestion, returning the body to its pre-pregnancy vitality and vigour.
Many acupuncture points exist on the body which may be stimulated to calm the mind and reduce stress and anxiety after the birth of a child.
Our Acupuncturist, Megan Davern, would love to support and assist you to have your best motherhood experience after the birth of your child.
Acupuncture for women’s health
Women during the course of their life, will suffer from one or more of the following health issues:-
- Hormonal imbalances
- Menstrual irregularities
- Menopausal hot flushes
- Stress and Anxiety
Besides fertility and pregnancy our Acupuncturist, Megan Davern, has a passionate drive to support women with anything relating to their health. Should you have any concerns from the list above, or any other dis-ease you suffer from, feel free to contact Megan Davern for a consultation and assessment.
Our face is probably the most important part of our identity. It impacts on how we show up in the world and how the world reacts to us. Our faces are the mirrors of our emotional, psychological, physical and spiritual health.
Cosmetic acupuncture can be traced back as far as the Han Dynasty in China. A jade roller, used during cosmetic acupuncture, also originates from the Han Dynasty period. A cosmetic acupuncture treatment is comprehensive and takes into account your complete medical history. This acupuncture treatment is applied to the face and body.
How facial acupuncture works
It increases blood circulation in the face and stimulates the cells to produce more collagen. Improved blood circulation to the face benefits the tissues by increasing its oxygenation. It is a natural process of rejuvenation and enhances your well-being. It engages the parasympathetic nervous system, which in turn has an array of health benefits for the whole body. The complexion and colour of your face is a reflection of your inner health. Therefore, it is a treatment of both the body and the face.Cosmetic acupuncture addresses the deeper issues underlying our face. According to TCM, real beauty resides in the radiation of an individual’s spirit (Shen) and the eyes
are the windows to the soul. Cosmetic acupuncture is a natural and holistic approach and avoids ill-fated side-effects. It is aimed at connecting the body, spirit and mind.
Cosmetic acupuncture is suitable for anyone at any age and may assist teenagers with acne problems.
To find out more, contact our Acupuncturist, Megan Davern, who is here to assist you and design your personal and individual treatment plan.
Many studies have been done on how acupuncture affects the body, especially in relieving painful and inflammatory conditions in the neck, shoulder, back, knees and ankles. Acupuncture stimulates energy along the body’s pathways and assist in the release of endorphins, dynorphins, serotonin and dopamine. Acupuncture may therefore be an effective treatment for you if you suffer from any of these conditions.
Hypnotherapy has been used in Medicine to treat patients since the 18th Century by many different cultures, yet still to this day remains one of the most fascinating phenomena of the human mind, Hypnosis is a natural state of selective, focused attention and is 100% natural and normal, people go into hypnosis many times a day.
Hypnosis is a level of focus that allows the person experiencing it to become almost completely unaware of the multiple other things that might otherwise flit in and out of the mind, the person in deep tears over a lost loved one is experiencing hypnosis, as is the person who has unintentionally clicked into a daydream state during a boring talk, no olympic weightlifter would lift a weight in competition without being in a state of hypnosis as the mind of the weight lifter is singly focused on lifting the weight.
Hypnosis is a natural state that we all enter spontaneously, Hypnosis in itself is therapeutic as it creates deep relaxation both physically and mentally, Hypnosis can be used to gain access to parts that hold unresolved issues, that sometimes bring forth feelings of fear and rejection.
During your session, Brad will guide into a deep level of hypnosis, intense concentration and focused attention, this focused attention is so intense that you will remain oblivious to anything else going on around you, this hightentend state of awareness is often called a trance.
Brad has been practicing Clinical Hypnotherapy for over a decade and Brad’s client focused approach has seen many people take back control of their lives even from the complex of issues.
Brad a helps clients take control from issues such as:
- Fears / Phobias
- Habit Change
- Weight loss
- Self Esteem, Self Confidence
Empowering Mum’s Hypnobirthing
What Is Hypnobirthing?
Hypnobirthing is a state of mind, it’s an empowered natural birthing choice that a lot more women are starting to choose as an alternative to chemical based medicines and pain relief options that are readily available.
Hypnobirthing holds many benefits for those who are open to trying an alternative approach to childbirth, the concept behind Hypnobirthing has been around for centuries. The main goal is to have the body enter a relaxed state and allow the bodies natural urges to take over.