I have always been fascinated in Japanese and Asian culture and grew up in a family with strong connections to Hong Kong. I studied Japanese throughout school and Uni, and then lived and worked in Japan for 5 years. It was during this time that I discovered how acupuncture could help me with some health issues that Western Medicine was not able to. I was particularly impressed that it was able to help me physically, mentally and emotionally. I fell in love with it so much that I decided to return to Uni and become an Acupuncturist myself!
I have been practising Traditional Japanese Acupuncture (TJA) for over 15 years now in which time I have helped hundreds of people reach a better state of health and well-being. TJA is a gentle yet extremely effective form of acupuncture that uses the finest needles available. It employs very gentle techniques that have been developed with your optimum comfort in mind.
For the past 7 years I have been blending the gentle Japanese techniques with another style of acupuncture known as Classical 5 Elements Acupuncture. This style of acupuncture particularly focuses on the spiritual and emotional aspects of Chinese Medicine. I am passionate about helping clients find a deeper sense of peace and wellbeing.
I have a particular interest in helping people who experience regular headaches and/or migraines, as well as those who have lower back pain. I have helped many people to be relieved of these symptoms. Symptoms are simply messages that the body, mind and/or spirit are not in balance and harmony. When we return the person to a state of balance and flow, the symptoms are no longer required.
I also love helping clients who may be experiencing any other signs of stress such as neck or shoulder tension, sleep disturbances, fertility issues, women’s health, or symptoms associated with mild anxiety/depression.
The Acupuncture Evidence Project: A Comparative Literature Review (McDonald J, and Janz S, 2017) was a project recently undertaken looking at the current range of evidence relating to acupuncture clinical trials. They found that of the 122 conditions that they looked at, there was strong evidence for the use of acupuncture with 8 conditions (including chronic low back pain, headache (tension-type and chronic), migraine prophylaxis, postoperative pain, allergic rhinitis (perennial & seasonal), knee osteoarthritis, and chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (with anti-emetics). They found moderate evidence for a further 38 conditions, including acute low back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, lateral elbow pain, temporomandibular pain, back or pelvic pain during pregnancy, (perimenopausal & postmenopausal) insomnia, constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, stroke rehabilitation, menopausal hot flushes, etc.
I am fully qualified and registered with the Australian Health Practitioners Registration Agency (AHPRA). I have trained both in Australia and Japan with Master Practitioners.