Chinese medicine and acupuncture blog

Using acupuncture and Chinese medicine to treat uterine fibroids

By |July 10th, 2018|

Uterine Fibroids in Chinese medicine.

By Dr. Ellen Lee, CMD

Below is a discussion on uterine fibroids in Chinese medicine, and how we may use acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicines to treat them. We will look at what they are, how Chinese medicine describes them, various treatment options and predicted outcomes.

What are uterine fibroids?
Uterine Fibroids (a.k.a. uterine myoma, leioma, fibroma) are benign (non- cancerous) growths of smooth muscle tissues within the uterine walls.

There are four types […]

Acupuncture (Medicare rebate) fee changes

By |June 24th, 2018|

Coming into effect 2nd July, 2018

Due to the limitations to the medicare rebate, there will be changes to the out of pocket costs for acupuncture.

In some cases, a change in the length of the consultation time required for subsequent treatments will be implemented as well, depending on whether a long or short consultation is required 

The new fee structure is outlined on our Acupuncture and Chinese medicine prices page. Please discuss with your practitioner […]

Acupuncture Saturday mornings

By |May 13th, 2017|

We are excited to announce that Kura will be offering acupuncture Saturday mornings from June 10, 2017. You will have the honour of being seen by Dr. Ashley Gordon, CMD who is joining our team in the coming weeks.

Saturday mornings have been vacant for a long while now, and we have been wanting to rectify this but were unable to do this. Now with our newest team member, we can.

*Please note: Saturday morning appointments are Private only.
There […]

Acupuncture job oppurtunity

By |March 7th, 2017|

Update 2 March, 2018

We are again inviting interested practitioners to join our team. More details may be found on the acupuncture jobs page. We look forward to hearing from you!

Update 13 May, 2017

Thank-you to all who applied. Wow, what a treat it was meeting and greeting some wonderful practitioners. The position is now filled, and we look forward to welcoming our two new practitioners!

Position available for a Chinese medicine doctor

An opportunity has arisen to join […]

Tomato and basil soup | A summer recipe

By |December 2nd, 2016|

2 tbsp cup olive oil
1 onion chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 rib celery, finely chopped
1 carrot, finely chopped
800 kg of very ripe tomatoes, roughly chopped
1/3 cup water
1 cup packed fresh basil leaves, rinsed and patted dry
Salt and freshly ground black or white pepper

In a medium saucepan, heat 1tbsp olive oil over medium heat.
Add the chopped onions, 2/3 of the minced garlic, the chopped celery and chopped carrot and saute until tender, 5 to 7 minutes, stirring […]

Maintaining a healthy heart in Chinese medicine

By |December 2nd, 2016|

A healthy heart for a healthy mind

Article by Dr Helen Bourke, CMD

The heart in Chinese medicine
The heart’s physical function is controlling blood circulation and the blood vessels. In Chinese medicine it is also believed to control consciousness, intelligence, thinking, memory and sleep, as well as providing a haven for a person’s spirit, or shen. People with healthy Hearts are aware of the world around them without being overwhelmed by it. They are able to come up with […]

My journey through acupuncture for pregnancy

By |November 15th, 2016|

A lot of the work that I do in my clinic is dispensing acupuncture for pregnancy, so naturally when I found out I myself was pregnant I did not hesitate to book my first appointment with a colleague to begin supporting the pregnancy. I was also an older first time mother, that is I was over 35 years of age. This is known in the industry as Advanced Maternal Age (AMA). This meant that I would […]

Healthy ageing with Chinese medicine

By |June 2nd, 2016|

Common health complaints we see as we grow older

It is well known and predicted that disease & disability can rise with age. Nevertheless, poor health need not be a consequence of ageing.

Generally signs and symptoms of ageing include graying and thinning of hair, tinnitus, hearing loss, infertility, diminished sexual function, menopause, memory loss, urinary and/or bowel incontinence, reduced bone density as well as pain in lower back, knees, hips and other joints.

The difference between Western […]

We now offer affordable acupuncture through medicare

By |June 27th, 2014|

edit: 1st December 2016

All acupuncture appointments are now covered by Medicare. You no longer need to specify when you call up that you need a Medicare appointment. If you are registered with Medicare, then your acupuncture appointment is covered and will only cost you $30 out of pocket regardless of whether it is an extended or normal length appointment. Your rebate will pay for the rest.

*Please note: Saturday morning appointments are Private only.
There is no […]

Acupuncture and Fertility

By |April 22nd, 2014|

Going through the process of having a child should be a joyous and exciting period for a couple. For many it is, but for  others it may a become long, laborious and highly stressful process. Doing the rounds of medical professional after medical professional can become very wearing on both the couple as a unit, as well as the couple as individuals. This is where acupuncture can step in.


Growing amounts of research claim that acupuncture […]