acupuncture

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 […]

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 […]

What can acupuncture treat?

By |June 7th, 2013|

As an acupuncturist I so very often hear this one question – what can acupuncture treat? Acupuncture can treat very many things. The World Health Organisation website has a review and analysis page of it. This is where I have gleaned my data for you in my first ever little infograph. I hope you enjoy!

And the source of this infographic is: WHO – Acupuncture: Review and Analysis […]

The magical acupressure period pain point

By |January 16th, 2013|

Acupressure point for period pain

Today I am going to speak of what I like to call the magical period pain point. Many women are attracted to acupuncture and Chinese medicine to look after their gynaecological health. One of the more common afflictions is period pain. Often a woman will come into the clinic when she begins to experience the pain. I will always include one acupuncture point in all treatments, and sometimes it […]

Using acupuncture to give up smoking

By |January 9th, 2013|

Decided to give up the cigarettes?
Smoking cigarettes is considered to be one of the most addictive things a person can undertake. There is not just the physical addiction of the nicotine but also the habitual movement of hand to mouth and the satisfaction it provides.

The negative impacts of cigarettes on our health is well published. It is easy to choose from a plethora of health reasons to give up cigarettes. For some it is easy, […]

Let acupuncture help rid you of your headache.

By |September 12th, 2012|

A common complaint with some un-common causes!*
How many times have you heard someone say, “I’ve got a headache”? It’s one of the most common problems in society today yet a headache, particularly the recurring kind shouldn’t be taken lightly. It might well be the symptom of some underlying imbalance or deeper problem.

It’s little wonder that the consumption of analgesics in the Australia is so widespread. It’s a symptom of our modern lifestyle to ‘pop a […]

Acupuncture in the relief of Celiac disease

By |May 5th, 2012|

Celiac Disease is an autoimmune digestive disease. Villi of the small intestine are damaged disrupting the body’s ability to absorb nutrients from foods. When a sufferer eats foods with gluten in it such as is found in grains like wheat, barley, rye and sometimes oats the body responds by attacking the villi of the small intestine (Flaws & Sionneau, 2001, p. 111). The villi become inflamed, shrivel up, flatten out and sometimes disappear. This results […]

Fight the painful periods with acupuncture and Chinese medicine.

By |December 15th, 2011|

What is dysmenorrhoea?

Dysmenorrhoea (painful periods) is a common condition seen often in an acupuncture and Chinese medicine clinic. It involves pain in the lower abdomen around the time of menstruation. (Flaws, 2005, p. 269) Onset may be recent or life long. Pain can also occur in lower back, hips, sacrum and thighs. (Liu, 2009, p. 270) It can occur before, during, after or in a combination of times around the period. The pain may be […]