New place New year
Year of the Yin Pig
I have relocated to
34 MInimine Street, Stafford
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My professional life has been centered on health care in various roles, being a Registered Nurse for the past 28 years and an Acupuncturist and Massage Therapist for the past 14 years.
I found my true passion when I discovered Acupuncture in 2000. I commenced my 4 year degree course in London (2001), completing this back in Australia with my final clinical component spent in Nanning China in 2005.
For 13 or so years I had my own studio in the Grange where I offered acupuncture, yoga and mindful based breath-work. In this practice I have been able to combine my knowledge and experience to assist individuals to increase their own body’s innate healing power.
There are many published research papers on acupuncture and how it works. The paper "Acupuncture Evidence Project - a comparative literature review " collates some recent studies (not all). Scientific research has for a long time wanted to explain how acupuncture creates a physiological responses that it does. In a nut shell, acupuncture stimulates the central nervous system to produce, increase and decrease neuro-transmitters, hormones and other chemical messengers, which can bring the body back to homeostasis (balance).
The research indicates needling acupuncture points influence the immune system, inflammation responses and micro-circulation. Its effects are diverse, medication free and lasting.
As well as acupuncture I use cupping, moxabustion, An Mo Tui Na, Gua Sha, breathing techniques, visceral manipulation and yoga mudra's.
Bachelor of Health Science Acupuncture, ACNM 2005
Advanced Diploma of Health Science Acupuncture, ACNM 2004
Certificate iv An Mo Tui Na, ACNM 2003
Diploma of Applied Science Nursing, Monash University 1991
Acupuncture for the cancer patient, MSKCC 2012
Level I instructor, KRI 2010
Viseral Manipulation: VM 1, Listening, MALE
AACMA Member since 2002