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Why needles?

If you are “afraid of needles” should you still try it? Totally. More often than not the “scared patient” is the first to fall asleep once the needles are in and then be surprised by how relaxing the whole thing was.

Is it weird to stick needles in your body for health and serenity? Sure. It’s really weird. I’m the first to admit it. However, the fact that it has been treating patients on nearly every continent for at least 4000 years (compared to Conventional medicine’s 100 years) speaks to its efficacy.

Does it hurt?

Reduced to its simplest, acupuncture is the millenia-old practice of inserting sterile, single-use, hair-fine needles at specific points in the body to strengthen, stimulate and relieve symptoms of disease. But here’s what you really want to know:

Do you feel it? Yes.

Does it hurt? No. It feels weird, like no other feeling you’ve had before, but it’s not an “ouch feeling.”

What is it and how can I understand what's happening?

The gist is: Energy (or “qi” if you like) is constantly moving through the body (blood is a thicker form of this energy), and when it circulates properly, we don’t feel it. We are in harmony, balanced and strong. But when it gets blocked or becomes deficient, it causes pain, dysfunction, depression and disease.

For example, pain is actually energy and blood that have stagnated. During treatment, when an acupuncture needle is inserted, the brain recognises “something is happening” and sends blood to the insertion point to investigate, triggering the inflammatory response and hyper-circulating oxygen, minerals, and resources both to the point of insertion and to other areas that may help the body recover.

When should I go to Acupuncture?

Do you need to be sick and broken to benefit from acupuncture? While acupuncture can be incredibly effective at treating symptoms, the ideal acupuncture patient actually has no “symptoms” and wants to stay that way.

For the "non-believers"

Every now and then I come across someone who declares they “don’t believe in acupuncture.” While everyone is entitled to their opinion, I do like to remind these *fun people that canine and feline acupuncture has been repeatedly proven effective and none of the dogs or cats claim they believe in it either. Fortunately for them, acupuncture doesn’t require a person’s (or puppy’s) belief.

From another perspective

Acupuncture often requires patients to look at health from a new perspective. Many of us are used to Conventional pharmaceutical medicine which focuses on what’s sick and broken, on killing the pathogen; Western “health” is about getting us back to where we were before the bad thing happened. It’s great at this and I’m thankful for it.

However, “health” in Eastern medicine is about strengthening the body’s natural intelligence so that it can employ its resources more effectively to encourage wellness, prevent illness, and put out its own fires. It’s about improving basic life functions: circulating blood, calming the nervous system, improving sleep and the digestive process, reducing stress. If our bodies are operating at peak potential we shouldn’t be sick, we shouldn’t be in pain, and we shouldn’t be agitated, tense and cranky. Sounds good, right?

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where to go

  • Tower 2, Shop 5, Ground Floor, Kon-Tiki Business Centre, 55 Plaza Parade, Maroochydore QLD, 4558. Australia

Consultations offered

Initial Consultation

  • The initial (First time) consultation involves a lengthy interview intake to gain an understanding of you as a person and the origin of your symptoms. This is the beginning of your journey to health and self empowerment
  • ** If this is your first appointment, this one is for you **
  • Duration: up to 90 minutes

Follow Up Consultation

  • This is a follow up from the initial consultation (where multiple treatment sessions are required to build momentum in order to deal with the disease state). As the diagnosis has been determined in the first treatment, there is less questioning and more treatment getting you toward your goal of health and maintenance rather than repair. Treatment may include any of the techniques and this will be determined by the practitioner.
  • Duration: up to 60 minutes

what we can help with

According to the World Health Organisation...

The World Health Organization (http://www.who.int) lists the following symptoms, diseases and conditions to be treated effectively by acupuncture. As every human is slightly different, everyone responds to treatment differently so please bare this in mind as we proceed it is important to report any changes in signs or symptoms so that we can adapt your treatment accordingly and always tell the whole truth in your consult, nothing leaves the treatment room!


Arthritis Back Pain Neck Pain Muscle Pain Muscle Weakness Muscle Cramping Sciatica


Asthma, Bronchitis Common Cold, Sinusitis Smoking Cessation Tonsilitis


Abdominal Pain Constipation Diarrhea Indigestion


Premenstrual Syndrome Menopausal Symptoms Infertility


Anger Grief Anxiety Depression Insomnia Nervousness Neurosis


Cataracts Poor Vision Toothache Gingivitis Tinnitus


Headaches Migraines Parkinson’s Disease Post-Operative Pain Stroke


Stress Reduction Addiction Control Athletic Performance Blood Pressure Regulation Chronic Fatigue Immune System Functioning