"Helping women & families to achieve better health, naturally!"
Chinese Medicine Practitioner & Acupuncturist
Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture)
Registered with AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency)
Member of AACMA (Australian Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine Association)
Rachel is an empathetic and compassionate practitioner with a passion for holistic medicine. Having studied Chinese medicine and with a background in Remedial massage, Rachel sees the many functions and systems of the human body and how they work together, in unison to create life-long health and vitality. Rachel strives to pin-point and address the underlying causes of various ailments to help achieve long-lasting results with a variety of treatment options. Rachel has a range of skills including, acupuncture, moxibustion, cupping, guasha, massage, Chinese dietetics, Chinese exercise therapy and Chinese patent herbal formulae. Her extensive knowledge in these areas helps to assist her clients in reaching their health goals in a safe and nurturing environment. Rachel treats clients with a variety of different symptoms, though she has clinical interests in treating women's health & hormone balance, fertility, pregnancy support and paediatrics as well as mental health and emotional well-being.
Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine
What is it and how can it benefit my health and well-being?
"The law of yin and yang is the natural order of the universe, the foundation of all things, mother of all changes, the root of life and death."
- The Yellow Emperor's Classic of Medicine
What is Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine? And how might it benefit your health and well-being?
Traditional Chinese medicine encompasses many therapeutic techniques including acupuncture, moxibustion, Chinese dietetics and exercise therapy, Chinese herbal medicine, massage, cupping and guasha.
TCM and acupuncture is thought to have first originated over 2500 years ago and has become increasingly popular in Australia over the last 50 years. TCM prides itself on being an holistic treatment that may benefit a whole host of issues in both the body and mind.
Acupuncture uses the insertion of very fine, disposable needles along acupuncture points or meridians on the body to influence the normal flow of energy or 'Qi', circulate blood and fluids, alleviate stagnation and so much more to promote an individual's health and wellbeing.
Does acupuncture hurt?
Although some sensations may be felt with the insertion of needles into the skin, acupuncture very rarely induces a pain response and is considered safe when conducted by a registered acupuncturist or Chinese medicine practitioner.
What can I expect from a TCM consultation?
Thorough questioning and physical examination such as muscle testing, palpation and observing the tongue and pulse will help the practitioner determine what is the underlying cause of the symptoms you are experiencing. The practitioner will then insert needles or apply pressure to certain points on the body and may apply moxibustion (heat) to the end of the needles or perform other techniques such as massage, cupping or guasha. You may be prescribed some Chinese herbs or receive dietary, lifestyle and exercise advice to help assist you with your health needs.
If you have any questions regarding acupuncture, Chinese medicine and how it may benefit you and your health needs, please don't hesitate to contacts us! We look forward to welcoming you to our Sanctuary soon!
Tel: 0439 793 899