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Acupuncture

The Katrina Ellis Natural Health Centre offers Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine as part of our holistic health offerings.

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture facilitates optimal conditions for the body to repair itself and stimulates the body’s own natural self-healing mechanisms. It assists in activating the function of the organs, tissues and cells, increases the circulation of blood and improves general wellbeing.

As a component of Traditional Oriental Medicine, acupuncture is one of the most recognised and well established complementary medicine modalities. This holistic health care system dates back thousands of years offering a foundation of traditional wisdom, supported strongly by modern research and science.

Acupuncture treatment involves the insertion of very fine sterile needles into points on the body that pertain to specific meridians. The stimulation of these points rebalances energy and encourages its harmonious flow throughout the body. While symptoms are addressed this holistic modality places importance on identifying and rectifying the cause or ‘root’ energetic imbalance, thus reducing the likelihood of symptom recurrence and providing preventative health care.

ACUPUNCTURE CAN ASSIST IN THE TREATMENT OF:

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Women’s Health
  • Hormone imbalances
  • Menstrual Disorders
  • Menopause
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Aches and Pains including Low Back Pain, stiff neck and shoulders and acute injuries
  • Digestive Disorders

What can I expect?

Initial Consultation and Treatment (80 mins)

The initial consultation will involve investigation into the health concern outlined by you. Questions about physical and emotional health as well as diet and lifestyle will be included. Other important examinations in Oriental Medicine include examination of the pulse, abdomen, tongue and meridians; this allows for a truly holistic evaluation to be undertaken by the practitioner. Once the imbalance has been identified treatment will begin.

Treatment involves the insertion of very fine sterile needles into acupuncture points. Most people find this painless and once the needles are inserted enjoy a relaxing and therapeutic break from their day. The treatment is individually tailored to your condition and may involve other applications including moxibustion, heat, cupping or massage to enhance results. Lifestyle advice will be discussed and recommended to assist the healing process and to maintain balance.

Follow Up Treatment (60 mins)

Results of the previous treatment will be discussed and examination of the pulse and tongue will take place. Treatment will begin as it did in the initial consultation with adjustment made if required.

Eva Joyce, (Graduate Diploma Wellness, Bachelor Health Science Acupuncture and Certificate IV Massage Therapy) is passionate about educating and supporting others to live a pure and balanced life, bursting with health and vitality. As a nationally registered Oriental Medicine Practitioner and Acupuncturist she draws upon a foundation of traditional wisdom supported by modern science to assist you in achieving your health goals. Her six years of training has given her a thorough understanding of the human body from a western medical perspective, and the intricate and fascinating art of cultivating life through empowered choices of balance and wholeness.

Straight from the luxurious spa at one of Australia’s leading health retreats she has spent the past 4 years supporting many interstate and international elite clients through positive transformations with her uncanny ability to provide wellness solutions to the modern day health seeker. Eva is confident in treating a wide range of health concerns however due to her own personal challenges has a particular interest in stress related disorders and women’s health including fertility, hormone imbalance and menopause. Upholding the highest of professional values she provides a holistic and patient focused approach to health care using evidence-based medical practices.

Awarded with outstanding grades in the Bachelor of Health Science in Acupuncture Eva pursued post graduate studies at RMIT University in Melbourne. This included a thorough exploration of the most up-to-date techniques currently used in the industry including mind-body medicine, positive psychology and wellness coaching. She is currently quenching her endless desire for knowledge by completing the Bachelor of Health Science Naturopathy further enriching her understanding of clinical nutrition and western herbal medicine.

Our acupuncturist Eva Rose is a nationally registered Oriental Medicine Practitioner and Acupuncturist through the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia and an accredited member of the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association, she is a recognised provider for all major health funds.

Eva is practising on Monday’s at the Katrina Ellis Natural Health Centre.