We all have an innate natural healing ability

Acupuncture is an ancient healing science and art that taps into our own natural healing abilities, promoting balance, recovery, rejuvenation and wellbeing. It is part of the system of Traditional East Asian Medicine (TEAM), which originated in China and took root in Japan more than 1,500 years ago.

Known in Japanese as Hari-kyu, and as Zhen-jui in Chinese, the term acupuncture is comprised of two characters meaning needling and moxibustion, which together help to restore homeostasis to the body, mind and spirit.

Very fine needles are inserted into the qi energetic stream, either into the body or just above the skin. Most clients don’t experience any pain or discomfort during an acupuncture session with me.

Moxibustion is the burning of the herb mugwort or artemisia and works to balance and harmonise the body. Together, needling and moxibustion can assist the body-mind and spirit to rest, recover and to heal. Other tools may also be used to balance the qi, blood, yin and yang.

Moving the body, mind and spirit towards homeostasis, or balance, is the cornerstone of Traditional East Asian Medicine and Hari-kyu. In this holistic approach, the whole health of the person assessed, the underlying cause of the imbalance is identified and treated, supporting a return to balance, health and wellbeing.

Japanese Toyohari acupuncture or East Asian Needle Therapy, is based on assessing the state of the ki (energy) (qi in chinese) through the energetic channels of the body. Toyohari is a very dynamic and powerful, yet gentle style of treatment and in most cases is completely painless. Most people find a Toyohari acupuncture session very relaxing. Non-insertive methods are available and especially suitable for babies, children, people with very low energy and the elderly.

Learn more about how acupuncture may be able to help you.