Treatment Options

Our ultimate aim is to help you feel inspired, nourished and supported on your health journey. So to best meet your needs, there are a range of different treatment options, including but not limited to:

  • Acupuncture - treatment involves the use of very thin stainless steel needles (as thin as a hair) inserted at specific points on the body. This is done to bring about a beneficial therapeutic outcome to assist in the alleviation, control and/or management of acute or chronic pain and dysfunction. Tina can treat adult and pediatric patients with a range of different acupuncture styles, some of them very gentle. For very young patients needles may not even be used - with key acupuncture points being gently stimulated instead. 

  • Eating Intuitively, Seasonally & Elementally - the seasons change around us, and as they do, so do our specific nutritional, nourishment and health needs. Learn how to eat intuitively for where you are at in this present moment. Help align yourself not only with the seasons and cycles of the Earth, but understand which foods will be most helpful and nutritious for you at different times, based on the 5 Element food system. Please note: this way of eating is gentle, body positive, culturally inclusive, and supportive of your body's nourishment needs. It is not about dieting, cleansing or detoxifying. 

  • Chinese Herbal Medicine - leaves, twigs, roots, shoots, flowers, berries, seeds and/or shells are used in combinations, in either dried "raw herb", granule, or pill form to help put you on track to better health. In clinic Tina uses mostly granulated herbs for the convenience of patients. No animal products (except shells) or endangered species are used (click here to read more about herbs). 

  • Holistic Lifestyle Counselling - living in harmony with Nature helps to promote health and longevity. It can also help us live a happier, more satisfying life. Learn how to balance your inner and outer environment by taking sleep, work, intimacy, exercise, breathing and emotions into consideration. 

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  • Elemental Astrology - the study of planetary/seasonal influences, and the Five Elements (fire, earth, metal, water, wood) on individual health and well-being is an important part of the core teachings of Chinese Medicine. Just as the moon and the planets can be useful for understanding what to plant in a garden and when, so too can the cosmos be looked at and listened to for practical tips on how to live a more healthy and fulfilling life. We will begin the session with a brief meditation and then work our way through the key stories in your star-chart from an Eastern and Western astrological perspective, looking at archetypes, patterns and themes as well as the elements or energies you are most aligned with, and what that might mean as you journey through life. Tina has over 20 years experience working with astrology, and draws on a combination of astrological, symbolic, psychological and mystical traditions in her readings. Sessions are also available for children, and can be done for a parent or care giver. (Readings take place either face to face, over the phone, or via Zoom. They are between 60-120 mins in length. Please reach out for further info). 

  • Astro/ Mysticism/ Chinese Medicine Mentoring for those wanting to tap into the deeper cosmological aspects of Chinese Medicine, the 5 Elements, plant medicine or planetary cycles. Email Tina for further information. 

Your Acupuncture/Chinese Medicine Treatment:

  • Initial Consult (60-90 mins) - Initial consult includes acupuncture, in depth health evaluation, and any herbal and/or nutritional planning. Arrive 10 mins early to complete your forms. 

  • Follow Up (45 mins) - Suitable for full acupuncture treatment and repeat Chinese herbal medicine prescriptions. Ideal when having regular weekly or fortnightly acupuncture. 

  • Extended In-Depth Treatment (70-90 mins) - Includes deeper discussion and evaluation of treatment, acupuncture, herbal and/or nutritional planning, holistic lifestyle counselling and relaxation time. Suitable for more complex problems or when you have lots of questions. 

We offer concessions for those with concession cards. Just let us know what your situation is and we will see what we can do. Please check ahead of time to see if our treatments are covered by your private health fund. For further details please read the FAQS