Acupuncture involves the insertion of fine needles at specific points of the body, to achieve a therapeutic outcome. The practice has existed in various forms and been developed over thousands of years into the practice as it is known today.

Acupuncture has a regulatory effect on physiological processes and has been shown to affect hormone regulation and the nervous system. Through these pathways acupuncture is able to treat a wide variety of conditions.

Acupuncture, like herbal medicine is a safe treatment option, with low risk of adverse reactions. Single use, sterilized needles are used to ensure safety and the highest quality needles to ensure patient comfort.

In practice, acupuncture is often combined with manual therapies such as massage and cupping to ensure you receive the most holistic & effective treatment possible.


Chinese Herbal Medicine

Chinese Herbal Medicine (CHM) like acupuncture has developed over thousands of years into the practice known today. CHM utilises natural products for their medicinal properties. These individual herbs are combined into formulas, which act synergistically to target not only the symptoms of a patient's condition, but the underlying cause.

Herbert Huiskamp does not use any endangered species as medicinals in his practice and his herbs are provided by high quality, reputable Australian suppliers. 
Herbs are available in raw, pill, granule or liquid extract form for your convenience.


Manual Therapies & More

Traditional Chinese Medicine also includes a variety of manual therapies which may be used alongside acupuncture, or in their own right depending on a patient's needs. These include;

Tui Na- Also known as Chinese Remedial Massage, Tui Na uses the same TCM theory to diagnose as in acupuncture, however uses a variety of massage techniques to treat conditions. Usually used in musculoskeletal conditions, Tui Na is a unique form of massage as the basis of TCM diagnostics gives a deep insight into the causes of musculoskeletal pain.

Cupping- Cupping is the application to the skin of a glass cup which has a vacuum in it. This crease a suction on the skin, muscles and connective tissue in the area of the cup. Cupping improves micro circulation in order to improve circulation, injury healing and release muscle tension. Although cupping does produce bruising which can last up to a few days, it is not a painful therapy. 

Gua Sha- Loosely translated as scraping therapy, Gua Sha involves lubricating the skin and scraping, or sliding a stone tool (sometimes a spoon) over the body until the micro vessels and papillae break. Similar to cupping, this increases microcirculation and moves stagnant blood which is a cause of impaired injury healing and pain. Although it may look dramatic and painful, Gua Sha itself is not  a painful therapy. As with cupping the bruises may last a few days and depend on the severity of the condition. 

Consultation Fees

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