What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is the ancient practice rooted in Traditional Chinese Medicine that involves the insertion of fine needles into specific points on the body. These points are carefully chosen by our trained practitioners and are located along meridians, which are channels through which vital energy, known as Qi, flows in the body. The goal of acupuncture is to facilitate the smooth flow of Qi and to address blockages or imbalances that may contribute to health conditions, injuries, or stress.
What is Chinese Herbal Medicine?
Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine is a tool used by our trained practitioners to assist with healing the body. By using herbal medicine and dietary therapy, it uses natural substances to support the body’s healing process, as well as emphasising the use of food as medicine to maintain health and alleviate imbalances. Herbal medicine has been developed over thousands of years, is based upon clinical practice, and is now combined with modern medical research.
The benefits of Traditional Chinese Medicine:
Traditional Chinese Medicine assists the body’s natural healing process, encouraging balance and overall health and well-being. Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine work together, with you and your body, to promote and strengthen bodily functions.
Supporting Overall Health
Natural Healing Process
How can TCM helP you?
Chinese Medicine is applied to address and support a wide range of health conditions that may seem difficult to treat in the conventional way.
Conditions Traditional Chinese Medicine can be used for includes (but is not limited to):
Traditional Chinese Medicine encompasses a
range of different therapies such as:
Cosmetic acupuncture is a natural way to promote youthful skin and facial rejuvenation. It work on your body’s natural ability to restore, revitalise and regenerate.
What is a TCM treatment like at SA Integrated Therapies?
Carla believes in the importance of restoring balance and nurturing all aspects of health. She supports clients to make lifestyle and dietary adjustments that complement her Chinese Medicine treatment, to get them the best results.
Carla believes education as being key, so that her clients can take their health into their own hands. Her philosophy is treating holistically to support the mental, emotional and the physical. To connect the mind, the body and the spirit.
Carla is passionate about integrative medicine, with a special interest in women’s health and family planning. She has extensive knowledge supporting natural fertility, hormone balancing (PCOS, Endometriosis, fibroids), and she loves working with pregnancy and providing postpartum care! Being able to share the journey of pregnancy to motherhood is such an honour.
Carla is a qualified acupuncturist and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioner, trained in Melbourne and China.
Outside of work, Carla loves spending time in and around the ocean. She is a yogi and loves whole foods, travelling, seeing live music, and spending time with her family, friends, and rescue dog – Gypsy.
Carla is a mother to her daughter, Farrah, and son, Iluka. Being a mother has brought a whole new perspective to her practice.
Daniel is another one of our Chinese Medicine practitioners and Acupuncturists. He is passionate about helping you push past the “just okay” stage to help your body and mind function as well as possible every day.
Dan focusses on treating you holistically. Any symptom or issue can be tied to other imbalances in your system that need correcting, and Dan likes to treat the “root” (cause) as well as the “branch” (symptom).
Dan understands that everyone experiences life uniquely, even people with the same health conditions. He places a lot of importance and value on your personal experience of your condition and combines this information with TCM principles and his knowledge to inform the treatment. Dan works to tailor treatments specifically to you and your unique presentation, adjusting treatments as your case changes. He also often works closely with other practitioners when managing complex chronic cases.
Dan enjoys treating anyone and everyone, but he has a special interest in treating pelvic pain and endometriosis.
Meg is a qualified Acupuncturist and practitioner of Chinese Medicine with a passion for caring for clients during their fertility & IVF journeys, as well as a special interest in women’s health & menstrual conditions
She cares deeply for her patients and is a firm believer in an integrated approach to deliver the best possible care. Meg finds joy in helping patients fulfill their ability to live well, find balance and feel nourished.
Some of the many conditions Meg can support with:
- Women’s health– gynecological & menstrual conditions, hormonal balance
- Fertility & IVF support
- Pregnancy, pre & post-natal care
- Gut health
- Mental-emotional care– stress & anxiety
- Sleep disorders
- Musculoskeletal injuries / chronic pain
Prior to life with Chinese Medicine, Meg studied Dance full time at Adelaide College of the Arts and New Zealand School of Dance. Since 2017 she has been teaching Pilates, Yoga, Barre, dance and fitness. Meg has a passion for teaching people to move and enjoy LIVING in their bodies.
Meg has a Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture), is registered with AHPRA and a member of AACMA.
Dilnor has always been drawn to what mother nature offers and how the body embraces its innate ability to heal when given the right environment. This led her into the realm of holistic health where she embarked on studies in Chinese Medicine.
Dilnor has a strong passion and interest in women’s health conditions such as hormonal imbalances, irregular menstrual cycles and fertility support. She strongly believes in a holistic approach to treating various health conditions and enforces great importance on educating and empowering patients to be in the driver’s seat of their health. Aside from Acupuncture, Dilnor can incorporate Cupping, Moxibustion, Chinese Herbal Formulas and Dietary Adjustments into her treatments to optimise outcomes.
Outside of Chinese Medicine, Dilnor loves spending time in nature, zenning out by the beach and finding the next best cafe or restaurant!
Dilnor has a Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture) and a Bachelor of Health Science (Nutrition).