Gynaecological: painful heavy periods, hormonal imbalance, menopause, infertility, pregnancy care and much more.
Muscular Skeletal Pain: problems of the knee, back, torn ligaments, shoulder, frozen shoulder, sciatica, fibromyalgia, arthritis and more
Immune: flu, asthma, allergies, sinus, eczema, chronic bronchitis, chronic fatigue and more
Digestive: irritable bowel, nausea, reflux, sugar imbalance, haemorrhoids, food intolerances, allergies, detox and more
Constitutional Acupuncture Renewal
Stop Smoking Treatments
Allergy Testing and Treating
My Commitment to you
If your health problem hasn’t improved after a course of treatment, you may have the first treatment of anyone of my other therapies for free.
Allergy Elimination Treatments
Thought Field Therapy (TFT)
Stop Smoking Treatments
Toyohari is a powerful therapeutic system for both preventing disease and maintaining health. It differs from most other forms of acupuncture in that it uses gentle yet effective treatment methods, placing great emphasis on the use of pulse diagnosis and palpation skills. Toyohari needling is ’contact needling’, where a silver filament (needle) or probe is held over the skin without touching it. No discomfort is experienced.
The Acupuncture Way is to live harmoniously so that disease is prevented in the first place.
Common complaints such as headaches, arthritis, neuralgia are readily treatable, as well as disorders of the internal organs such as the liver, heart, kidneys and pancreas. Toyohari treatment is also effective for fevers, coughs, eyes, ears, nose and skin afflictions, bruises, sprains and essentially children’s disorders.
This form of acupuncture can be used in conjunction with or without conventional medicine to enhance any healing capacities. It also aids the process of transporting nutrients to the cells. Pain, whether acute or chronic often responds dramatically.
Please Note: Children from birth to the age of 10 can also be successfully treated with Toyohari Acupuncture. This non-invasive method of stroking with specific instruments is not only soothing but enables very quick healing in children.
Specific points are located by palpation and the patient verifies immediately the effect via a reflex point. It can be used to alter muscle tension, blood circulation, nerve function, hormone levels, organ functions, bone alignment, stress levels, reduce inflammation, any recovery before and after surgery and improve immunity.
Is it safe?
Acupuncture filaments are pre-sterilised, individually packed, and disposable. They are used and discarded of safely after each treatment, so that there is no danger of infection from them. Generally after an acupuncture treatment one experiences a sense of being relaxed, light and often with clarity of mind.
What is a treatment like? How many treatments will I need?
Treatment is holistic and begins with careful assessment of your whole system using diagnoses based on the pulse, including gently palpating the abdomen, the sensitivity of acupuncture points and assessment of areas of the neck, lower leg or forearm. Major weaknesses or imbalances are identified and treated (Root Treatment). If the Root Treatment is insufficient to correct symptoms, “Symptomatic Treatment” is performed. Improvement in health from the Root Treatment enhances the effectiveness of Symptomatic Treatment.
After a treatment, one can feel calm and relaxed – this is a sign that the treatment has been effective. The efficacy of results depends upon the severity of the condition. The quickest results from Acupuncture can be when symptoms first occur. A course normally consists of 4 to 10 weekly treatments after this your condition will be reassessed. If things have stabilised and your condition has improved the sessions are spaced out, you may end up coming once every 4-8 weeks for continued health maintenance
Testimonials: “My 17 year old son had a terrible rash on his hands and torso for months. After just one treatment from Nina, the rash had visibly improved and after two more treatments, had disappeared completely. His confidence returned and now the embarrassing months are just a bad dream.” - Anne
“I was extremely sore and in pain for four days after having physio on my lower back. After Nina’s treatment, I was able to move without pain – a magic effect!” - Helen Holmes
Along with Acupuncture, the application of Moxibustion is also used for treatment. Moxa is the dried form of a herb more commonly known as Mugwort. When applied to the acupoints, its warming and invigorating properties penetrate deep under the skin and activate the channels. Both acupuncture and Moxibustion have a similar effect in removing blockages in the meridian pathways.
There are 3 forms of applications of Moxibustion.
1. Warming Moxibustion (Onkyu)
Moxibustion includes methods whereby a rice grain size moxa is placed on an acupoint and is burnt directly on the skin but removed before it reaches the skin, once it gets warm. Generally this method is used to warm the surrounding area.
2. Direct Moxibustion (Tonetsukyu)
The application of Tonetsukyu is as Warming Moxibustion. The size is of a sesame seed. With Tonetsukyu it is burnt directly to the skin, thus leaving a pin head size scar. This method encourages antigens to the area for accelerated natural healing to the body.
3. Moxa on the Needle Handle (Kyutoshin)
The Kyutoshin, or a needle on which moxa is burnt on the handle, has great warming, soothing and relaxing effect. It invigorates the movement of blood, decongesting painful areas. It is effective for treating chronic chills or pain in cases of chronic back pain since it has the ability to warm deep and wide in its surrounding areas.
Allergy Elimination Treatments
These Allergy Elimination Treatments are breakthrough treatments which are a synthesis of chiropractic, kinesiology and acupuncture techniques to permanently desensitise people to all kinds of allergies. Clinical studies have demonstrated that it is by far the most successful and succinct treatment for the elimination of allergies. Our bodies can become sensitive or highly allergic to food substances, cosmetics, chemicals and atmospheric pollution. When an allergen enters or contacts the body, there is a clash between the electromagnetic energy field of the allergy sufferer and the allergen. This creates energy blockages in the body. If the blockages continue, as is the case when the body is consistently exposed to allergens, more serious and entrenched problems can occur as the immune system becomes overloaded and compromised. Autoimmune problems can develop. NAET is the testing and treatment of allergy related blockages in the energy meridian.
How does it work?
NAET uses chiropractic techniques to stimulate the areas of the body that are connected to the blockages in the energy system. The concept of 12 primary channels (based on acupuncture meridians) and 2 governing vessels is how NAET works; the treatment with NAET diagnosis treats blockages in these primary channels (or energy meridians) in relationship to specific allergen. The method is very safe and effective and has an 80% success rate.
Testimonial: “My daughter had suffered Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for some time and I with low energy levels. After trying other alternative and orthodox medical treatments with no lasting relief, we were treated by Nina with acupuncture and Allergy Elimination Therapy (NAET). We both experienced a significant increase in our energy levels. My daughter no longer suffers the muscular aches she experienced prior to therapy and has improved digestion and health.” - Jacinta Harding
"I have been suffering with arthritis pain in my hands, knees and back for 30 years. I have been to many doctors and have tried hundreds of different remedies and drugs. In less than 3 months of Toyohari Acupuncture and NAET Allergy treatments with Nina there has been a major improvement. I can now bend my fingers and pain in my knees and back is better and I sleep better. I feel like a new person. My wife and friends can see my mobility is better and the pain has gone from my face. Thank you Nina." - R. Chant
A gentle treatment effectively working with ligaments, tendons and muscles to release tension and relax the body. A series of gentle movements are used to realign the body and to balance the muscles. Assisting a wide range of muscular-skeletal problems and associated conditions.
Testimonial: “I’m needle phobic, yet extremely comfortable with the non-insertion needle [Toyohari] Acupuncture and Bowen Therapy Nina does. I was most definitely a non-believer until my first visit. I was impressed by the remarkable results – I could breathe freer with my asthma. I feel a million dollars.” Sue Gordon
Thought Field Therapy (TFT)
Thought Field Therapy is successful in overcoming self-sabotage thinking. It provides a means of combating negative childhood programming and traumas that are controlling our adult behaviours and lives. TFT teaches you how to eliminate self-sabotage so you can reach your potential; relieves the anxieties which are the real causes of addiction; helps you to identify what you want in life and eliminate the psychological obstructions to achieving your goals.
Testimonial: “When I first went to Nina, I had been experiencing intense feelings of agitation and emotional instability for many years. Nina treated me with acupuncture and Thought Field Therapy, I felt much stronger and in control of my life. I feel better able to cope with and accept life. It’s worked wonders.” Dianne Bensley
Nina has also been a Therapist for:
Masters Games - mid 90s
Sole Therapist for the Oceania & Australian Interclub Canoe Polo Championships (Japan, New Zealand, Australia) 
Acupuncturist for Renew You Medical Centre - 4 years
Villa Maria Centre (Ipswich Nursing Home) - 5 years
Ipswich Hospice (volunteer early 90s) - 3 years
Health Rebates Available
Master Therapies is located in Karalee and is most easily accessed from Ipswich (and surrounding areas), and the Brisbane suburbs of Karana Downs, Mt Crosby, Anstead, Pullenvale, Bellbowrie, Moggill, Kenmore, Pinjarra Hills, and Brookfield