General Information about ANTRAC Acupuncture Clinic
I use the most painless Japanese and Korean acupuncture needles available, and laser acupuncture for known tender points.
Acupuncture treatments take 60 minutes. The initial Acupuncture consultation is $145. Follow-up Acupuncture treatments cost $90.
Seniors and pensioners are $98 for the initial acupuncture consultation and $80 for follow-ups.
NOTE: These prices exclude the QUIT SMOKING PROGRAM. Please see cost structure for the "No More Cravings Quit Smoking Program" below.
We have EFTPOS and HICAPS for your convenience. You can claim your health insurance rebate immediately at Reception. No more battling large crowds at shopping centres to get your refund. No more long delays when processing claims via snail-mail. The greater majority of Health Funds participate in HICAPS.
Acupuncture May Help the Symptoms Associated with Your Numerous General Medical Conditions
Would you love to free from pain and anxiety? Would you love to have more energy and enjoy a good nights sleep and wake refreshed with more energy? Do you desire to have a sense of well-being and satisfaction? A course of holistic medicine in the form of acupuncture combined with applying sound therapeutic advice based on Nature, may very well allow you to find the answers you have been searching for regarding your many problematic medical symptoms.
Combined with a course of acupuncture and applying appropriate suggestions regarding life-style modifications you may discover how you can boost your immune system, have more energy and sleep better, relieve discomfort and relentless pain and speed up your bodys ability to recover from injuries and ill health. You may generally feel stronger and healthier with a better sense of well-being and satisfaction once all these symptoms of your medical conditions have been reduced.
At ANTRAC Acupuncture Clinic we concentrate on determining the most appropriate traditional Chinese medicine techniques for your individual and unique symptoms so that you may get back to your healthy self quickly and enjoy life more fully.
I am a Fellow member with the Australian Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine Association Ltd (AACMA). The AACMA Board expressly forbids Members using testimonials as they are not able to be tested or challenged. Accordingly, other health professions (Doctors and Dentists) do not subscribe to the use of testimonials.
Rather than fabricating fanciful stories to impress prospective patients, it is believed that Practitioners should focus on positive statements about their practice that are able to be tested or challenged by patients and the community. I am honoured by the fact that currently 49% of my patients come to me as a result of word-of-mouth which is a testimonial in itself of the extra care I take and the genuine concern and respect I show to my patients. Referrals from Doctors and other complimentary health practitioners account for 16% of my patients. I believe that this indicates that the calibre of my work is acknowledged and appreciated by my health-profession peers.
Further, the AACMA Code of Ethics states Interviews of consenting patients by a third party (such as a journalist) as part of an article about your practice are acceptable, so long as the patients consent to the release of their personal and health information.
Acupuncture Treatment May Reduce the Many Symptoms Associated with Menstrual Dysfunction, Infertility, Labour and Menopause - e.g. Pain
Regards the many symptoms associated with menstrual dysfunction, infertility, labour and menopause, according to recent research (1), there is moderate evidence supporting the effectiveness of acupuncture for the symptoms of pain of menstrual dysfunction; for the symptom of Anxiety associated with infertile women; for the symptoms of Sciatica and Back or pelvic pain during pregnancy, Insomnia and Labour pain associated with the different phases of pregnancy, and the symptoms of Menopausal hot flushes and Perimenopausal & postmenopausal insomnia associated with menarche (menopause).
There is growing research evidence (1) that Chinese medicine treatment may assist in supporting specific fertility treatments such as IVF, and there is also broad agreement by Chinese medicine practitioners and other health practitioners about acupuncture as an adjunct treatment for IVF.
Subsequently, many health practitioners may recommend acupuncture as an adjunct treatment that may assist with IVF treatment. There is continuing research about how acupuncture can assist with the effectiveness of IVF treatment and you should consult your treating practitioner/s about how acupuncture may be able to help you.
REFERENCE: (1) McDonald J, Janz S. The Acupuncture Evidence Project: A Comparative Literature Review (Revised Edition). Brisbane: Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association Ltd; 2017. http://www.acupuncture.org.au.
MISSION STATEMENT: "I aim to get my patients as WELL as possible,
as quickly as possible, and then keep them WELL".
Acupuncture May Treat the Symptoms of Infertility for Males and Females
What Infertility Symptoms Can Acupuncture Treat?
Acupuncture treatment is particularly helpful for males and females who have a functional symptom rather than a structural problem for their infertility (an example of a structural infertility problem would be damaged or blocked Fallopian tubes). Both males and females with functional infertility may benefit from a course of acupuncture treatments for their symptoms.
What are the Benefits of Acupuncture for Females and Males?
While many incorrectly believe that females are mainly responsible for childless wombs, the fact is that the underlying cause of infertility is about 50:50 for males and females. Acupuncture may be used to increase testicular function in men, and may regulate the endocrine function and balance hormones in women. Acupuncture treatment stimulates organ function and nourishes and harmonises the meridians or energy pathways of the body. It is essential that the patients general health and overall wellbeing is addressed during the treatment program. Discussion with the patient educates them to ensure that all external causes of bodily disharmony have been removed or improved. Harmful environmental and occupational risk factors are discussed. For example mobile phones stored on the front hip region or pocket may reduce sperm count by up to 40%. A discussion involves determining the quality of their diet and daily water intake and the use of caffeine, alcohol or recreational drugs. For example, liqorice consumption by males reduces their testosterone levels and subsequently their sperm count. On the other hand females with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) are strongly advised to take liqorice because it reduces their testosterone levels, which are normally elevated in PCOS sufferers.
How Does Acupuncture Work?
Acupuncture treatments regulate many different systems including nervous and immunological systems. Blood flow to the reproductive organs is increased, and hormone levels are stabilized by the intrinsic homeostatic mechanisms of the body. Subsequently, hormonal balance, ovarian function and endometrial nutrition and blood supply in women may be improved.
Studies have shown that a course of acupuncture treatments may reduce the number of structural abnormalities in sperm so that sperm morphology is improved. Sperm production in men may be increased and the overall number of normal sperm may be improved. Further, studies have shown that acupuncture may improve the sperm motility so that they may swim longer and further which greatly enhances the likelihood of them fertilizing the egg.
Acupuncture treatment has been shown to improve the success rate of couples undergoing other fertility treatments. Numerous controlled studies have confirmed that acupuncture may increase the overall success rate of pregnancy in women that are undergoing Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) procedures including Artificial Insemination (AI), Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) and in vitro fertilisation treatments (IVF). A major reason that the acupuncture treatment is so beneficial is that it helps women to stay more relaxed and less stressed during the emotionally stressful and invasive fertility treatment process.
What is Involved during Acupuncture Treatment?
Numerous techniques and procedures are utilized by trained acupuncturists, and include acupuncture needling, laser-puncture, cupping, moxibustion, electroacupuncture, dietary advice, herbal therapy, exercise programs, and general lifestyle advice. The acupuncturist will determine a combination of these according to the individuals specific emotional, medical and physiological condition.
If Possible, Natural is Best
A personal finding is that on many occasions when I have been treating a couple to improve their success rate for an upcoming ART procedure . Guess what? They fall pregnant naturally. Not to mention the massive savings made on the ART procedures, the couple is spared the invasiveness, stress and pharmaceuticals associated with ART procedures. Please note, that this does not happen every time by any means. I only wish this wonderful outcome would happen more often. While ART procedures are a wonderful blessing for countless couples, taking a little longer to conceive naturally is the preferred option as the offspring will be more healthy.
Acupuncture Treatment Course to Optimise the Success Rate for Treating the Symptoms of Infertility
Acupuncture treatment for treating the symptoms of infertility is most successful when the couple are both treated for at least 3 menstrual cycles before attempting the ART procedure. It is prudent for the woman to have an acupuncture booster treatment before and after embryo transfer or any other ART procedure. After successful ART procedures weekly acupuncture treatments on women for the first 12 weeks helps reduce stress and optimises energy (qi) flow.
After the first trimester, usually a monthly acupuncture treatment suffices. While there may be the occasional bruise, there are minimal risks associated with acupuncture for fertility treatment when treatments are performed by a fully qualified practitioner, aware of the forbidden points.
What Sets Me Apart from Other Practitioners
Based on 35 years of practice and after attending numerous workshops and seminars and reading many books dedicated to the treatment of infertility, I have determined there are seven major Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) pathologies responsible for infertility. Based on their major TCM pathologies ascertained, and which week of their menstrual cycle they present for treatment, I have determined the best acupoints for that individuals pathology for that specific week. This improves the consistency of treatment protocol and point selection chosen for each patient and the subsequent success rate.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q - I am rather interested in using acupuncture for my infertility condition. My husband and I are embarking on our IVF journey and have read quite a lot about how good acupuncture may be to help our chances of success. I have PCOS. Can you please let me know what sort of success rates it has and also the cost??
A - Of all the medical conditions I treat, infertility is the hardest to estimate success rate figures, due to the large diversity of reasons for the infertility e.g. PCOS, endometriosis, blocked fallopian tube(s), low sperm count or poor sperm morphology etc.
I believe that the main reason that many acupuncture patients fail to fall pregnant through natural means or through ART procedures is that they stop coming for acupuncture treatment too soon, wishing to have fallen pregnant sooner. I do understand their frustration and concerns about the cost of ongoing treatment. However it is important to realise that acupuncture is very beneficial for treating the symptoms associated with many causes of infertility.
CASE HISTORY 1
A recent case of mine involving PCOS involved a woman that had not menstruated for 120 days since her last medically-forced period. She had been trying to fall pregnant for 6 years and been through 3 unsuccessful IVF cycles. She wanted me to help her fall pregnant ASAP. Where was my wand when I needed it? She was working long hours in a stressful job. I did pull out my expensive gold needles and used a treatment that caused a period within days. She reduced her work load markedly as I suggested. It took 24 treatments before she fell pregnant naturally, after she had booked in for another IVF cycle, which she took pleasure in cancelling. She now has a very beautiful daughter. At my current treatment price it cost $2,215 to conceive naturally, which is very reasonable compared to the cost of the invasive chemical-ridden IVF procedure priced at about $10,000. During the acupuncture treatment many other symptoms also improved at the same time.
CASE HISTORY 2
Another patient with PCOS fell pregnant after 3 acupuncture treatments with the assistance of IVF. I have determined 2 extremely essential nutrients that are very important for the symptoms of PCOS.
CASE HISTORY 3
Another patient with severe endometriosis, adhesions in the left ovary, an endometrioma and ovarian cysts had 3 unsuccessful IVF cycles in 2009 / 2010. She was evaluated as having low ovarian reserve, and likely to reach menopause in 4-5 years. She was only 30 years old. She started acupuncture treatment and then had 2 major operations to remove the endometriosis. After 18 acupuncture treatments, and while her work load was full-on and her life still quite stressful she had an IVF procedure that finally was successful.
CASE HISTORY 4
One patient who had booked in for IVF and then had acupuncture treatment with me to help with the IVF procedure, fell pregnant NATURALLY after only 3 treatments. How I wish this was the norm.
Other patients of mine having difficulty falling pregnant for long periods of time due to various medical conditions have fallen pregnant naturally after between 3 and 10 acupuncture treatments, thanks to the acupuncture treatment reducing the symptoms of their infertility.
PREFERRED TREATMENT COURSE
It is preferable to have a weekly treatment for 3 cycles (3 months in the absence of regular cycles). The initial treatment costs $145 and subsequent treatments cost $90 before 5 pm and $100 after 5 pm. I am covered by all health insurers. Treatment for the male is preferred and I suggest many nutrients that may assist with male fertility.
"NO MORE CRAVINGS"
QUIT SMOKING PROGRAM
ATTENTION SMOKERS TRYING TO QUIT !
According to recent research (1), there is moderate evidence supporting the effectiveness of acupuncture for Smoking cessation (up to 3 months). This benefit for the 3 months successful term is based on research where the knowledge of the four biological causes of cravings is not included in the treatment program.
REFERENCE: (1) McDonald J, Janz S. The Acupuncture Evidence Project: A Comparative Literature Review (Revised Edition). Brisbane: Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association Ltd; 2017. http://www.acupuncture.org.au.
So you feel like you've got a little war going on there each time you have tried to quit?
Imagine being able to taste food again so that tomatoes and lettuces actually have flavor. Imagine being able to sit through an entire movie or a plane flight without feeling like you will die and craving a cigarette to tame your cravings for nicotine.
Imagine not having to go through "Quitter's flu", the term used to describe the phase of smoking cessation because nicotine withdrawal symptoms often mimic a cold or a mild case of the flu.
Wouldnt it be great not to have your mind playing tricks on you and trying to dominate your thoughts making it imperative that you light up? Think about not having mood swings and lack of concentration. Consider not feeling the emptiness, agitation, stress, self-pity, and the general crankiness and feeling of heaviness that usually goes hand in hand with quitting.
How would you like to quit without the nicotine withdrawal symptoms you get when craving a cigarette, you know the symptoms . the insomnia, the tiredness and zapped feeling, the inability to concentrate, the headaches, the cough and sore throat, the constipation, sour stomach, gas and stomach pain, the dry mouth and the tightness in the chest, not to mention the shaking, sweating or feeling very cold.
Think about not having all of the pains. Some smokers get stomach cramps, sore gums, pains in chest... pains anywhere. Your mind and body are going through a healing crisis and they are going to remind you that you are missing nicotine.
Imagine not behaving like an infant . the temper tantrums, the intense needs, the feelings of dependency, the state of near paralysis. Imagine not having the mental confusion, vagueness, irritability and anxiety, or that feeling of intense grief you get when you have lost a loved one.
Quitting need not be as traumatic as you may have imagined or you have in fact personally experienced in the past.
I may have the solution to your problems. Let me help you quit more easily and less traumatically than you ever thought possible.
NOTE: In Australia, from 1st September 2017, a 30-pack of Winfield Blues will cost $35.20. So if you smoke 20 cigarettes per day it will cost you $8,565 per year ($164.71 per week). Smoking 30 cigarettes per day will cost you $12,848 per year ($247.08 per week).
The cost of the Acupuncture Treatment will pay for itself in 4 weeks if you smoke 20 per day, and will pay for itself in 2.7 weeks if you smoke 30 cigarettes per day.
: Smoking 20 cigarettes per day results in 60 grams of toxic TAR accumulating in your lungs each year.
TO GAIN YOUR FREEDOM AND QUIT SMOKING YOU HAVE TWO OPTIONS.
OPTION 1 - BUY THE E-BOOK for $9.70 and DO IT YOURSELF.
Apart from the acupuncture treatment (which assists with the relaxation during withdrawal and reduces nicotine cravings) a large reason for the success of my Quit Smoking Program lies in four (4) of the elements that I have pioneered over 35 years and that I include in the Program. Those four elements include the following empowering information:
1 During more than 3.5 decades of research I have come across four readily available inexpensive supplements that greatly reduce cravings for very different biochemical reasons. There is scientific evidence for each one of these substances, but remarkably, nobody else is advising smokers about them, until me. Taking these 4 substances may greatly reduce your nicotine cravings, possibly making quitting smoking much less traumatic than you ever thought possible.
2 I have determined that there are 13 different triggers that fire-up smokers cravings. They are all very different reasons why smokers continue to smoke. Most smokers do not even know what their personal triggers are. I have developed a questionnaire that asks 39 questions. The results of this personality survey reveal what the individual triggers for each smoker really are. Most smokers are surprised. But they are then very much enlightened, because once you know your enemy you know how to fight your enemy much more effectively.
3 To make it easier than most smokers ever thought possible I have developed a "Management Plan" to manage each of the 13 triggers. How easy is that?
4 I discuss in detail the psychology of smoking and how the habit slowly takes over your life, until you feel helpless and paralysed without your next "fix". I discuss the fear of failure to quit, which is the major reason why most smokers that want to quit continue to put-off starting to quit. Some pretty simplistic analogies may empower you to take the bull by the horns and quit. They are truly life-illuminating light bulb experiences.
All of this fun-reading enlightening information and much more is available to you now in the 81-page eBook No More Cravings Quit Smoking Program. Quitting Smoking Need NOT be as Traumatic as is Commonly Assumed.
To find out more about the eBook and purchase a copy click the link below:
NOW is the time to quickly learn from my research and knowledge about quitting smoking cigarettes easily. NOW is the time totake control of your nicotine addiction and your life and enjoy greater self-esteem and the freedom to leave the housewithout worrying about cursed nicotine cravings. NOW is the time to overcomeyour ritualistic behaviour based around smoking cigarettes.
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The cost of the eBook is ONLY $9.70, which is how much you already spend on cigarettes during 10 waking hours, if you smoke 20 cigarettes per day.
OPTION 2 - HAVE THE ACUPUNCTURE TREATMENT.
The No More Cravings
Program works so effectively because it
1 Reduces Stress Hormones,
2 Increases pleasure and reward hormones,
3 Stimulates the Liver to Remove the Toxins,
4 Determines YOUR Smoking Triggers,
5 Supplies Chinese Herbs for 13 days,
6 Uses a selection of Ear points to reduce YOUR particular smoking triggers, and
7 Includes 4 supplements known to reduce various cravings.
Acupuncture Quit Smoking - No More Cravings Program
There are currently three theories as to why smoking is so addictive and hard to Quit.
1 Nicotine causes the release of Dopamine in the brain which causes an immediate pleasurable reward.
2 The numerous toxic ingredients in the smoke cause your body to release the stress hormones, cortisol and norepinephrine. Nicotine temporarily reduces these, so the stress and craving abates temporarily.
3 The very enzyme that breaks down nicotine in the Liver (CYP2A6) somehow causes the bodily craving for more nicotine. Ironically, the more the enzyme you produce the greater the craving!
The No More Cravings Treatment Program uses acupoints that beneficially address all three theories. High quality, very fine acupuncture needles that are essentially painless are used during the program.
The No More Cravings Treatment Program takes 4 treatments. The first two treatments MUST be one day apart, and the third treatment the next week is to consolidate the treatment. The follow-up treatment 4-6 weeks later is to review your Quit Diary, discuss any concerns and empower your resolve to Quit for life.
Detailed discussion determines what situations and rituals trigger and exacerbate your desire to smoke. These vary for each smoker. Over 35 years, I have determined thirteen (13) very different reasons why people smoke. You are presented with a personalised Contingency Plan on the second day to help you prevent future relapses based on your triggers. No other Quit Smoking Program does this.
A time-proven selection of acupuncture points is used. Some points are on the arms and legs and there is one face point. A selection of Ear points is chosen to suit your particular smoking triggers. Laser acupuncture is used on several body and ear points. Gentle electroacupuncture stimulation is applied to two acupoints at a biphasic (2-phase) frequency that has been scientifically proven to release at least four different endogenous opiates from your brain to nullify the withdrawal cravings and make you feel very relaxed and at ease during and after the Program. Four supplements are supplied to reduce cravings.
Powerful magnets that you wear home are placed over specific ear points to dynamically assist the withdrawal process and cause more calming and relaxing hormones to be released, away from the clinic.
A purpose-designed combination of Chinese herbs is supplied to you. They are taken for the next 13 days to greatly facilitate the withdrawal from tobacco smoking in several ways.
To further induce relaxation and calmness and fill your surrounds with an odorous indulgence, you are supplied a box of high quality imported incense that release fragrant smoke when burned.
So after the powerful yet relaxing treatment, you leave the Clinic with calming ear magnets, soothing incense, 4 supplements to reduce cravings, Chinese herbs to take at home to augment your detoxification and a personalised smoking-trigger Contingency Plan to prevent future relapse.
The treatment cost for the 4 treatments is $666 ($321, $220, $80 and $45).
The treatment cost is cheaper than smoking 20 cigarettes per day for 4 weeks.
See how much deadly TAR is in the cigarettes you smoke at link below:
See The Toowoomba Chronicle article of 25 June 2010 on Quitting Smoking at link below:
See the Toowoomba Chronicle article of 29 November 2010 entitled Louis needles his way to award at link below:
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Earthing (Grounding) is a Powerful Healing Process. Check Out the Grounding Video Below
Earthing (Grounding) Products are Available in Toowoomba
I graduated as an acupuncturist over 35 years ago, and currently practice at ANTRAC Acupuncture Clinic, in Toowoomba, SE Queensland, Australia. I am also a Biological Laboratory Technician and have worked in Government Laboratories and Private Sector Laboratories for over 30 years. During that time I have established that daily Earthing or Grounding is vital and absolutely essential for good health and well-being.
What is EARTHING? ...Earthing simply involves allowing the naturally-occurring healing Free Electrons originating from the Earth to stream through your bare feet via the acupuncture point Kidney 1 (Gushing Spring) into your entire body to neutralize the damaging Free Radicals which cause chronic low-grade inflammation, which has been shown to be the major cause of nearly ALL diseases.
Due to our modern hectic lifestyles, people living today rarely find the time to just sit outside for 2 hours per day to smell the flowers and enjoy what the Creator and Nature have to offer us for free the sunshine, the fresh air, the song birds and the healing power of the Earth.
As modern society is strapped for time to spend a meagre 2 hours barefoot every day OUTSIDE, Earthing Substitute Products (ESP's) are an inexpensive and practical way to bring the healing power of the Earth INSIDE. Earthing yourself INSIDE allows the Free Electrons to flow from the Earth through the Earth wire included by law in the established electrical wiring in your house or office into these Earthing Substitute Products. Note that these products do NOT require electricity to operate and the power point switch can be left turned off. The products only require access to the Earthing Pin (which is the lower of the three pins) to function. There is NO electricity consumption.
All Earthing Products can be quickly installed INSIDE your home or work place without any technical skill in 3 simple steps. The video above is about the theory of Earthing / Grounding, and then about the many different ESPs that can optimise your health and wellness, minimise your pain and inflammation naturally and allow you to sleep serenely most nights and wake refreshed and invigorated ready for the next day.
Please NOTE that the most expensive Earthing Product costs about $300, but has an expected life-time of greater than 5 years, so over that time period, its cost to you is actually less than 17 cents per night, and half of that, if you share you bed. How inexpensive is that?
For more scientific research information on "Earthing" or "Grounding", and information on all of the available Earthing Products, or to purchase Earthing Products securely over the Internet please see my MAIN Website at http://thenaturalmedicalhealthwell.com/earthing-heaven/
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