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Nov 2012

TONIQUE Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine

Phone 08 8221 6651
Mobile 0411 060 994
Address 223 Grote St
Adelaide SA 5000
Servicing Areas Adelaide & Surrounds, South Australia
A natural, alternative way to treat pain, reduce stress and prevent disease.
Relaxing, rejuvenating and rebalancing; to maintain health and promote well being.

Welcome to TONIQUE



Dr. Carla Brion is a qualified acupuncturist and Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner (TCM), trained in Melbourne and China. She specialises in treating digestive issues, emotional disorders and Women’s health issues including infertility and IVF support.

Her philosophy and Guarantee
Passionate and committed, Carla endeavours to help prevent illness and promote well-being by assisting to bring the body back into its natural state of balance. Treating each patient holistically as an individual.

Her treatment methods are gentle and include a combination of Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal medicine and may also include Cupping and Moxibustion, Tuina (Chinese Massage), Ear Candling and dietary and lifestyle advice.

Carla recognises the strengths of integrating Chinese and Western medicine to achieve the best possible outcome for good health with all her patients because she believes life should be as stress and pain-free as possible.

What can TCM do for YOU?
Carla applies Chinese Medicine to address and effectively treat a wide range of health conditions that may seem difficult to treat in the conventional way.


  • Pain conditions - acute, chronic, injury

  • Asthma

  • Hay fever

  • Low immunity / common colds

  • Skin conditions

  • Headaches / Migraines


SPECIALISATIONS:
Carla specialises in digestive issues, emotional disorders and she has a strong focus in Women’s health issues.

Women's health:


  • Irregular / painful periods

  • PMT / PMS

  • Pregnancy support

  • Labour preparation & inductions

  • Infertility

  • IVF support

  • PCOS / Endometriosis

  • Menopause


Digestive health:


  • Bloating / pain

  • Constipation /diarrhoea

  • Reflux/indigestion

  • IBS support

  • Dietary Advice


Emotional/Mental health:


  • Stress management

  • Tension headaches

  • Insomnia

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Relaxation and breathing techniques


Musculoskeletal/Pain management:


  • Chronic pain

  • Sports injury

  • Acute pain and injuries

  • Recovery and rehabilitation

  • Arthritis / joint pain relief


Now a qualified Cosmetic Acupuncturist (a gentle and natural treatment for facial rejuvenation, anti ageing) for


  • Fine lines and wrinkles

  • Inflammation and dark circles

  • Acne and scarring

  • Pigmentation and sun damage

  • Tired, dry, dull skin

  • Age 


What is Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)?
TCM aims to promote the natural healing process. It works harmoniously and energetically to bring the body, mind and spirit back into a normal, healthy state of balance. A gentle and holistic approach to treating you as an individual, it encompasses acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine.

Acupuncture is the ancient practice of inserting sterile needles into defined acu-points along the body. This promotes the movement of ‘Qi’ (energy) to reduce or eradicate disease, pain and stress within the body. It is relaxing and enjoyable experience. Furthermore, it is an effective and safe, drug free treatment now gaining wide acceptance in medical science, including the World Health Organization (WHO) recognition.

Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine is a proven, effective treatment for the relief of wide range of health conditions with little to no side effects. Its foundations were developed thousands of years ago, based upon clinical practice, and now modern medical research. It assists with general well-being to prevent disease.

Together, Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine works with you and your body to enhance normal bodily functions and strengthen the immune system.

The benefits of Traditional Chinese Medicine:


  • General Wellbeing and health

  • Relaxation

  • Stress Relief

  • Increased energy

  • Pain Relief

  • Improved Sleep

  • Holistic and individual Care

  • Dietary and Lifestyle support


Want to know more about Traditional Chinese Medicine?


Qualification Details


B.App.SC. Chinese Medicine (RMIT University, Melbourne)

B.App.SC. Human Biology (RMIT University, Melbourne)

Clinical Internship (Jiangsu Provincial Hospital, Nanjing, China)

Carla is a member of AACMA (Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association) and is registered with AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency).

She is registered with major health funds and her patients are eligible for private insurance rebates on consultations

AACMA Membership No. 2857

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