Mount Barker Acupuncture
2A Langton rd
Mount Barker WA 6324
Servicing area: Mount Barker, Albany, Denmark & surrounding suburbs
"The wise women waters her own garden first"
Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Cosmetic Acupuncture, Dietary Therapy, Cupping & Moxibustion
What is Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)?
Mount Barker Acupuncture covers a wide scope of Traditional Chinese Medicine, including Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Cosmetic Acupuncture, Cupping and Moxibustion, just to name a few.
As a Registered TCM Practitioner in Mount Barker WA, Dr. Lisa Johnson (TCM) is qualified to perform all of these Practices, which aims to restore balance to one’s health and wellbeing.
Our TCM Services
Lisa will perform a complete assessment of your health before she starts any treatment. During the consultation, Lisa will ask you about your health history, current symptoms and of course what you would like to achieve with treatment.
A TCM Consultation also includes 10 questions regarding your appetite, thirst, bowels, urine, sleep, energy, emotions and menses. In addition to this, Lisa will take your Pulse and check your Tongue to determine what treatment approach to take.
There are several modalities a TCM Practitioner can use, namely Acupuncture, Chinese Herbs, Cupping, Moxibustion, Gua Sha and Dietary Therapy, among others. Lisa may employ one or a combination of these.
This centuries-old healing system is an important aspect of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
It involves the insertion of fine sterile needles into specific points of the body that run along the network of energy pathways, otherwise known as Meridians or Channels. Acupuncture takes a holistic approach to understanding normal function and disease processes. Acupuncture focuses as much on the prevention of illness as on the treatment.
Chinese Herbal Medicine
Prepared using plant-based, animal or mineral substances, Chinese Herbs can be boiled and taken as tea. Some of these can be found in your kitchen and garden, such as Turmeric, Cinnamon, Ginger, Mint and Chrysanthemum, just to name a few.
Chinese Herbs may also be dispensed in powder form, pills, granules, tinctures or ointments. These can be applied topically or ingested, depending on the ailment it’s being used for.
Mount Barker Acupuncture does not distribute Medicines that are obtained through illegal wildlife trade or endangered species.
Lisa will help you make small changes to your diet to support your treatment. Dietary Therapy may helps address health conditions resulting from an excess or the lack of a particular pathogen (cold, heat, dampness, dryness or wind).
Lisa’s dietary advice is easy to understand. It simply centres around the concept of eating in moderation to avoid an excess of a particular pathogen and to eliminate foods that may have a negative impact on your health. Dietary Therapy uses the principles of Chinese Medicine, Five Elements, Yin and Yang.
This form of TCM involves the placing of glass cups in varying sizes on the skin. The cups may be specifically placed along the Channels on the Acupuncture Points, or in a particular localised area where there may be specific pain.
Within the framework of Chinese Medicine, Cupping is used to open the Meridian or Channels, to encourage the normal flow of Qi and Blood.
Cupping is generally done on the fleshy area of the body and most commonly the back, neck and shoulders.
Also known as Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture, this holistic treatment involves the insertion of exceptionally fine, sterile needles into Acupuncture points located in the face.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, an imbalance in the body may be revealed in one’s facial complexion as certain parts of the face can correspond to a specific organ.
Cosmetic Acupuncture consists of Constitutional Body Acupuncture and Facial Acupuncture.
Jade facial rollers or Gua Sha can be performed after every session to stimulate the flow of Qi and Blood.
This therapeutic method is often combined with Acupuncture. The process involves the burning of a Chinese herb called Ai Ye, or Moxa.
The Moxa can be placed on the end of the needle or alternatively, it can be used in stick form and held by the Practitioner close to the skin. Both methods are performed to create a transferal of heat to the body.
Gua Sha is a Traditional Chinese Medicine practice that is rendered with a ceramic spoon. It is usually applied on parts of the body where Cupping is also useful, such as the back, neck and shoulders.
The process begins with the application of oil on the affected areas, and then the Gua Sha tool is gently run across them. The Jade Gua Sha tools are used for the neck, shoulders and back, while Jade Facial Rollers are used for the face.
Dr. Lisa Johnson (TCM) is available to answer your queries on TCM. Please give a her call