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Dr. Jacqueline Barnett (TCM)
BTCM (Acupuncture & Chinese herbal medicine)
Jacqueline is a qualified and AHPRA registered Chinese medicine practitioner. Originally from Germany, 10 years ago her love for the ocean & the outdoor lifestyle brought her to Australia. She feels strongly about addressing health issues by looking at underlying imbalances with a particular passion for women’s health, stress-related health issues, anxiety or sleep problems. With a love for holistic healing and food; a conversation about diet and lifestyle will always be part of a consultation with her. Knowing chronic pain and the relief that acupuncture can provide through her own experience, she brings a compassionate and knowledgeable attitude to her patients’ healing processes.
How does acupuncture work?
Any acupuncture session will start with a comprehensive patient interview. as a practitioner, once I understands the nature of the disharmony presented, I will choose suitable acupuncture points based on their actions.
Needles are then inserted through the skin and manipulated to achieve that required action on the Qi of that channel. Certain points are particular suitable to treat acute and painful conditions, while others might be more suitable to treat chronic problems. These functions have been discovered over centuries of experience and have proven to be successful in clinical practice.
chinese herbal medicine
What are Chinese herbs?
First accounts of Chinese herbal medicine date back about 5000 years. About 450 substances are commonly used. While few may be of animal and mineral origin; the majority of herbs used comes from medicinal plants; incorporating bark, leaves, seeds and roots. Some you will be very familiar with: such as ginger or garlic through cooking, cinnamon from sprinkling onto your porridge or peppermint from drinking a refreshing tea.
tcm dietary & lifestyle advice
TCM dietary advice
Dietary advice in TCM is designed to support the overall treatment strategy. In the same way as Chinese herbs have certain properties in that they may be warming or cooling, nourishing or expelling - so does common food. Therefore, for optimal treatment results I will often make some suggestions for dietary changes that may complement acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine.
In Chinese medicine the treatment approach differs from person to person. Some food that may be considered healthy for some, may create problems for another constitution. Therefore Chinese medicine dietary advice may not always be in line with what we commonly perceive as healthy or unhealthy food. I find that a lot of my patients are very fascinated by the theories and once they give suggestions a try, are often surprised how good the changes feel.
The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® (ATMAT)
ATMAT is founded on an ancient Maya technique of abdominal massage; an externally performed technique gently guiding and supporting organs back into their optimal position.
Arvigo® Therapy is best known for addressing misalignment or congestion in the reproductive organs of both men and women, as well as many common digestive disorders. The techniques effectively alleviate tissue congestion and organ constriction to improve the vital flows of energy, blood, lymph and nerves in the abdomen - promoting the release of emotional and energetic tension. This can assist the prevention or progression of chronic disease symptomology while improving the body’s ability for self-repair and finding its own balance - state of natural health and well-being.
initial 90 minute consultation:
Come and join me at one of my info nights to learn more about traditional Chinese medicine and its concepts and how it can work to help you improve your health and well-being. I will give you a brief overview of the Chinese medicine approach to a certain topic and then provide you with some quick and easy to implement tips.