Acupuncture has evolved constantly over the last 5000+ years as a therapy to combat pain and disease. Originating in China, it utilises ultrafine needles to stimulate restorative changes in the body and mind to improve health, wellbeing and function.

Now practiced worldwide, it can offer drug-free options for reducing pain, relieving disease, infertility, injury recovery and promoting a pattern of ongoing wellbeing. 

Toyohari Acupuncture

One of the many schools of acupuncture. It originated in 1940's Japan as a vehicle for blind acupuncturists to develop their prodigious skills. It capitalises on the heightened sense of touch that the reading of braille develops.

When applied to diagnostic touch and coupled with their highly evolved non-insertion needling techniques, the toyohari method is a powerful and comfortable therapy especially for the sensitive or anxious.

You can see a video created by one of my colleague here, that shows our privileged experience of training with these great practitioners.

Paediatric Acupuncture

Shonishin (trans. "little persons needling"), is also a non-insertion stimulation therapy designed to help children regain a healthy balance and overcome illness. It's gentle, fun and very helpful.

For parents, it is a safe and natural choice for helping their children when they are sick, in pain or just out of sorts.







Shiatsu Massage

Shi - atsu (trans. Finger - Pressure) is a Japanese adptation of Chinese Massage techniques. Using the same healing principles as acupuncture, it aims to heal with regard for your overall need for balance and wellbeing. 

Using pressure and stretching, it normalises the flow of energy and blood around your body, and can be used to treat pain, stress, muscle tightness, headaches and various dysfunctions relating to sleep digestion and menstruation.


Chinese Herbal Medicine

5000 years of use, wisdom and experience has created an extensive understanding of the healing power of herbs. They can be used for both acute and chronic conditions or as a tonic for promoting and maintaining  wellbeing.

These botanical herb formulations are prepared and bottled by the ChinaMed team for ease and convenience of use.



Moxibustion is the therapeutic application of heat to acupuncture points, to relieve and nourish the body. Used in conjunction with needling, it expands the repertoire of change available for healing.

Moxa is a cottony substance derived from the plant mugwort. It is rolled into cones of different sizes and can be applied either directly or indirectly to the skin.

Direct Moxa

Cones of moxa are placed directly on the skin. Naturally, they are small (about the size of a rice grain), and when controlled in the correct manner, give a pleasing warm flush.

Indirect Moxa

Usually performed with a cigar-sized stick of rolled moxa. It is held an inch or so above the skin and is used to warm larger areas. It also works very well as a home based remedy



Vacuum cups are used to attach to and pull up the skin. It helps with improving blood flow to an area and to loosen areas of tight muscle.

It can be effective in treating some internal disorders as well as muscular problems.



Remedial Massage - with Kenji Tamura Sensei


Kenji is a remedial massage therapist fully qualified and experienced in Japan and Australia.

With Kenji Sensei, you are assured of an excellent and professional service from a fully qualified Australian Association of Massage Therapist (AAMT) accredited practitioner with over 10 years of experience.

Kenji is a specialist in Japanese Remedial Massage, which comes from long tradition of therapeutic principals to improve health and prevent disease by stimulating the flow of Ki (the body's vital energy).

Essentially Japanese Remedial Massage aims to enhance the capability to discharge toxins in the body and immunity by activating internal organs through applying gentle stimulation on abdomen, spine, pelvis and by leading deep breathing. The treatment is gentle and non-invasive for all ages and any conditions.