Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture
I was born in Chile, and settled in Australia in 2006. As a lifelong learner, my previous studies have included theatre, dance and philosophy.
I found my true calling when I studied acupuncture in Brisbane, and in my time working as a deshi student) for 5 years at the Queensland Sports Medicine Centre under Alan Jansson.
In 2012 I had the privilege of travelling to Japan for an intensive study seminar with Masakazu Ikeda Sensei (Traditional Japanese Acupuncture Master).
I am a strong advocate of the value of acupuncture for the treatment and prevention of a wide range of diseases and musculoskeletal conditions.
As a practitioner, I am devoted to continuing to learn and improve my craft. I enjoy working with people from all backgrounds and age groups, including children and the elderly.
Treatment Specialities: Women’s health, pregnancy, paediatrics, men’s health, headaches, sports performance, musculoskeletal conditions, mental/emotional conditions, digestive and immune system disorders.
Background Theory: Acupuncture is an energy based medicine. We work with Qi, the vital force found in all living things. In an acupuncture treatment we consider patterns in Qi movement as a measure of a persons dynamic vitality. When qi is flowing correctly we are free of diseases, but when stagnations occur we can be vulnerable to many types of health issues.
Diagnostic methods: Root treatment (detecting deficiency and excess in constitutional Qi patterns based around individual genetic predisposition); Pulse diagnosis; Tongue assessment; Palpitation and Hara Diagnosis (in the abdomen).
Tools and Methods in Treatment: Using gentle needling techniques, moxibustion and Shonishin (special tools for paediatric patients), we rectify imbalances, prevent further health decline and assist our patients to live a better life, full of strong and vital Qi flow.