13 Cavenagh Street Darwin NT
(Carpentaria House, Level 1)

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To Book an Appointment
Please Text or Call 0432 118 306

To Book an Appointment, please Text or Call 0432 118 306


Acupuncture originated in China some 6000 years ago. It is the oldest and most widely used therapy method in the world. Acupuncture continues to expand and become more accepted into Western culture and medicine with excellent results.

Acupuncture treatment is a holistic therapy. The interrelationship between mind and body is considered important and treatment is focused on keeping you well – both physically and mentally!

Acupuncture is an ancient form of Chinese medicine, that involves inserting needles into certain points on the body to bring about a therapeutic effect. The needles are very fine and are barely felt on insertion. Once the needles reach the required depth, you may feel a dull ache or a tingling sensation. After an acupuncture treatment it is common to feel relaxed or drowsy.

Other therapies used are Moxibustion, which is the burning of a herb on an acupuncture point. Cupping is a technique, where suction is applied to special cups placed on the skin, creating a vacuum. Underlying tissues are stretched resulting in muscle relaxation and increased blood flow. Cupping is especially effective for tight muscles and joint pain. Superficial bruising may occur afterwards, though this is painless.

I use Gua Sha, which is a scraping method of the skin, to promote circulation and release muscle tension. It is a very effective way of providing instant results.

Acupuncture is effective in the regulation of hormone imbalances. Acupuncture may help to reduce stress, anxiety, depression and sleep disorders and promote gut health.

Acupuncture may be undertaken when trying to conceive both naturally or through assisted fertility.

In preparation for an IVF cycle, acupuncture may assist in regulating hormones, improving the menstrual cycle and promoting ovulation whilst relieving stress, allowing your body to function at its best possible health.

The most important thing when undertaking alternative treatments such as acupuncture is that you personally feel comfortable, supported and that the treatment is right for you.


From a Western view point: 

  • Acupuncture stimulates mechano-receptors in the CNS, which blocks impulses from pain pathways.
  • Acupuncture causes a release of endorphins (pain relieving hormone) that blocks pain pathways. Endorphins are also released during physical exercise.
  • Acupuncture regulates blood pressure and body temperature. The endorphins released affect the autonomic functions producing relaxation and regulating blood sugar levels.
  • Acupuncture increase peripheral circulation due to stimulation of nerves, therefore decreasing inflammation and swelling.
  • Acupuncture stimulate the body’s immune defence system by increasing the number of white blood cells, antibodies, macrophages and endogens in the blood.
  • Acupuncture alters muscle tension. The mild electric current which passes between needles inserted along a meridian causes dispersion of calcium ions, which affect muscle tension.

Our Location

For an appointment please text or call 0432 118 306

Carpentaria House
Level 1
13 Cavenagh Street
Darwin NT 0800

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Carpentaria House, Cavenagh St