Acupuncture is an ancient practice in which very fine needles are inserted into the skin at strategic points on the body to relieve pain and treat disease.

The Chinese developed acupuncture centuries ago in accordance with the theory that energy flows through channels between the surface of the body and the bodies internal organs. Stimulating the acupoints clears energy blockages and encourages the normal flow of ‘qi’ (or energy) in the body.

Acupuncture consists of over 2,000 points located on the human body. These points are located on 12 main and eight secondary “meridians” or channels (specific lines or pathways around the human body that connect the internal organs energy with the body surface).

Pain and disease are the result of these channels becoming blocked, so, by placing needles into these blockages it allows healthy energy to be restored and normal function to return.

Natural, drug free pain relief

From a Western medicine view point the placement of acupuncture needles at specific pain points will precipitate the release of endorphins and opioids (the body’s natural painkillers). Acupuncture increases the production of one’s immune system cells (speeding healing and recovery) as well as the production of neurotransmitters and neurohormones in the brain. Research has now shown that there is evidence that stimulating acupuncture points enables electromagnetic signals to be relayed at a greater rate resulting in strong drug free pain relief, a reduction in any inflammatory condition and an increase in the blood circulation to diseased areas of the body.

When pain is relieved, patients feel a greater sense of well-being overall, physically and emotionally. As a result, they will heal faster, perform better and be able to continue a healthy active lifestyle.

Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine are recognised by the World Health Organization (WHO) as effective in treating the following:

  • musculoskeletal disorders such as osteoarthritis 
  • sciatica
  • low back pain
  • frozen shoulder
  • tennis elbow
  • sporting injuries such as sprained ankles and knees
  • cartilage problems
  • corking and tearing of muscles
  • torn ligaments and bruises


It is common to feel very relaxed after an acupuncture treatment – this can last for several days. This is due to the brain releasing feel good chemicals that are the basis of pain relief and a sense of good well-being.

In reference to pain, acupuncture is an effective way to speed up the healing process, getting it moving when it has become stagnant. Most acupuncture points are located close to major nerves and by gently stimulating these points, the nervous system increases signals travelling along the path of the nerve, enhancing and accelerating the healing effect on the damaged tissue.


Chinese herbal medicine involves formulating plants and mineral substances to create a balanced and synergistic effect to rejuvenate the body. Chinese medicine focuses on treating the body holistically to preserve health rather than treating just the disease; herbal medicine helps to strengthen the body’s functions and prevent illness.

​We prescribe both patent Chinese herbal medicines in pill or tablet form and herbal granules, which can be easily taken for your convenience. All of the Chinese herbal medicine dispensed are listed and regulated by the Australian Government Therapeutic Goods Administration for quality and safety. 

​Herbal formulas can be precisely modified according to each person’s specific needs, and they are very safe when prescribed correctly by a properly trained Dr of Chinese Medicine. People of any age or constitution can use them. Herbs can act on the body as powerfully as pharmaceutical drugs and should be treated with the same caution and respect. 

Be careful about purchasing herbal medicines over the internet. Unregulated herbal medicines, such as some traditional medicines, may not be manufactured to the same quality and standard as regulated herbal medicines. Always consult your practitioner first as they have spent several years being trained to write specific and effective herbal prescriptions.


Chinese herbal therapy aims to help you regain homeostasis, or balance, in your body and to strengthen your body’s resistance to disease. Chinese herbs may be used to:

  • Decrease cold/flu symptoms
  • Increase your energy
  • Improve your breathing
  • Improve digestion
  • Improve your sleep
  • Decrease pain
  • Improve menopausal symptoms
  • Help regulate menstrual cycles if infertility is an issue


Chinese herbal therapy can also be a valuable additional therapy following cancer treatment to aid the body’s recovery from the after-effects of chemotherapy and/or radiation. Chinese herbs are useful in rehabilitation for other chronic diseases too. We may recommend Chinese herbal therapy when:

  • You have multiple symptoms or they are hard to pinpoint
  • You’ve exhausted traditional medical options and nothing seems to help
  • You need therapy to counteract side effects of prescribed medication
  • You are interested in preventive treatment.


I am confident and accomplished in what I do as a Dr of Chinese medicine and I am committed to meeting your health needs. I offer safe, effective treatment that works for you and can treat most conditions. I love what I do and I feel inspired every day to help my patients achieve their health goals – whether this be for pain, digestion, pregnancy, sporting injuries or stress. I commit to working with you to achieve maximal results with a treatment plan tailored specifically for your needs. I also want to educate you on your condition and arm you with some things you can do at home to enhance your treatment effect. This can be very helpful when you are between visits.

I offer a unique and fantastic service and that is why my main business growth is through word of mouth. People are so happy with the results we achieve together that they tell their family and friends. I have also treated numerous celebrities. I have added much value to people’s lives by getting them back to a normal, healthy steady state of mind and body. I am determined to do this for all the patients that I see. I believe that being good at what you do is great, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t always be continuing your education. I update my knowledge constantly by going to medical seminars and conferences. I also read the latest literature in my field on a regular basis.

I am a motivated clinician and focus very much on what you can gain from a treatment. I aim to relieve you of your complaint and will strive to achieve a better outcome for your health in the future. I am also comfortable treating multiple complaints at once. Again, I work on a solution based model that aims to achieve a better outcome for your health. I can also write sickness certificates for patients that need time off work due to their condition.


I am a qualified and registered Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine and have been practicing for 17 years.

Qualifications are as follows:

  • B.App.Sci (Chinese Medicine)
  • B.App.Sci (Human Biology)
  • B.App.Sci (BioScience)
  • Medical Internship, Nanjing, China
  • Medical Scientist
  • Qualified Counsellor
  • Associations: AHPRA,  AACMA,  CMBA


I have a special interest in sporting injuries, lower back pain, headaches/migraines, stress and fertility/period problems. Most conditions can be treated with Chinese Medicine which is what makes it such a unique type of treatment. I have been trained in respiratory, thoracic, abdominal, digestive, dermatology, paediatric medicine and pharmacology.

Sally has worked at various clinics in Melbourne for the last 17 years


My unique home visit acupuncture service operates across the Bendigo area and suits patients for a number of reasons:

  • Complete privacy in a comfortable environment
  • Good for immobilised or disabled patients
  • Beneficial to pregnant women or IVF cases
  • Good for people who don’t drive
  • Good for busy people who can’t leave their home office
  • Good for chronic pain conditions or injuries
  • Good for people who can’t get out of bed
  • Agoraphobic people
  • Mentally ill & socially phobic people
  • People who are phobic of needles (a laser is used)
  • Children who are scared to go to a clinic
  • Better treatment results due to being treated privately
  • No wasting time waiting for practitioners who are running behind schedule
  • Varied appointment times available, including morning, evening and Saturdays.