How Can Melissa Help You?
Be patient with all
that is unresolved
in your heart…
Tao De Jing, Number 28
Acupuncture has the ability to treat many different kinds of problems, from the common cold and sore shoulders, to digestive troubles and existential dilemmas. In Traditional East Asian Medicine, the patient’s concerns are considered from an engaged holistic perspective. With a consideration of Western Medical Sciences, Melissa will look at the state of your health from the perspectives of Qi and Yin/Yang.
Using these ancient yet profound principles that have endured through time, Melissa can improve immunity, release physical pain and tension, as well as enhance your overall state of well-being.
The path to real and deep wellness can sometimes be difficult and full of obstacles. In her treatments, Melissa offers herself to you as a guide and friend along the way.
What Services Does Melissa Offer?
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 8am-3pm
Each adult session is 1 hour @ $110. Children are half-hour @ $50. Private health care rebates available, depending on your level of cover.
Melissa will discuss with you at the end of your first appointment how many following sessions may be required.
As well as incorporating a knowledge of Western sciences, Melissa can offer the following services in each treatment:
Traditional acupuncture originates from the earliest records of Chinese Medicine that are approximately 3000 years old. The purpose of acupuncture is to regulate and harmonize the essential energies in our body that we refer to as Qi and Blood. We do this by working with the flow of energy in the meridians and by placing very fine needles into specific points on the body. The aim of the treatment is to specifically rebalance those systems that are causing you to feel unwell, as well as to connect you more deeply with your true nature.
Moxibustion (moxa) is a lovely technique that uses the herb Mugwort. This herb releases heat into the body creating a soothing, warming effect. It is a particularly useful treatment for physical pain and injury, as well as chronic, stubborn illnesses. Moxa comes in many different forms and can be used to treat many different conditions.
Similar cupping practices can be found in many different cultures around the world. Small glass cups are placed on selected areas of the body to create a vacuum. This assists in bringing pathogens to the surface and releasing toxins from the body. The cups can be left in place for a short time, or moved along the meridians in order to encourage movement and release throughout the body.
Gua Sha is a traditional technique where a small instrument is rubbed along the skin. Like cupping, this is used to release built-up toxins, relieve congestion and move ‘stuck’ energy in the body.
Traditional East Asian Medicine has developed an incredibly in-depth philosophy of wellness based on thousands of years of experience and insight. In a consultation, Melissa can offer you advice about diet and nutrition, exercise and meditation, and other aspects of living well.
Spiritual Counselling and Advice
Melissa works on a very intuitive level, attending deeply to what you most need at that moment, to bring you to your greatest healing potential. Depending on what arises, Melissa can offer you her insights and advice.
Women’s Circles, Rites of Passage and Other Workshops
Melissa facilitates circles for women about the cycles of Nature and other aspects of Women’s Business. She also facilitates Rites of Passage circles for young women entering into womanhood, as well as other life cycle events such as Naming Ceremonies. Melissa is also available to offer workshops and talks about all aspects of wellness and health from a Traditional East Asian Medicine perspective.