Angela is an accomplished acupuncturist experienced in musculoskeletal ailments, women’s health with a focus on fertility and mental health issues. She uses a gentle, relaxing style of acupuncutre and her inspiration lies in providing her patients with the knowledge and tools to live a healthier and happy life.
Angela uses acupuncture, supplements and herbal medicine to support with a variety of musculoskeletal conditions:
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
- Muscle / Tendon strain.
- Ligament Sprain.
- Tension Neck Syndrome.
- Thoracic Outlet Compression.
- Rotator Cuff Tendonitis.
Stress & Emotional Wellness
Angela uses acupuncture, supplements and herbal medicine to assist with acute or chronic pain conditions, including:
Angela uses acupuncture, supplements and herbal medicine to help a variety of general health conditions, disorders, and problems, including:
- Headaches / Migraines
- Digestive Issues
- Cardiovascular Issues
- Weight Gain / Weight Loss
Hello! I’m Angela
I am a highly experienced and passionate acupuncturist with a wealth of knowledge on how to balance musculoskeletal ailments as well as women’s and children’s health and mental health issues. I am very skilled in assisting with improving fertility health for both males and females, and use a gentle, relaxing and effective style of Japanese acupuncture that consistently gets great results for my patients.
I am also an accomplished shonishin practitioner, which is a technique that was developed specifically for infants and children up to the age of seven. Shonishin is a natural and gentle therapy that can be used in the treatment of wide variety of childhood health problems, from behavioural to emotional to many physical conditions.
I believe the body has the ability to heal itself by using acupuncture to entice the natural flow of energy (Qi). When the Qi is flowing well it enables the body to be balanced, regain harmony and promote optimal health. When working with me, I will guide you to optimal health by incorporating a holistic approach as my focus is all about putting whole foods in, supporting digestion and calming the mind.
The postnatal period, also known as the postpartum period, is the period beginning immediately after the birth of a child & beyond.
Postnatalsupport with acupuncture, herbal therapy and moxabustion can provide a vital support during this transition.
Acupuncture during the postnatal period is beneficial for:
- Insufficient Lactation
- Abdominal Cramping & Pain
- Post-Partum Depression
- Excessive or prolonged bleeding
- C-section post-operative healing
- Stop Bleeding
- Vaginal Discharge
- Hormone Balancing
- Restoring Normal Uterine Tone & Function
- Irregular Sweating
- Fatigue / Low Energy
- Low Energy
- Poor Digestion
- Hair Loss
- Peripheral neuropathy
- Urinary Difficulty
- Muscular Aches / Pains
Angela offers comphrensive treatment plans for patients seeking hormonal support for Women’s Health.
Acupuncture & integrative medicine are effective for many reproductive health issues, inclucing abut not limited to:
- Pain and cramps before or during menstruation
- Irregular periods
- Heavy or Light periods
- No periods – Amenorrhea
- Mid-cycle bleeding
- Mood swings associated with hormones
- Hormone/Endocrine Imbalances
- Ovarian Cysts
- Breast tenderness
- Abdominal distention and bloating
- PCOS – Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
- Premature Ovarian Failure
- Cervical dysplasia
- Fibrocystic Breasts
- Pelvic Pain
FERTILITY – ACUPUNCTURE + IVF
Paulus W et al, Fertil Steril (2002). Influence of acupuncture on the pregnancy rate in patients who undergo assisted reproduction therapy, Fertility and SterilityVol 77 721-724
160 patients with good quality embryos underwent IVF. They were divided into the following two groups through random selection: embryo transfer with acupuncture, and embryo transfer without acupuncture. Acupuncture was performed for 25 minutes before and after embryo transfer. In the control group, embryos were transferred without any supportive therapy. Clinical pregnancies were documented in 42.5% in the acupuncture group, whereas pregnancy rate was only 26.3% in the control group.
Hullender Rubin Lee, et al. (2015) Impact of whole systems traditional Chinese medicine on in vitro fertilization outcomes. Reproductive Biomedicine Online;pii:S1 472-6483(15)00092-
In this study, 1231 IVF patient records were assessed and outcomes were compared. They compared IVF with no treatment, IVF with just acupuncture, and IVF with Whole Systems Traditional Chinese Medicine (WS-TCM). (WS-TCM is what is practiced at Blue Ova, and is an intervention of 12 acupuncture sessions before IVF, herbal medicine, diet, and lifestyle recommendations).The primary outcome was live birth. WS-TCM was associated with greater odds of live birth at 61%, compared with IVF alone (48%), or embryo transfer with acupuncture only (51%). WS-TCM was associated with increased live births compared with all groups, in donor and non-donor cycles.
Balk J et al, Compl Therapies in Clinical Practice (2010)The relationship between perceived stress, acupuncture, and pregnancy rates among IVF patients: A pilot study, Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice 16,154–157
These researchers at a university IVF clinic in Pittsburgh were interested to investigate the relationship between acupuncture, stress and pregnancy rates. The patients who received acupuncture on the day of embryo of transfer had a pregnancy rate of 55.6% compared with the control group pregnancy rate of 35.5%
Dalton-Brewer N et al (2010). Uses of Acupuncture Before and After Embryo Transfer, Human Fertility, Vol 12 No 4 212 – 255
This report describes outcomes for all patients who attended the London Bridge Fertility, Gynecology and Genetics Centre in London over a 2-year period and who had acupuncture. In the acupuncture group positive pregnancy rates/ET were 44.6% comparing favorably with the non-acupuncture historic control group. When they analyzed outcomes in different age groups they discovered that acupuncture intervention was particularly effective in woman in the 35 – 39 and the over 40 group.
FERTILITY – ACUPUNCTURE +NATURAL CONCEPTION
Cochrane, S et al, Fertil Steril (2016). Prior to Conception: The Role of an Acupuncture Protocol in Improving Women’s Reproductive Functioning Assessed by a Pilot Pragmatic Randomized Controlled Trial. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2016, 1-11 doi:10.1155/2016/3587569
In this study researchers aimed to explore acupuncture as an opportunity to promote natural fertility by undergoing a course of both acupuncture and lifestyle modifications, when compared to an active control group which underwent lifestyle modification alone. Those receiving the acupuncture conceived within an average of 5.5 weeks compared to 10.67 weeks for the lifestyle only group. The women who received the acupuncture protocol experienced an increase in their fertility awareness, wellbeing, improved menstrual cycles, and conceived in half the time.
Betts D Lenox S (2006). Acupuncture For Prebirth Treatment: An Observational Study of its use in Midwifery practice. Medical Acupuncture. Vo 17 No 3
Betts, D (2004). The use of acupuncture as a routine pre-birth treatment, Journal of Chinese Medicine, No.76,
Cardini F, Weixin H. (1998). Moxibustion for correction of breech presentation. Journal American Medical Association. 280:1580-1584
A 1998 study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association gave 130 women moxa-therapy, and the other 130 no treatment. After two weeks of moxa-therapy, 98 children (74.8%) had turned to the right position compared to 62 children (47.7%) in the group without moxa-therapy.
A 2003 study published in Fetal Diagnosis & Therapy, treated women during and after the 34th week of pregnancy. 76% of the women treated with moxa found that their babies corrected their positions before delivery. Only 45% of women who were not treated spontaneously corrected.
A 2001 study published in the American Journal of Chinese Medicine found that starting treatment earlier gave a higher rate of success. 92.5% of the babies turned to the correct position after they were treated with moxa-therapy.
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Your frist session is usually 1 hour long
Due to our modern lives, our fast-paced world and the current food system, we’re no longer getting all the nutrients our bodies need, even if we’re eating really healthy food. Ailments and disease in our bodies can be triggered by many different things, which is why I’m passionate about helping my clients get to the root cause of what’s going on in their bodies so they can finally start living better and feeling better.
Frequently Asked Questions
What can I expect at my first appointment?
This is where the getting to know you process starts. Nothing intimidating, just some question and answer time regarding your current and past health issues, along with what you’d like to achieve from your experience.
You will receive acupuncture and perhaps some homework.
Most people leave feeling very relaxed and appreciate feeling heard and listened.
How long does a follow up consutlation take?
Follow-up consultations can take from 45 minutes to 1 hour, depending on the treatment you are looking for.
Are you a registered practitoiner?
Angela is registered with the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association. The Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture) is a requirement for registration and all registered practitioners must have this as a minimum qualification.
What do I need to do?
Try to make sure that you’ve had a bite to eat within the past few hours. Don’t come in with a completely empty stomach.
Are there any risks associated with acupuncture?
Acupuncture is extremely safe. All needles are single use only and disposable. Angela has undergone many hours of theoretical and clinical training as part of our initial study, so she is well educated in conditions where acupuncture may be contraindicated.
How do I pay?
The clinic has EFTPOS facilities and HICAPS – just swipe your health fund membership card and you only pay the gap.
Who do you treat?
From babies to the elderly! Checkout my blog about Paediatric acupuncture. And my clinical focus page for more information.