general care

General Care

The big picture

Chinese medicine is a sophisticated and clinically effective form of natural medicine that can be utilised in the treatment of almost any health condition. It offers an holistic approach to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of illness, taking into account the physical, emotional, social and environmental aspects of health and ill-health, as they relate to the individual. Treatment supports and promotes healthy function, resolving imbalances to enable healing and improved health

How we live each day, our habits, sleep, exercise and what we eat form an important part of a healing process. Dietary therapy and lifestyle guidance are cornerstones of Chinese medicine. Karen can assess your dietary requirements and lifestyle patterns as part of a standard consultation. If you would like to incorporate aspects of dietary and lifestyle therapy into your treatment, simple, easy-to -ollow guidelines can be prepared to meet your individual needs and clinical presentation.

You may choose to use acupuncture and Chinese herbs as a primary form of treatment for many health issues. Chinese medicine can also be used in conjunction with Western medical treatment. Karen is committed to working with other health professionals, to deliver the best possible care and results for her patients.

The specifics

Karen has experience treating the following conditions

  • Musculo-Skeletal
    back, neck & shoulder pain, sciatica, frozen shoulder, sprains and strains, sporting injuries, tennis and golfer’s elbow, osteoarthritis, plantar fasciitis, tendonitis, bursitis, improved healing of fractures, repetitive strain injury (RSI)
  • Pain
    post-surgical pain, abdominal & pelvic pain, tension & cluster headaches, migraine, complex regional pain syndrome (CPRS), fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, tempero-mandibular-joint (tmj) pain, chemotherapy-induced pain, acute and chronic pain, difficult-to-treat pain and pain that is unresponsive to other treatment
  • Respiratory
    common cold, hay-fever, sinusitis, acute & chronic sinus infection, acute and chronic bronchitis, tonsillitis, bacterial/viral infection, chronic asthma, recurrent chest infections, low immunity and susceptibility to cold and flu
  • Skin
    reduction of scar tissue and adhesions from surgery or traumatic injury, reduction of keloid / hypertrophic / contracture scarring, eczema, dermatitis, ssoriasis, acne
  • Emotional
    insomnia, stress, anxiety, depression, irritability, addiction
  • Neurological
    headache, migraine, trigeminal neuralgia, Bell’s palsy, neuropathy, neuritis, chemotherapy induced neuropathy, shingles
  • Cardiovascular
    hypertension, hypotension, angina pectoris, oedema
  • Endocrine
    alleviation from the side-effects of chemo & radiation treatment,
    hyper / hypo thyroid function, PCOS, adrenal fatigue,
  • Gastro-Intestinal
    indigestion, bloating, acid reflux, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), constipation, diarrhoea, colitis, 
  • Immunological
    localised auto-immune conditions (e.g.rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune thyroiditis, ulcerative colitis), systemic autoimmune conditions (e.g. rheumatoid arthritis, sj├Árgren’s syndrome)
  • Women’s Health
    pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS), heavy and/or painful periods, light, irregular or absent periods, irregular or absent ovulation, polycystic ovaries and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), endometriosis, hormonal imbalances, fibroids
  • Female Fertility
    pre-conception care for natural conception, unexplained infertility, preparation for assisted reproduction & IVF, low oestrogen/high FSH, low AMH, support for IVF treatment and embryo transfer
  • Male Fertility
    low sperm count, poor morphology, low motility, high DNA fragmentation, hydrocele & varicocele, low volume ejaculate, low libido, fatigue, fertility-related anxiety & depression
  • Pregnancy conditions
    spotting or bleeding, threatened miscarriage, recurrent miscarriage, nausea & vomiting (hyperemesis gravidarum), fatigue, restless legs, muscles cramps, headache, varicose veins, oedema & swelling, constipation, rib pain, pre-eclampsia (in conjunction with medical management), small-for-date babies, Pruritic Urticarial Papules and Plaques of Pregnancy (PUPPS and PEP), placenta previa, non-invasive turning of posterior and breech presentation, labour encouragement at due date or if over-due
  • General
    Maintenance of Good Health & Prevention of Illness
  • Can’t see your condition listed here? Karen is happy to chat with you about what acupuncture can offer for the treatment of conditions in addition to those listed above.


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