Conditions Treated



Acupuncture is perhaps most famous for its great results in treating pain.

Experience Relief from Pain

Extensively researched, acupuncture has been shown to be effective for many types of pain, including migraine, lower back pain, knee pain and post-operative pain.

The mechanisms involved include numerous mediators such as serotonin, norepinephrine, dopamine, endorphins, enkephalins and serotonin amongst others. Anti-inflammatory effects have also been identified which of are particular importance in painful conditions such as migraine, osteoarthritis and for the inflammatory aspects of a range of musculoskeletal conditions (*The Acupuncture Evidence Project; A comparative Literature Review, J McDonald, S Janz, 2017).

Chinese Herbs are often a crucial aspect of pain relief treatment, along with relevant diet and lifestyle advice.

Renee has over 12 years experience as a Chinese Medicine acupuncturist and some of the common pain conditions Renee treats in the clinic include:

  • Back Pain
  • Neck and Shoulder Pain (including frozen shoulder)
  • Sciatica
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headache and Migraine
  • TMJ dysfunction
  • Joint pain such as Tennis Elbow, Tendinitis
  • Menstrual Pain
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Acute muscle and joint injuries


Renee thoroughly enjoys treating all aspects of women’s health, as female physiology is not only complex and fascinating, but Renee has seen just how responsive it can be to Chinese Medicine.

Regulating the menstrual cycle, reducing menstrual pain, improving fertility and even helping to instigate labour, Chinese Medicine has positively impacted the lives of so many women and their families.

Renee treats many facets of women’s health such as:

  • Irregular or painful menstrual cycles
  • Premenstrual symptoms such as -
  • PMS, headache, fluid retention, irritability, depression, bloating, fatigue
  • PCOS, endometriosis
  • Pre-conception care, fertility support
  • Miscarriage prevention, assisting IVF treatment
  • Pregnancy conditions such as -
  • Morning sickness, heartburn, sciatica,
  • Breech presentation, labour preparation
  • Labour induction
  • Post-natal recovery
  • Menopausal symptoms such as -
  • Hot flushes, night sweats
  • Vaginal dryness, mood swings,
  • Headaches, fatigue, low libido.



Chinese Medicine Acupuncture and Herbs have been used as the main method of health care in East Asia for millennia. Treatment of anxiety, nervous disorders, sleep disorders and mental illness with Chinese Medicine have been documented in written records since as early 220AD.

In a Traditional Chinese Medicine understanding, there is no difference between the emotional body and the physical body. An issue stemming from one can impact the other and vice versa. With this perspective, Acupuncture is well appointed to treat the increasing anxiety and stress we are seeing in our society.

Today Acupuncture is well respected for it’s immediate calming effects, via neurotransmitter pathways, promoting a sense of calm, stress relief and relaxation.

Alongside counselling and appropriate lifestyle changes, Chinese herbs and acupuncture can provide excellent emotional support during difficult times of life.  Renee has effectively used acupuncture and Chinese herbs for the following conditions for over a decade. Renee commonly treats

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Irritability
  • Insomnia
  • Somnolence
  • Depression
  • Post-natal depression
  • Feeling ‘not quite right’
  • Panic attacks

Renee is happy to work in conjunction with your doctor and alongside prescribed medication.

Renee also has 14 years experience working in a drug and alcohol residential withdrawal unit for young people between the ages of 14 to 22. Due to this unique experience Renee, is well equipped to work with young patients or those who might be a bit nervous to try acupuncture.Acupuncture is a fantastic way to experience immediate deep relaxation and stress relief.


Improve your immune system with Chinese Medicine.

Winter does not have to be synonymous with frequent colds and ‘flus, nor spring with hay fever.

Using Chinese medicine is a very effective way to treat:

  • Poor immune function
  • Acute colds and ‘flu
  • Frequent colds and ‘flu
  • Upper respiratory tract infections
  • Allergies
  • Rhinitis
  • Hay fever
  • Sinusitis
  • Coughs
  • Asthma




Fatigue and lethargy can be due to a large number of reasons.

Our busy lives place more demand on our energy levels than ever before.

Chinese medicine can be of great assistance to people experiencing fatigue and lethargy, especially when conventional medicine may not be able to provide the  help that is needed.

Chinese medicine can be a great option for:

  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Post-viral Fatigue
  • General lack of energy and motivation
  • Exhaustion after physical work or exercise
  • Post-natal recovery
  • Parents or students struggling to keep up with the demands modern life

With any Chinese medicine treatment, it is often the improvement in energy levels and quality of sleep that are the first things to be noticed


Renee has 14 years experience working in a drug and alcohol withdrawal unit.

Acupuncture and Chinese medicine can provide much needed stress relief as well as physiological and mental support.

Acupuncture has world-wide recognition as a treatment for:

  • Smoking cessation
  • Drug and alcohol withdrawal and rehabilitation

Renee has found that treatment for addictions is often most effective when undertaken alongside drug and alcohol counselling.



Problems with digestion is one of the most common reasons people seek treatment with Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine.

Common conditions treated are:

  • Bloating, IBS
  • Abdominal pain, cramping
  • Loss of appetite, excessive appetite
  • Diarrhoea, constipation
  • Weight loss/gain
  • Nausea
  • Heartburn/reflux/indigestion
  • Parasites


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