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Acupuncture and its benefits

Acupuncture is a holistic health technique derived from traditional Chinese medicine practices in which trained practitioners stimulate specific points on the body by inserting thin needles into the skin. Remarkably, although acupuncture uses needles, treatments are relatively pain-free. Indeed, one of the most popular uses of acupuncture is to naturally reduce chronic pain throughout much of the body without the use of drugs that can cause unwanted side effects.

Benefits of Acupuncture

Presently, acupuncture is used to treat conditions like muscle spasms and pain, chronic back problems and pain, headaches, neck pain, osteoarthritis, knee pain, digestive problems & depression.


Is Acupuncture Safe?


Acupuncture that is usually considered safe when done using sterile needles by an experienced, well-trained practitioner. However, it is vital to always go to a practitioner who is well trained in acupuncture as well as to a facility that is quite cautious in using acupuncture needles. If Acupuncture is not properly performed with clean needles it can pose a great risk.


Address: u5/3 La Fayette Blvd, Bibra Lake WA 6163, Australia

Phone: +61 467 342 223


Why come to Narture?

Sue Burletson is a qualified Naturopath, Herbalist, Acupuncturist, Massage Therapist and Reiki Master. Sue has always had a keen interest in Natural therapies and has been drawn to helping people heal since she was a child. Involved in Natural therapies for over 17 years, starting with Reiki and Massage her desire to build on this lead her to the Australian Institute of Holistic Medicine (AIHM) in Jandakot where she completed her studies in Naturopathy, Herbal Medicine and TCM Acupuncture and Massage. Whilst studying Sue’s passion and dedication to natural therapies lead her to receive multiple awards (listed below).










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Herbal Medicines

Herbal medicine has its origins in ancient cultures. It involves the medicinal use of plants to treat disease and enhance general health and wellbeing. People generally are now moving towards using alternative natural herbal medicines from lab-synthesized pharmaceutical medicines.

 Medical uses for Specific herbs as medicine 

Herbal medicines work to program your body to a condition of natural balance so that healing takes place naturally. Different herbs used work on different systems of the body. These herbal medicines are available as over the counter health supplements and blended with vitamins; available as herbal vitamin pills.

Some of the herbs that are normally used in herbal medicine as active ingredients, and their traditional uses, include:


To stimulate the immune system and aid the body in fighting infection. Used to treat ailments such as boils, fever, and herpes

Dong Quai   

Used for gynecological complaints, such as premenstrual tension, menopause symptoms, and period pain. Some studies indicate that dong quai can lower blood pressure


Used to reduce the risk of heart disease by lowering levels of blood fats and cholesterol. The antibiotic and antiviral properties of garlic mean that it is also used to fight colds, sinusitis and other respiratory infections


Many studies have shown ginger to be useful in treating nausea, including motion sickness and morning sickness. Ginger has been shown to be effective against exercise-induced muscle pain.

Ginkgo biloba 

Commonly used to treat poor blood circulation and tinnitus. Ginkgo contains high levels of flavonoids and terpenoids, which are compounds known for their strong antioxidant effects. Ginkgo has been repeatedly evaluated for its ability to reduce anxiety, stress and other symptoms associated with Alzheimer’s disease and cognitive decline associated with aging.


Generally used to treat weakness, for example during recovery from illness. Also used to reduce blood pressure and cholesterol levels, however overuse of ginseng has been associated with raised blood pressure.



Commonly known as St John’s wort. Studies have suggested that St John’s wort is just as effective as some pharmaceutical antidepressants in treating mild to moderate depression. It is also used for anxiety and insomnia.


Purchase herbal medicine from a reputed pharmacist or supplier

Not all herbal medicines that are sold are safe. Always purchase products from a reputable practitioner or pharmacist. Unregulated herbal medicines from overseas may not be manufactured to the same quality and standard as regulated medicines and have been found to have dangerous levels of lead, mercury or arsenic, which can cause serious health problems.

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Acupressure Points for labor and birth


Acupressure is the application of external force on certain pressure points of the body. It can be done either by using fingers, or sometimes even by using feet, knees, elbows, and legs.


Acupressure & pregnancy

Acupressure has a ton of benefits right from releasing energy blockages, encouraging the baby to take an appropriate position for delivery, bring relief from pain, maintain proper hormonal levels, and so on. Since acupressure releases energy, it ends up affecting the hormones and increases blood circulation, which makes it quite beneficial in the first 3 months of the pregnancy and the final month.

Does Acupressure labor really work?

Studies revolving around acupressure to start labor are not as widespread as others. However, the ones that exist seem to hint towards a positive answer. At times, using acupressure techniques could cut down the duration of labor leading to speedy delivery. The pressure points used in the procedure assist the baby in moving down the birth canal which triggers the labor and assists in easy delivery as well.

When is it safe to use Acupressure for inducing labor?

For pregnant women, the acupressure spots must be triggered only if you are past your due date and yet there are no signs of a delivery taking place, your labor has been induced but muscles lack the strength for contractions and active labor is yet to begin and the amniotic sac has broken already.

Tips that provide comfort with Acupressure labor

  • Try out a few breathing exercises to calm down the body before beginning the process.
  • Acupressure massage to induce laborcan be conducted in any order of the points.
  • Bladder 28 & 48, stomach 29 and kidney 3 points are quite successful in reducing any pain during labor.
  • Spleen 6, large intestine 4 and gallbladder 21 are the points that help the body get ready for delivery.
  • Having your feet rubbed as you deliver the baby can bring your immense relief.
  • Using the acupressure points while delivery is ongoing can help reduce the pain quite a bit.


The effects of acupressure vary from person to person. Pregnant women can experience the onset of labor within an hour of applying pressure or even take as long as the next day. By making use of acupressure points for labor pain and delivery, you can ensure that the process is smooth and comfortable for you and look forward to taking care of your newborn child.

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Acupuncture a useful tool in modern medicine


It’s a treatment that involves inserting very thin needles through a person’s skin at specific points on the body, to various depths. This, it is claimed, can help boost wellbeing and cure illnesses. Traditional Chinese medicine explains that health is the result of a melodious balance of life and Illness is said to be the consequence of an imbalance.

Uses of Acupuncture

Acupuncture is said to be useful in addressing a variety of health conditions, including:

  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Chronic pain
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Migraines
  • Nausea
  • Sciatica
  • Sinus congestion
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Tinnitus
  • Weight loss


Some people use acupuncture to promote fertility. It is also used to quit smoking and as a component of the treatment for other addictions. Cosmetic acupuncture, also known as facial acupuncture, is used to improve the appearance of skin. Health is linked to both your happiness and productivity.

Acupuncture and Its function in Modern Medicine

Although acupuncture seems unbelievable to Western medical thinking, the results obtained in the treatment of certain disease states cannot be lightly left. The fact that many disorders for which acupuncture therapy is useful are thought to have a large emotional component only serves to reinforce the concept of the inseparability of mind and body.

Acupuncture to reduce Workplace Stress

Acupuncture can increase your chances of workplace success and offers many benefits to boost your productivity. Acupuncture may also reduce the physical and emotional impacts of an unhealthy or stressful work environment. While work is a major trigger, acupuncture has been proven to lower stress hormones and moderate mood to reduce anxiety and improve overall feelings of happiness.

Acupuncture improves the immune system

Acupuncture can help fight off pathogens by boosting the body’s immune system. Acupuncture treatment can also reduce the duration of a cold and relieve debilitating symptoms that keep you feeling miserable.

Some people use acupuncture to promote fertility. It is also used to quit smoking and as a component of the treatment for other addictions. Cosmetic acupuncture, also known as facial acupuncture, is used to improve the appearance of skin. Health is linked to both your happiness and productivity.





Acupuncture and alternative health treatments in Bibra Lake and Spearwood.

Acupuncture and other alternative health treatments in Bibra Lake and Spearwood.

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Please note we have moved from

Coogee Commercial Centre

Near Fremantle

6/83 Mell Road


WA 6163

                                                                            Our new home

NEW!!  Acupuncture treatment is now available at Bibra Lake

Wise Wellness Centre

U5/3 La Fayette Blvd

Bibra Lake WA 6163


Call 0467 342 223 for an appointment or Email

The following conditions are often treated with acupuncture.

1) Acupuncture can help with fertility issues.

2) Acupuncture can be used as an aid to stop smoking.

3) Acupuncture can also help reduce food craving. This can be a useful tool when dealing with weight loss.

4) Acupuncture treatment offers a realistic affordable option to help relieve stress. Stress can cause high blood pressure and diabetic.

5)  Acupuncture can help reduce back

6) Acupuncture treatment can help reduce neck pain. Untreated this often leading to headaches

NEW!!  Now available at

Wise Wellness Centre

U5/3 La Fayette Blvd

Bibra Lake WA 6163

There is free parking at our clinic.  Call 0467 342 223 to make an appointment and live well.