Why use acupuncture?

Acupuncture Clinic Spearwood Acupuncture Clinic Perth and Bibra Lake Call  0467 342 223 for an appointment.


What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and is being practised for over 2000 years. The basis of Acupuncture is to bring the body into balance by restoring the flow of Qi. Qi (pronounced as “Chee” and also spelt as Chi or Ki) is vital energy that flows through channels known as meridians. If the flow of Qi in the meridians is disrupted, then disease may follow.

Acupuncture points

There are 14 major meridians with over 500 acupuncture points. By inserting fine needles into particular acupuncture points, the disruption can be corrected. And then the flow of Qi restored.


The Acupuncturist takes a detailed history and use traditional tongue and pulse diagnosis to assess your condition according to TCM. Then a prescription of acupuncture points specific to the individual will be used.

Stimulation using needles

Acupuncture points are usually stimulated using needles, but other methods such as moxa (heat), magnets, acupressure, laser and cupping can be used. All needles used are pre-sterilized disposables. The initial consultation will take around an hour with follow up consultations being 30 – 40 minutes, for most conditions treatment is 6 – 8 sessions.


Acupuncture can be used for acute and chronic conditions but you do not need to be unwell to gain benefits as acupuncture is also used for wellness, relaxation and maintenance. Research has found that acupuncture may be effective in treating a range of disorders including digestive, emotional, general, gynaecological, musculo skeletal, neurological, respiratory and vascular.

Sue Burletson

The principle  of Acupuncture clinic Spearwood Bibra Lake Cockburn,  Sue Burletson is a qualified Naturopath. She is also a Herbalist, Acupuncturist, Massage Therapist and Reiki Master and has been involved in natural therapies for over 17 years. She has completed her studies in Naturopathy, Herbal Medicine and TCM Acupuncture and Massage at the Australian Institute of Holistic Medicine (AIHM) in Jandakot.

Telephone Number: 0467 342 223


Wise Wellness Centre

U5/3 La Fayette Blvd

Bibra Lake WA 6163

Acupuncture clinic Spearwood Bibra Lake Cockburn Why use acupuncture?