ACUPUNCTURE:  Acupuncture is a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine that has been used in health and healing for thousands of years. It is the insertion of very fine needles into specific acupuncture points along meridians, or energy channels on the body.

CUPPING AND GUE SHA: Cupping is used in musculoskeletal pain, along with stress and poor circulation. Suction cups or heated cups pick up soft tissue and allow for blood to move through the tissues, along with stretching out the muscle fibers.  Gua Sha is a technique that uses a smooth edged massage tool to scrape the skin stimulating microcirculation, which increases blood flow.

HERBAL PRESCRIPTION:  Ancient Chinese herbal medicine can be traced back at least 5000 years.  Herbal formulas combine many everyday herbs and spices such as cinnamon, liquorice root, turmeric and ginger and combining with less common herbs such as peony root. Formulas can be carefully crafted to meet the individual presentation and constitution. I also use patented herbal formulas and advise on dietary modification to achieve the best outcome for the individual.

Today, TCM and Acupuncture can be safely and effectively used for a range of conditions with an increasing amounts of research advocating it’s effectiveness.  Our TCM Therapists here at Polestar Pilates on the Northern Beaches, will help you feel great.

Mel's Approach

  • Mel is available Mondays 4pm-7pm and Fridays 8am-12pm
  • Mel believes everyone deserves optimum care within an integrated health care network.
  • Mel is a certified Acupuncturist and TCM practitioner, my services are health fund debatable and I provide a safe, comfortable and professional environment to facilitate the healing process.