Treat scar tissue with acupuncture and get real results!

Why is it important to treat Scar tissue?

In Chinese medicine, significant scars are considered to block the flow of the qi to the meridians, (similar to the nerve and blood vessel damage pointed to by Western medicine) causing not only pain and decreased circulation, but also potentially impaired internal organ function depending on the meridian affected.

Scars may not only be cosmetically undesirable, but may also have an impact on the health of the individual.

Large scars with abnormal coloration, painful, lumpiness, numbness, tingling, itchiness, heat or cold sensations, achiness or pain, tenderness to touch, and muscle restriction should be treated.

We treat all Scar with Acupuncture and Moxa

We can treat all scar from Keloid to surgical scars that are more then 1 month or even older,  over 5 years old with acupuncture and Moxa. In combination with these two treatment methods they reduce scar tissue and help to reduce pain and tingling sensation.

Moxa (Is a gentle warming treatment achieved by burning dried mugwort), . Small amounts of moxa may be burned directly on the skin -with paw paw oinment as a medium to prevent burns- around the scar, or a stick of rolled moxa may be burned above the site to warm the area. Both methods are pleasant and very effective.

How many treat will you need?

Everyone is different in the way they heal it depends of the age of the scar. I have treated a client recently who got results with a 3 month old scars and faded after 3 weekly treatments. Usually we suggest 5 weekly treatments then review how many further treatments you will need.


A 2014 Study used UK acupuncturist (“surrounding the dragon“) using needles directly around and through the scar) with distal points . After eight treatments in 5 weeks the scar pain had reduced from a 7/10 to a 1-2/10. Such treatments can not only reduce scar pain, but also help to break up scar tissue and adhesions, increase local circulation, and aid healing. This leads to flatter, smaller, less noticeable scars and a reduction of keloiding.


We suggest to use a topical spray at home?

Zheng Gu Shui is a lineament that contains Dang gui and other Chinese Herbal medicine it’s beneficial for deep scars that may have adhesions to underlying tissues (for example surgical scars). They can improve local circulation, healing of the scar and the area that was injured, and reduce associated pain. It is better for healing and restoring health to the area than for cosmetic scar reduction.

              Book in today to remove your scars!

Turning Point Acupuncture

Phone:3852 1688     Mobile: 0438 984290
















 After serving the Ashgrove and Alderley area for the past 4 years we are pleased to say over that time we have grown and expanded.

Turning Point Acupuncture is moving to Fortitude Valley-only 12 minutes drive from Alderley.

We will be operating from  Acupuncture & Natural Therapies Clinic on Ann Street.

Our new premises has 5 consultation rooms: a warm and relaxed feel with access parking at the rear of the building. Only 10 minutes walk from Fortitude Valley Train Station and a City Bus stop at the front door.

We will be available for appointments at the our new location from Tuesday 2nd of June 2015.

Appointments are available online, by phone or email.

For online bookings go to:


We look forward to continuing to provide our services and to support your health and wellbeing.


887 Ann Street

Free parking available at the rear of the building enter car park on the corner of Ann and Wandoo Street Fortitude Valley

please park in the signed designated space.

PHONE: 3852 1688

MOBILE: 04389 842929

Ann street Valley

Treat your kids to acupuncture

Photo: Lucas

Most people are familiar with using acupuncture for adults. But how about treatment for your kids? There are so many benefits in treating young children with acupuncture.

You can start treatment on babies as young as two weeks old. The youngest client I have treated was a baby who was just six weeks old. He was having digestive problems and colic as a result of being over fed, and we got amazing results with acupuncture.

Young children are very yang in Chinese medicine (they are active, dynamic and energetic) so they respond very quickly to treatment and often recover a lot faster than adults. When I was in China studying at the Zhejiang hospital in Hangzhou there were so many children coming in for treatment – it was normal for them to see an acupuncturist regularly.

What to expect during treatment?

When people think of needles they often cringe. This feeling is intensified when they think of needles and their child.  Acupuncture needles are painless and are only retained in the body for a quick second then taken out. The baby doesn’t even know the needles went in. We also have other treatments we use to treat paediatric conditions effectively like diet therapy, pediatric herbs, take home press seeds, which are applied to the ear on specific points. We also use  moxa stick and Chinese herb mugwort which is good to assist with the digestive system and can be used in baby massage.

For the first appointment we talk over what the health concern is. We then look at the tongue and pulse, which reflects what is going on internally. The Chinese Medicine diagnosis will determine what treatment is given.

Children respond well to treatment and usually need only one or two treatments to see their symptoms improving.

 Common illnesses treated with Acupuncture

  • Constipation
  • Asthma
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Hyperactive
  • Fever
  • Bed wetting
  • ADD and ADHA
  • Insomnia
  • Digestion problems, over feeding, colic
  • Cough
  • Otitis media, reoccurring ear infections
  • Anxiety   

Strengthening the digestive system to treat illness

In TCM it is extremely important when we are treating children to support their digestive system.  Children’s spleen energy is often insufficient according to Chinese medicine theory.

Children’s spleen and stomach are immature because they are still growing and developing, and not as strong as adults are.

Food stagnation or food accumulation – not digesting food properly – is very common in Chinese medicine. Children’s digestion can be easily damaged by taking antibiotics, poor diet, eating too many cold, raw or sweet foods can weaken the spleen and stomach according to Chinese medicine.

Cooked foods are easily digested; mashed veggies are the preference for the stomach and spleen to digest. Avoid dairy, milk products as this creates more mucus or what we called damp in the body in Chinese medicine. This can manifest as phlegm in the body, cough or cause digestion problems.

Until next time,





PHONE: 3366 7566

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