ABOUT OUR TEAM
After graduating from Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2004 with a Bachelor Degree in Health Science Acupuncture I continued my education into Japanese Meridian Acupuncture and use both modalities easily within my practice.
I consider myself fortunate with the expert teachers we have available in the world of acupuncture today. The combined knowledge, clinical expertise and genuine excitement in sharing this information exists in the acupuncture community, and is truly inspirational. I thank every single person who is willing to share and encourage others in the pursuit of this profession.
So how does acupuncture work? This is the most common question I get asked in my clinic. Scientifically there is not one definitive answer to this question. So I now ask you... how does your body heal a wound? Sometimes it does it efficiently and effectively, leaving no evidence there was ever an injury. Sometimes it struggles and leaves permanent evidence of the injury. Why is this? We all experience on a daily basis our body constantly adapting moment by moment in it's struggle to keep us in relative balance with the environment outside and our environment of multiple systems inside us. Digestion, temperature regulation, fluid balance, circulation, hormones and then it all has to change if we eat, go for a walk, hurt ourselves or experience an overly hot or cold day.
There is just so much to your body and what it does for you in just one day so you can get on with it, that we are truly missing the miracle that is you.
As a practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine / Acupuncture it is truly a privilege to continue work in a field that was discovered over 2,000 years ago and was designed to encourage the body to heal itself.
As a client, you will receive education from the principles of Chinese Medicine. By understanding these basic principles, you will feel a sense of discovery about your body and how you can help yourself to stay well and prevent colds and flus, strengthen your system prior to having vaccinations or going on overseas holidays.
What foods are good for your body and how to eat according to the principles of the seasons.
Chinese Medicine observed the very early signs of the body's aging process and created a treatment process to help the body reverse these symptoms. It is extraordinary that this medicine was developed so long ago and we have a great opportunity to use it in our very blessed society.
I look forward to introducing you to your body from the Chinese Medicine perspective.
Tracey Winter (BHScAcu, Reg. Toyohari Pract., Dip. Rem. Therapies)
I first began my studies into remedial massage in 1995. By 2004 I was given the opportunity to learn visceral manipulation (working with the organs of the body and surrounding tissue).
Eight years of running my own practice has gone quickly and over that time I have taken great enjoyment from my continued training with numerous professionals in the body work industry. But as my clients will confirm my passion is for the visceral work.
What is Visceral Work you ask? Well, through the Visceral Manipulation training I have found that by releasing the organs of the body from restrictions, that muscular and skeletal restrictions were able to release where my previous methods were unable to get long term movement and function back.
My goal for all my clients is to help them to achieve and hold onto a better level of health. For some that is to have no reflux or digestive bloating, for other clients it is for their chronic pain and headaches. Some interesting releases have helped bladder retention issues, menstrual issues, sleeping difficulties and many more issues their body can conceive.
I believe in working on the body as a whole and trying to get to the root of a persons problems, or to help them find the right treatment if I cannot help.
I moved to Ultra Health Therapies in 2011 to be in a clinic with multiple modalities for that very reason, and am enjoying working with and learning from a group of like minded people.
(Dip. Remedial Therapies)