Traditional Chinese Medicine is an ancient holistic approach to health and embraces the ‘four levels’ of the physical, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual body.

What is Traditional Chinese Medicine?

Over two thousand years ago, the Chinese realised that the causes of disease in the body resulted from diet, lifestyle, and the harsh elements of our earth. In addition to this, they recognised that emotional imbalance could disturb health. Today we might interpret this as stress which may then result in obstruction of the channels, meridians, and pathways.

Traditional Chinese Medicine looks at diagnosing where these obstructions have occurred and assists to bring them back into balance in order to restore health.

When obstructions are present, it will often cause pain and when the body’s natural signalling systems break down, it is believed that this paves the way for disease.

Traditional Chinese Medicine at Ultra Health Therapies

At Ultra Health Therapies, we provide many Traditional Chinese Medicine techniques that aim to counter the disease state of the body and work to restore optimum health.

Our Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners take a holistic and collaborative approach to Chinese Medicine and will tailor treatments to suit your individual needs with the utmost care.


Cupping is an ancient technique used to promote movement, increase circulation, and relieve painful conditions in the body.

The application of cupping is through the use of suction. The suction gives you a feeling of tightness which is different from the feeling of pressure that you would get during a massage.

It is traditionally believed that the action of the suction exerted by the cups promotes self-healing.

There are very few side effects experienced with cupping however bruising may occur. Not everyone is suitable for cupping and a consultation with one of our experienced practitioners will enable an effective treatment outcome.

Where Cupping May Be Of Help

Sore and tight muscles
Relief of cold and flu
Relief of stiff neck and shoulders
Relief of lower back pain
Reduce cellulite
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Ear Candling

Ear candling may provide gentle and soothing relief for ear and sinus congestion, headaches and migraines, stress, and can assist with sleeping better.

Ear candling is used to assist in loosening the wax in the outer section of the ear. The skin of the ear canal is lined with hair follicles and glands that produce waxy oil to protect the ear from dust and foreign particles. This wax eventually makes its way to the opening of the ear where it falls out.

Problems may arrive when the wax is forced back into the ear by objects or poor cleaning methods which may cause blockages.
Ear Candling is another Traditional Chinese Medicine treatment and should be administered by a registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner. The health professionals at Ultra Health Therapies provide a friendly, relaxing environment and ensure that you are at ease at all times throughout your treatment.

Ear Candling is suitable for adults and may be suitable for children above the age of 4.

At Ultra Health Therapies, we use only the highest grade of ear candles made in Australia. These candles are carefully handmade from unbleached cotton fabric infused with pure beeswax.

Relief of congestion from the build-up of ear wax
Congestion from colds and flu
Congestion from swimming, surfing, scuba diving, or air travel
Occasional cleaning of the ears
Stimulate the immune system
Reduce congestion of the sinus

Gua Sha Gold Coast

Gua Sha is used to promote health and wellbeing and aims to relieve painful, sore, and tight muscle conditions.

Gua Sha consists of scraping over an area of skin with a smooth tool. Gua Sha does not pierce the skin, and can be effective in removing tightness, stiffness, and congestion in the underlying tissues. Once again, this feeling is different from the pressure received from a massage. This Traditional Chinese Medicine treatment is used for specific areas of the body and it is believed that you may feel the benefit almost immediately.

Gua Sha is generally safe however, mild superficial bruising may occur. Any bruising will typically leave the skin quickly and usually doesn’t last more than three days if it does occur.

Gua Sha for Facial Rejuvenation

Gua Sha is a part of the treatment routine used by the Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners at Ultra Health Therapies in Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture.

Gua Sha on the face aims to enhance the ability for the skin to tone, improves skin texture, and promotes circulation to those areas on the face that are prone to being tight or puffy.

Where Gua Sha May Be of Help

Relaxes tired muscles
Relieves pain in the neck, back, and shoulders
Relief of stiff neck and shoulders
Relieves colds and flu
Improves skin tone and texture
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Meet Our Gold Coast Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners

Start your journey to optimum health with Traditional Chinese Medicine

Since 2012 all Chinese medicine practitioners must be registered under the national registration and accreditation scheme with the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia (CMBA) and meet the Board’s Registration Standards to practice in Australia. All of our practitioners at Ultra Health Therapies are accredited and registered.

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FAQ’s about Traditional Chinese Medicine

  • What does the first consultation involve?

    During your first consultation with our Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners, your health history is taken, and an assessment is made using palpation, tongue and pulse diagnosis. Treatment will depend on the diagnosis provided by your practitioner, and therefore the treatment/s recommended will vary for each individual.

    Treatment may involve Acupuncture using fine needles combined with herbal medicine or therapies such as Cupping, Moxibustion and Gua Sha.

  • What do I need to bring for my first Traditional Chinese Medicine consultation?

    Please bring any relevant doctor’s reports, scans and blood test results to your first Traditional Chinese Medicine consultation.

  • Can I claim treatment on my private health fund?

    Our Gold Coast Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners are registered with all private health funds, so if your health cover includes Acupuncture, you will be able to claim a rebate.

  • Do I need a Doctor’s Referral?

    No, a doctor’s referral is not necessary to receive Traditional Chinese Medicine treatment at Ultra Health Therapies. Our practitioners will conduct a thorough analysis before providing a diagnosis and recommending any treatment.

  • How many Traditional Chinese Medicine treatments will I need?

    As each person varies, so does treatment. With Traditional Chinese Medicine, it depends on the type of issue you are seeking to resolve, how long you have had the issue, what condition your physical health is in, and your current lifestyle. Remember, it is the body that heals itself. To help improve the body’s healing response is part of the discussion the Practitioner may have with you throughout your treatments to help educate, encourage, and monitor your progress.