Chinese Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine | Bayside, Melbourne
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Acupuncture / Traditional Chinese Medicine

At Balance Complementary Medicine we have a number of experienced Chinese medicine practitioners, specialising in delivering effective acupuncture remedies to the Melbourne Bayside area. The ancient practice of acupuncture is a modality integrated with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). The basis of Chinese philosophy and acupuncture theory is holistic, and acknowledges the existence of a primary energetic force behind all life (Qi) and the relationship between the individual and environment. Specific diagnostic tools such as Chinese Tongue and Pulse Diagnosis and Hara diagnosis (abdominal palpation) are used to assess an individual’s overall health and treatment needs.


Acupuncture involves the insertion of fine pins into specific acu-points to harmonise the flow of Qi in the body.

Acupuncture involves the insertion of fine pins into specific acupoints to harmonise the flow of Qi (vital energy) in the body. Other non-insertive techniques like moxibustion, cupping, acupressure or laser acupuncture may be used alone or in conjunction with the acupuncture treatment.


Acupuncture aims to stimulate and strengthen the body’s natural healing mechanisms and restore balance. Acupuncture can be used to treat a variety of health conditions and was originally used in ancient China to prevent illness.


Some conditions which may respond well to acupuncture include:

  • Pre-conception care / IVF Support
  • Menstrual and hormonal issues such as menopause
  • Musculoskeletal problems such as lower back pain, tennis and golfers elbow, tendonitis, knee and joint problems, shoulder and neck tension, pain management
  • Pregnancy support and pre-birth acupuncture to help prepare the body for delivery


Our acupuncturists are gentle and only use top quality Japanese style needles so your comfort is assured.

Meet our  Chinese Medicine Practictioners



Juanita is the principle practitioner and clinical director. A highly qualified doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine and a Naturopath, Juanita has undertaken extensive studies in both Naturopathic and Traditional Chinese medicine/Acupuncture.Juanita has completed further post graduate studies in Japanese acupuncture,TCM obstetrics, fertility support, cosmetic acupuncture, cellular health testing and Hemaview live blood screening.

Specialties include:complex health conditions, hormonal health, fertility (men and women), IVF support, children’s health, digestive issues/allergies, and cosmetic acupuncture.

Dr Tash Nirmalarajah


Tash is a highly qualified & experienced doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and she is also a Reiki Master. Tash treats a wide range of general health conditions, and has a special intest in treating muscular aches & pains, and supporting emotional disorders such as stress, anxiety & depression. Tash takes a gentle & intuitive approach to her treatments, and may use a combination of Acupuncture, Tui Na massage, Reiki and Nutritional medicine to get results.

Special interests: General health, musculoskeletal pain, emotional well being, headaches, allergies, preconception care, hormonal health.