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 affective 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 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 acu-points 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:

  • Fertility / 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
  • Most Pregnancy conditions such as morning sickness, synthesis pubis, sciatica, miscarriage prevention, varicose veins, constipation, breech presentation and pre-birth acupuncture to help prepare the body for labour and natural labour induction

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 Clancy Street

Clancy is one of our senior practitioners and is a highly qualified and experienced doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine/Acupuncturist and has a special interest in treating skin conditions. Clancy also has completed post graduate studies in cosmetic acupuncture, natural anti-aging, dermatology and fertility support. Clancyis the director of her own line of Chinese medicine skin care “chinadoll”.

Specialties include: complex skin conditions,cosmetic acupuncture, hormonal health, fertility/IVF support, pregnancy care.

Dr Kerry Ritchie

Kerry is a highly qualified doctor of Traditional Chinese medicine/acupuncturist. Kerry brings a unique perspective on Western and Eastern Medicine into practice having previously studied biochemistry and immunology.Kerry has completed post graduate studies in cosmetic acupuncture and is continuing her studies in this field by completing a two year gold standard facial rejuvenation course.

Specialties include: general health, cosmetic acupuncture, facial scarring, hormonal health, muscular aches/pains, stress, and depression.