acupuncture canberra

Restore balance and harmony in your body and mind 

To an acupuncturist, symptoms are a sign that something is out of balance. Restoring your body and mind to balance is what we do best. 

Keeping in balance is theory.

To stay in balance, you would ideally follow an active busy day with a restful nights sleep, you would counter strenuous physical exercise or mental concentration with times of relaxation and fun and you would offset hot spicy foods with a cooling drink. 

The reality is, in a demanding and busy life, it can be a challenge to maintain your equilibrium. Have you noticed how if you have too many stressful days without quality rest you'll get a headache or come down with a cold: it is your body's way of letting you know you've slipped out of balance.

Acupuncture focuses on fixing the imbalances in your system so the body can heal itself.

Acupuncture treats the underlying imbalances that are causing your unwanted symptoms. For example headaches, reflux, insomnia and a short temper all point to the liver being out of balance. In this case the treatment is focused on returning your liver to balance and allowing the unwanted symptoms to resolve. Thankfully, you already have an inbuilt and amazing ability to heal yourself and acupuncture simply utilizes and maximizes your innate healing capacity to get your health back on track.

Acupuncture is a deeply relaxing experience.

If you've never had acupuncture before you might be surprised to know that acupuncture is a deeply relaxing experience. It feels like having all your tension and stress melted away leaving you feeling revitalized in mind, body and emotions. That’s why many clients continue to return for a 'tune up' even when their symptoms are no longer present. 

What Does Acupuncture Excel at Treating?

Acupuncture has stood the test of time having been practiced for thousands of years, evidence of its enduring popularity and effectiveness.

Acupuncture, by returning the body to balance, simply enables the body to heal itself which means it can be used to support health in myriad ways.

If you would like to know whether acupuncture treatment is appropriate for your particular health needs, please fill in the enquiry form below

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Wes Smith

Wes is the founder and Director of Live Well. Wes has 20+ years experience as an acupuncture practitioner and wellness educator and has a wealth of experience and wisdom to share. 

Wes has a special interest in supporting people experiencing stress, anxiety and depression as well as chronic immune issues. Wes is also the founder of - a website dedicated to inspiring and supporting people to explore the health benefits of meditation.

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Michelle Cook

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Michelle Cook has been practicing Traditional Chinese Medicine for close to 30 years. After four years study in Australia, followed by further study at the Guangzhou Hospital of TCM, Michelle went on to establish clinics in Sydney, Alice Springs, Canberra, Fiji and Switzerland.

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Sally Nourse

Sally is currently on maternity leave.