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Josh Leishman   B Hth Sc (Acupuncture)

Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine have vast amounts of clinical research world-wide, which helps lay a foundation for a diagnostic and treatment model, yielding very satisfying patient outcomes and clinical results. Traditional Chinese Medicine may be used as a stand-alone modality or in combination with modern medicine to help improve prognosis and enhance health.

Joshua has a Bachelor of Health Science in Acupuncture and studied classical East Asian Medicine in Japan for three years and has been in full time practice for more than twenty years. Joshua continued to study both at home and in China, and researched the best application of this medicine to help his patients. 

Joshua has experience using Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture in patients with the following conditions:

  • Muscle and nerve pain or dysfunction (back pain, joint pain, neuralgia)

  • Women’s health issues (menstrual, fertility, pregnancy and postpartum, breastfeeding, polycystic ovarian disease, mastitis, pelvic inflammatory disease)

  • Metabolic disorders (hashimoto thyroiditis, diabetes, thyroid and endocrine disorder)

  • Digestive Disease (crohns, ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, diarrhea, constipation)

  • Respiratory disease (bronchiectasis, emphysema, chronic or acute bronchitis, asthma)

  • Infectious disease (respiratory infection, cold and flu, cystitis, sinusitis)

  • Men’s issues (prostatitis, prostatic hyperplasia, infertility)

What does an acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine appointment consist of?

Diagnosis relies on questioning, observation, pulse and abdominal palpation. Tests and diagnosis from other modalities are also considered. Treatment consists of fine painless superficially inserted needles into special loci on the body surface, tender points, knots, and reactive areas.  Moxibustion is a the thermal stimulus of acupuncture points to relieve pain and promote healing. Massage and cupping can also be used during a normal session.

Josh treats people with all disorders, acute or chronic, in combination with pharmaceutical or other modalities and believes acupuncture can assist most cases.

Traditional Chinese Medical Massage

Josh offers a 45 minute massage incorporating meridian work and acupuncture points with his technique. This style of massage is deeply therapeutic and supports recovery from injury, chronic inflammatory conditions, immune and digestive disorders. A TCM massage will leave you feeling relaxed and recharged after having your energy centers balanced.

This form of massage is wonderful for mental health support lifting mood and settling anxiety.  Josh also prescribes Chinese herbal medicine to complement his treatments.


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Kaime Hood BHthSc / BAppSc (Chinese Medicine)

Kaime has a passion for Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine.  Kaime trained at RMIT University in Melbourne and then travelled to China to complete an internship at the Jiangsu Provincial Chinese Medicine hospital.

She has a special interest in Chinese herbal medicine,  mental health disorders, anxiety, depression, sleep disorders, addiction issues, women's health, integrated medicine, post viral and oncology support.


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