After the birth of her second son, Allison, 25, found herself in the same situation as many other new mums with a few pounds left to lose and no idea how to do it. While she tried cleaning up her diet and she was a regular at the gym, the weight wasn’t shifting, so this mum turned to acupuncture with great results. Read more here.


Name: Lyn

Age: 62 years old

Presenting symptoms:

Lyn suffers from high cholesterol, high blood pressure, low energy, problems sleeping and poor body mobility (sore joints, especially knees). She is also slightly out of her normal weight range.

Previous treatments

Various diets.

Experience with Acupuncture

Treatment duration: 6 months and ongoing maintenance.

In June 2013 Lyn had her first consultation with Jane Ma, Acupuncturist and Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner at AcuNatural Health. Lyn wanted help to bring her body back into an optimal state of health and wellbeing including reducing her cholesterol and blood pressure and losing weight. Lyn was put on a treatment plan which involved Acupuncture once a week for 6 weeks, followed by once a fortnight for an additional 4 months. Six months from the initial consultation with Jane Ma, Lyn returned to her doctor to test her cholesterol levels and blood pressure, which were now found to be in a normal and healthy range. Lyn also lost 8 kilograms over this 6 month period, her sleeping improved, her energy levels increased, she suffered from less everyday stress and her body mobility was better allowing her to exercise more often without pain.


Name: Nicolas

Age: 35 years old

Presenting symptoms:

According to Nicholas’s BMI he is considered overweight and despite regular exercise, Nicolas’s weight continues to creep up. He also suffers from neck and shoulder problems, pain in lower back and tight muscles in the thigh area.

Previous treatments

Regular exercise.

Experience with Acupuncture

Treatment duration: 10 weeks and ongoing maintenance.

In June 2014 Nicolas had his first consultation with Jane Ma, Acupuncturist and Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner at AcuNatural Health. Nicolas wanted help with losing weight, and reducing the resulting stress that this is causing to his body including sore muscles and joints. Jane Ma discussed a treatment plan including lifestyle advice based on Traditional Chinese Medicine for weight loss. Previously Nicolas would skip breakfast daily, eat lunch followed by a large meal size at dinner. Nicolas was advised to start incorporating breakfast into his daily routine, lunch and a small meal serving at dinner. Nicolas was also put on a specialised weight loss program including acupuncture session 3 times per week for 2 weeks with electric needles, in combination with a specialised type of weight loss massage. Treatment was reduced to twice a week for an additional 4 weeks, followed by once a week for 4 weeks. Treatment was 10 weeks in total. During this time Nicolas lost approximately 1 kilogram every week, equating to a total loss of 12 kilograms. Nicolas also had greater mobility and reduced tension and pain in his neck, shoulder, lower back and thigh area as these areas were also targeted during treatment.

Jane seeks to uncover the root causes of problems, rather than simply treating the symptoms to ensure health and well-being for the long-term.

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