It is more important to know what sort of person has a disease than to know what sort of disease a person has."
Hippocrates (460-377 B.C.)
Acupuncture is an age old system of health care which dates back to thousands of years ago and works within a holistic framework whereby the complete individual (physical, emotional and spiritual) is taken into consideration. Not only will you experience relief from the symptoms you are experiencing, which unfortunately, frequently includes pain, but the underlying root cause is also addressed, thereby preventing future recurrence of symptoms. Acupuncture helps the body to heal and repair by activating the bodies own innate healing capacity thereby improving quality of sleep, digestion, pain and more. Silvia has been practising for 18 years with experience treating some past players of the Richmond Football Club including Matthew Richardson and athletes from other sports codes as well as being part of the medical team as an acupuncturist for the Western Bulldogs Football Club for 3 years from 2011 to 2014 helping achieve a low injury rate.
We are lucky to be able to tap into nature and have herbs around us which nourish, support and guide our body through its very unique capacity to heal itself, no matter what the disease. Having done a Graduate Diploma in Western herbal medicine from the University of New England with a background in biochemistry, Silvia is qualified as both a medical herbalist as well as in Chinese herbal medicine. Silvia can offer you a tailored health solution using the best quality herbal medicine, including supplements, which are mostly made in Australia and are TGA approved. Silvia has a well stocked dispensary in both tablet and liquid form, which are easy to take and so you can still look after yourself with a busy lifestyle. Silvia can also work on your unique nutrition and lifestyle plan based on evidence based research and/or the traditional approach.
Massage or Physical therapy can be used in conjunction with acupuncture and other modalities. Silvia has also completed studies in remedial/sports massage. She combines her knowledge of sport's massage, exercises, stretches, trigger points and acupuncture to help treat sport's injuries and other aches and pains. Having worked along side the medical team at the Western Bulldogs Football Club for 3 years, Silvia is in touch with the latest developments in the treatment of sport's injuries and works alongside other health practitioner's in the local area including GP's, physiotherapists, osteopaths, chiropractors and podiatrists to achieve the best results for her patients. Silvia is a registered and accredited Practitioner for private health insurance rebates, TAC and WorkCover.
Equine acupuncture can be used as a complementary treatment for your horse, along side veterinary care, massage, chiropractic, supplements and herbs and can be used for all sorts of conditions, no different to what it is used for in humans. Some of the conditions though, do vary as they are only present in horses and not in humans! Acupuncture is well known to help with pain relief and general wellbeing. Some of the conditions which acupuncture is frequently used for in horses includes chronic and acute laminitis, colic, stringhalt, muscle tightness and soreness/pain, difficulties with digestion, trauma recovery and healing, soft tissue injury such as tendonitis, scar tissue, fertility, post viral fatigue or just fatigue/lacking lustre, behavioural problems, viral infections with cough/COPD and choking. Silvia has in depth knowledge on how to treat laminitis and equine metabolic syndrome. Read the blog for guidance and details.