Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine Therapies

Acupuncture in combination with tui na massage, cupping & the other treatment methods of traditional Chinese medicine help to move “qi” or energy, restoring balance in the body.

Acupuncture is the primary treatment method used to reduce discomfort related to many modern ailments. We diagnose a condition by identifying patterns according to Traditional Chinese Medicine Diagnostic Method. In principle, all treatments aim to balance energetic qi of yin and yang, and clear obstructions which may impede the free flow of these energy.

Services We Provide

We offer acupuncture combined with other Chinese Medicine Therapies depending on the nature of your condition.

Tui Na Massage

An Mo Tui Na is a type of Chinese massage which applies the principal of moving the qi and clearing stagnation in the body. Techniques like rolling, rubbing and pinching are used along meridians and on acupuncture points.


Chinese medicine believes that cold brings about stagnation which causes musculoskeletal pain and tightness. It can also effects women’s menstrual cycle if cold is lodged in the womb. Hence heating a moxa stick and warming the meridian via heat conduction to needle into the superficial area will ease the flow from stagnation.

Gua Sha

Gua Sha technique is scrapping the skin along meridians and adjacent areas to wake defensive qi to protect the body against negative external element. The technique is suitable for most acute conditions on the onset of an infection.


Traditionally, herbs were dried and sold raw. Patients are advised to boil a mixed herbal formula for one to two hours. Then consume the fluid. Currently many herbal supplements are available online. Please discuss with us regarding which herbs are suitable for your conditions.

Electro Acupuncture

Electroacupuncture is a form of acupuncture where a small electric current is passed between pairs of acupuncture needles. This practice augments the use of regular acupuncture by constantly stimulating the qi which travels along the channel which travels between the acupoints.


Commonly use treatment for musculoskeletal problems. Traditional cuppings use glass, but there are other product made of plastic which are as effective as the glass cups.

Meet Our Acupuncturists

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Dr. (TCM) Noraini Zakaria

BHSc Acupuncture

Nori has been passionate about the benefits of massage for several years before she decided seriously on a career change. While still working full-time, she applied to study Traditional Chinese Medicine in Brisbane, and in 2022 with her friend Ada, founded Amber & Flow.

Her interest in traditional Chinese medicine was not a coincidence because she practiced reflexology as far back as 1995 after being gifted a book on this topic.

In the book she found many tips that helped her children when they were coming down with fever, cold and cough. She used acupressure points to induce phlegm to clear their lungs, was helpful for their bedtime routine.

Combined with Western medicinal practice, she found traditional methods worked wonders. This was the start of her TCM journey.

How It All Started

Nori focuses her TCM practice on post-natal recovery for mothers. At present, Covid-19 has made it difficulty for mothers to seek help and support from their parents or friends, as well as journeying to therapy or wellness services. So, Nori took it upon herself to provide a mobile wellness service, visiting new mothers in their homes. She observed that many new mothers are ill-prepared to cope with their newborns, such as learning breastfeeding techniques and adjusting to new routines that comes with motherhood. Besides providing these mothers Tui Na and Acupuncture, Nori has been providing guidance on posture, and  methods to increase the flow of breast milk. However, she found that for the most part, mothers appreciated the rest and healing provided by traditional Chinese medicine.

Whilst being at her clients’ homes, other family members can get their a chance at being treated for other ailments such as muscular and joint pains, fatigue, and low energy – like the Mr. Dad who also hasn’t been sleeping, looking after the new bub! Chinese massage, acupuncture, moxibustion and cupping are some of the methods she frequently uses.

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Dr. (TCM) Adalyn Hewwing

BHSc Acupuncture

Dr Adalyn Man Hewwing has obtained a Bachelor of Health Science in Acupuncture at the Endeavour College of Natural Health. This qualification included Tui Na massage studies.
Adalyn speaks fluent English, Cantonese and basic Mandarin.

Special Interests

Dr Adalyn can treat a wide range of symptoms from neck pain to depression. Being a massage therapist as well as an acupuncturist, Adalyn excels at treating muscular/nerve aches and pains.

To combat low energy level, poor memory, and fatigue, Adalyn also prescribes herbs, advise on diet changes and teach qigong exercises to complement acupuncture treatment. She has a strong interest in digestions and overall wellbeing, and treating menopausal symptoms.

Frequently Asked Questions

Acupuncture uses very thin filiform needle which varies in length. When inserted through the skin, there could be a minor sensation of needle prick. Once qi arrived, the sensation changes. Some people describe feeling a heavy or dull ache while others may feel a tingle. Distal points in the hands or feet may be more sensitive to needles, hence shallow needles are used at acupuncture points in these areas.

Studies have alerted to pleural injury but this is very rare. There may be slight bleeding when the needle is taken out. In a review by Ernst and White (2001), acupuncture needle may cause pain in 1% to 45% of participants. Four categories of adverse effects are organ or tissue injuries, infections, local reactions, and other complications such as dizziness or syncope.

You can read more about the safety of acupuncture by clicking here

Our clinic uses disposable needles which are individually packed. The area where insertions are made is a swabbed to prevent infection. Our practitioners practise hand hygiene to prevent contamination of needles.
Depending on the diagnosis, the treatment plan duration may consist of 4 to 12 weekly visits.
Our practice is located at 98 Enoggera Road, Newmarket, Brisbane Northside.

Yes we have plenty of free off-street parking available for our patients right next to our practice.

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