Acupuncture

Acupuncture is an incredible tried-and-tested treatment able to calm nerves, relieve pain, improve immune function, digestion, circulation and so much more. At WSW we have a team of acupuncturists all exceptionally highly skilled with ongoing training and skill development undertaken regularly. Each acupuncturist has a slightly different style due to different paths of training and areas of i... Read More

Acupuncture is an incredible tried-and-tested treatment able to calm nerves, relieve pain, improve immune function, digestion, circulation and so much more.
At WSW we have a team of acupuncturists all exceptionally highly skilled with ongoing training and skill development undertaken regularly. Each acupuncturist has a slightly different style due to different paths of training and areas of interest.
All are members of Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association AACMA, Chinese Medicine Board of Australia CMBA and registered by authority of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.


Naturopathy / Clinical Nutrition

Naturopathy with clinical nutrition is a system of healthcare that provides holistic and evidence-based treatment options to support your complete wellbeing. Naturopathy investigates the cause of your symptoms in order to regain balance, and prevent re-occurrence.


Lymphatic Drainage Therapy

A gentle and relaxing form of bodywork designed to enhance and support the flow of the body’s lymphatic fluid, aiding the process of toxins being neutralised and removed from the body, circulatory and immune enhancement, and fluid release. Great For... Weight loss Recovery from lingering illness Post chemo or radio therapy recovery Chronic inflammation Fluid retention Recurrent infecti... Read More

A gentle and relaxing form of bodywork designed to enhance and support the flow of the body’s lymphatic fluid, aiding the process of toxins being neutralised and removed from the body, circulatory and immune enhancement, and fluid release.

Great For...
Weight loss
Recovery from lingering illness
Post chemo or radio therapy recovery
Chronic inflammation
Fluid retention
Recurrent infections and boosting immune system
Chronic fatigue
To support detoxification programs


Chinese Herbal Medicine

Often used in combination with acupuncture treatment, Chinese herbal medicine works to re-establish optimal organ function and improve overall health and well being. All products used are T.G.A. approved, heavy metals tested and professionally prescribed. At WSW we believe in the power of ethically sourced, wild crafted herbs and are strongly against the use of animal products in herbal medicin... Read More

Often used in combination with acupuncture treatment, Chinese herbal medicine works to re-establish optimal organ function and improve overall health and well being. All products used are T.G.A. approved, heavy metals tested and professionally prescribed. At WSW we believe in the power of ethically sourced, wild crafted herbs and are strongly against the use of animal products in herbal medicine.

Great For…
Increasing energy
Improving sleep
Harmonising digestion
Boosting immunity
Resolving colds, coughs and flu
Achieving hormonal balance
Improving chances of conception naturally or with IVF
Chronic and acute illnesses


Kinesiology

Wholistic Kinesiology and Mind-body medicine to uncover the root of symptoms and overall wellness


Yoga

The West Street Wellbeing Studio is a boutique studio with a maximum of 10 in attendance. Operated as a collective, our Yoga teachers operate their own Yoga business from our studio. Please ensure you are booking with the teacher of your choice before proceeding. We look forward to welcoming you.


Synergetic Meditation

Synergetic Meditation with Catherine is a monthly event set up as a Sacred Womens Circle, where unity and support of all present forms the basis of the gathering, and meditation focuses, inspires, connects and energises. The mediation is partly guided and partly silent, with opportunity given to share and reflect

Siegrid is West Street Wellbeing’s founder and Director.

She holds an Australian Bachelor degree in Health Science and is a registered Doctor of Traditional Chinese medicine.

Siegrid is unique in her approach of blending the ancient hands on methods of Chinese medicine with the cutting edge field of nutritional science. She uses these two distinct yet harmonious forms of medicine to work through the layers of complicated symptoms most patients have and get to the true core of the problem. Sessions are a time in which patients can relax and recuperate, within the special haven that is her custom designed practice on West Street.

Siegrid uses a painless style of acupuncture studied and practiced while living in Japan, along with massage, gentle corrective movements, heat therapy (moxibustion), herbal medicine, food advice and nutritional medicine to understand and improve patients health and wellbeing.

Siegrid works with a wide variety of people, cases and symptoms. She has particular experience and passion for chronic illness from viral and auto-immune origins, fertility (including IVF support), hormonal regulation for all ages, immune support including chemotherapy related immune deficiency, allergies and autoimmune conditions, and resolving chronic fatigue. Other areas of expertise include relieving aches and pains, reducing inflammation, improving energy levels, calming stress and anxiety, improving sleep, improving digestive function and gut health, achieving healthy weight, and paediatric treatment for a wide range of problems. Sessions with Siegrid can be booked online now. For complex cases allow 90 minues for an initial appointment.. Follow ups range from 30 minutes to 1 hour depending on the individual treatment plan.

Feel free to contact us for more information.

Availability

Tuesdays 9-5

Wednesday 9-5

Thursday 9-1.30

Friday 9-5

Siegrid is West Street Wellbeing’s founder and Director. She holds an Australian Bachelor degree... Read More

Catherine leads Synergetic Circles for Meditation and Conversation. She has a Reiki I certification and Channeled Grace Healing Circles certification from the Global Peace Movement Now her mentor is a founder of. She is also trained in facilitation of Circles and aspires to hold space for expansion, transformation and connection where ever you are on the journey.

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AHPRA Registered Acupuncturist, Dr Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)


Availability

Wednesday 11pm-8pm

Saturday 8am-2pm __ Education: BHSc. (TCM), Cert. Acup TJM (Japan), Grad. Dip. Ed., BSc. (Chemistry) __ Rochelle is a University Qualified and Accredited Acupuncturist and Dr. TCM who also brings professional experience in both science and education to her clinical work.

Her clinical work as a general TCM practitioner incorporates gentle and highly effective Japanese acupuncture techniques combined with musculo-skeletal acupuncture, moxibustion (heat therapy), manual therapies (massage and cupping), nutritional herbs and traditional herbal medicine.

Rochelle’s approach to treatment relies on the use of traditional methods of diagnosis to discover the root cause of problems. Central to her work is a strong focus on health education and she works in partnership with her clients to identify and implement sustainable health and lifestyle practices that have a big impact on long term health and vitality.

Rochelle’s goal is to assist her clients to rediscover optimal health, no matter their age or the complexity of their health issues.

She treats a broad variety of conditions including neck and shoulder pain, headache, sports injury management, reproductive health, fluid & digestive imbalance, joint & musculoskeletal pain, stress related conditions and sleep disturbances. Her patients span all age categories from young children to older adults and Rochelle really enjoys helping her more mature clients rediscover their vitality.

Rochelle’s post-graduate studies have included extensive and regular study with traditional master practitioners in Australia, Japan and overseas and involvement since 2014 in the Post Graduate Oncology Acupuncture Program at both RNSH and The Mater Hospital, Sydney.

As a capstone on her TCM studies at UTS, Rochelle was honoured with the Dean’s Merit Award for Top Student of the 2014 graduating class. Rochelle is a current and practicing member of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA) and is registered as a Chinese Medicine Practitioner with the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia (CMBA).

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Penny’s passion for yoga began 20 years ago when she attended classes with Eve Grzybowski of Simply Yoga. She trained with Mark Breadner of Yoga Coach in 2010 and again in 2014, completing 500 hours in Bali. With a young daughter of her own she decided the benefits of yoga should be shared with the next generation. She did further study with Karma Kids, Zenergy, Rainbow Kids and Yoga Bugs and began running her own classes for primary school age children in 2011.

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Kate Levett BEd (HME, Hons I), MPH (Epi), PhD, Adv.Dip.App.Sci (Acup), Grad. Dip Jap. Acup (Manaka)

Kate Levett is a practitioner and researcher of Japanese and Chinese Acupuncture, with over 20 years’ experience as an acupuncturist, researcher, birth educator and teacher.

Kate’s particular interests are in women’s health, including menstrual issues, fertility, pregnancy, labour and birth preparation and menopause.

She has an interest in treating migraines, endometriosis, chronic pain conditions and sleeping issues. She believes that acupuncture is extremely effective for hormonal balancing within the body to help a large number of health issues that women in particular face.

Kate is a mentor for the international Maternal Acupuncture Mentoring Program (MAMPs), and enjoys mentoring up and coming acupuncturists in specific maternity acupuncture treatment strategies. She is a consultant for independent childbirth education programs in Australia and internationally, such as CalmBirth and Hypnobirthing Australia, and is a research advisor with Lamaze International and the Obstetric Acupuncture Association in Canada.

At West Street Wellbeing, Kate combines her understanding of acupuncture practice and research, education and women’s health to design effective treatment strategies for your health and wellness.

Kate is a Senior Research Fellow and NHMRC Fellow at the School of Medicine Sydney, at the University of Notre Dame Australia. She has completed her PhD at the NICM Health Research Institute at Western Sydney University. The topic of the research was investigating an antenatal education course incorporating complementary medicines for pain relief in labour and birth for first time mothers.

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Luke has been with WSW since it opened in 2010. He is extremely experienced with both academic and clinical work and has been a teacher of Chinese Herbal Medicine at one of Sydney’s leading Universities.

Luke is West Street Wellbeing’s resident expert in all things muscular-skeletal, which includes all joint problems (shoulders/knees/hips/ankles/wrists/fingers), tendon and ligament problems, acute and chronic pain, muscular spasm and tightness, spinal problems of the neck and lower back including disc movement and degeneration and arthritis. He is adept at making thorough assemssments of the problem and formulating a clear treatment plan to help you understand the processes involved in making a complete recovery or at least slowing any further degeneration as much as possible. He is also experienced in developing treatment plans for neuromuscular pain and pain associated with disease such as side effects from cancer and cancer treatment, and rheumatoid arthritis.

Luke has published works in the Australian Journal of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine including research on the role of Chinese medicine in breast cancer, and a case study on the treatment of Reynauds Syndrome (circulatory disorder).

Through his research and experience working with oncology specialists in Australia and China, Luke specialises in adjunctive cancer management. In particular, he helps patients undergoing cancer treatment manage related side-effects such as nausea, pain, hot flashes, peripheral neuropathy, low immunity, loose stools, insomnia, and fatigue.

Luke’s most recent passion is facial rejuvenation acupuncture. While only fairly new on the scene in a western sense, In ancient times, using acupuncture was the way women in elite Chinese households would stay youthful and glowing. After studying the facial rejuventation methods, Luke & his wife agreed to use her as a test case and they were both amazed and impressed with the results! In an era so heavily burdened with chemicals in our beauty products (among everything else) he saw a way forward for those wanting to look as good as they can, with clear complexion, minimal fine lines and wrinkles and a lovely natural glowing vitality, all without chemicals, surgery or injectables. This passion has led to the newest arm of our acupuncture treatment at WSW – facial rejuvenation acupuncture.

With a passion for helping people, Luke is dedicated to clinical practice and the advancement of skills for life. Coupled with a hunger for learning and knowledge, his patients will always receive cutting edge treatment to ensure their health will receive best care.

Luke’s areas of expertise:

Muscular-Skeletal support, repair and prevention Pain and pain management Auto-immune and rare diseases Cancer and treatment related side-effects Facial Rejuvenation treatment

Luke’s accolades

Scientific research internationally published in breast cancer, 1 released and 2 awaiting publication as lead researcher; 1 as contributing researcher 3 Nationally published scientific articles Editorial board member for the Austin Journal of Oncology Lecturer at Western Sydney University for 5 years Lectured in breast cancer in the Masters Program at Western Sydney University

Publications where Luke McPherson is lead researcher

McPherson, L., Cochrane, S. C., & Zhu, X. (2015). Current usage of Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) for breast cancer: a practitioner’s perspective. Journal of Integrated Cancer Therapies. doi: 10.1177/1534735415607656

McPherson, L., & Cochrane S. (2013) Case report: A rash in pregnancy resolved by Chinese medicine. Australian Journal of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. 8 (22) 21-24

McPherson, L., & Cochrane S. (2016) Case report: Jelly fish sting resolved by Chinese herbs. Australian Journal of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine.

Under peer review where Luke McPherson is 1st author

McPherson, L., Cochrane, S. C., & Zhu, X. (2016) An observational study of oncologists to see where Complementary and Alternative Medicine fits into the biomedical paradigm. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine

McPherson, L., Cochrane, S. C., & Zhu, X. (2016) An examination of the viability of integrating Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) into biomedical oncology from the perspectives of oncologists and TCM practitioners. Journal of Complemetary Therapies in Clinical Practice

Contributing author

There are two articles where Luke McPherson is a contributing author that are in press

The role of Chnese herbal medicine in reducing hot flushes in breastcancer patients undergoing endocrine therapy – Lead author is Dr. Lily Li; Journal of Evidenced-Based Complementary Medicine

A report on the Beijing Think Tank Symposium – Lead author Dr. Xiaoshu Zhu; Chinese Journal of Cancer

Feel free to contact us for more information.

Availability

Monday 10am-7pm

Tuesday10pm-8pm

Friday 10am-8pm

Saturday 2pm-7pm

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Chloe is a qualified Naturopath and Nutritionist with a passion for helping individuals reach their optimal health

*BHSc Mental Health First Aid*

Chloe is also the founder of @Fem_Ed, a female education platform that runs Period Positive workshops for tweens, teens and young adults.

Chloe enjoys working with teenagers and adults to help them better understand their menstrual cycles. She has an interest in hormonal health, which encompasses vaginal health, menopause, acne, male hormone health, thyroid function and fertility and preconception support. Chloe also has a thorough comprehension of the treatment of anxiety, low mood, stress, weight gain and digestive upset, which can exist solely or in conjunction with the earlier mentioned conditions.

An initial appointment with Chloe will allow for an in-depth discovery of your presenting health concern, overall health picture as well as contributing factors to health such as diet, lifestyle and environmental habits. Following this, Chloe will tailor an individual health plan specific to your health concerns. This may include dietary and lifestyle modifications, nutritional and herbal medicines and coping strategies to support and nourish the bodies healing process.

Unsure if Chloe is the right person to help you? Book in a free welcome call with her.

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