Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture
Sylvia was born in Chile, and settled in Australia in 2006. As a lifelong learner, Sylvia’s previous studies included theatre, dance and philosophy.
Sylvia found her true calling when she studied acupuncture in Brisbane, and in her time working as a deshi student) for 5 years at the Queensland Sports Medicine Centre under Alan Jansson.
In 2012 Sylvia had the privilege of travelling to Japan for an intensive study seminar with Masakazu Ikeda Sensei (Traditional Japanese Acupuncture Master) and continued this connection by attending an additional “Wisdom of the Classics” seminar in 2018.
Sylvia is a strong advocate of the value of acupuncture for the treatment and prevention of a wide range of diseases and musculoskeletal conditions.
As a practitioner, Sylvia is devoted to continuing to learn and improve her craft. Sylvia enjoy’s working with people from all backgrounds and age groups, including children and the elderly.
Treatment Specialities: Women’s health, pregnancy, paediatrics, men’s health, headaches, sports performance, musculoskeletal conditions, mental/emotional conditions, digestive and immune system disorders.
Background Theory: Acupuncture is an energy based medicine. We work with Qi, the vital force found in all living things. In an acupuncture treatment we consider patterns in Qi movement as a measure of a persons dynamic vitality. When qi is flowing correctly we are free of diseases, but when stagnations occur we can be vulnerable to many types of health issues.
Diagnostic methods: Root treatment (detecting deficiency and excess in constitutional Qi patterns based around individual genetic predisposition); Pulse diagnosis; Tongue assessment; Palpitation and Hara Diagnosis (in the abdomen).
Tools and Methods in Treatment: Using gentle needling techniques, moxibustion and Shonishin (special tools for paediatric patients), we rectify imbalances, prevent further health decline and assist our patients to live a better life, full of strong and vital Qi flow.