Sophie Bouris – Acupuncturist & TCM Practitioner

BA Hons English Philosophy

Dip. AAP. SC. Acupuncture 1991

Master of Health Science – Chinese Medicine

Master of Human Rights

Dip of Editing and publishing

APHRA Accredited

PH: 0424 053 050


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About Sophie

Sophie qualified as an acupuncturist twenty-five years ago and has been working in various clinics but mostly as a solo practitioner since that time whilst raising a family, supporting an elderly parent overseas, continuing her education, writing and working voluntarily for a refugee community. Accreditation requires on-going study and over the years Sophie has attended numerous ongoing-education courses. She qualified as a TCM herbalist in 2005 and after trips to both China and Tibet completed a Masters of Human Rights in 2014.  Now with more time on her hands she is delighted to be able to fully focus on acupuncture and to be joining the highly respected group of practitioners at the Lotus Centre.

 

Over the years Sophie has worked with several people with severe disability, those recovering from stroke, the elderly, teenagers and  those  with degenerative disease patterns.

 

About Acupuncture

As an acupuncture practitioner it is normal to see people for a variety of conditions and reasons; Some people employ acupuncture as a tool to help them navigate the normal ups and down of life through returning the body to energetic and physical balance, to help transition through times of change or even to stimulate creativity. Others access acupuncture as a tool to return to personal well-being and greater happiness. Research supports the view of holistic practitioners that aspects of the mind and the physical body are often closely connected and many people now use acupuncture as a preventative tool to keep them balanced both mentally and physically.

Acupuncture is helpful for conditions such as:
  • Stress
  • Shock
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia
  • Hay fever
  • Menstrual problems
  • Infertility
  • Pregnanacy related issues
  • Reduced immune system
  • Digestive issues
  • Chronic diseases
  • Pain management

 

Understanding the pulse, tongue, signs and symptoms gives a TCM practitioner the ability to identify the root causes of both common ailments and more complex conditions.  Some people may be alleviated from their symptoms very quickly, other patterns may take longer.  Given that acupuncture often relates to the flow of qi and blood, nourishing deficiency or clearing excess in meridians or in relation to organ function, in theory acupuncture should be able to help a wide range of conditions.  It is for this reason that Sophie does not aim to specialise in a particular condition but rather treats each person, individually, as a whole.Over many thousands of years Chinese Medicine has evolved an intricate understanding of the body-mind and in particular relationships between organs and the meridians that relate to them, Sophie is always happy to explain her approach, if required, to the best of her ability.

 

Acupuncture works well as part of a multi-faceted approach to health and well-being Sophie is looking forward to working with other practitioners when required. Although Sophie’s main focus is on acupuncture she is a qualified Chinese herbalist and is happy to prescribe patent herbs if requested or to discuss her diagnosis on your behalf with the resident naturopath.

 

First treatment $80
One hour treatments $60
Half hour subsequent sessions $50

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