Acupuncture with Heather and Rod



Acupuncture with Heather and Rod (acuhero) is Heather Barwick and Rod Clements.

They have about 20 years experience between them in treating clients with Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Both are qualified in various forms of acupuncture styles, including:

               •     Chinese (traditional, classical)

               •     Japanese,

               •     Korean,

               •     & 5 Element Constitutional acupuncture.

Our goal is to offer the best service at an affordable price. Both Heather and Rod hold BSc. Hons degrees Acupuncture & Licentiates in acupuncture from the most prestigious college of its type in the U.K (the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine & Kingston University). Rod also holds the Cert. KHT ac (Seoul) in Korean Hand Therapy and is the only authorized teacher of KHT in Australia (by Dr. Yoo of the Koryo Institute in Seoul and Rod's teacher Jong Baik in the UK).

Heather was born in the U.K. whilst Rod hails from Australia (Sydney). He has spent many years living in the Far East, pursuing interests in alternative, complimentary therapies, Tai qi, Qigong as well as Traditional East Asian Medicine.

Both are fully accredited and registered with the Australian government, via the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia (CMBA) supported by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

This is something you should look for in your practitioner. Without this, you cannot be sure of the service you are getting. There are many practitioners not registered, offering a very low cost treatment. BEWARE, they CANNOT get insurance for one thing. For another you cannot be sure of their qualifications, nor the standard of safety and professionalism demanded by the Australian government. There is anecdotal evidence of, for example, a taxi driver from an Asian country that just “took up” acupuncture, when he got here. Others still reusing needles. With today's disposable needles not only is this not needed but possibly quite dangerous if proper sterilization techniques are not used. Bottom line – check that your practitioner is registered. Ask about their qualifications.

Heather and Rod are also members of the Australian Natural Therapists Association (ANTA) & the Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS) respectively. This allows for health rebates to be offered.

We can treat many conditions including but not limited to:

•     Stress,                    •     Joint pain,               •     Fertility

•     Depression,             •     Sciatica,                  •     Rheumatoid Arthritis,

•     Hay fever,               •     Nausea,                   •     IBS,     

•     Allergic Rhinitis,       •     Lower backache,       •     Tennis elbow,     

•     Headaches,             •     Migraine,                 •     Pain,     

Both have a special interest in all aspects of Fertility – Male and Female.