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Feel Better For Life

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When do you need an Acupuncturist?

Persistent pain or discomfort is a sign that your body may be out of balance and is no longer functioning in an optimal, healthy way. Often, the longer a painful problem persists the longer it takes to treat and heal. While we all suffer from slight aches and pains from time to time, many of these will self-correct.

It is the more persistent pain that does not improve naturally with rest, that needs some intervention to help it correct. Seeing an Acupuncturist may assist your body to re-balance and stimulate healing pathways within the body to repair. Infertility, Indigestion, Headaches and Fatigue can also be indicators that your body may be out of balance. Acupuncture may assist your body to re-balance and heal naturally.

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What happens when you get treatment?

During your first visit our Acupuncturist will ask questions so as to understand your problem and consider your health history. Observations may include taking your pulse, looking at your eye clarity and tongue colour. Also, enquiring about your sleep patterns, appetite, bowl movements, perspiration and energy levels. These observations and body patterns all give clues to what the problem may be.  Your practitioner will then suggest some suitable treatment options and make some recommendations.

Treatment of most musculoskeletal injuries or aggravations will generally require 8-10 visits, more if the condition is severe. For other conditions your practitioner will advise the recommended frequency and number of treatments. Your treatment may involve acupuncture needles, tens, cupping and soft tissue massage for musculoskeletal conditions. 

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Why you should choose Tyack Health Acupuncture?

Our experienced Acupuncturist is both holistic (focused on your whole body, not just your symptoms) and integrated (she works as part of a team when advantageous) in her treatment approach. Our Acupuncturist works alongside Physiotherapy, Chiropractic, and Remedial Massage Therapist and can co-consult with other practitioners to improve outcomes, at no extra cost to you. Combining Acupuncture, Cupping and Massage, along with diet and lifestyle modification, produces an effective course of treatment that may assist you.

Utilising assessment and treatment techniques honed from years of experience, our Acupuncturist is committed to providing the most suitable and effective treatment for your condition. 

Treatment Fees

$25 OFF First Visit - Acupuncture Consultation Fees

Initial visit               $84    - now only $59    

(45min appointment, includes assessment and massage)    


Subsequent visits     $84     

(45min appointment, includes massage)              



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How does Acupuncture work to heal you?

Acupuncture works differently to many traditional medical treatments. When the body manifests a symptom, it is the body’s way of signalling it is out of balance energetically and or physiologically, in a particular area or organ causing disease. Acupuncture needles stimulate chemicals in the body which help heal the body and re-balance it. This powerful form of healing helps the body heal without the side effects sometimes associated with modern medicines.


Combined Treatment Benefits

Acupuncture and Massage are both effective treatment options for many conditions. By combining both into the one comprehensive treatment there are added benefits for you.  Massage involves soft tissue work to relieve muscle tension, knots, pain and restriction and increase blood flow.  Combining Acupuncture stimulates additional healing properties in the body to further reduce inflammation, further improve blood flow and manage pain during the healing process. A 45 minute combined treatment is just $84 at Tyack Health Sunshine Coast.


Joanne Baldwin

B.H.Sc (Acu), Adv.Dip.Acu., Member of AACMA

Joanne's intention and commitment are to assist her clients on their path to health and wellbeing.  She uses a holistic approach to support each client's innate healing abilities and to restore balance ~ physically and mentally. Joanne is a classically trained acupuncturist and has studied both Japanese acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine.



Cupping has been used for centuries in traditional Chinese Medicine. It helps stimulate certain points of the body and increase blood flow. Patients seek cupping for pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and well-being, and as a type of deep-tissue massage. Research indicates that cupping therapy may be effective when combined with treatments like acupuncture or medications, for various diseases and conditions. The British Cupping Society list the following conditions that may respond well to cupping:


  • Blood disorders such as anaemia and haemophilia
  • Rheumatic diseases such as arthritis and fibromyalgia
  • Fertility and gynaecological disorders
  • Skin problems such as eczema and acne
  • High blood pressure
  • Migraines
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Bronchial congestion caused by allergies and asthma
  • Varicose veins
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Tens Machine

TENS units deliver small electrical impulses through electrodes to acupuncture needles inserted at specific points in a person's skin. The TENS machine sends small electrical impulses to the muscles via the acupuncture needle. This stimulates the muscles to contract and relax and floods the nervous system which reduces its ability to transmit pain signals to the spinal cord and brain. These same impulses also stimulate natural pain relievers called endorphins to be released.

TENS units may help treat and manage pain and be useful in treating the following symptoms:

  • period pain
  • labour pain
  • postoperative pain
  • joint pain
  • neck and back pain

They may also alleviate pain that results from the following conditions:

  • endometriosis
  • arthritis
  • sports injuries
  • multiple sclerosis
  • fibromyalgia
  • painful diabetic neuropathy
  • spinal cord injury


Not everyone feels comfortable with the thought of having Acupuncture. Massage can still be effective for many conditions that Acupuncture treats. While needles might not be your cup of tea, you might still benefit from the knowledge of an experienced Acupuncturist using Massage, Cupping and TENS machine to treat your condition. Just let our practitioner know you don’t like needles and you can have a tailored treatment free of any needles.  


Just some of the more common conditions our Acupuncturist treats

Our acupuncturist has specific areas of treatment focus:

  • All musculoskeletal conditions effecting the back, neck and limbs
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Headaches and Migraines
  • Lumbago – pain in the muscles and joints of the lower back
  • Sciatica
  • Tennis and Golfer’s Elbow
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Arthritis
  • Fertility
  • Morning sickness
  • Menopause
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Stress
  • Fatigue

Note: If your condition is not listed above, consult the practitioner for further guidance on if he can help.

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We are pleased to offer you:

  • Cheerful, warm and helpful receptionists
  • Experienced and caring Acupuncturist
  • Individualised holistic care
  • Minimal waiting times
  • Full Health Fund claims at your appointment
  • Easy On-site parking
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Department Hours & Fees

Department Hours

Monday       10.30am - 1.30pm

Thursday      1.00pm - 4.00pm

Consultation Fees - $25 OFF First Visit

Initial visit               $84 - now only $59       (45min appointment, includes assessment and massage)            

Subsequent visits     $84        (45min appointment, includes massage)              


Health Fund Rebates available


Appointment Cancellation Policy
We understand that life is sometimes unpredictable and you may not always be able to make your scheduled appointment as planned. If you can’t make an appointment please contact our reception preferably 24 hours prior to reschedule or cancel if need be.

Last minute cancellations

We reserve the right to charge the full consultation fee when appointments are cancelled within less than 24 hours of your scheduled appointment.

Contact our Reception team on (07) 5294 6868 for further information.