Acupuncturist, Herbalist and Shiatsu Practitioner.
Laura Bradburn, L.Ac. M.Ac. LMP received her Master's degree in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine and her certification in Massage therapy in Seattle, WA, USA.
She has practiced in hospitals and community clinics as well as having her own health care practice since 1996. She specializes in pain relief, injury rehabilitation, women's health, autoimmune disease, fertility, and maternity care. She has been working in the field of injury rehabilitation since 1996 and Fertility Enhancement since 2000, integrating Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal medicine with Western fertility treatment. Additionally, she has had five years of post-graduate training in Shiatsu massage.
She has practiced in Seattle, Auckland, and Dunedin. Her style incorporates Acupuncture, Moxabustion, Shiatsu, Chinese herbal medicine, Energy work, Yogic postures, Chinese nutrition, and lifestyle counseling. She works from Consultancy House Clinic in downtown Dunedin and also from her home studio in North East Valley. She is available for house calls with prior arrangement. Ring 027 695 0724 to book in, or ring Consultancy House Clinic on (03) 4 7777 03.
Acupuncture does not typically hurt. It is a gentle procedure that brings about deep relaxation and gives your body the chance to heal on a very deep level. Points on the feet, legs, hands, and arms are used often to affect other parts of the body.
The point being needled in this image, "Kidney 6" or Zhao Hai (Shining Sea in English) is used traditionally to "Tonify Yin" of the kidneys. It also opens the Yin Qiao Mai (or meridian) which is coupled with the Ren Mai, one of the main channels influencing Fertility, menstruation, and the health of the growing child in utero.
This point can also be used to resolve sleep disturbances, night sweats and certain types of anxiety. Versatile stuff this Acupuncture!