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 specialises in anxiety, depression, women's health, autoimmune disease, fertility, maternity care, pain relief and injury rehabilitation,. She received post graduate specialty training in Fertility Enhancement, integrating Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal medicine with Western fertility treatment, and maternity care intensives since 2007. Additionally, she received five years of post-graduate training in Shiatsu massage with Yasuo Mori.
She has practiced in Seattle, Auckland, and Dunedin. Her style incorporates Traditional Acupuncture, 5 Element Acupuncuture, Chinese herbal medicine, Moxabustion, Shiatsu, Energy work, Yogic postures, Chinese nutrition, and lifestyle counselling. She practices from her home clinic in Tainui, remotely via Zoom or Skype and from Consultancy House Clinic in central Dunedin. Ring 027 695 0724 for an appointment, or ring Consultancy House Clinic on (03) 4 7777 46.
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!