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All acupuncturists at Honour Health are registered with the Chinese Medicine of Board of Australia.

Honour Health: Sunshine Coast Acupuncture - Vicki Ball

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Vicki Ball

(Doctor of Chinese Medicine)

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Masters of Health Science  (Acupuncture)
  • Bachelor Health Science (Acupuncture)
  • Advanced Studies Traditional Chinese Medicine (China)
  • Cert. Chinese Medicine (China)
  • Certificate IV Remedial Massage

 

Vicki has been involved in the complementary medicine industry since 1994, where a passion for using nature to heal spread across a path of nutrition, massage, naturopathy, acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine.

Having practiced these modalities in different regions around Australia and the world, Vicki has gained insight into a wider variety of environmental factors and influences that can interrupt our health and well-being.

Vicki continues to stay on top of treatment methods by attending many seminars and conferences each year to bring you the best of what can be offered.

Vicki’s career began with massage and as a nutrition and supplement consultant in the early 90’s and progressed into the Chinese Medicine sphere after completing a Bachelor of Health Science, majoring in Acupuncture. Vicki has spent a year in China working in hospitals and studying with Professors and was lucky enough to study Tibetan Medicine in India.

After practicing for some time, Vicki realised that in order for Chinese Medicine to be both accessible and acceptable within the western world, a research base from which to communicate Chinese therapies effectiveness was necessary. This led her to complete Masters studies at the University of Western Sydney, in which she specialised in Women’s Health and Stress Disorders.

“My treatment approach is non-judgmental and realistic, drawing from all modalities. I believe that for illness to be corrected, the entire body needs to be addressed, not simply the presenting signs and symptoms, although presenting symptoms are always addressed so you can feel a change after the treatment.  The focus is on wellness. I believe that given the right conditions, the body will return to wellbeing. I provide the tools and you provide the necessary changes to your lifestyle and together we can improve your health”.

Available Monday to Thursday at Buddina

Available Friday at Palmwoods.

Please call or email to make an appointment at Palmwoods.

Donna Rankine

(Doctor of Chinese Medicine)

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor Health Science (Acupuncture)
  • Certificate IV Remedial Massage -Tuina
  • Certificate Bush Flower Essences

Donna began her studies in 1997 in the Natural Medicine field after experiencing her own health concerns. She proudly  graduated from Australian College of Natural Medicine in 2004 after completing studies in Acupuncture together with Massage and Bush Flower Essences. She obtained her Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture) as well as her Certificate 4 in TCM Remedial Therapy (Tuina) in the same year.

She completed further studies in Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Hot Stone Massage, Acupressure and Shiatsu together with Bush Flower Essences and Reiki after graduating.

After completing her Acupuncture studies Donna opened a practice Bangalow in the Byron Bay Hinterland which operated from 2004 to 2017. During this time she also managed an Acupuncture clinic in Brunswick Heads region.

Owing to her daughters  illness, Donna left her Bangalow clinic and  moved to the Gold Coast to be near her and worked as an Acupuncturist in the Gold Coast region in a multi-modality clinic. Donna has always enjoyed working with other qualified therapists to gain others perspectives on treatments that would benefit clients.

Completing further studies yearly to improve her knowledge in the Acupuncture field is an aspect of her work that she finds very rewarding but also necessary in the further growth of her as an Acupuncturist.

Assisting clients on their journey to good health brings Donna so much joy and happiness. Connecting mind, body and spirit together with  balancing energies is always her aim in all treatments.  She utilizes all her tools to help get you on track.

Donna has a passion for working with the elderly, people suffering disability and people suffering from mental health issues,  and has found that acupuncture, acupressure and massage can bring great benefit here. 

With nearly two decades of experience, you are in great hands.

Available Tuesday 3pm – 7pm  and Saturday 11am to 3pm.

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