All acupuncturists at Honour Health are registered with the Chinese Medicine of Board of Australia.
Vicki Ball - Doctor of Chinese Medicine
AACMA member 1576
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”.
Kristie Hayden - Doctor of Chinese Medicine
Kristie has been a natural therapist for over 20yrs. In 2003 she graduated from Victoria University with a Bachelor Degree in Acupuncture. Since then while working in private practice Kristie has continued to develop her knowledge and skill set by training in the hospitals in Japan and completing further graduate certificates in Japanese acupuncture techniques, fertility, pregnancy & childbirth education.
By nature Kristie has a very gentle approach to acupuncture. Every treatment is is unique to you and how you are physically, emotionally and energetically presenting in your life.
Kristie combines energetic kinesiology, meditation, yoga therapies, nutrition, essences, essential oils, abdominal massage and acupressure, to help your own system recognize its own innate healing abilities.
With this potent blend of Natural Therapies, Kristie brings energy, clarity & pure nourishment to every consultation. As your body, mind & spirit cannot be separated, every aspect of you will be tended to & nurtured so that change & healing can occur.
Whilst we have received great feedback from our clients here at honourhealth, we abide by the code of ethics and omit them from being involved in any advertising means.
Registered health professionals are prohibited by law from using testimonials in their advertising. The Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association’s Code of Ethics also prohibits the use of testimonials by its members in States where acupuncture and Chinese medicine is not yet registered.
Positive step for the public – Chinese medicine is now a nationally registered health profession.
Chinese medicine practitioners must now be registered with the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia (CMBA) in order to offer acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine services to the public.
This move comes after the Chinese medicine profession joined the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme for the Health Professions on 1 July 2012. This is the same scheme that regulates medical practitioners, physiotherapists, chiropractors, dentists, nurses and midwives etc. The primary purpose of national registration is to protect the public and registered Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture practitioners have to practice in accordance with national standards.
Vicki Ball of Honourhealth is registered as an acupuncturist with the CMBA. Vicki is also a member of the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association Ltd (AACMA), the peak national body of qualified Chinese medicine practitioners, which means an added layer of protection and reassurance for the public.
Vicki Ball treats most conditions in general acupuncture practice and has a special interest in stress disorders, womens’ health, infertility, as well as chronic conditions not responding to mainstream medicine.
Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine originated in China more than 2000 years ago and has become well-established in the mainstream health systems of China, Japan, Korea and other parts of East and South East Asia. Chinese medicine has been established as a profession in Australia for more than 35 years.
Chinese Medicine is a system of primary health care that includes acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, remedial massage (tuina), exercise and breathing therapy (such as qigong), and diet and lifestyle advice.