All acupuncturists at Honour Health are registered with the Chinese Medicine of Board of Australia.
AACMA member 1576
Available Tuesday to Friday
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’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”.
Dr Diane Cheal
· Graduate Certificate Higher Education
· Bachelor Health Science (Acupuncture)
· Advanced Diploma Health Science (Acupuncture)
· Cert. Tui Na (Chinese Remedial Massage)
Professional acupuncturist for over 15 years
Three years acupuncture Deshi (Apprentice) with Japanese Sensei
AHPRA Member 3337316905
ATMS Member 23091
Available Monday, Friday, Saturday.
Diane has a wealth of experience from fifteen years of clinical practice.
She started her career as acupuncturist at the Queensland Sports Medicine Centre "The Gabba" treating athletes, professional footballers, swimmers and dancers.
She is passionate about pre-conception and pregnancy healthcare is able to help patients increase their fertile status naturally and conceive healthy babies. Diane also has competent understanding in assisted reproduction support and relishes the opportunity to work together with Western medicine professionals to increase the chances of a viable pregnancy and safe birth.
Recently, Diane held the position of Senior Lecturer of Traditional Chinese Medicine for a Health Sciences Degree program, and is currently a Higher Education academic who lectures on Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture.
Diane’s treatment methods are safe and professional and her acupuncture style is gentle and reassuring.
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 it’s 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.