Christina Atkins has been practising Traditional Chinese Medicine for over 10 years and is a registered practitioner with APHRA and a professional member of ACCMA.
She graduated from Sydney Institute Traditional Chinese Medicine and did an internship at the internally acclaimed Zhejiang TCM hospital in Hangzhou, China in 2001.
Christina provides the full services of a Traditional Chinese medicine practitioner, which includes Chinese herbal medicine, acupuncture, moxibustion and dietary therapy. She is also a trained practising acupuncturist as part of the research in the trial of “ Acupuncture to improve the live birth rates for women undergoing IVF a randomised control trial “ through the University of Western Sydney in conjunction with IVF Australia.
Christina provides support for
- IVF support acupuncture
- Labor induction
- Acupuncture is a safe, gentle and risk-free way to prepare women and her baby for labour.
- Breech and posterior presentation – Christina uses moxibustion to assist in the turning of babies
- Pre and post pregnancy related symptoms Eg. Nausea, pubic symphysis, sciatica, oedema, labour induction, mastitis, post -natal depression
- Women’s heath- painful irregular periods, menopausal issues etc
- Chronic pain issues e.g. arthritis, migraines
- Muscular skeletal pain / sporting injuries
- Digestive problems
- Preconception care (male and female) – low sperm count, sperm motility issues with men etc.
Christina’s focus is in disease prevention and harmonising the body’s imbalances. She has given in-service talks at local maternity wards to midwives to inform them of the benefits of Acupuncture for pregnant women and the effectiveness of acupressure for pain relief during labour. Christina is particularly passionate in empowering and assisting women in having the birth of their choosing and assisting a woman’s body to achieve that.
Christina’s treatments are based on meridian style Japanese Acupuncture providing effective results with little discomfort to the patient. She is committed to keeping up with current research and attends regular seminars and travels yearly to spend time with her mentors in Japan striving to continue to develop professionally and personally on this holistic path of Eastern medicine.