Areas of Expertise:
- Chinese Herbal Medicine
Jacinta lived in various country towns in Western Australia throughout her childhood, later settling in Perth. She first studied at Curtin University of Technology, graduating with a Bachelor of Science (Nursing). She then worked in Australia and overseas for 10 years as a Registered Nurse, mainly in the area of pediatrics before commencing her study of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) at the Perth Academy of Natural Therapies graduating with an Advanced Diploma of Traditional Chinese Medicine (Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine).
On completing her studies, Jacinta travelled to Hangzhou in China to further her clinical experience by working with some very experienced and well-respected Doctors of TCM at the Hangzhou Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Here she completed an internship that consolidated her training, giving her a great confidence in the effectiveness of TCM for the treatment of any problem at any age.
Jacinta has a great respect for Traditional Chinese Medicine, as it has been a complete and multi-faceted system of medicine that has exclusively and effectively treated millions of people for over 2000 years. TCM encompasses a variety of treatment methods and Jacinta draws on these techniques to personally address each individual’s condition and aims at assisting the body’s own healing and defence mechanisms by removing pathogenic influences and harmonising the body’s Qi, Blood and Essences in order to restore and maintain the body’s natural balance. Chinese modalities of treatment practiced by Jacinta include Acupuncture, individualized herbal prescriptions, Cupping, Moxibustion, Electro-stimulation, Gua Sha, Ear acupressure tacs, Chinese massage, and diet and lifestyle advice.
Having worked in the health-care field for many years, Jacinta fully recognizes the need for a holistic approach to healing encompassing the mind, body and spirit. Jacinta believes if we can empower the individual to fully understand their imbalance it will ultimately result in a transforming healing experience.