Aucpuncture & Chinese Medicine

What is Acupuncture ?

Acupuncture is inserting a single, sterilized needle into the specific acupuncture points on the skin.

There 360 acupuncture points on the body, and 12 meridians which means invisible energy pathway. We select acupuncture points according to your body conditions. By inserting needles we believe in Chinese Medicine It regulates Qi (Energy force) flow along the meridian system.

When the imbalance happen to your internal organ system it affects the meridian system, causing blockage or poor circulation, then you may have easily fatigue, muscle pain etc. If the imbalance between internal organ system and the blockage on the meridian last for a long time then it may cause more serious problems.

Acupuncture may help with restoring your energy level as well as promote Qi (Energy force) circulation to correct the health problem that you have.

Chinese Herbal Medicine

Chinese herbal Medicine is a mainstream like acupuncture in Traditional Chinese Medicine. It is a type of naturally extracted drug from plants or animals.  The herbal medicine is prescribed to treat the rooted cause of the body condition. We discovers the underlying cause through consultation, pulse taking and tongue diagnosis, and make a specific formula for your body condition.

When we make prescription, we do not symptomatic approach which means it is not only to reduce the symptoms and signs but also to treat the underlying cause in order to bring the natural balance of the body.

There are a few different types of the herbal medicine, which are table, granule (powder) or liquid type. You can discuss with your practitioner which type is appropriate for your body condition.

What to expect & what we do

For initial visit, you will have thorough consultation with your Chinese medicine practitioner, which takes up to one hour.  Your practitioner will ask you unique questions from top to the bottom for your body condition. In order to arrive at the correct diagnosis, it will be involved with Physical examination, pulse taking, and observing your tongue.

The course of treatment will be varied, depending on the severity of the body condition and how long the condition has been existed.

This Acupuncture center at Vogue Medical will provide optimized and individualized health service.

What we do:

  • Pain management

Muscle or Joint pain including Lower back, Shoulder and Headache

  • Women’s health

Period pain, Fertility, IVF support

  • Gastro related

Digestive problem

  • Psycho-emotional related

 Depression, Anxiety, Stress management

  • Respiratory related

Common cold, Rhinitis, Sinusitis etc.

  • Skin disorder
  • Other health issues

Our Team

Helen Bourke

Dr. Bourke is a registered Acupuncturist and Chinese Herbalist with the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia, and a member of the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA). She completed her Bachelor of Applied Science in Chinese Medicine and Human Biology at RMIT University in Melbourne, and her internship in Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture  in Nanjing, China in 2005.

Dr. Bourke seeks to help patients with a broad range of ailments and has a special interest in treating pain, muscular-skeletal conditions, digestive issues, women’s health and anxiety.

She has a wealth of experience in practicing acupuncture, herbal medicine and massage in both private and community acupuncture clinics, and continues to expand and develop these skills through ongoing study and research.

Kay Taein Kim

Kay (Taein) Kim is a fully qualified, professional traditional Chinese medicine practitioner and acupuncturist. Kay undertook five years of training at RMIT University of traditional Chinese medicine. As a part of course, she underwent the clinical internship in Nanjing of Jiangsu province in China. Furthermore she has finished individual clinical training in Korea.

She has hands on experience from the last few years of practice and she likes to expertise in women’s health including Periodic problem, Hormonal imbalance, fertility and pregnancy care. Furthermore she has had excellent results in treating of digestive problems, mental health as well as pain management.

She aims to treat the root cause of the conditions while gently addressing the signs and symptoms and has a strong desire to work among an established team that serves a vibrant community.