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Martin McKenzie

Martin has been practising Chinese Medicine and Remedial Therapies for over 20 years and loves the flexibility that bodywork and Acupuncture can bring to a wide variety of conditions. He is passionate about the holistic view that Chinese Medicine takes on disease states.
During his Acupuncture studies he travelled to Sri Lanka and China to gain other perspectives and clinical experience. In the last 20 years he has applied both Remedial Therapies and Acupuncture in many different settings, including sporting clubs (Gepps Cross in Adelaide, Broncos), offices, clinics, hospitals, drop zones and indoor skydiving wind-tunnels (he used to jump out of planes).
Although he has studied many styles of manual therapies his primary method of bodywork is Tui Na (pronounced ‘twee-nah’), the lesser-known manual therapy of Chinese Medicine.
Using the same theory as Acupuncture, Tui Na can be used for any treatment that would be performed using needles. This makes it an ideal alternative for those who don’t like the concept of needles, yet still want the benefits of Chinese Medicine.
In China it is used within hospitals for Orthopaedics and Traumatology. Here in the west, it can be used to address the signs and symptoms for a huge range of conditions from respiratory, endocrine, immune, nervous, integumentary (skin) and circulatory issues, as well as musculoskeletal problems.
Alternatively, a combination of Acupuncture and Tui Na, or other bodywork, can provide a very powerful treatment protocol.
Martin has also studied and taught Dry Needling (Trigger Point therapy) and taken further studies in Motor Point Acupuncture which relies heavily on neurology and sports medicine to help regulate muscle function.
“Never treat the disease a person presents, always treat the person who presents the disease.”