Traditional Chinese Medicine and Herbalist in Coolangatta.

Treatments at Being involve Japanese Acupuncture and additional therapies such as Cupping, Moxibustion, Massage, General Body Work and Herbal Medicine. These treatments are based in Traditional Chinese Medicine and as a Herbalist we offer a range of Herbal Remedies from our Coolangatta clinic. 

Our clients have often found us when seeking advice and treatment for a wide range of health issues. We offer a thorough consultation and diagnostic process before we approach treatment depending on what your body needs at the time.

We tailor our treatments to the individual and no two treatments are the same. Read on if you would like to discover more about the Traditional Chinese Medicine Techniques we use and our approach as Herbalists.


Acupuncture is medical speciality. It is a form of natural and alternative medicine and a component of Traditional Chinese Medicine. 

A close up of Acupuncture needle insertion during-Traditional Chinese Medicine Treatment at Being

We use a Japanese Style of Acupuncture which derives from Traditional Chinese Medicine. This approach accesses the energetic forces of the body close to the surface and means needle insertion is more shallow and furthermore creates minimal sensation.

Acupuncture aims to stimulate the body to restore its own physiological function by influencing the nervous and endocrine system and also works locally where the needles interface with the tissues.

The philosophy of Acupuncture involves the movement of energy (Qi) in the body and the balance of Yin and Yang. An Acupuncture treatment should tune your body up so that it can find a state of equilibrium. Once a body finds that state it is consequently easier for it to heal, rest and recharge.

Acupuncture treatments are less about treating a particular condition but rather assisting the body to heal itself, basically the body has no interest in being sick or unhealthy but it can sometimes need help to trigger an innate healing response.
if you are new to Acupuncture the thought of it might be overwhelming but we often treat people with apprehension, even those with a significant phobia of needles. No need to worry because we will walk you through the process, what to expect and help you feel totally comfortable. We often get comments on how pleasant the treatment is.
Cupping quite simply involves placing cups on the skin to create suction. The suction provides a different response from all other body work as it is pulling not pushing like in massage. 

Cupping promotes healing and relief from discomfort and pain by increasing blood flow to the affected area and reducing muscle tension. 

During a cupping treatment, your practitioner places cups on the skin and creates a vacuum by heating the air inside the cup. The suction pulls the skin and underlying tissue into the cup. This can leave a circular mark on the skin that looks like a bruise. These marks are generally painless and fade within a few days.

The negative pressure provided by cupping provides very different changes. It works well on inter- connective tissue which is linked to the lymphatic system and blood flow systemically.
Cupping can feel very unusual compared to other treatments, but it is not painful at all – more so it has been described by our clients as relieving and invigorating.


Cupping is a form of Traditional Chinese and Middle Eastern Medicine. It is an ancient healing therapy in which suction is created on the skin with the application of heated cups.

A Cupping Treatment on the lower back of patient as part of treatment at Being.


Moxibustion (Moxa) is an external Traditional Chinese Medicine treatment. The treatment involves burning dried herbs on or near acu pressure points on the skin.

Using the Traditional Chinese Medicine Treatment Moxibustion at Being Acupuncture and Natural Medicine
Moxibustion is the combustion of a herb called mugwort on or above the skin. This causes a range of physiological responses from both the warming heat and the transfer of compounds in the herb to the skin.
The treatment works to stimulate healing and improve the flow of Qi, the body’s vital energy. The heat generated by burning the mugwort is thought to penetrate deep into the body and promote the circulation of blood and Qi. There is also tissue change in the treated area and Moxa stimulates immune, hormonal and neurological responses systemically.
Essentially Moxibustion is about allowing heat into very specific regions in the body in a very controlled way. Heat will have an effect on blood flow and on the tissues that it is interacting with. 
Generally Moxa feels lovely and warm, often relieving and comforting. 
As qualified Herbalists and we trust in the proven benefits of Herbal Medicines. They are essentially plant material(s) that are consumed by clients to specifically target different systems within the body. The aim is to restore the function of these systems. 

The correct understanding and prescription of Herbal Medicines will cause physiological responses that allow the body to heal. Correct diagnosis is imperative when it comes to herbs as is mixing the right herbs for the right person at the time. 

It’s not unusual for herbs to taste awful. We prescribe herbs for oral consumption in a variety of different forms. Due to the powerful plant chemistry they often won’t have a nice flavour. Most people become accustomed to the taste and can even begin to enjoy herbs as it is a natural form of medicine.  

We do our best to source organic and/or unsprayed with nasty pesticides or containing heavy metals.
If you would like to discuss a Herbal Remedy or know what you are looking for please get in touch to discuss your Herbal Medicine needs.

Herbal Medicine

Herbal medicines are those with active ingredients made from plant parts, such as leaves, roots or flowers which are prescribed by our qualified Herbalists.

Chinese Herbs chosen from the Being Acupuncture and Natural Medicine Selection by o ur Qualified Herbalist