Acupuncture East - Holistic Medicine

Sono Michetti B.Ac.
Currumbin Ecovillage
639 Currumbin Creek Rd
Currumbin 4223
0498 048 699

AcupunctureChinese Herbal MedicineQigong25 years experience

Welcome ... I am a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine (AHPRA# CMR0001727340) with 25 years of clinical experience. Previously, I had been running a busy holistic health clinic in Western Australia for 17 years and am now practising on the Gold Coast for the past 6 years. I am offering: (click on modality for more info ...)

Acupuncture Chinese Herbal Medicine
Qigong Acupressure Qigong


About Sono Michetti B.Ac.

Sono is a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine registered with the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia. She studied Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Acupuncture at the ‘Australian College of Natural Medicine’ in Brisbane, graduating with a Bachelor of Acupuncture in 1992. She went on to obtain certification in Chinese Herbal Formulas and furthered her studies of Chinese Herbal Medicine at the ‘Perth Academy of Natural Therapies’. Sono is a Fellow member of the AACMA and has been in clinical practice for the past 25 years, having owned one of Perth’s busiest Holistic Health Centres.

Sono’s treatment style is gentle and practical, oriented towards achieving clinical results, as well as personal and caring. She takes great interest in educating clients in the multi-layered understanding of health that the Chinese Medicine framework provides, explaining the connection between medical history and present condition, as well as incorporating a health maintenance strategy for longevity and renewed wellbeing.

Sono is also a certified Qigong instructor in Shibashi Set 1, 2 & 4 with the Tai Chi & Qigong Institute under Master Wing Cheung. She maintains a regular self-practice for the past 18 years and teaches various styles of Qigong.

Last but not least, Sono’s professional skills are enriched by the depth of her personal experience from a life dedicated, since the age of 16, to self-discovery, health and transformation.

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Acupuncture dates back 5000 years and is the most widely used form of traditional medicine practised in the world today. Acupuncture utilises ultra fine, single-use needles which are gently inserted into specific points along a network of energy channels and are stimulated to clear blockages, tonify deficiencies, disperse excesses and encourage a smooth flow of energy throughout your body.

As human beings we are an integrated whole, connected to all and everything, and our emotions, thoughts, beliefs and lifestyle all affect our state of health. Pain and disease are not an isolated event but an outer manifestation of a state of imbalance in any of these areas which results in Qi becoming blocked, stagnant, erratic or toxic. Acupuncture activates and balances the flow of Qi in order to restore harmony and balance within body, mind and spirit.

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) offers a detailed system of diagnosis to determine a treatment plan for your individual state of dis-ease applying a variety of effective treatment methods such as needling, herbal medicine, cupping, moxibustion, gua sha. Acupuncture may be helpful for:

• digestive disorders • insomnia • fatigue
• menstrual disorders • menopause • PMT
• fertility • IVF support • pregnancy
• labour induction • stress & anxiety • back pain
• asthma • colds & flus • low immunity
• sports injuries • arthritis • cancer support

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Chinese Herbal Medicine

Chinese Herbal Medicine is an integral part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) involving the use of plant part such as leaves, flowers, twigs, roots, barks, peels, fruits and fungus, as well as some mineral and animal substances. Prescribing Chinese herbs is a personalized process and requires an in-depth and detailed diagnosis, enabling me to prescribe a formula from single granulated herbs which is not only tailored to the dis-ease, but to your unique response to it. Chinese herbs are often prescribed in conjunction with Acupuncture, but is an effective treatment on its own. For certain conditions Chinese herbs in pill, tablet or capsule form are also available. Chinese Herbal Medicine may be helpful for:

• digestive disorders • insomnia • fatigue
• menstrual disorders • menopause • PMT
• fertility • IVF support • skin disorders
• labour induction • stress & anxiety • back pain
• asthma • colds & flus • low immunity
• cancer support • arthritis • headaches

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Qigong Acupressure

A specialised non-needle treatment which utilises TCM differential diagnosis. This Qi clearing and balancing treatment adjusts the meridian flow and releases physical & emotional blockages from the channels and organs, as well as deeply calming the nervous system and spirit. Specific points are activated to revitalise and harmonise the organs which in turn strengthens the capacity for relaxation, centeredness and peace. The information gathered from administering this technique is also diagnostic and adds to the overall picture assisting in lifestyle recommendations and/or herbal perscriptions to augment treatment outcome.

Qigong Acupressure is particularly effective for stress related conditions, and physical imbalances that might have been triggered by a somewhat traumatic experience affecting the emotions. Qigong Acupressure is suitable for anyone, and particularly attractive for children and the overly sensitive or wary needle shy person. It can be also be incorporated as a clearing and balancing treatment before Acupuncture.

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Qigong Classes & Courses

Qigong is the art and science of Chinese energy healing exercises that was developed by ancient masters and practiced in China for thousands of years for its effectiveness in increasing longevity, inner harmony, and both healing and preventing disease. Qigong uses movement, postures, breathing, self-massage, mental imagery and meditation to gather, circulate and store qi. Qigong cleanses and transforms impure and stagnant qi - the cause of disease - into pure healing energy. Qigong is suitable for beginners and more experienced alike. Regular practice of Qigong:

• increases energy levels, flexibility, balance and motor function
• improves circulation, digestion and respiratory function
• develops a strong centre, lightness of being and inner peace
• releases stress and tension
• increases awareness and mental clarity
• integrates body, mind, spirit
• assists body's innate self-healing powers
• helps prevent major and minor illness

Weekly Qigong Class

This weekly class draws from a variety of techniques. The exercise sequences presented are simple yet profound. They are easy to learn by following along. Qigong is gentle and is suitable for people of all ages.

Time: Fridays 7:30 - 8:30am
Venue: Currumbin Ecovillage, Currumbin Valley
Cost: $12 casual class • $50 for a 5 class pass
Instructors: Sono Michetti & Mandana Juon

Please book in for the first class, thereafter no booking or ongoing commitment required.

Shibashi Qigong Set 2 • 7 Week Course

Shibashi Qigong is one of the most popular and widely practised forms of Qigong worldwide. It combines Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan with traditional Qigong movements into a gentle, flowing 18 movement Qigong form. Its effortless flow is a result of a deep cultivated inner relaxation. This encourages tensions held deep within the body’s tissues to unwind and release, thus harmonising and increasing the flow of Qi and strengthening body, mind and spirit.

This course teaches Set 2 of Shibashi Qigong, knowledge of Set 1 is not required. This course is taught in weekly classes over the course of 7 weeks. The movements are easy to learn, and to support your learning process a manual, wall chart and a video recording are provided. The course is designed to teach you the form so you can practice it at home on your own. Suitable for beginners and experienced alike.

Dates: Evening classes 6:30 - 8:15 pm • dates TBA • express your interest
Venue: Currumbin Valley Ecovillage • 639 Currumbin Creek Road
Cost: $220 (includes course material) • $50 deposit required to book your space
Instructor: Mandana Juon

Spaces are limited and booking is essential, please call or email us for queries and to secure your place.

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Qualification Details

Bachelor of Acupuncture - Australian Colllege of Natural Medicine
Registered Acupuncturist & Chinese Herbalist with the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia #CMR0001727340
Fellow Member of AACMA (Australian Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine Association)
Certified Qigong Instructor for Shibashi - Tai Chi & Qigong Institute - Master Wing Cheung

Fellow Member of AACMA

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