www.classicalacupuncture.com.au

Here you will find information regarding the clinical practice, development, and research of Classical Acupuncture and Chinese medicine.

For all information regarding David White's clinical practice please visit the above website link or call one of the following practice phone numbers or email info@classicalacupuncture.com.au:

Classical Acupuncture Sydney
1/75 Willoughby Rd
Crows Nest, NSW, 2065
(02) 8095 8255

Acupuncture in the Sydney CBD and North Shore

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Acupuncture Services Sydney City and North Sydney

Can Acupuncture Help?

It is not uncommon for the patients that come and see me for treatment for one issue also wish to have another treated. Perhaps there are underlying issues, which have been lingering for some time, that have just become part of the everyday. Lingering illnesses, chronic pain, gastric disorders (such as loose stools, constipation, bloating) and gynaecological issues where one's cycle is out of its natural rhythm and has been for some time are examples that often are the cause of the more acute painful syndromes, or perhaps even the reason for stress and sleep related problems. This is where acupuncture and Chinese medicine can truly shine.
Acupuncture and Chinese medicine practitioners always approach the body as a whole. Emotional and mental conditions can be seen, heard or felt in the physical tissues of the person and vice versa. Excessive bloating, headaches, pain and postural issues may be due to something which you might think is minor - like the menstrual cycle being slightly out of sync or perhaps the metabolism of food being not as good as it should be.
Within my Sydney and Crows Nest Acupuncture clinics I will provide all my patients with a full assessment of their health according to Chinese medical principles. This will involve pulse, abdominal and vessel palpation, observance of colour, questioning, and postural reviews. Often I will combine these assessments with any reports or findings from the current GP or specialist (or other health care practitioner of any modality). Following this treatment will commence. In most cases acupuncture is applied and in others a combination of acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, Tuina (acupressure and massage), Guasha / Spooning / Scraping, and Cupping therapies (among other soft tissues manipulations). On occasion I will take my patients through specific breathing techniques (known as Neigong) which may be combined with stretching and lengthening exercises and dietary alterations.
Acupuncturists use a diverse range of modalities due to the presentation affecting different levels of the body's form. Often superficial soft tissue work for tendon and fascia adhesions, deeper massage and needling for muscular problems or herbal medicine for disorders of the internal organ systems (such as ulceration etc). If the disorder is very severe and deep that is when referrals to specialists may be required so multiple levels can be addressed (which may or may not include surgery).
So if you are suffering from pain, headaches, postural issues, gastric, respiratory, gynaecological or stress based disorders come and see me at either of my clinics in Sydney or Crows Nest for an initial assessment to see how Acupuncture and Chinese medicine can help you.

Acupuncture Clinic Locations:

Sydney CBD Acupuncture

Level 1 32 York Street
Sydney, NSW, 2000
P: 9299 6688

Crows Nest / North Sydney Acupuncture

Level 1 75 Willoughby Road
Crows Nest, NSW, 2065
P: 8095 8255

Feel free to email questions to info@classicalacupuncture.com.au

David White Classical Acupuncture
Acupuncture in Crows Nest





For all your acupuncture and Chinese medical needs

Monday, May 12, 2014

New Location Up and Running!


We have a new post up on our blog about our new location in Crows Nest, extended consultation hours and other general news for David White Classical Acupuncture.

http://www.classicalacupuncture.com.au/location-services-availability/


David White Classical Acupuncture

North Sydney Acupuncture Services:
Level 1, 75 Willoughby Road
Crows Nest, NSW, 2065
P: 8095 8255

www.classicalacupuncture.com.au

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Sydney CBD Acupuncture


Classical Acupuncture is the Sydney CBD's premier Chinese medicine clinic. With over a decade of continued clinical service to the Sydney CBD, David White has seen to many different people and ailments, such as, sporting injuries, pain syndromes, stress and anxiety, sleep disorders, fertility / infertility, gynaecological issues, pregnancy, gastro disorders, and much more. David is also a highly experienced senior lecturer at the Sydney Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine and a doctoral candidate at the University of Technology, Sydney. David has committed over 17 years of continuous study in order to practice Acupuncture and Chinese medicine in a concise, professional, and informed way. His Sydney CBD acupuncture clinic is located in York Street opposite the Grace hotel.
At his Sydney CBD practice David works with a number of highly experienced bodyworkers to ensure that his patients receive the best possible complementary health care available. David also has a very large and respected referral basis within the Sydney CBD including: osteopaths, physiotherapists, chiropractors, doctors (general practitioners and specialists), personal trainers, and other mainstream and complementary health care services located in Sydney's CBD.
For bookings at David White Classical Acupuncture (Sydney CBD) please call or visit:
Sydney Bodywork
Level 1 32 York Street
Sydney, NSW, 2000
Phone: 02 9299 6688
In Good Health,
Acupuncture in Sydney City

David White Classical Acupuncture www.classicalacupuncture.com.au

Pregnancy Meditation: 5 Week Course In Crows Nest


Nina Maudslay of Bloom and Flourish will be running a five week pregnancy meditation course here the details. For information please contact Nina on 0423 261 186 or email ninamaudslay@y7mail.com:
Pregnancy Meditation 5 week course:
Welcome to beginners and more experienced meditators, classes will run for one hour including time for discussion / feedback in addition to meditation practices.
When:
30th May to 27th June 2013
Thursday 12.30-13.30
Where:
Yoganic, Level 1, 551 Willoughby Road, Willoughby
Cost:
$90
Includes take home pack:
  • guided meditation audio to use at home
  • eye pillow for blissful relaxation
  • journal notebook to record your journey
Class Description:
Wk 1 Nourish & Release - Using the breath as a tool for relaxation.  A simple practice to incorporate into your daily life to help manage stress and stressful situations.
Wk 2 Embody - Listening to your body and conveying your needs.  Using movement to increase our awareness of our bodies, whilst also providing a means of self expression.  During pregnancy it is important to take notice of what is happening in the body, what feels good and what doesn't.
Wk 3 Connect - Deepening your relationship with your baby.  We will use a guided visualisation exercise to strengthen the bond you are already building with your baby.
Wk 4 Acceptance - Letting go of perfection and what you cannot control using breath and visualisation.
Wk 5 Wholeness - Experiencing your body, breath and baby as one dynamic whole incorporating all of the meditative practices we have learned over the course.
During the course you will learn how to strengthen your relationship with your body and your baby using the breath, movement, guided visualisation and relaxation.  By the end of the course, you will feel more confident in your natural abilities, more relaxed and prepared for birth.
Course Philosophy:
As a woman, your body is designed to create, nurture and birth - it is your innate ability.  The instinctual area of the brain, together with your natural hormonal cascade works alongside your body to birth your baby.  Mother nature is a genius and in her wisdom she also designed our beautiful babies to deliver safely and joyfully into our arms.  They too are guided by instinct and hormonal messages throughout the birthing process.  With the support and direction from natures intelligence, mother and baby work together as a team continually throughout the pregnancy and the birth.
It is left to us to trust in our abilities and instincts as natural mothers and those of our baby. Sometimes however the stress and challenges of daily life, in addition to our own fears and doubts can reduce that trust, blocking our bodies intelligence and interfering with our natural instinctual process.  Pregnancy meditation classes aim to help you become aware of these fears or blocks and provide you with tools to manage and release them, allowing you to strengthen your belief in yourself and empower your relationship with your body and your baby.  What a wonderful way to support your journey through pregnancy and prepare you for birth and beyond!
More on the facilitator:
A yoga lover and mum to be, Nina was first introduced to meditation as a child, receiving guided visualisations from her mother when she had trouble sleeping.  Of course at the time, Nina had no idea what a profound tool she was being introduced to, or that she would return to this practice in the lead up to her own journey into motherhood.  More recently Nina has gleaned her knowledge and experience of meditation through yoga, Gabrielle Roth’s 5Rhythms movement practice and her own regular meditation practice.
Nina has always had a deep connection to the body learning dance from a young age; she developed an awareness of movement as expression and a tool for processing.  Later on (in 2005) Nina qualified as a massage therapist again deepening her understanding about the body in a holistic way.  It was not until Nina had traveled to the UK that she realised she again needed to learn more about the body and how to support its wellness.  Here, she fueled her interest in healthy eating with studies in naturopathic nutrition and her passion for helping others grew and grew.
On returning to Australia, Nina further explored different meditation techniques and greatly improved her own health and wellness through the benefits of regular practice.   Nina qualified as a Meditation Facilitator through Nature Care College in 2012.  Now in her final year as a student of the Energetic Healing Diploma (also at Nature Care), Nina feels strongly drawn to supporting others through education, self-nourishment and connection.  Nina believes that life is full of unlimited possibilities and hopes to encourage and inspire others to bloom and flourish!
 In Good Health,
David White
Acupuncture in Crows Nest

David White Classical Acupuncture www.classicalacupuncture.com.au

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Acupuncture in Sydney: News Update


It has been a while since the last blog post and much has been happening in the world of Chinese medicine.
Last year in September I had the privilege of presenting a few papers at the 3rd Annual International Society for the Study of Classical Acupuncture (ISSCA) Scholar's Retreat. Once again this meeting of scholars was held at the breathtaking Trout Lake Abey in Washington State. We had a number of great presentations and discussion of classical Chinese thought and medicine. I light of the great work done by my peers in the USA I will be developing and teaching through a newly set-up educational framework, the Institute of Neijing Research (INR). This will be operated by myself in conjunction with various scholars and physicians from around the globe for the purpose of delving deeply into early Chinese thought and medicine. Currently we are in the process of setting up language classes, philosophy classes, and lecturers on Neijing medicine. Stay tuned for more information.
This year will see the return of the WFAS (World Federation of Acupuncture and Moxibustion Societies) symposium to Australian shores. The last one was a great success in 2004 on the Gold Coast and this years looks to equal that here in Sydney. For more information on WFAS 2013 please visit the AACMA's website (http://www.acupuncture.org.au/Events_and_Conferences/WFAS_Sydney_2013.aspx). I have not confirmed whether I will be speaking this year as other teaching commitments may mean I may be unable to attend.
Acupuncture and Chinese medicine registration has also come into affect as of last year. This is a very positive step forward for the profession and hopefully will see greater benefits in the future for patients, practitioners, and students alike. Research in acupuncture and Chinese medicine is a passion of mine and it is a great wish that the many traditions of this medicine are respected in modern research. This is not only for the validity of the research itself but for the nature and roots of the medicine, one which is intimately connected to the culture of early civilisation in China.
More news will follow shortly, for questions or queries please contact me via email at info@classicalacupuncture.com.au  or via one of my clinics Sydney City Clinic: Level 1, 32 York Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000 (02 92996688) or Crows Nest Clinic: 104a Willoughby Road, Crows Nest, NSW, 2065 (02) 80958255.
In Good Health,
David White Classical Acupuncture
Acupuncture in Crows Nest


David White Classical Acupuncture www.classicalacupuncture.com.au

Acupuncture In Sydney: 10 Years of Service


Dear friends,
This year marks a decade of me practicing Acupuncture in Sydney (Sydney CBD). Operating an acupuncture clinic in Sydney was rather rare ten years ago. I first started on Macquarie Street (where I would remain for 7 years) and along with my colleague Rodd Sanchez we were the only fully qualified practitioners in that part of the city. Having been surrounded by many renowned Sydney doctors (including general practitioners and many specialists) we made some very close contacts and a strong referral base. Educating many of the medical elite in the clinical capabilities of Acupuncture and Chinese medicine is no easy feat for a beginner practitioner. In that time over 10 other acupuncture clinics have opened and closed in Sydney CBD.
In 2009 I moved my private practice to Clarence Street and joined forces with the well established and professional Sydney Bodywork. 2 1/2 years later we moved that clinic to a larger premises on York Street opposite the Grace hotel. Working with Peter Furness and Kerrie McGregor has been an absolute thrill and greatly opened my eyes to other modalities. Peter and Kerrie would have to be the two finest bodyworkers I have come across both locally and overseas. 2009 was also the year that I ventured towards Sydney's lower north shore and set up my clinic in Crows Nest. Clinically the dynamic is very different when practicing Acupuncture in the city as opposed to the suburbs.
It is with great pleasure that I continue the service of practicing Acupuncture in the Sydney CBD, I have treated and managed thousands of patients of the years and hope to continue to do so for another 10 years. This year will be very promising with much of my clinic focus going towards the establishment of a clinic and research centre for classical Chinese medicine in Sydney's lower north shore. More developments will be posted in the coming months.
In addition to 10 years of clinical practice I have also been teaching Acupuncture and Chinese medicine for 10 years at the Sydney Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine (SITCM). I do not often advertise this fact, but I was the youngest fully qualified practitioner and the youngest teacher at a tertiary level in Chinese medicine in Australia's history (and possibly the globe for the latter). Being young in this profession is often a sign that your clinical skills are not up to scratch, however, in western countries most people don't start studying until they are in their 30's. I began my education in Chinese medicine at the age of 15 informally (through my martial arts teacher) and 17 formally (at the Sydney Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine). I know I have only touched the surface of this remarkable science and have much much more to learn.
If you have any queries or would like to make a booking, please contact:
Sydney Acupuncture Clinic: (02) 9299 6688
Crows Nest Acupuncture Clinic: (02) 8095 8255
Or please email me: info@classicalacupuncture.com.au
In Good Health,
David White
Acupuncture in Crows Nest

David White Classical Acupuncture www.classicalacupuncture.com.au

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

ISSCA Bound and Clinic Opening Times


Dear patients, visitors, and friends of David White Classical Acupuncture,
It is that time of year when I travel to Portland, Oregon and Washington for the annual scholar's retreat hosted by the International Society for the Study of Classical Acupuncture (ISSCA). Held at the beautiful Trout Lake Abey at the base of Mt. Adams in Washington State, the ISSCA Annual Scholar's Retreat is conference dedicated to the study and research of classical Chinese medicine. Every year scholars, practitioners, and students gather at this incredible location and present papers and workshops on advanced understandings of classical medicine, with a distinct focus on the Huangdi Neijing (黃帝内經).

This year I will be presenting two papers:

1. "No Space, No Matter: Pre-Han and Han Notions of Spatial Construction". This is a very fascinating subject to me. Spatial construction and the concepts of space-time found within classical Chinese texts (medical, legislative, and ideological) is the cornerstone of understanding the natural life sciences of these times. Sharing many similarities to the quantum physics notion of space-time, classical Chinese thinkers constructed their entire being around this concept. This paper will look at how spatial construction was vital to understanding and linking the cosmos (Tian 天), Human Beings (Ren 人) and Earth (Di 地) as three interdependent constructions. There will be specific focus on the cosmic view, the Ming Tang (Bright Hall), and both the Huainanzi and Guanzi texts in relation to ritual and medicine of the time.

2. Neijing Tendon Project: Cui Ci 焠刺 (Fire Needling) from Lingshu, Chapter 7 ( Guan Zhen 官針). ISSCA has been working on the "Neijing Tendon Project" for some time now. This year we will have a panel discussion on the tendon channels of the Neijing which are vital to understanding musculo-skeletal disorders. One of the key treatment methods of the tendons is Fire Needling or Heated Needling (Cui Ci 焠刺). This will be a brief talk followed by clinical demonstrations and group participation. For the patients of mine that have received these methods with the traditional needles, you will be able to account for its incredible effectiveness.
In addition we have some wonderful authors and translators coming this year. For the full schedule please refer to the ISSCA webpage at this link: http://isscaonline.org/retreat/schedule.

My clinic will be closed on the following dates:
21st August until the 5th September 2012. If you wish to make a booking by all means call and leave a message or even better email me at info@classicalacupuncture.com.au. I will be checking emails every 2nd day. For bookings in the city please call that clinics number and someone will be able to book you in.

In good health!

David White Classical Acupuncture
North Sydney Acupuncture


David White Classical Acupuncture www.classicalacupuncture.com.au

Acupuncture in the Sydney CBD and North Sydney suburb of Crows Nest

Saturday, April 16, 2011

New Clinic Opening in Crows Nest April 2011

David White's new clinic will be opening on the 27th April 2011 in Crows Nest. The new clinic will be a full time practice at 104a Willoughby Road, Crows Nest, NSW, 2065. If you would like to book and appointment at this practice please call 0412131590 or (02) 8095 8255 after the 27th of April.

This blog will also be moving to the new website at www.classicalacupuncture.com.au. This site will be re-launched in a few days time.

In good health,

David White Classical Acupuncture www.classicalacupuncture.com.au