About your Practitioner
Dr Alexandra Bacon (TCM)
Acupuncturist & Chinese Medicine Practitioner
Bachelor of Health Science/Bachelor of Applied Science (Chinese Medicine) with Clinical Internship- RMIT university
AHPRA registered health professional
Member of the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA)
I am a local Mildura girl with a passion for helping people feel better. I aim to provide effective and holistic healthcare options to those in rural and remote communities. With clinical experience in a wide range of areas, I have a special interest in Emotional wellbeing, Women's health, Digestion & Skin conditions. The body & mind fascinate me... how they interconnect is one of the things I love most about TCM. This is actually where the inspiration for the name Becoming Whole came from... integrating mind, body and spirit.
When not in the clinic, you'll find me running around on the netball court (go dees!).
I hope to meet you soon.
Please feel welcome to get in touch,
P.S. I am a bit of an instagram fanatic so if you want
to keep up to date that would be the best way to do it
About the Medicine
What is Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture?
Chinese medicine is a traditional medicine based on thousands of years of experience and practice. It views the body and mind as a complete interconnected whole. Traditionally the body was viewed as having several channel pathways that conduct energy and blood flow through the body and organs. These pathways are the basis of acupuncture theory, with specific sites along those channels that essentially give the body instructions on where to direct its focus. Chinese Herbal Medicine works with a similar concept, however it uses plant parts in combination which have certain properties to achieve therapeutic effects. Chinese medicine is big on prevention and nourishing life ('yang shen') so it includes providing appropriate dietary and lifestyle advice to support the body & mind back to its balanced state.
Frequently Asked Questions
How does acupuncture work?
Traditionally the Chinese viewed the body with several channels in the body that regulate energy flow throughout the organs and areas of the body. When we do acupuncture we are tapping into this ‘channel’ and giving the body directions on where to direct it’s energy. From a more biomedical perspective, acupuncture stimulates the peripheral nervous system which sends messages to the brain to have a range of functions depending on the specific point that was stimulated. This can vary from stimulating certain brain areas, modulating the body’s pain pathways and increasing blood circulation. As the brain and structures within it control the functions of the body such as the production/release of hormones and neurotransmitters, this acu-point stimulation influences how the body functions. It often has a modulatory effect, regulating and bringing the body back to homeostasis. Regulating adequate blood circulation is important to bring nutrients and oxygen to the different parts of the body to therefore help healing to occur.
Private Health Insurance
I am registered with most Private Health Funds, including Mildura Health Fund, ARHG, Medibank, BUPA & AHM. You are eligible to a rebate if your ancillaries cover acupuncture. I don't have a HICAPS machine, however you can claim through your invoice.
Contact me if needed ☺️