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Haberfield Health Inner West Acupuncture Clinic

Why Choose Acupuncture?



Chinese Medicine

Chinese Medicine is holistic & uses a unique system of diagnosis that allows us to see patterns of health within the body that other forms of medicine often cannot. Patterns that not only affect an organ or region of the body, but rather how it affects the whole body. Your entire system is addressed, providing a more complete treatment which also assists in preventing a re-occurrence of a condition.

What is involved?

Acupuncture involves the insertion of fine, sterile needles into specific points on the body as a treatment for almost every disorder. These points are strong areas of influence along a channel which relate to internal organs & the areas of the body which they control. Inserting needles into these points results in powerful immune, hormonal, nervous & ant-inflammatory responses, allowing conditions of pain, disease, stress, injury & trauma to be treated effectively without the side effects commonly associated with medication.

Our Acupuncture Team


Irene Perrin – With a background in nursing and midwifery, Irene graduated with a Bachelor in Health Sciences in Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2004. She studied in China, receiving a Certificate of Traditional Chinese Medicine from the Japan-China Friendship Hospital in Beijing, China. She established a private practice in 2006 concentrating on pregnancy and women’s health care, and works as a midwifery clinical nurse specialist in a major Sydney hospital.

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Christina  has  been a practicing Traditional Chinese Medicine for over 10 years and is a registered practitioner with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), and a professional member of Australasian Council of Chinese Medicine Associations (ACCMA).

She graduated from Sydney Institute of Chinese Medicine (SITCM) with a Bachelor degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine and completed an internship at Zhejiang TCM hospital in Hangzhou, China.  Christina provides the full services of a Traditional Chinese medicine practitioner, which includes Chinese herbal medicine, acupuncture, moxabustion and dietary therapy.

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