Welcome to Sea of Qi
With clinical experience in acupuncture, traditional Chinese medicine, herbal medicine and cosmetic acupuncture, Petra offers a wholistic approach to your wellbeing and effective solutions to a wide range of health conditions. Practicing in the Barossa Valley and Adelaide working primarily in traditional Chinese medicine acupuncture we provide both experience and care.
We have created a professional, hygienic and welcoming environment, where your body dictates the treatment. On discovering the pattern of disharmony an individual treatment plan is created. We work in partnership with you to create a healthy and achievable balance in your busy life.
You will find that acupuncture not only alleviates your symptoms but also helps reduce your stress levels, improves your energy and gives your immune system a boost.
Neurological – headaches, migraine, insomnia, nervous tension, facial neuralgia, peripheral neuropathy, trigeminal neuralgia, post stroke symptoms, dizziness and noises in the ear
Cardiovascular – fluid retention, chest pain, poor circulation, muscle cramps
Respiratory conditions – asthma, bronchitis, acute tonsillitis, rhinitis, sinusitis, hay fever, cough, sore throat, common cold
Digestive system disorders - ITB, bloating, food intolerances, gastritis, diverticulosis, constipation, diarrhoea
Urogenital disorders – cystitis, nocturnal enuresis, kidney disorders, weak bladder
Gynaecological and obstetric – PMT, menstrual issues, menopause, hormonal imbalance, prolapses, fertility, morning sickness, pre-birth treatment
Skin conditions – herpes zoster, eczema, dermatitis, acne
Eye conditions – redness, itching, etc
Muscular skeletal – lower back pain, sciatica, tennis elbow, frozen shoulder, muscle spams, and tension, arthritis, gout, tendinitis
In Chinese medicine we believe that blood circulation is a part of the body’s self healing mechanisms so we use Moxibustion to stimulate and improve circulation.
Moxibustion supplements Qi, facilities movement of Qi in obstructed channels and warms the channels.
Cupping is mainly used for acute and external conditions. It is believed to draw toxins from the body. Clinical applications may be a muscle spasm or cold/flu.
Cosmetic acupuncture provides comparable results to mainstream beauty therapies such as facials and laser treatments but also provides health benefits at the same time.
Cosmetic acupuncture enhances the skins appearance and increases collagen induction to the area being treated. Fines lines may be Eliminated, Deeper wrinkles reduced Puffiness of the face and under the eyes reduced, Improvement of the texture of the skin. Using Dr Travall Croom's cosmetic treatment protocol, the only acupuncturist taught in South Australia.
THE MEANING BEHIND THE NAME ‘SEA OF QI’
Sea Of Qi (pronounced Sea of Chee) is the English translation of an acupuncture point ‘QIHAI’ located on the lower abdomen. This area is sometimes referred to as the Danton in qigong and martial arts. This point generates qi and yang, it is where vital qi is stored and can treat deficiency of original qi and deficiency of qi all the organs.