Covid-19 Update

Breathe Acupuncture remains open.

I will continue to provide health care as long as I remain healthy, have no COVID-19 contact, no symptoms, test negative and decide to continue work.

Breathe Acupuncture as a practice will continue to be vigilant and maintain compliance as directed by the NSW Health Department and will implement all directives as required.

I kindly ask you not to attend clinic if you are unwell, have a fever or respiratory symptoms or have been in contact with any COVID-19 infected persons. If you are unsure please ring the clinic for advice before attending.

I also offer phone consults and are able to post you herbs as required.

When attending clinic I will ask you to sanitize your hands on arrival.

Note that all treatment beds are sanitized between clients and all covers are used once and then removed for washing.

Stay well, wash your hands and please ring the clinic for advice as needed.

I’m here for you. Strength and wellness to you. We will prevail!


Get Some Stress Relief

During these incredibly turbulent times, it’s very easy to become anxious & stressed out. So I’ve pulled together a list of self help, meditation, and stress relief websites & apps you can access to help bring forth a sense of calm.

Viral Kindness

Helpful Neighbours

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Identifying the Symptoms

Headspace – Mindfulness App

Calm – Meditation & Sleep App

Some Inspiration

“Margaret Mead was asked by a student what she considered to be the first sign of civilization in a culture. The student expected Mead to talk about fishhooks or clay pots or grinding stones.

But Mead said that the first sign of civilization in an ancient culture was a femur (thighbone) that had been broken and then healed. Mead explained that in the animal kingdom, if you break your leg, you die. You cannot run from danger, get to the river for a drink or hunt for food. You are meat for prowling beasts. No animal survives a broken leg long enough for the bone to heal.

A broken femur that has healed is evidence that someone has taken time to stay with the one who fell, has bound up the wound, has carried the person to safety and has tended the person through recovery. Helping someone else through difficulty is where civilization starts, Mead said.

We are at our best when we serve others. Be civilized.”

~ Ira Byock, “The Best Care Possible: A Physician’s Quest to Transform Care Through the End of Life”.

The Founder

Ngaio Richards, a fully qualified veteran in the field is a member of Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA), and government registered Acupuncturist & Chinese Herbal Medicine Practitioner with the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia (CMBA) – which by the way, since 2012 has become a legal requirement in order to practice acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine in Australia. Our profession is also overseen by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

Introductory Package

Curious to try out some acupuncture and cost-effectively? Our Introductory Package is currently available. This investment in your health gives you an initial consultation / acupuncture treatment + two follow up treatments for $242 (saving you $43).

And if you’re in a health fund with ‘Extras’ cover you can claim back more of this cost on top of the savings as well.

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