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Andre Artmann has been practicing traditional Japanese Acupuncture and Energetic Allergy Testing for the past 10 years. He is passionate about providing the best health outcomes possible for each one of his patients. The unique combination of Eastern and Western medicine allows him to be able to treat a wide range of symptoms.
As the son of a Doctor, my passion for healthcare derives from well-instilled interest in the human body and helping others. I always intended to follow my father’s footsteps into Western Medicine, however, after being introduced to Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture by a family friend, I set out on a path on my own. After leaving school, I completed a Bachelor of Health Science followed by an Advanced Diploma in Acupuncture.
To enhance my knowledge and understanding of this practice, I completed an internship at the Gung Xi Hospital in China, as well as additional training of Japanese Style Acupuncture in Japan. To ensure the continual growth of my practice, I have continued to return to Japan for study.
The addition of Allergy Testing was introduced after witnessing its outstanding results at my Father’s Clinic. My diploma of Bio-resonance was completed in 2009. Traveling to Germany, to further my skills and knowledge of the therapy.
Under the guidance of my father and acupuncture mentors, I believe I have developed a balanced understanding of both eastern and western medicine, enabling me to work well in conjunction with other modalities.
Andre specialises in the painless treatment of Stress, Anxiety, pre and post menopause. All types of acute and chronic pain, and the diagnosis and treatment of allergies and digestive complaints.
Andre also has a special interest in cosmetic acupuncture treatments.
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Member: AACMA (Australian Association of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine) #2704
Adv Dip (Acupuncture), BHSc (Bachelor Health Science) Adv Dip (Bioresonance)
Traditional Japanese Acupuncture
Traditional Japanese Acupuncture is the art of using ultra fine needles to treat physical and emotional disease by regulating the flow of Qi (energy) through the body.
Moxibustion is the ancient practice of using artemisia vulgaris (mugwort/moxa) on specific acupuncture points to treat a range of symptoms; Including musculoskeletal complaints, fatigue, digestive and respiratory disorders.
Cosmetic Acupuncture is an effective way of looking and feeling better without the use of any chemicals.
What is it?
Cosmetic Acupuncture is one of East Asia’s best kept secrets. It has been used with great success in Asia for hundreds of years as both preventive anti-ageing treatments and the treatment of fine lines and wrinkles. The art of cosmetic acupuncture works in many ways to help reverse the process of ageing and to treat pigmentation, increase tone, and target deep and superficial lines and wrinkles.
How Does It Work?
One of the main modus operandi of cosmetic acupuncture is the targeting of specific motor/muscle points. This helps to tighten and lift certain flaccid muscles of the face resulting in an increase in tone and ‘lifting’ effect on the face. Using this technique certain muscles which are too tight causing unwanted wrinkles or frown lines can also be softened/relaxed resulting in a reduction in wrinkles and an increase in tone.
Secondly, cosmetic acupuncture works to stimulate collagen production. Collagen is the most abundant protein in our bodies, and is a crucial part of our skin, joints and connective tissue. As we age your body’s natural collagen production is diminished, resulting in the appearance of wrinkles and lines. Thankfully cosmetic acupuncture can slow down this process and increase the body’s ability to produce collagen. By almost painlessly inserting very fine high quality cosmetic acupuncture needles superficially into the face. We create ‘microtrauma’ to the area, naturally signalling the body’s cells to produce collagen and elastin in that area. This can result in the softening of lines and firming of the face as a result of the newly produced collagen.
What to expect:
Patients can expect an improvement in overall tone and colour of the face. This is achieved by softening deep wrinkles and lines. Lifting certain facial muscles and improving the body’s natural collagen production. Most patients report a noticeable change in the vitality of their face and the softening of their wrinkles and lines.
How many treatments do I need?
Recommended Cosmetic acupuncture protocols vary, depending on age of patient (as collagen production is diminished as we age), life style factors and desired results. Generally speaking though:
Patients under 50 ( 8 treatments, weekly or twice weekly)
Patients over 50 (8 – 10 treatments, weekly or twice weekly)
After the initial Protocol, a maintenance treatment of once every 3 to 6 months is recommended.
The only possible side effect is a small amount of bruising at the needle site. This is a rare occurrence and only lasts a few days.
Cosmetic Acupuncture Vs Botox and Fillers
Whilst Botox certainly provides noticeable immediate cosmetic effects, the results are often ‘unnatural’ looking and eventually require more frequent application in order to achieve the same initial results. Apart from the toxicity of Botox and its long term detrimental effect on the skin and body, it’s a costly and often painful procedure.
Cosmetic acupuncture does not have the immediate and often overdone effect that Botox or fillers have, however it does provide natural looking, lasting and noticeable effects on the face. Best of all it is chemical free and can be used in most situations.
Celebrities Best Kept Secret
Cosmetic acupuncture has been used for hundreds of years in Asia, so it’s no surprise that now a days many A list celebrities are turning to cosmetic acupuncture as an alternative to surgical intervention and injectable therapy.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Naturopathy?
Naturopathy is a holistic approach to wellness with focus on supporting the body’s inherent ability to heal itself. Naturopathic principles are based on treating each person as an individual and treating the whole person, not the disease. A variety of treatment methods are used:
- Herbal Medicine
- Nutritional advice for restoration of balance, detoxification and prevention of disease
- Lifestyle advice to promote well-being and to reduce stress
- Holistic Massage to rebalance the body’s systems, to reduce pain and to enable detoxification
Most commonly at our practise, we treat fatigue, stress related ailments, digestive problems, PMT and general aches and pains. Naturopathic treatments boost the body’s natural healing potential, restoring harmony and preventing disease.
Will I have to change my diet?
The one thing we have the most control over is what we put into our mouths every day. Change isn’t so hard when you have the support of expert nutritionists who can tailor an eating plan to your needs. We’ll help you plan simple and delicious healthy food specific to the Gold Coast lifestyle. Having tools to measure your results helps to keep motivated and continually improve.
Will I have to take a bunch of pills?
It depends on your situation. We aim to make the most progress from simple and natural dietary and lifestyle changes but sometimes a regime of supplements is essential.
Will it Cost me and Arm and a Leg?
We aim to give you as much value as possible from the very first consultation. Many of our recommendations are very low cost or free.