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Acupuncture Adelaide

Adelaide Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine to support women, couples, and children, Glenelg, South Australia.

Acupuncture in Adelaide works by stimulating specific points on your body with acupuncture needles or pressure

Oriental medicine respects the holistic nature of the body, aiming to restore balance and harmony by accessing our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects. These therapies work to restore the natural rhythms of the body by balancing yin, yang and the body’s vital energy, Qi, to correct problems and improve overall health. By addressing and re-establishing this innate balance, we can treat the root cause of conditions, rather than only treating the superficial symptoms.

What does that all mean for you? Well, the body is an intricate being and when the balance is restored amazing things can begin to happen, Cells function how they are supposed to which leads to a range of flow-on effects. For example, regulating periods, better digestion, more energy, better mechanisms for coping with stress and anxiety, healthier fertility and so much more.

Treatments are tailored and can include acupuncture, cupping, moxibustion, guasha, tuina massage, herbal medicine, dietary advice, as well as no-needle therapies for babies, children, and teens.

Is Acupuncture in Adelaide covered by Private health rebates? for all acupuncture and associated treatments with Sharon, you will be able to claim your health fund. Please check your specific fund to make sure you have the right insurance.

Supporting women in Glenelg and surrounding Adelaide suburbs. Our Adelaide Acupuncture Practitioner can be found at Healthful Hub from Tuesday to Saturday.


Acupuncture Adelaide - Jetty Rd, Glenelg

Acupuncture involves inserting very fine, sterile, single-use needles on specific points on your body. It is based on the idea of balancing the flow of energy (Qi) or life force through pathways called meridians.

At Healthful we offer a range of different techniques including body acupuncture, facial acupuncture, scalp acupuncture and electrical acupuncture therapy. Our therapist will determine which one is right for you depending on what you want support with in your session.

If you are looking for Adelaide Acupuncture you have come to the right place, with a love for women's health we are just off Jetty Road Glenelg tucked in a quiet nook to help you sink into some well deserved self-care.


Cupping and Moxibustion

Cupping is an ancient practice of using fire glass cups to form suction on the body. The suction opens up capillaries and permits the exchange of gases to your skin cells, releasing congested and stagnant lymph and blood, and also helping to remove any toxins from deep in the muscle and skin surface.  It is especially useful to treat musculoskeletal pain issues and chronic injury.

At Healthful we also offer silicone cupping, which uses moulded silicone cups that are drawn across the body, helping to relieve tension and built-up stagnation and promote tissue healing.

Additionally for facial and cosmetic treatments, we also offer facial cupping, which involves running smaller and varied glass cups across the face to improve lymphatic drainage, decrease puffiness, and swelling and improve skin tone and texture.

Burning the herb “moxa” (mugwort or Artemesia Vulgaris) on or above the skin to warm and stimulate specific points on the body, also known as Moxibustion. The therapy dilates blood vessels, promotes blood flow, and helps with muscle relaxation. It can be especially helpful when there is cold lodged in the body and for chronic pain conditions such as arthritis.

These techniques can be used during any acupuncture session when needed.

a women getting treated with cupping while getting adelaide acupuncture

Some of the things you can treat or support with Acupuncture

What can Adelaide acupuncture & oriental therapies treat?

  • Women’s health and hormonal issues
    • Hormone imbalance - PCOS, endometriosis, PMS, PMDD, heavy periods, irregular cycles, peri to post-menopause, acne and low libido.
    • Gut issues - constipation, bloating, reflux and sluggish tummy.
    • Gynaecological issues - fertility issues, miscarriage, fibroids.
    • Peri & menopause
    • Chronic health issues
    • Sleep disorders
  • Fertility, IVF/ART Support & male fertility
    • Regulation of menstrual cycle
    • Hormone imbalances
    • Luteal phase defects,
    • Gynecological disorders
    • Women’s health conditions
    • Unexplained infertility
    • Pelvic pain
    • IVF cycle support
    • Male sexual dysfunction
    • Sperm quality
    • Herbal medicine to support fertility.
    • Managing stress & mental health
  • Pregnancy and post-natal
    • Threatened miscarriage
    • Nausea & morning sickness,
    • Reflux, constipation & digestive issues
    • Fatigue
    • Headaches/migraines
    • Muscular pain
    • Poor immunity
    • Labour preparation & induction
    • Breech position
    • Post natal- breastfeeding, mastitis, excessive bleeding, poor healing, fatigue, post natal depression, birth trauma
  • Children’s physical and emotional issues
    • Sleep
    • Colic & reflux
    • Constipation, loose stools & digestive issues
    • Eczema
    • Asthma
    • Failure to thrive, poor appetite
    • Energy & fatigue
    • Poor immunity
    • Headaches & migraines
    • Birth trauma
    • Muscular pain and growing pains
    • Anxiety & mental health
    • Puberty transition
    • Teenage acne
    • Teenage menstruation- pain, irregularity, heavy periods
    • Behavioural and learning issues
  • Facial and cosmetic issues
    • Acne
    • Rosacea
    • Bell’s Palsy
    • Scarring
    • TMJ, teeth clenching & grinding
    • Eye bags, eye swelling
    • Facial swelling
    • Ageing- wrinkles, sun damage
  • Chronic pain
  • Autoimmune conditions
  • Musculoskeletal conditions
  • Stress, sleep & mental health
    • Insomnia
    • Stress management
    • Anxiety
    • Depression, including post-natal depression
    • Adult ADD and other cognitive conditions
  • Oncology support

How does an acupuncture appointment work?


1. Examination

An acupuncturist will examine you at our Adelaide Acupuncture Wellness Hub based in Glenelg, then assess your needs and how best to support you, such as support around hormones, fertility, skin, gut, IVF support, and pregnancy.


2. Preparation

You will be invited to lie on the treatment table, you may be asked to lie down on your front, back or one side, depending on where the needles are to be inserted. Your therapist may perform some cupping before beginning acupuncture. Your therapist will be with you during the treatment to ensure you are comfortable.


3. Treatment Begins

Your therapist will insert one or more thin, sterile needles. The acupuncturist will use new single-use, disposable, sterile needles. Ranging from other therapies such as Moxa, cupping and herbal support.

Frequently Asked Questions

Cosmetic Adelaide Acupuncture

Fancy glowing plump skin without the chemicals? Facial and cosmetic acupuncture is fast becoming the safest alternative to abrasive and toxic options. Whether it is for plumping up the skin or treating acne, cosmetic acupuncture can help sort out your skin woes. Adelaide Acupuncture practitioners have noticed a high demand for alternatives to botox and fillers, and we have just the thing.

With long-term side effects of cosmetic acupuncture just being more collagen and elastin production what's not to love?

Frequently Asked Questions - Cosmetic Acupuncture

Meet our Adelaide Acupuncturist and Oriental Medicine Practitioner


Dr. Sharon Pitardi

Bach. Health Science (Acupuncture), Bach. Beh Science (Psychology) 

Sharon is an Acupuncturist and Oriental Medicine Practitioner with a Bachelor of Science degree in Acupuncture (Endeavour College) and a Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology) from Flinders University.  Sharon fell in love with Chinese medicine whilst on her own health journey, and dedicated her time in further study to advancing her skills in treating women and children for a range of physiological and psychological conditions.

Sharon supports women with hormonal issues, digestive issues, gynecology, fertility, pregnancy and post-natal issues, menopause, mental health and pain conditions. She has experience working with female and male fertility and in assisting women and couples undergoing IVF.

She also has further training in cosmetic and facial acupuncture and cupping, using this to treat acne, scarring, facial paralysis, TMJ, headaches and migraines, eczema and for improving skin condition in aging.

A key passion for Sharon is treating babies, children and teenagers, having further studied paediatric Tuina (Chinese massage), Japanese Shonishin (non-insertive/no needle therapy) as well as Traditional Chinese Medicine paediatrics.  She can assist children with the full range of childhood conditions including poor immunity, bed wetting, asthma, eczema, stress and anxiety, reflux and digestive issues, learning and behavioural difficulties, puberty, muscular pain and neurological conditions. Paediatric therapies are often non-invasive (no needles) and gentle, helping to restore balance to children in a time where their bodies are developing at a rapid pace.

Sharon considers it a great privilege to practice this ancient medicine and looks forward to working with you in reaching your wellness goals.

Not sure if acupuncture is for you?  Book a complimentary discovery call with Sharon to find out more. 



This is such a beautiful clinic. Jacqui has such vast knowledge and is so helpful and sweet. She is an attentive listener and works out exactly what you need based on your symptoms and history.

The treatment has been spot on as my symptoms have basically disappeared now, just 4 months later. Happily recommend Healthful Wellness to everyone 🙂

I can highly recommend Jacqui - she is amazing at what she does! In just a few months she helped me to balance my hormones and to feel so much more healthy and balanced.

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