Pins ‘N’ Potions – Acupuncture & Remedial Massage – Wallan

Jennifer Mc Keown is registered Acupuncturist and Remedial Massage Therapist based in Wallan. She has completed a Bachelor of Health Science Degree in Acupuncture and a Diploma in TCM Remedial Massage (Tui Na), as well as a China-based internship in Acupuncture, Tui Na and Internal Medicine.
Pins ‘N’ Potions
65B Wellington St
Wallan 3756
Ph:0417 120 078
Jennifer Mc Keown is registered Acupuncturist and Remedial Massage (Tui Na) Therapist based in Wallan, Victoria. She is registered with AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency, formerly the CMRB), AACMA (Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association) and AMT (Association of Massage Therapists). Her treatments combine Acupuncture and remedial massage techniques with traditional Chinese therapies, such as cupping, Gua Sha (scraping), moxibustion, exercise therapy, dietary therapy and lifestyle advice as required. Jennifer has used these therapies to treat a wide range of musculo-skeletal and internal concerns including;

  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Repetitive Strain Injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Chronic back pain
  • Sciatica
  • Neck pain
  • Digestive disturbances
  • Menstrual irregularities
  • Hormonal Imbalances
  • Insomnia
  • Fatigue
  • Hypertension
  • Headaches
  • And can help with Fertility support

She also provides symptomatic relief to victims of stroke, cranial bleeds, cerebral palsy and bed/chair bound patients, and is always keen to take on a challenging case.


Traditional Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) principles date back to the Han Dynasty (206BC – 220AD) and may have been in use for many thousands of years earlier. TCM is based on the theory that channels (or meridians), circulate the vital essences; Qi and blood, throughout the body, beginning in each of the vital organs (Zang Fu) and extending externally to the arms and legs. It is along these external meridians that the acupuncture points used in TCM therapies lie. These points are commonly stimulated with fine needles, however there are many other ways to activate them, for example with acupressure (manual stimulation), laser, cupping, Gua Sha and moxibustion. Aside from the aforementioned manual therapies, TCM treatments may include Chinese herbal formulas, lifestyle advice, dietary therapy and exercises such as Tai Qi, Qi Gong and breathing techniques to achieve the best possible result. The treatments aim to harmonise the Yin and Yang energies, bring balance and regularity to the interactions of the five elements, move blockages in the channels which may cause pain or discomfort, and build up the vital substances of the body; the Qi and blood, to improve the body’s ability to heal itself.



Acupuncture uses fine needles to stimulate certain points all over the body, in accordance with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) priniciples. These points lie on meridians, or channels, that are said to travel from the internal organs to the surface of the body, ending at the fingers and toes. As such, it is common during treatment to use points that are located in what seem to be strange places, for example points on the hands to treat a headache, and are dependant on the Chinese Medicine diagnosis. The needles used are very different from those used for injection; they are not hollow and so are much finer (usually .20 – .30mm thick), and are shaped at the tip in such a way as to part the skin and tissue rather than slice through it, as hypodermic needles do. As they do not remove any tissue and leave a far smaller wound, there is less chance of bleeding or infection (although these are always a possibility). Generally speaking, this means a far less painful experience, however it is dependent on a number of factors, such as the area being needled (for example fleshy areas are generally less painful than boney areas), the points used (certain points are known to have a stronger effect than others), the practitioners needling technique and treatment principle, and, in particular, the patient’s pain threshold and overall constitution. The most important thing to remember is that YOU are in control of how painful the treatment is. If you find a treatment to be uncomfortable, tell your acupuncturist and he or she can use finer needles, withdraw them slightly to reduce the sensation, or otherwise alter the treatment to suit you. If you have any concerns, or have experienced symptoms such as nausea or fainting during treatment before, be sure to mention these things at the start of your appointment. Acupuncture has far fewer side effects than some therapies, however side effects may include headaches, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, sweating and/or shaking; the worst of these are often referred to as ‘needle shock’ and may result from a sensitivity to changes in the way Qi and blood move through the body. Acupuncture may also encourage bowel movements or urination. Although extremely rare, it is possible for an acupuncture needle to pierce the lung which may result in a pneumothorax (a collapsed lung). This is a medical emergency but can have a gradual onset and so may not be seen until after you have returned home from the clinic; if you experience shortness of breath following a treatment where needles have been used over the back, chest or shoulders, please contact your practitioner or call 000 immediately.

TCM Based Remedial Massage – ‘Tui Na’


Chinese remedial massage, often referred to as ‘Tui Na’ or ‘An Mo’, uses a wide variety of techniques to stimulate the flow of Qi (energy) and improve blood circulation. It combines common relaxation and remedial massage techniques with assisted stretches and mobilizations, as well as traditional Chinese therapies such as cupping, Gua Sha (scraping), moxibustion and acupressure. These use the basic principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine to help move Qi and blood, release toxins and pathogens (such as toxic heat and cold), break up scar tissue, lower stress levels and help the body to heal itself. Some of these techniques may produce some bruising, known as Sha (evil Qi), which is due to the presence of stagnant Qi and/or blood, or tension in the muscles, and will fade within a few days depending on the severity.

BHSc Acupuncture
Dip. TCM Rem Massage
Internship – Acupuncture, Tui Na and Internal Medicine (Guangxi, China)

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