- Cupping & Gua Sha
- Chinese Herbal Medicine
Katika can help you with:
- Relieving headaches and migraines
- Post op rehab & scar tissue repair
- Digestive complaints, Irritable Bowel
- Muscle or Joint Pain
After 11 years practice, Katika still is fascinated by Chinese Medicine and its potential. She enjoys helping clients get better, faster by giving them painless acupuncture and herbal medicine to speed the recovery process along.
She has a Health Science degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine after completing 4 years full time study at UTS. Katika worked with a mentor for 5 years during her studies and early stages of developing her practice. Her experience was broadened further in 2002 when she completed a 6 week internship in China and for that, earned a Certificate of TCM from Hangzhou Red Cross Hospital in Zhejiang Province. She’s currently a member of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society.
Katika enjoys treating patients who haven’t had Acupuncture or Chinese herbs before and are apprehensive or anxious about the process. “To see the pleased look on clients faces about how painless it is, along with the relief the client experiences, makes it rewarding.”
"The improved mobility and ease of distress that came as a result of Katika's attentive, professional and compassionate treatments are to be commended."
J.Linder. - Carmel, California
"Katika applied about 8 needles to my back. I couldn’t feel them being inserted, just a slight tap. They were left in for about 20 minutes. I felt a slight sensation of heat and increased energy circulation during this time. Katika’s gentle touch and her direct conversation made the whole process just plain relaxing."
J.L. - Manly
Katika was recommended to me by a friend after I had surgery for a rotator cuff injury. I was in a lot of pain and unable to lift my arm due to frozen shoulder. Katika was wonderful with her caring attiutde, acupuncture, massage and cupping. .... now I am as good as new.
S.W.- Terrey Hills.
I 've had torn cartilage in both shoulders for about 10 years and had a reconstruction on the right shoulder about 8 years ago without much success, not being able to take anti-inflammatory tablets I just put up with the pain. I wasn't a believer in alternate therapies until on day the pain was unbearable and I decided to give it a try. I could not beleive that after just one visit the improvement in my shoulders, after just 4 visits my shoulders were pain free and I was able to move them quite freely which in the past was impossible.
J.D. - Allambie Heights
Lower Back Pain
Before seeing Katika I had suffered severe lower back pain for 2 weeks. I was so low in energy and averaging at least 6 neurofens per day. After my first visit, the change was remarkable. I had very little pain. I am amazed at how much better I feel.
L.N. - Surry Hills
I have been suffering from lower back and coccyx pain for a couple of years. The pain was debilitating and didn't allow me to lie down on my back or sit for long periods of time. I had tried other traditional medicines without success. Acupuncture has made it possible for me to sit longer, lie straight on my back and have restful sleep. Given the same amount of consultation time I spent with other practitioners, I have reached more milestones and breakthroughs with Katika's treatments.
D.C. - Crows Nest
Post-Op Hip Recovery
I am 6 months post recovery from a right hip replacement. Katika succesfully treated the scar and acupuncture gave me good pain relief so that I was able to stop taking medication earlier than usual. This has given me greater range of movement and mobility with virtually no pain - even cycling 200km a week.
FM - Castlecrag
My life is stressful and I had constant headaches. Katika gave me acupuncture, some dietary advice and showed my acu-pressure points to relive the onset of headaches. Within days I no longer had the headaches and have been free of them since.
J.R. - Collaroy Plateau
I would wake at night thirsty and with uncontrollable hot flushes. I had tried natural over the counter remedies for months but without success. Katika prescribed Chinese Herbs that suited my particular symptoms and I started to sleep better straight away.
C.C. - Dee Why
To organise your appointment with Katika call The Family Wellness Centre today on (02) 9938 1090