Graham Carruthers
Healing Arts and Sciences
Bilgola Plateau, NSW, Australia
Qualification and identity verified
Healing Arts and Sciences
Bilgola Plateau, NSW, Australia
Qualification and identity verified


Graham is a Traditional Chinese Medicine therapist who has been practising acupuncture since 1975. In describing his acupuncture technique, Graham quotes one acupuncture master, Daniel Deng who says: “The art of this is to put one’s mind at the tip of the needle”. When you do this, Graham explains, it becomes intuitive and you are visualising the internal environment at that location. Graham spends time to fully listen and understand his clients to find out what is going on for them - ... which gives him a broader picture and then treats them accordingly. He also reappraises his clients on each subsequent visit. His treatments often include Swedish or Tui Na massage and dietary advice, depending on a client’s needs. Issues he treats include seasonal problems such as cold and flu, digestive and energy issues, female hormonal cycle issues including endocrine imbalances, muscular skeletal issues as well as obesity and related issues, including diabetes. Many psycho/emotional issues are also effectively treated with acupuncture, particularly in conjunction with other modalities. Graham considers the five elements; wood, fire, earth, metal and water and their constituent qualities – organ, environment, season, hour, taste, touch, sound, visual and emotions - and contextualises these qualities against the energetic patterns presenting to get a differential diagnosis. He provides dietary advice from the Yang Ming diet, which is based on Taoist principals - whether the blood is too hot, cold or neutral. He recommends foods based on whether they are heating (acid), cooling (alkaline) or neutralising. He also uses patented formulas of TGA listed Chinese herbs with hundreds of years of efficacy behind them. Graham also supports his clients with advice on and regular practical sessions of Tao Yin (Taoist yoga) including Tai Chi Chuan and Alchemic yoga and meditation. Graham was privileged to learn acupuncture from some extraordinary masters, including Shaolin master, Serge Martiche-Osterman; Tai Chi and acupuncture master, Tennyson Yui and at Acupuncture Colleges Australia (Paddington, NSW) under Russell Jewel. His in-depth studies have also included the health sciences, anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, clinical diagnosis, microbiology, and pathology. Further to these disciplines, Graham spent a number of years studying and practicing the principles of postural dynamics as understood in western holistic modalities. These included Swedish, remedial and deep tissue massage and European osteopathy, under the profound and expert guidance of Dan Albert, who was trained personally by Sir Bruce Fernley-Wood, renowned osteopath to Queen Elizabeth II. Graham encourages his clients to show full commitment to resolving their health issues. Ultimately, he wants his clients to be in control of their own health, using the tools and knowledge gained through working with him and others to be able to manage their health to prevent illness. He believes getting results is very much about the relationship between the practitioner and the patient. He loves making a difference in his clients’ lives and feels he is constantly learning from them. Read more




Membership of professional associations

  • Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS)
  • Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Authority (AHPRA)

Education and training

Diploma of Acupuncture (Acupuncture Colleges of Australia, 1975)

Holds a relevant Working With Children Check


Working hours (GMT+11:00) Sydney

10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Graham Carruthers’s studio location

Bilgola Plateau, NSW 2107 Australia

Exact location will be provided after booking

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Discovery call session

A discovery call will provide an opportunity to ask questions and gain an understanding about your current challenges, goals and pain points. ... This is a key opportunity for us to start building a relationship and understand how I may be able to assist you. You can also learn more about my expertise and knowledge, the success I have had in helping others with similar issues, and consider whether my offerings will be able to meet your needs. Ultimately, a discovery call helps to determine if there is a good fit and we can decide if we would like to take the next steps together. Read more

This is a one time free session

15 min


Acupuncture treatments

Energy or chi is the precursor to all body functions; it is the "stuff of life – the life force". Chi circulates throughout the body at all ... levels, via blood and breath, in cycles such as time (24 hrs) and season, permeating every cell with essential life-giving energy. When the flow is interrupted through blockage, caused by reason of accident, or living habits; conditions of excess or deficiency arise in the processes or functionality of respective organs. The ancients observed that at a more superficial level, energy is circulating around the body via a maze of channels, within which are points of concentrated circulating energy or ‘hot spots’ that when stimulated, influence specific areas, processes and organs. These channels they called ‘meridians’ and the hot spots they named ‘acupuncture points’. Acupuncture works by regulating the body’s energy flow through the stimulation of these acupuncture points, in specific combinations and technique, using either needles, touch, or heat. Mostly, one may expect alleviation of the condition and its symptoms, to varying degrees depending on the nature and status of the condition. A course of treatment is sometimes necessary if the condition is particularly chronic or systemic. The treatments are not painful in the gross sense although slight brief twinges of pain may be felt on needle insertion, which diminishes quickly. Subsequent sensations may be of heat, tingling, pressure, or dull ache, this is an indication of the chi energy ‘moving’ and is regarded as positive. Treatments may include acupuncture, laser acupuncture, electro acupuncture, auricular therapy (ear acupuncture). Initial assessment including Acugraph report and treatment $160 Extended treatment $120 Standard treatment $100 Standard treatment with Acugraph $140 Read more

In person

1 hr

100 AUD

1 hr 30 min

120 AUD

1 hr 30 min

140 AUD

2 hr

160 AUD

Acupressure and Tui Na (Chinese Taoist) Massage

Chinese pressure point massage, usually performed without oil with the client clothed, is particularly effective when applied to the digestive ... system (Chi Nei Tsang – visceral manipulation) and to the lymphatic system and of course, the feet. Gentle massage will have a relaxing affect, often putting the recipient to sleep; while firm (sometimes even a little painful) massage of these areas will have a direct and often profound therapeutic benefit. Pain is an indicator of blockage that needs to be cleared for the body to be healthy and functional. It is usually for this reason that some pain during foot massage may be beneficial and is best dealt with by breathing slowly and deeply. Eventually the pain will subside even though the area may still be being massaged strongly. Read more

In person

1 hr

120 AUD

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