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Your trusted Brisbane acupuncture studio

Helping you rest, relax and heal

Soothe’s Brisbane natural medicine clinic is located in the Brisbane south area, so it’s ideal for people living in Coorparoo, Mount Gravatt East, Greenslopes, Tarragindi, Camp Hill, Annerley and Stones Corner.

Our Brisbane acupuncture practitioners use a unique combination of western and eastern techniques to pinpoint and address the root imbalances and develop a course of acupuncture that’s unique to every one of our clients.

While we have a keen interest in pain relief and acupuncture for IVF, we have a wealth of experience in helping alleviate stress, anxiety, insomnia, IBS and other digestion symptoms, hay fever and much more.

So matter your problem, schedule an appointment so we can chat about how we might be able to help.

Who comes to see us? People from all walks of life, young and old.

Our highly trained and registered Brisbane acupuncture practitioners

Our Brisbane acupuncturists, Nathan Francis and Margi Macdonald, use a diverse range of techniques and approaches, so we’re sure we have the right therapist for you.

When you receive acupuncture from us, you can rest assured you are getting the best possible care, tailored to your unique symptoms.

We go out of our way to make feel comfortable, rested and relaxed.

We are members of the peak professional acupuncture body, the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association, and are registered by the Commonwealth Government’s Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.

Nathan Francis is the owner of this Brisbane acupuncture studio and he’s also a practitioner of Chinese medicine with 10+ years of experience.

Nathan began his acupuncture journey in Brisbane in 2002, when he enrolled in a health science degree majoring in acupuncture.

In China in 2008, Nathan worked alongside medical doctors who specialise in acupuncture, where he learned a number of techniques that aren’t taught in the West.

Since then, he has remained at the forefront of acupuncture practice through professional training.

Nathan is a registered acupuncturist with AHPRA and a member of AACMA.

You are met with compassion, respect, acceptance, good humour and professionalism whenever you visit Margi Macdonald.

Margi is a fully accredited member of AACMA – the peak professional association for Australian acupuncturists and Chinese medicine health practitioners.

A seasoned Brisbane acupuncture practitioner, Margi is also a registered acupuncturist with AHPRA.

Wellness through balance

Our Brisbane practitioners understand that your health is maximised through balance.

Chinese medicine holds that being healthy is a state of balance (also called homeostasis), where all of your body’s systems are working well.

Symptoms are signals of imbalances that need to be addressed in you.

We consider all areas of your health – mind, body and spirit – to identify signs and symptoms that indicate a lack of balance.

Then we use acupuncture, moxibustion, cupping, Gua Sha, dietary work, Tui Na bodywork and sometimes Chinese herbs and lifestyle advice to help address the imbalance and promote wellbeing.

The Chinese have been using this approach to maximise people’s health for more than 2000 years.

Here’s what’s important. It’s how we may help you.

The latest high-level clinical research demonstrates the effectiveness of acupuncture for helping manage the symptoms of 46 conditions, with another 71 conditions showing mixed evidence of its efficacy.

Our Brisbane acupuncturists are up to speed with the latest clinic research, and bring their knowledge and passion to each patient, for every session, to help with the conditions outlined below.


Acupuncture for pain relief, headache and migraine

Our acupuncture sessions have been formulated to optimise your relief from pain.

Soothe Brisbane natural medicine for IBS

Acupuncture for IBS and other digestion issues

Acupuncture has been shown by clinical research trials to offer support for people with IBS and other digestion issues.

Soothe Brisbane natural medicine for fatigue

Acupuncture for stress, anxiety and sleep

Stress, anxiety and sleeping issues are just some of the many health issues we address on a weekly basis, for many people.

Soothe Brisbane acupuncture for respiratory conditions

Acupuncture for hay fever and other respiratory issues

It’s the anti-inflammatory effect of acupuncture that means it can help hay fever, asthma and other respiratory issues.

Soothe Brisbane acupuncture for women's health

Acupuncture for menopause and women’s health

Menopausal hot flushes and insomnia are just two of the many women’s health issues that acupuncture has been addressing for thousands of years.

Soothe Brisbane acupuncture for pregnancy

Acupuncture for pregnancy

We have specialised training in supporting pregnant women through to full term, and beyond.

Does acupuncture hurt? And other questions …

Usually, people find acupuncture relaxing. Believe it or not, but many fall asleep while having acupuncture!
If it’s appropriate at the time of your session, we may recommend you get some cupping as well. Take a look at this report on cupping for an idea of what it’s like.
Acupuncture is generally considered to be safe but occasionally (as with all health treatments), may be associated with possible adverse reactions in individual cases.

The Commonwealth Government now registers acupuncturists. Ask to see a practitioner’s qualifications and professional membership. Check that they use disposable needles.

That depends on your symptoms – how long you’ve had them, how severe they are – and on your current state of health as well.

If you’ve had a specific health issue for a while and it’s quite severe, it will take a longer course of acupuncture to address than someone who’s had a milder symptom for only a couple of weeks.

For the milder, acute symptoms, we generally see great results after a few sessions.

There is a growing amount of scientific evidence showing it can help manage the symptoms of a number of conditions. Acupuncture is a gentle healing therapy. Each session builds on the former to bring about lasting change in the way Qi flows through the body, which is the key to restoring health. This is why a course of acupuncture is usually needed. The length of the course depends on the duration and serverity of your symptoms, and your constitution.
A major reason why people choose acupuncture is that it will not interfere with medications they might already be taking. Another key reason is that acupuncture can produce excellent results.

While most of us don’t cherish the thought of needles, know that acupuncture needles are very fine, so they glide into the body effortlessly. Once they’re in, you usually can’t feel them.

Brisbane acupuncture pricing

Initial appointment: $98

Follow-up appointments: $76

Acupuncture is covered by major health funds

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