Hello, I am Nea Ovens, the Director of Nurture Studio. I am a qualified Acupuncturist and have been in full time practice since 2002.
I have experience treating a wide range of health issues, however, my main areas of practice have been the following:-
- Chronic Pain – central sensitisation
- Women’s health – menstrual problems
- Issues relating to fertility and conception
- Musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction
In a consultation I use acupuncture points chosen specifically according to your Chinese Medicine pathology. I formulate my treatments with reference to up to date evidence based research. I suggest attainable diet and lifestyle changes. If required, I will also include Chinese herbs, massage, cupping, dry needling or moxibustion into your treatment.
During a consultation we will discuss the time frame expected to treat your condition. Additionally, I will suggest solutions to help manage your condition outside the treatment room in a realistic achievable way.
I graduated in 2001 with a four year Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture) at the Australian College of Natural Medicine, Brisbane. I am an accredited member of the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA). I am also a registered practitioner under the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Authority (AHPRA).
In line with AHPRA guidelines I regularly attend seminars to further refine my skills and to keep up to date with evidence based research.
I have a particular interest in chronic pain associated with joint hypermobility spectrum disorders. In 2019 I was excited to attend the Ehler’s Danlos Society ECHO program (5B) for health professionals and have also have attended the Ehler’s Danlos Society Allied Health ECHO program since 2020.
In 2022 I completed a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy short course in Pain Management through the University of Sydney. These skills augment my ability to treat chronic pain by including CBT techniques alongside acupuncture treatment.