Registered Acupuncturist

Chad R Wuest is a Registered Acupuncturist and Chinese Medicine Practitioner (Chinese Medicine Acupuncturist), registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association. He is a thoughtful and empathic professional that is continuously developing skills to provide the best results driven care possible, working with clients one on one and providing plans that are specific to each individual.

Chad graduated with a Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture) serving 3 x years on the Gold Coast campus and 1 x year on the Brisbane campus, a 4 x year degree placed at Endeavour College of Natural Health. It covered various bio medicine subjects, anatomy and physiology, combined with the most extensive and comprehensive clinical acupuncture training available, along with herbal formulae and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Amidst his earlier education and study years, he spent several years mentoring and observing with experienced, well respected Practitioners of various Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine systems. Some included Kiiko Matsumoto, Channel theory and other systems of Acupuncture from Korea, Japan, Taiwan and China.

In 2014, Chad volunteered as a Primary Care Physician overseas in the rural areas of Nepal, managing close to 1000 patient visits over a 2 x month period. Working together with Nepali interpreters and 3 x other Primary Care Physicians from various countries, he worked collaboratively to provide primary care to the local village, as no other medical treatment was available in the area. He treated a wide range of conditions, providing rehabilitation to people affected by debilitating conditions, basic medical care, and monitored patients closely.

Following that he directed his own Acupuncture practise in Darwin, Northern Territory, for several years and was later joined by his partner, also a registered practitioner. They both ran a successful practise that was well received and appreciated by the public, working with a wide variety of chronic, acute, systemic and inflammatory problems.
From complex chronic and acute pain conditions, to general health concerns and inflammatory conditions, Chad is able to provide professional and thoughtful insight into conditions, with a particular focus on chronic and acute pain conditions.

Professional Development

Treatment is based around extensive understanding of many various Acupuncture techniques, from traditional styles with different cultural beginnings, to more recently adopted scientific techniques based around our understanding of the neuromuscular system, the fascia network, dry needling and neuromuscular acupuncture techniques adopting motor point strategies.

Training, Qualifications and Continuing Professional Development:

• Bachelor Of Health Science (Acupuncture) – Endeavour College Of Natural Health
• Dr Tan / Si Yuan Balance Method Acupuncture
• Jason Robertson as taught by Dr Wang Ju-Yi: Channel Palpation and diagnostics – 6 division channel theory
• David Legge: Musculoskeletal Acupuncture for Lower Back and Neck pain, involving Acupuncture and “ahshi” (dry needling) Acupuncture
• Master Tung Acupuncture
• DNA – As taught by Bob Doane
• Auricular Acupuncture
• Scalp Acupuncture
• Sports Medicine Acupuncture – Motor Point Acupuncture by Matt Callison
• Pulse and tongue diagnosis
• TCM Dietetics: Food wisdom from a Chinese medicine perspective.
• Chinese herbal formula prescriptions and individual herbs
• Ahshi | Trigger Point | Dry Needling Acupuncture

As well as using traditional methods of Acupuncture, techniques that focus on stimulating areas of low electrical resistance called “motor points”, can help tight and constricted muscles to relax and let go. In the cases where a muscle is the culprit or cause of the pain, from excessive pressure on joint structures or through associated pain referral patterns, we can identify and treat particular muscle groups.

Overall, Chad is dedicated to providing a comprehensive treatment strategy which encompasses broad scientific and traditional clinical understandings, integrating them seamlessly into treatment protocols, so as to establish results that the patient or client can feel, considering both immediate and long term goals related to pain and function.