• Ernestina Burchmore

  • Ernestina (Erni) Burchmore is a registered professional acupuncturist and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioner and has been in private practice for over 15 years. She studied acupuncture and Chinese language and culture at the University of Technology (UTS), Sydney, including spending a year in China during which she studied with the head of the acupuncture ward in the Zhejiang State Hospital.

    Erni uses acupuncture and TCM to treat difficult, often chronic issues that are persistent and may not respond satisfactorily to drug based medicine. She is also active in human fertility and employs effective acupuncture and TCM techniques to enhance both female and male fertility. Ernestina also maintains treatment of women throughout pregnancy, to promote the safe natural delivery of their babies.

    Acupuncture and TCM can also be used to address a multitude of non-specific aches, pains and addictive behaviours. Other, non-penetrating therapies used by Ernestina in conjunction with acupuncture include moxibustion and heat therapy, low level laser acupuncture, electro-acupuncture, channel and acupressure massage, vacuum cupping and dermal scraping. Traditional Chinese herbs are usually dispensed in an easy to consume powdered granular form (for tea), or as digestible capsules or spherical black pearls. Granular herbs can also be dissolved in a warm bath as a foot soak or body bath (for babies and young children) where indicated.

    Fairwater’s approach is that health care is both wholistic and dynamic. Every treatment Ernestina gives will differ between each person, each day, and in the case of fertility treatments, each hour. Multiple aspects of our client’s physical, mental and emotional states will be addressed, in addition to their lifestyle and diet. Ernestina is a good listener; your health concerns will be heard with compassion and an open mind.