Erica French began her studies in Traditional Chinese Medicine in the United States at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego California, and completed her Bachelors degree in Brisbane, Australia.
She decided to undergo her studies in Traditional Chinese Medicine after finding it helped her relieve backpain she received from a work-related incident. The treatments she received and the physical, emotional and mental healing it provided set her on her path to becoming an Acupuncturist.
Erica has extensive experience in working in aged care facilities in Australia, and in the United States, and finds Acupuncture to be helpful in reducing or improving problems such as muscle and joint pain, arthritis, hypertension, oedema, breathing issues, urinary difficulties, digestive issues, dizziness, tinnitus, eye problems, fatigue, anxiety and sleeping issues, chronic pain including low back pain, sciatica, neck pain, shoulder pain and pain from knee osteoarthritis, anxiety, depression, insomnia, asthma, constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, dry eye, hypertension and restless leg syndrome. Erica’s clinical experience has been supported by a recent comparative literature review of research confirming effectiveness of acupuncture for these conditions (evidence of positive or potential positive effect). [www.acupuncture.org]. Erica’s clinical experience also includes the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia, functional dyspepsia, rheumatoid arthritis, urinary incontinence and tinnitus. The effectiveness of acupuncture for these conditions is supported by recent systematic reviews of acupuncture research (unclear evidence). [www.acupuncture.org.au]
She also has extensive experience in Women’s Health, fertility for a healthy pregnancy, preparation of IVF or IUI, hormonal imbalance, menstrual disorders, post-natal depression, stress, insomnia and anxiety, menopausal hot flushes, back or pelvic pain during pregnancy, labour pain, anxiety and depression (moderate or high quality evidence). [www.acupuncture.org.au]. Erica also has extensive experience in treating assisted conception in IVF, primary ovarian insufficiency, hyperemesis, gravidarum, induction of labour, post natal depression, dysmenorrhoea, premenstrual syndrome, polycystic ovarian syndrome and stress incontinence. The effectiveness of acupuncture for these conditions is supported by recent systematic reviews of acupuncture research (low quality evidence). [www.acupuncture.org.au] Erica also has an alliance with Fertility Solutions in Buderim and working together, they try to achieve the best possible results for you.
In addition to working with Seniors and Women’s Health, she has extensive experience treating Children, using a Non-Invasive technique called Shonishin. Shonishin is utilised for problems such as Emotional and Sleep disorders, Respiratory, Ear, Nose and throat problems, Digestive Issues, Urinary Disturbances, Skin problems, Muscle pain and Developmental problems.
She offers Comprehensive, Gentle and Compassionate care relevant to your health. Working with you, she creates a treatment plan which is designed to best suit your needs. The goal to which her practice is dedicated is helping and treating patients, no matter what age, to reach new levels of well-being by treating them as a whole – mind, body and soul.
Erica believes the Integration of Western and Eastern Medicine to be very effective, and she continues to pursue her education focusing on various ailments and enjoys treating people of all ages, treating the whole unique person. Each patient is unique and treatments are designed to fit your specific needs.