Grampians lure for Marie
Stawell residents can enjoy the benefits of ancient Chinese medicine practice with a new acupuncture clinic opening in the city’s Post Office Arcade.
Marie Asselin is originally from Montreal, Canada, and after working in health clinics in Kyabram, the Flinders Ranges and Alice Springs, decided to open Grampians Acupuncture clinic in the Wimmera.
She and her partner made the move after being attracted to the Grampians, where they had noticed a lack of alternative medicine options.
Ms Asselin said she was dedicated to making health services easily accessible to rural communities.
She has worked in the health field since 2005, initially completing a psychology degree in Montreal before gaining acupuncture and Chinese medicine qualifications.
Acupuncture is a practice that involves inserting thin, sterile needles under the skin to address a variety of health conditions.
Acupuncturists also use methods such as cupping, electrostimulation, infrared heat and massage to help patients.
Ms Asselin said typical benefits of acupuncture treatments, supported by research and science, included improved sleep, energy, digestion and mood but they could also help address many other conditions.
People keen to know more can visit website www.grampians acupuncture.com.au.