Hi, I’m Dr. Amie Akehurst (Acu)

Founder & Acupuncturist at Sakura Acupuncture Clinic. 

My objective is to provide the highest quality acupuncture and Chinese medical health care, in a caring and professional environment. Sakura Acupuncture Clinic was born out of my passion for health, wellness and desire to help people on their journey.

Who am I?

I am a caring and skilled health professional who is committed to improving the lives of others through Chinese medicine and integrated health care practice. I am a registered Acupuncturist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and practice gentle Japanese style acupuncture, with a strong interest in women’s health, natural fertility support and cosmetic acupuncture.

My years of experience studying nursing and working in the pharmaceutical dispensary, have fostered a strong understanding of Western medicine. This complements my passion for Chinese medicine, and allows me to have a holistic approach to patient health and well-being.

I am a strong believer in living a holistic and balanced lifestyle to not only lead us to optimal health, but also to feel and look our best. When I’m not in the acupuncture clinic you will usually find me in the yoga or Pilates studio, or cooking something delicious in the kitchen. Keeping fit whilst maintaining a practice that slows my mind and helps me to find a little Zen, alongside cooking nutrient dense healthy meals are important aspects of my life that help me to maintain a balanced lifestyle.

After partaking in extra training in cosmetic acupuncture with Dr. Vivian Tam, I developed a special interest in how to maintain beautiful skin naturally. Cosmetic acupuncture is wonderful at supporting the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles, hydrating and plumping the skin and helping to give skin that beautiful glow. However, I always treat patients holistically, addressing any underlying conditions in the body as ultimately our skin health is a reflection of what is going on inside the body. Keep an eye on my blog for natural beauty tips and beauty enhancing recipes.