Typical Session with Heather

Heather works differently

Needles may be only a small part of the session

Heather has honed her skills over the past three decades into an amalgam of naturopathy/wise woman advice and common sense – as seen through the acupuncture model. Whilst acupuncture/Chinese medicine has been her main focus, ways to assist you will differ, possibly each time you come in. All have different paths to get to the apparently same place /condition  . . .

By talking with Heather, you may get a very different perspective on whatever it is that you wish help with.

She has put together packages of eBooks (and an MP3 meditation two track bonus) to help you help yourself. Changing what you are doing will change what you have.

Most of your time is about YOU living YOUR life – what can you do to alter what will then change what is happening to your body?

Heather has been an acupuncturist for 35 Years

In this time she has taught acupuncturists at all levels for over 31 of these.  She from time to time goes off to international seminars to teach there. This means to you that as she is at the cutting edge of trialling new and innovative approaches, she has discovered many easy, safe and simple ways that others may not use. It may mean it may not even be needles – but cupping or moxa, or vibrational tools – all which work brilliantly to allow healing for you.

The energy model of acupuncture is not just about the insertion of needles – what is also needed is changing what you are doing in your daily life. Not just what you do but how you do it.

This means that there are myriad ways to restore perfection for you.

When seeing Heather she will use a variety of different ways to move the stuck parts of you out of previous congestion and stagnation and back into working order.

What usually drives people to seek help


PAINOn any level.

Often it is the whole life that hurts . . . when this is the case possibly having a life overhaul is what is needed – and usually this starts with CHANGE

PAIN is due to lack of circulation – possibly you are lacking in vitality to push all the blood/energy/spirit along . . .

It may well be just that the area needs massage – and there are two new eBook packages for this.

Deep vein thrombosis, compartment syndrome, degeneration due to diabetes, peripheral neuropathy from all sources – even Reynard’s syndrome – all can be worked with at home and with someone who shares your passion for getting your body back on track.

Different choices in life mean very different life expressions  . .

Maybe it is a deep soul centred distress about something that really bothers you – and that you can’t let go . . .

Possibly an old accident/incident is still creating echoes for you?

Whilst the body may be pulled out of alignment – and you may choose to spend time and money at the physio/chiropractor/osteopath/massage therapist – often it is the inner angst that sets this up. It goes out AGAIN .

. . . Sometimes it is also a deep inner weariness – and lack of oomph – as though more stuffing needs to be applied – losing yourself in too much work/trying too hard to get all things done . . . Have you found that regardless of the great sessions – your body all seizes up again sooner than you would like?  Possibly you need a more general approach – and a far more profound one is often to be found through using a less mechanical approach.

Possibly it is time to get a fresh look at what you think is ‘sorted’ . . .

A major concern – especially if you have recently had a baby – or have used ice to stop sensation

Treating problem areas with ice

…Temporary relief but creates chronic problems

Is it that you have followed directions and used ICE to stop yourself feeling pain?
This is short term fix – but stops the circulation of blood and lymph and causes LONG term and very difficult to shift with long term loss of function and more pain . . . a very common error that leads to more misery – the application of cold in any form – especially inside you with iced drinks and foods – it all only makes your body work harder to try to get rid of the loss of its own energy from having to work AGAINST the cold. This cold invasion stays there forever – to waste what you naturally have.

Recently Heather has been researching what is happening to everyone’s essential energy – and to remove the cold that is stored within seems to be making the biggest chance for everyone – regardless of what they walk in wanting to change about themselves.  This is especially true for all who have used ice therapeutically – thinking it was the way to go – cold stops circulation – and this creates pain and long term problems.

To find out more – search for cold on www.heatherbruce.com.au

FIRST STEP – get rid of the cold blocking normal

This means that often it may be that you wander out feeling FANTASTIC and there has just been a cup on your belly, followed by the use of moxa – and so much LESS pain or distress than when you arrived . .

MOXA smells and when you walk into the clinic you may think I have been smoking funny cigarettes – it is just part of a good acupuncture session – to have the herbal penetration of the heating magic also working for you.

All acupuncture sessions have a massage component and diet and supplements will always be covered as what we take in to fuel ourselves often is the cause of why we feel we are not coping so well.

It may mean the use of Aura Soma oils are used to help clear and focus on what you may need to work with; it may mean that you completely change what is going to be fueling you – to assist your food factory to assist you so you can help yourself – not by working against yourself and what bodies are designed to do: you to start walking and doing lots of mediating – as the best way to clear ourselves is to do just that – and old habits have created what it is that we don’t like/want to change.

It may mean buying a few eBooks to get further into a topic to give you the tools to understand how you have created whatever it is that is bothering you and the steps out of there may be needed.

Whatever the problem – most come to see Heather as desperation is their guide. Over 30 years ago acupuncturists were used by all of all ages and states of distress, as there were not the array of masking medications that now are on the medical market.  Life had to be adjusted to back you out of what you were doing with yourself – and common sense dictated that the basics needed happening in order to heal.  Heather has written on a vast array of subjects to assist you work out yourself by following a more traditional/time honoured and safe  approach – helping yourself and doing what your body needs you to – to change what is bothering you – whether it be not conceiving, trying to recover from a dastardly life event, healing from cancer treatment, or a bad back that the structural people seem to be just playing with – or ‘just’ relief from your stress and anxiety.


Pain happens as something is STUCK – circulation is blocked and it is often a trick to work out on which layer has this happened.  Besides the storage of cold and the resultant energy and circulation blockage, chronic body pain is usually reflecting the state of inner distress and thus often getting out of our own way is not so simple. There are on Heather’s main site various tools to allow you to investigate this yourself – starting with the meditation CD/now in MP3 format that can be downloaded – and on into the more practical ways to deal with everyday living.

Back and neck/shoulder pain/(headaches even) are often as easy as getting the massage and moxa eBooks and having a friend/lover exchange sessions – to allow what you have been holding onto to free itself – it is usually very simple – just different – and the idea of helping yourself may be novel – yet is free and works – and needs change to happen – and to heal is to allow change . . .

Menstrual pain/dysfunction, whilst now masked as most conditions are through medication – doesn’t really get to fixing what is happening – leading on to later problems as seen through the current fertility epidemic.  ENDOMETRIOSIS – if you wish to have a free report on what to do about this – please email heather@heatherbruce.com.au and I will start you on the journey back to being a woman easily . . . perhaps think of downloading the e-version of the patient text I wrote 10 years ago – as  a self healing guide – to eating/living as a woman and undoing all that is rattling around in your head that messes up relating . . with yourself and with others.

Depression / Anxiety

A very common diagnosis – when we are all so busy/upset and have to just keep it all together.

Sometimes it is as simple as completely fueling yourself differently – no sugar and chocolate or caffeine and alcohol – and then some say – “I couldn’t live without it” – and the answer is – you are NOT living well with it   . . .

Good nutritional support (including with your great choice of fresh vegges and lots of protein and fat) is to be found by supplementing with a B complex, some Zinc – liquid or powder form is more likely to be absorbed – and Magnesium – on the skin or in liquid/powder form again so you can use them) is always the first stage of help.

Understanding how a well body works is the next step.  Working with your body. This may be found through the energy model and within the eBooks Heather has spent the past three years writing and sharing her decades of teaching and clinical experience will help you to work through a lot of your own issues yourself.

(See Heather’s “Getting Out of Your Own Way” PACKAGE)
Start actually undoing what has happened to make you who you are – not so scary as staying stuck in panic attacks and wondering when the next one will hit you.

Good nutrition is the key to all – are you able to access what you are eating?? Spending time with yourself UNWINDING – perhaps in meditation or some form of reflection – so you feel as though your cup is filled BEFORE you go assisting others.


How can you nourish yourself when stressed?  The first thing that happens for many is that the gut knots up and from there – the nutrients that may be being eaten are not used – normal digestion can’t happen with the medications on board to halt pain – and all of this adds to the body distress . ..  . . see above. .

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