Providing excellence in healthcare
on the Gold Coast since 1980....naturally

Established by Dr Peter Pedersen
Certified Practicing Member C.O.C.A.
Nationally Registered Osteopath and Chiropractor


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Acupuncture Information

The simple act of inserting a needle into an acupuncture point stimulates a cascading series of chemical reactions which in turn release neurochemicals that can relieve pain, balance hormones, trigger the release of tight muscles and more.

How can you tell if your practitioner is qualified...

To gain the revitalising benefits it is important to feel confident that your practitioner has suitable training. In order to become qualified, registered acupuncturists must complete a 4 year university degree.

Masters of acupuncture admit to taking years to achieve their skills?  At Your Health Matters, our registered acupuncturist has 40 years’ experience.

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioners use diagnostic procedures in order to determine the cause of your symptoms – observation, pulse diagnosis and abdominal diagnosis. Your tone of voice, breathing patterns, facial complexion, posture and movement tells him/her about the state of your inner health. 

Pain free

If you are interested in the benefits of acupuncture but reluctant because of needle-phobia, don't worry!  We use super fine highest quality single use needles combined with gentle insertion techniques to create a relaxing experience. People often fall asleep during treatment because it is so relaxing.

What To Expect During Treatment

Your acupuncturist will assess the cause of your condition before treatment commences.  Back or neck pain can be the result of local injury or it can be the result of a kidney meridian/organ imbalance. Headaches or constipation, may be diet related or emotional. Finding the cause and understanding the constitutional or metabolic factors is key to successfully eliminating the problem.

Scope of Acupuncture

Most "new patients" come to acupuncture for treatment of one of the conditions that are commonly known to be successfully treated, example: back pain, infertility, headaches, sporting injuries, nervous and muscular tension to name a few. The scope of this ancient treatment is actually far greater than generally imagined...

Acupuncture is more than treatment.

Think of health as a state of wholeness and wellness with all body parts functioning at 100%. The essence of acupuncture is restoring health. This is a much bigger objective than easing a headache or getting rid of tennis elbow.

Cosmetic aspects of acupuncture

The Qi beauty Facial is a needle-free cosmetic method using ancient Oriental techniques to improve the beauty and youthfulness of the face and body.

Cosmetic acupuncture is based on the philosophy of acupuncture and traditional Oriental medicine.

According to acupuncture theory, the face expresses the nature of the heart spirit (Shen).

When our spirit is at peace, it shows through our face, in our eyes and through our smiles.

A healthy Shen spirit promotes health and beauty and a glowing complexion.

Acupuncture stimulates the flow of Qi and blood (especially to the face) thus improving circulation of blood and lymph.

Many benefits such as nutrient uptake and waste disposal are achieved.

Acupuncture balances the meridians and energetic nature of the organs of your body and consequently harmonises body, mind and spirit allowing you to show your natural state of well-being.

If you come for cosmetic treatments, in your first consultation a series of questions will be asked and a deep analysis of your skin will be conducted, as well as Chinese facial diagnosis and lifestyle analysis to gain the full Traditional Chinese Medicine diagnosis.

The appropriate acupuncture zones are selected which will benefit your individual constitution and any underlying imbalances. This will result in a natural and holistic approach to beauty and anti-ageing, not just a facial, not just a beauty treatment.

Qi beauty is the facial that impacts upon your entire being.

For more info see Qi Beauty


63 Warrener St Nerang

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Your Health Matters

Group Practice since 1980

63 Warrener Street
Corner of Nerang-Broadbeach Rd
Nerang - Gold Coast

Monday to Friday:
8am - 5:30pm
8am to 4pm...ish

(07) 5527 3001 & 5527 3002

If you are looking for an established and respected
holistic health centre, we
invite you to visit our practice.

Our experienced support team and qualified therapists will work with you to achieve the best possible health outcomes.

Our Practitioners:

Dr Peter Pedersen DO DC NTMD (Osteopath - Chiro - Integrative Medicine)

Dr Clive Carter DC DO (Chiropractor)

Sarie Kessler (Physiotherapist)

Tamara McPhan (Remedial Massage)

Sarah Williams (Remedial Massage)

Mai Muto (Remedial Massage, Dry Needling)

Chrissie Gray (Massage)

Phimphanit Lojaroenkit "Nong" (Myotherapy - Remedial Massage)

Robin Tim So (TCM, Acupuncture)

Kathy Pedersen (Qi beauty Practitioner and Training)

Kirby Pedersen (Yoga Teacher, Reiki, Crystal and Energetic Healing)

Taara Pedersen (Qi beauty practitioner)

And when it all gets too much,
we have coffee, tea and bikkies ..

Qibeauty face

Regenerate and Rehydrate

while you sleep with:

Qi Beauty

Anti ageing without the chemical consequences!


5527 3002

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Your Health Matters Group Practice - Lifestyle and Wellness since 1977 - 63 Warrener Street Nerang / corner of Broadbeach-Nerang Road. Exit 71 on the Eastern side of the M1

Qi beauty - (Anti-Ageing System) - Gitana Wellness - (Yoga - Reiki - Crystal Healing)