Acupuncturist and Chinese Herbal Medicine Practitioner
About Damian Carey
Damian Carey is a Doctor of Chinese Medicine. He has been in private practice as a traditional medicine practitioner since 1979 and has over 40,000 hours of clinical experience. Damian is registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) as an Acupuncturist and a Chinese Herbal Medicine Practitioner. He has a Master of Acupuncture degree from the University of Western Sydney (UWS) and a Diploma of Canonical Chinese Medicine from the Institute of Classics in East Asian Medicine (ICEAM). He is a member of the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA) and has served as an AACMA Board director. Damian is also a teacher; he taught privately for many years, was a guest lecturer for the University of Western Sydney and served for eight years as a lecturer and clinic supervisor for the Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture) degree at Endeavour College.
Damian continues to work as a full time practitioner in Adelaide city as well as on the south coast.
Diploma of Sports Massage (1981)
Associate Diploma of Remedial Massage (1986)
Diploma of Acupuncture (1990)
Master of Acupuncture (2007)
Certificate of Traditional Chinese Herbal Science (2011)
Diploma Canonical Chinese Medicine (2014)
Work Days - Hutt Street Clinic
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays
Aldinga Beach Clinic
Monday, Thursday, Saturday
Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years to treat a wide variety of conditions. Not all of these conditions have established an acceptable level of scientific evidence for efficacy, however the landscape is changing dramatically as more and more studies are published demonstrating evidence of acupuncture’s effectiveness.
The Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA) has commissioned a report on the current status of acupuncture research: The Acupuncture Evidence Project. Of 129 conditions examined, evidence of effect was found at various levels for 123 conditions.
The Five Phases of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Wood, Fire Earth, Metal and Water, coincide with the five major Yin Organ systems, Liver, Heart, Spleen, Lung and Kidney. When dealing with patterns of psychological disharmony, each of the Five Phases evokes a set of in-built practical solutions ensuring that all facets of the psyche are functioning optimally and co-operatively.