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Dr Mark McAuliffe, Acupuncturist, Herbalist

At Mackay Acupuncture the Director of the clinic, Mark McAuliffe an exceptional  acupuncturist  just wants to get you wellby focusing on harmonizing the mind, body and spirit.

Mark has many years of experience to help you with your health concerns.  Since 1980 he has been involved with natural health care, exercising his special blend of healing arts, bodywork and spiritual awareness.   It was in 1990 that Mark became a Reiki Teacher and he has been a registered Acupuncturist and Doctor of Chinese Medicine since 1997.  His interests besides general practice include pain management, integrated dermatology, fertility and integrative oncology. He is a member of the SIO (Society Integrative Oncology) as well as AACMA (Australian Acupuncture Chinese Medicine Association).

The modalities he has mastered and now uses in the clinic are Neoclassical Acupuncture which dates from the 11th century and is based on working with 6 element acupuncture. This style utilises palpation to lead the patient through the five levels of treatment: Meridian, Organ, Obstacles, Symptomatic, and Elemental,  Tung’s Extraordinary Acupuncture System that has been handed down within the Tung’s Family from the 13th century, Trager Therapy, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Structural Alignment, Reiki, Jin Shin Jyutsu and Cupping Therapy.

.For 5 years Mark lectured at the Australian College Natural Medicine, Queensland in Chinese Medicine. The subjects he taught were Acupuncture Point Location, Chinese Medicine Philosophy, Chinese Dietetics Nutrition, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Chinese Medical Pathology, Differential Diagnosis and he was the Clinic Supervisor for final year students. It was his experience as a lecturer of TCM that showed Mark that what he was being asked to teach, was limited with regard to clinical results. He then addressed this by looking for better acupuncture methods and found this through Japanese and Taiwanese systems mentioned above

Mark has been fortunate to study with great masters in Australia, Nepal, Taiwan, Tibet and Vietnam.  He has seen many thousands of patients and has become adept with many western and eastern healing methods.  Mark has also studied spirituality and non- dual methods of awareness with the guidance of great masters from Tibet, India and Burma in the Dzogchen and Vipassana mindfulness traditions.

The whole universe is vibration.  By conducting life from upright principles, observing energy,  sensation  and frequencies in the framework of the body, as it happens without reaction from our 5 sense doors of perception or mind, our faculty of awareness wakes up  and the ability to penetrate  into our timeless wisdom unfolds, giving us peace and liberation from our suffering  and pain .”  –  Dr Mark McAuliffe

We  service locally Mackay, North Mackay, West Mackay, East Mackay, South Mackay, Andergrove,Beaconsfield, Blacks Beach, Bucasia, Cremorne, Dolphin Heads, Eimeo Erakala, Foulden, Glenella, Mackay Harbour, MountPleasant, Nindaroo, Ooralea, Paget, Racecourse, Richmond, Shoal Point, Slade Point,Te Kowai

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Bethrene McAuliffe - Practice Director

As the “other half” of this husband and wife team, Bethrene is the clinic Practice Manager here, and at their Brisbane clinic.  She initially trained as an Aesthetician in 1982.  Bethrene has been a business woman all her working life and has founded several businesses in areas of health and beauty, and has had a long and successful career as an interior designer.

Naturally, Beth has designed the spaces in both clinics with her focus to creating a soothing and Zen-like ambience.  It is important to her that you make yourself at home whenever you visit believing wholeheartedly that it is “your place to rest, relax + heal”

Bethrene has been a Reiki Master for many years and has a long-standing interest in Buddhism.  She has been practicing meditation daily, utilising contemplation for more than 30 years now.

She is the smiling voice you will first hear when you book into our family clinic and she will take great care of your needs while you are visiting us.

We may help you with these health issues, and more...

Pain Management

Neck Pain, Headaches, Back Pain, Neck Pain, Hip Pain, Elbow Pain, Wrist Pain, Knee Pain, Ankle Pain, Arthritis

Skin Rejuvenation

Reduce Sagging, Reduce Wrinkles, Lighten Pigmentation

Stress Disorders

Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Fear, Compulsive Worry, Sadness, Over-thinking, Insomnia

Women’s Health

PMS, Menstrual Disorders, IVF Fertility Assistance, Menopause

Men’s Health

Fertility, Libido, Hypertension

Auto-immune Health

Colds & Flu, Asthma, Hayfever, Allergies, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Hypotension

Digestive Health

IBS, Weight Loss, Bloating, High Cholesterol, Dietary Advice