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Lainey Smallwood Pedley

Chinese Medicine Acupuncturist & Registered Midwife

Lainey  is the business director of Family Tree Acupuncture, a registered Chinese Medicine Acupuncturist, a midwife and nurse. Her motivation is to assist women and their families to achieve optimal mental and physical health.

Lainey has a Masters in Applied Science (Acupuncture) and presently undertaking a Masters in Chinese Herbal Medicine. She uses an integrated approach with her patients’ other health and medical practitioners. Both Western and Chinese medicine have their strengths. At Family Tree it is believed that an integrated, multi-disciplinary treatment approach ensures each individual receives the best possible outcome for their health.

She confidently supports the needs of all men, women and children throughout the ages, using acupuncture and Chinese medicine therapies to successfully treat many areas of internal medicine, muscular and mental health concerns.

Lainey’s acupuncture technique is gentle and effective and may incorporate cupping, moxibustion (heat therapy), dietary therapy and lifestyle advice to restore the body to a state of good health. Distal Needling Acupuncture therapy allows Lainey to relieve chronic or unresolved painful syndromes, whether muscular, gynaecological or physiological.

Women’s health issues are one of her many interests. She uses Chinese Medicine to help couples through the challenges of infertility and provides natural fertility and IVF support. Her emphasis is on preconception and pregnancy care; vital to a healthy mum and baby. Of course Lainey manages all pregnancy related conditions, postpartum and breastfeeding issues.

She has worked as a remedial massage therapist on elite athletes working toward Commonwealth and Olympic level competition and although works as an acupuncturist can provide remedial relief from pain and rehabilitation from sports injuries.

As a speaker at three large tertiary hospitals, she provides excellence in education to midwives and practitioners alike. She runs Birthing Workshops and has been Calmbith practitioner since the programmes inception in 2004. She has extensive experience working with women whose pregnancies are considered high risk and has a close rapport with a number of obstetricians who find her work invaluable to their own practice.

She is registered with the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia (AHPRA), is a member of the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA) and is also a member of the Golden Key International Honours society for academic excellence.

She is registered with major health funds enabling her patients to access private health insurance rebates not only for acupuncture but her birthing workshops as well.