About Us 
My name is Cathy Bell and I own Yin Studio.  It is a calm, relaxed home-based clinic,  that has built a solid reputation over the past 14 years, being widely recommended by GP's, Chiropractors and Osteopaths in the local area. It is recognised by most major Health Fund Providers.

Cathy is registered with AHPRA, Australian Health Practitioners Registration Authority, the Australian government based registration authority to which all health practitioners and doctors belong.
She's also a member of  ANTA, Australian Natural Therapists Association. Health rebates are available.
   
Experience Counts...
My professional development includes study with some of the leading Chinese medicine experts: including US Chinese Medicine Master Dr Richard Tan; US facial acupuncture specialist Mary Elizabeth Wakefield; and fertility specialist Jane Lyttleton.



WHY DO I LOVE CHINESE MEDICINE?
Because medicine does not have to be expensive in order to be effective. Because I am pleased to challenge the notion of value being attached to price. Because nothing breaks through the isolation of pain, illness and depression like healing in a quiet, peaceful studio. Because my favourite way to spread the word about how well acupuncture works is to make it available to people.  Because there aren’t enough spaces where people switch off mobile phones and slumber in peace. Because it is one of the oldest systems of medicine in the world and I believe one of the least invasive and most effective. BecauseI love my work and I can’t imagine doing anything else.


WHERE DOES THE NAME YIN STUDIO COME FROM?
Yin Studio takes it's name from the female yin energy.  The concepts of Yin and Yang are the cornerstones of traditional Chinese Medicine.  Yin symbolises sensitivity, acceptance, nurturing, slowness, intuition, relaxation, quietness and stillness. It is all about nourishment at every level - physical, mental and spiritual.  Yang symbolises light, activity, heat, rational and logical thinking, forthrightness, mental stimulation.  Ideally we want a balance of each of these as they support each other creating harmony of mind, body and spirit. 

In this fast-paced modern world, we tend to aspire to more yang attributes such as working long hours, ambition, will power, less sleep, vigorous exercise, overactivity and excess mental stimulation. This can lead to imbalances that manifest in ill health such as anxiety, depression, digestive problems, migraines, hormonal problems etc.