Joseph Ferraro, B.Nat., Dip. Acu.
Naturopath and registered Acupuncturist – Bachelor of Naturopathic Medicine and Post Graduate Diploma of Acupuncture. Post Graduate Certificate in Cosmetic Acupuncture and Dermal Therapies.
Joseph graduated from Laws College of Naturopathy Melbourne in 1993 and then went on to do his post graduate study in Acupuncture at the Acupuncture College of Melbourne, where he graduated in 1996.
As a Naturopath Joseph is especially interested in a patients’ diet and nutrition, biochemical make up and lifestyle habits that may be affecting their health. As an Acupuncturist he is interested in the eastern Chinese view of medicine which concentrates on correcting and balancing the flow of vital energy through the body known a Qi ( pronounced Chi) , through various methods but especially via Acupuncture. Being able to combine both the Naturopathy and the Acupuncture makes Joseph a unique health care professional.
Joseph has a wide breadth of experience in caring for many health concerns in both adults and children. Joseph’s practice is dedicated to discovering the possible cause/s of your illness or pain condition. To this end Joseph utilises cutting edge pathology testing of hormones, vitamin and mineral status, food sensitivity profiles, hair mineral analysis and numerous other tests to gather information. He also uses iridology, five element theory and tongue diagnosis to give him a Chinese medicine perspective of the patients’ condition.
Joseph has been using low level laser, a modern, non invasive and painless method to perform Acupuncture since 1997. He also utilises several different “cold” or low level lasers and LEDs to provide low level laser therapy (LLLT) .
Joseph is registered with the AHPRA , he is a member of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society and is registered with the TAC and Workcover.