Neuro Emotional Technique (NET)

NET is not a counselling technique but rather looks to address changes in the body’s response to stress. If you feel like you may not be effectively handling stress, or that past events are impacting your health, book an appointment to see if NET could help you.

Addiction Therapy

Laser acupuncture and treatment protocol to support those wishing to  Stop Smoking.

Q Magnets

Q Magnets are powerful and advanced therapeutic product used for natural pain relief. Magnetic therapy can be applied by acupuncturists as an adjunct treatment to further improve therapeutic outcomes. 

When was the last time you felt fantastic?

Health is more than an absence of disease.

Wellness is a state of being mentally and physically balanced, energetic, and vital! We at Echidna Acupuncture can offer you powerful, all-natural solutions to support you to restore your health, become well and reclaim a balanced life.

Why Echidna Acupuncture?

Nikki  is a compassionate healer, an experienced and dedicated acupuncturist. She is focused on  achieving lasting results that meet your  health and well-being goals. With Nikki you are in safe hands!

How we can help

 We personalise and tailor treatments to meet your health concerns and goals.

Addiction Therapy

Nikki Hunt

Founder,  Senior Acupuncturist, Certified NET Practitioner

Nikki specialises in the Kiiko Style of Japanese Acupuncture, which is a dynamic style of acupuncture characterised by its use of a palpation sequence, that provides instant diagnosis and feedback to both the patient and practitioner. Nikki has extensively trained in both Australia and Japan with Sensei Kiiko Matsumoto.  She believes in “gentle practise” and her treatments are a deeply relaxing, nurturing experiences that achieve lasting results.  

Her style and approach are well suited to those with complex health issues and those patients who are considered sensitive. She is particularly interested and treats a lot of chronic pain patients. She now uses Q-magnets in conjunction with her acupuncture treatments and is getting exciting results.

With her background in Oriental Medicine, degrees in Psychology and NET Certification, Nikki takes a holistic approach to her treatments, and has the ability to see beyond the “symptoms” to treat the root cause of dis-ease.  

She is known by her warm and compassionate nature, her nurturing approach and gentle touch.

To book with Nikki, click here


Initial Acupuncture Session          $130.00

Follow up acupuncture session   $90.00

Speed NET  30min                          $75.00

NET Session 60min                         $120.00

Frequently Asked Questions

Learn How Acupuncture Works!


Acupuncture needles are so fine that most people do not feel them being inserted. In Japanese style acupuncture, our techniques are gentle, subtle and relaxing. Occasionally you may feel a sensation of heaviness, warmth or tingling at the location of needling or along the channel that is being treated. While the needles are in place most people feel deeply relaxed which usually continues after the treatment.

How can acupuncture help me?

Acupuncture is widely considered to be beneficial for a range of illnesses and symptoms, from clearly defined complaints to more general feelings of ill health and low energy. AHPRA only permits advertising for conditions which have undergone extensive research and have meet their requirements. The following list of conditions and symptoms in regard to acupuncture and herbal medicine is permitted under the National Law:

  • Stress and fatigue
  • Stress and fatigue related to some autoimmune disorders, in consultation with other treating health practitioners.
  • Management of pain particularly muscular skeletal pain (e.g. back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain)
  • Management of pain, fatigue and nausea related to many chronic diseases.
  • Management of chronic pain related to depression.
  • Pregnancy-related aches and pain
  • Nausea and vomiting during pregnancy.
  • Control of vomiting or nausea arising from chemotherapy.
  • Fertility as an adjunct with IVF treatment
How many Treatments will I need?

That depends on your individual condition. At first your acupuncturist will normally ask to see you once a week. Treatment plans are usually between 4-6 weeks. You may start to feel benefits after the first or second treatment although long-standing and chronic conditions usually need more time to improve.

Once your health has stabilised you may like monthly maintenance treatments. Acupuncture is also very effective when used as preventive healthcare and many people like to go for a ‘grease and oil change’ regularly throughout the year.

I'm scared of needles, can i still have acupuncture?

Yes. Certain styles like Japanese acupuncture use needles that do not break the skin or are inserted extremely shallowly.  Acupuncturists use many different techniques to treat people.  Many of those techniques do not involve needles.

What should I do before or after Acupuncture?

Before Acupuncture?

Try not to have a large meal within an hour of your appointment as you may need to lie on your stomach. It is a good idea to wear loose-fitting, two-piece clothing so that the practitioner can palpate your abdomen and that acupuncture points on the lower limbs are easily accessible.

What will I feel after Acupuncture?

You are likely to feel relaxed and calm. You may experience an immediate, total or partial relief of pain or other symptoms. The relief may last or some of the pain may return.

In a few rare cases, the pain may seem even worse. This is called the rebound effect. Up to 48 hours later the rebound effect should disappear and a noticeable improvement be felt. Treatments have an accumulative effect, so one should see further improvement after each subsequent visit. Often the most dramatic results are experienced in the first treatment.

What is Japanese Acupuncture?

There are many styles of Japanese acupuncture. They all have in common an emphasis on touch during assessment and treatment. The needling techniques are  subtle and gentle. During the treatment the practitioner is constantly checking for instant feedback results in the body by monitoring changes either in the pulse, or checking reduction of abdominal discomfort, or improvement in pain or tension. This way information about the effectiveness of the treatment can be gathered. Supporting techniques, such as moxibustion, laser or cupping are used to enhance the effects of acupuncture.



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