Our Practitioners

Melissa Bond – Av. Dip. Acupuncture, Cert IV Remedial Massage

Melissa has been self-employed in her own business, Silver Spiral Acupuncture (based in Mareeba) for 5 years. Her practice included a large proportion of musculoskeletal conditions due to the farming nature of the area. During this time Melissa consolidated her acupuncture skills dealing with a wide range of conditions and gathering practical healing techniques to culminate in a thriving clinic in a small town.

Prior to opening her own clinic, she was employed as a clinic assistant and then as an acupuncturist.  As a clinic assistant she gained experience in advanced moxibustion at one of northern Queensland’s most respected practitioners (Julie Simpson – 30 years’ experience), in Cairns.  During this period, Melissa learned techniques and ongoing tuition and practical guidance for the most successful techniques of Musculoskeletal Treatment Therapies.  Melissa’s passion, and success, in this area led to her being employed primarily as a musculoskeletal acupuncturist to which she incorporates her expertise as a massage therapist.   Melissa’s mentor, Julie Simpson is a practicing and fully qualified Osteopath and Acupuncturist; through which Melissa gained valuable insights into a wide range of conditions, as it was a very busy practice.

Melissa enjoys being part of a team who have similar direction and visions for healing patients in a holistic natural way. She is keen to bring her skills to the patients at Acupuncture Works.

If you would like to know more, please call Acupuncture Works on 3822 1122 and ask to speak with Julie.


Mandy Herbert – Reiki, Energy Healer and Meditation Teacher

Mandy is Acupuncture Works resident Meditation expert, supporting the patients of the clinic with classes each Monday night  7 to 8pm.

Mandy also provides Reiki Healing at the clinic with her passion for energy healing.

Mandy Herbert has been practicing Reiki for many years, is a meditation facilitator and practices in local schools.

Reiki using healing with energy is a modality which compliments acupuncture.