From working in Information Technology (IT), to now being a specialist in Chinese medicine and acupuncture, it’s been quite the journey for Noam Field. “I knew IT wasn’t for me. I wanted to find something that I was passionate about and to help people”, said Noam.
Starting with shiatsu, a form of Japanese bodywork based on ideas in traditional Chinese medicine, Noam became interested in Chinese medicine and then completed a four year degree in Health Science at UTS.
After graduating Noam was mentored in a Japanese-style of acupuncture, where their method focuses on gentle treatment. “The Japanese only place the needles in about a millimetre, and their needles are half the thickness of Chinese ones. After that I worked for a Chinese practitioner. They were more rigorous in their practice. So it’s about learning what system works for you” said Noam.
Located in Kingsford, Noam’s business Wholistic Natural Medicine welcomes patients for any infinite number of reasons. One working day could see Noam treating people with sports injuries, everyday stress, fertility problems or even a simple cold.
Being wholistic means treating the whole person – body, mind and spirit – rather than just the symptom. So while two people might have the same symptom, due to their individuality the treatments given might be completely different. This is where Wholistic Natural Medicine uses their host of natural services and herbal natural medicine formulas to not just treat, but also prevent.
Noam works with two Chinese medicine practitioners, two massage therapists, and one naturopath/biochemist. “I have a regular client base, and my patients are usually from the local surrounding area. But I also have some people who drive ninety minutes to come see me for acupuncture” said Noah. “Word of mouth in this industry is incredibly powerful’.