About Mark Phillips
“Mark Phillips combines painless acupuncture with energy healing to inspire health of mind, emotions and the body. With over 35 years of experience, Mark has developed the use of effective techniques to help clear old patterns of disharmony, including energetic blocks on physical and emotional levels, in order to revive a newfound sense of balance and well-being.” (Crystal Lim Leahy – Founding Director of The Legacy Retreats).
Prevention is better than cure
Mark Phillips offers a unique approach to Acupuncture by combining techniques from China, India, USA and South America to provide clients with a truly holistic experience. Mark uses his extensive knowledge gained from numerous Oriental Medicine and acupuncture post-graduate awards to offer an unparalleled system of Acupuncture that is currently a global first.
All clinical treatments are formulated using systems such as five-phase acupuncture, Marma Chakitsa (Ayurvedic “hidden” points) and Japanese approaches to acupuncture (Ideka Sensei). Health assessments using Shen Hammer pulse diagnosis and other neoclassical medicine practices give a deeper view of a person’s current health status and offer a way to the most direct and effective clinical outcome.
“I like to combine classical Oriental medicine techniques that reflect a natural way in life. Nature says it all – we cannot improve on nature’s original engineering – but we can learn to live more harmoniously in nature and that will help to eradicate disease. Chinese medicine began that way, through observation of nature, especially noted in early Taoist texts that explain universal principles of inter-relationship. The skill of diagnostic pulse-taking reflects this too. It is far better to prevent disease by observing nature’s law than to try and find a cure after disease has appeared. Acupuncture is the observance and support of natural movements in life”. (Mark Phillips).
Parallel studies adopted by Mark include the application of internal Chinese martial arts and Yi Jin Jing Qigong (Sifu Wang Qingyu and Abbot Mingchan – Jiashan Zen Monastery, Hunan, China). Postgraduate awards include MSc (Sydney), Advanced Certified Acupuncture and Moxibustion (China), Oriental Medicine Doctor (USA) and certification in Dr. Chen Cao’s system of Ba Gua acupuncture, I Ching acupuncture and the Master Tong System of Acupuncture (USA). In addition, Mark has undertaken extensive periods of research and intense observation in South America amongst reputable Spiritus Sanctus (spiritual) healers in 2000.
An initiate of AC Bhaktivedanta Swami, Mark has directed research throughout India in search of “the lost secrets of Ayurvedic Acupuncture” and marma chikitsa (Indian “hidden” pressure points), utilizing over thirty five years of study in Vedic science and oriental medicine. In Mark’s soon to be released book “Invisible Treasure”, the medical parallels between the classical cultures of India and China are explored and applied in pursuit of better ways to healing practice.
In 2007, Mark was appointed an external advisor for the NHMRC (National Health and Medical Research Council) for CAM (Complimentary and Alternative Medicine). He continues to provide clinical supervision and mentorship for students of Chinese medicine at his private practice in Double Bay, NSW. Mark currently teaches Jin Jing Gong (Qigong) and is a facilitator (and Head of Oriental Body Therapy) for The Legacy Retreats, internationally.