“When the Japanese mend broken objects, they aggrandize the damage by filling the cracks with gold. They believe that when something’s suffered damage and has a history it becomes more beautiful”

— Barbara Bloom


About your practitioner


Francesca is a qualified registered acupuncturist and herbalist with 10 years experience as a Shiatsu therapist.

A practitioner devoted to the healing arts, Francesca has completed a Bachelor of Health Science (Chinese Medicine), a Diploma of Shiatsu and Oriental Therapies, a Certificate in Japanese Acupuncture (Manaka Protocols) and has studied with Tsuyoshi Shimamura sensei. She has studied Level 1, 2 and 3 in Esoteric Acupuncture and Nutrition For Higher Consciousness with Dr. Mikio Sankey (US). Completed Shiatsu workshops with Carola Beresford-Cooke (UK), Cliff Andrews (Advanced Shiatsu Energy Work & Clinical Practice )(UK), Sensei Ohashi (Ohashi Method)(USA/Japan), and Bill Palmer and herbal workshops with Dr Huang Huang (China) and Dr Chen (USA). 

Her love of this medicine is coupled by her dedication to yogic practice, having practiced in the Iyengar Yogic traditions for over 14 years. Francesca believes that health and harmony is achieved by addressing life in a wholistic way and is committed to working with her clients to achieve desirable health outcomes, in a safe and supportive environment where the client’s life journey is honoured.


Francesca is a professional member of both Australia Natural Therapists Association (ANTA) & Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (APRHA)


Acupuncture is safely performed using single use, disposable needles, finely inserted into various points along meridians that network and harmonise the body.It utilizes specific points on the body which act as gateways into the body’s energy system which in turn govern the functioning of the internal organs, glands and tissues. These points allow the practitioner to correct imbalances and restore harmony not only to the specific area affected, but also the body as a whole. Health is maintained within certain limits yet illness arises when our biological activities move outside the optimum levels, leading first to decrease in activity then malfunction and finally disease.


Although the word shiatsu translates literally from the Japanese as ‘finger pressure’, in practice, Shiatsu is a dynamic body therapy in which the therapist uses the thumbs, palms, elbows, knees and feet to apply therapeutic pressure to various parts of the body. Treatment may also include the use of flowing stretches and gentle rotations of the limbs and joints, simple structural alignments and muscle release techniques. A Shiatsu treatment is performed with the client fully clothed, on a shiatsu futon


Chinese Herbal Medicine- pills, granules or raw herbs are specifically designed for your condition and prescribed to best give the body it’s chance to heal and restore.

Black Pearl Pills are prescribed at this clinic. 

Location | Hours | Pricing | Bookings


The Clinic is located at

Yellow Door

134 Nicholson St. Coburg


Thursday 11am-5pm

Saturday 11am-5pm

Acupuncture Pricing

Initial Consultation

up to 90 minutes

Waged $95

Concession $85

Follow up Consultation

up to 75 minutes

Waged $80

Concession $70

'Pep Me Up' 45 minute Acupuncture session $50*



Shiatsu Pricing

Initial Consultation

up to 90 minutes

Waged $120


Follow up Consultation- standard

60 minutes

Waged $100

Concession $90

Follow up Consultation -Long

75 min

Waged $110


*The 45 minutes "Pep Me Up' Acupuncture sessions are only available to clients who have had a an Initial Consult. They are recommended for regular clients.

The clinic accepts cash or card. 

We require 24 hour notice for appointment cancellations. If less than the required notice is given you may be charged a fee. 

Receipts can be provided for private health claims for Acupuncture Services and Herbal Only Consultations.

Gift Cards are available for services.


© 2020 by Francesca Sculli.