Marc Webster (Masters of Acupuncture)
Acupuncturist, Shiatsu Therapist, Master of Tong Long Kung Fu
After 7 years in the hospitality industry, I came to the realisation that working hard for up to 16 hours a day on my feet, not enough sleep, irregular eating habits, alcohol and drug abuse, was not conducive to my good health. Along with the fact that I was bored giving all of my time to my work, I looked for something outside of hospitality to expand my horizons. In 1993 I began training in Japanese massage and Chinese martial arts. After several lessons of both I realised I had found my passion. The theories and practice of the medicine and the martial arts had many overlapping areas. I was amazed at the applications they had to both ancient and modern day lifestyles. I continued my studies in medicine at acupuncture college. Now 15 years later I am still studying and constantly trying to improve my skills in both fields. Thankfully, I have not cooked commercially since mid 2000, and I don’t intend to do so again.
I have a special interest in the treatment of injury and trauma rehabilitation, back pain, women’s health and pregnancy, as well as paediatric acupuncture and moxa therapy.
In 1999 I achieved first place in the Gold Coast’s Queensland Training Awards for my acupuncture studies, and was runner- up in the Queensland state finals.
I am currently a 5th Degree Red Belt in 9th Degree Grandmaster Henry Sue’s Southern Tong Long Kung Fu system and an instructor of Yang style Tai Chi. I am the Sifu at the Mudgeeraba branch of the Chinese Kung Fu Academy and co-founder of FitLife Martial Arts.
Since February 2000 I have lectured at Massage Schools of Queensland, teaching Shiatsu and Oriental Therapies. I have also taught acupuncture to Degree level for 5 years at the Academy of Natural Therapies, at the Gold Coast Institute of TAFE. In 2002 I studied with the Toyo Hari Association. This style of acupuncture was developed by blind practitioners, so is a very highly refined tactile form of medicine. Also 2002 saw me complete a Postgraduate Certificate in Chinese Herbal medicine through Cathay Herbal Laboratories. In 2006 I graduated from the University of Western Sydney with my Masters of Traditional Chinese Medicine, majoring in Acupuncture.
I continue to follow my passion through my own Clinic, further studies in the fields of medicine and martial arts, and teaching both Oriental Medicine and martial arts. You can read more about my views on these throughout this website and at www.mckfa.com.au.
Toni Maree Webster (Masters of Acupuncture)
Acupuncturist and Shiatsu Therapist
I have been in practice since 2003. I have a special interest in Infertility, IVF support, Women's health, Stress management, and neck, back and shoulder pain. Being a general practitioner I also treat many other conditions. Ask if you have any questions.
I completed my Undergraduate training in Acupuncture 2002 on the Gold Coast. I went on to study my Masters in Acupuncture and completed that in 2010.
Other areas of interest for me in health and wellbeing are Tai Chi, Qigong, Kung Fu, Yoga Therapy and meditation. I try to do some sort of Qi training everyday to maintain my own wellbeing.