is a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine that involves the gentle insertion of fine, sterile, single-use only needles into prescribed acupoints on of the body. If you live or work near Ivanhoe, having your acupuncture treatment in Ivanhoe is very convenient. Acupuncture can help with many health conditions, in a gentle and most relaxing way when given by an experienced and highly qualified Chinese Medicine Practitioner. Little pain should be experienced, and if you have a good practitioner, they will work within your own comfort and boundaries. Dry needling is not acupuncture. Chinese herbs and nutritional supplements are also paramount in supporting your body to heal itself naturally.

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Ilana has vast experience and special interests in treating:

Womens’ health & gynaecology

Fertility – female & male factor, IVF Support

Pregnancy & post-partum

Skin, pain, musculoskeletal & general health issues


About Ilana

Ilana Sowter is an experienced & registered Acupuncturist and Chinese Medicine practitioner with special interests in women’s health, fertility, pregnancy & beyond. She is a double-degree graduate, Masters student (RMIT), speaker and writer in Ivanhoe, Melbourne.

“I find that many people have underlying beliefs and emotional challenges that cause dis-ease within their bodies. With acupuncture, nutritional & lifestyle advice, herbal support and mindset coaching I help them to feel good about themselves and to be healthy again.”

Ilana is experienced with supporting:

Fertility (female & male), IVF support, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), endometriosis, wellbeing in pregnancy, high risk pregnancy support, acupuncture induction for labour, breech baby, posterior position, acne, musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, depression, anxiety, stress, pain, post-partum recovery and issues to menopause. Acupuncture is also good for many conditions ranging from hay fever, asthma, poor immunity, gut issues, and other general conditions serving Ivanhoe, Melbourne.


Ilana holds a Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture) from Endeavour College Melbourne, a Bachelor of Science from the University of Melbourne and is currently studying a Masters degree of Applied Health (Chinese Herbal Medicine) at RMIT University.


Ilana has been practising for over 8 years and spent her early career working with Ngaio Richards at Sydney’s House of Fertility and Healing and later at Fertile Ground Health Group; Melbourne’s premium collaboration of health practitioners. She understands the importance of being your health practitioner while working in collaboration with you GP, specialist and naturopath.


Ilana is a member of AACMA, and is registered with the Australian government’s AHPRA body.


Ilana devotes much of her time researching anecdotal evidence and current trends in natural health and fertility, along with attending seminars, holding workshops and writing articles to educate her patients and the wider community. In her Masters degree she has undertaken extra studies and training, along with observing some great herbalists such as Peter Slipper and Kylie Freemantle.


@Ilana Sowter Acupuncture Melbourne, Ivanhoe, Northern suburbs 2017