Kaime Hood

BHthSc/ BAppSc Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture

GradCert Addiction studies


Kaime has a specific interest in womens's health and gynaecology, digestive

disorders, chronic lingering pathogens also known as 

Gu syndrome in Chinese medicine, immune disorders and inflammatory conditions

psycho-emotional disorders, PTSD, substance use and addiction


Kaime's qualifications include a Bachelor of Health Science

and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine

through RMIT University and a Graduate Diploma in addiction studies

from University of Adelaide.  

Her treatment methods from an integrated TCM framework

incorporate herbal medicine, supplementation, acupuncture

cupping, moxibustion and gua sha techniques to assist patients in

their health journey.

Kaime runs a private clinic in Mullumbimby and also works as part of

an integrated medical team at The Health Lodge in Byron Bay.


Her interests in addiction medicine have driven her to further pursue

studies in this field and incorporate this knowledge into her current

practice while also helping to establish the not-for-profit organisation

NADA-Australia based on the acu-detox model in the USA.

The organisation aims to provide the acu-detox 5 point protocol for people managing drug and alcohol dependence or addiction, mental health complaints, PTSD or acute traumatic events, victims of crime and violence and general stress disorders. The auricular acupuncture protocol is also used to support emergency workers, first responders, fire fighters and anyone suffering from any level of stress or anxiety. 

Kaime is a fully qualified Chinese Medicine practitioner and herbal dispenser registered with AHPRA and the Australian National Therapists Association.



Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine

Acupuncture and Chinese medicine have been used for thousands of years to promote longevity and relieve unwanted symptoms and disease that manifest in the mind or body.

 Chinese medicine is holistic, encompassing and addressing all aspects of a patient's physical and psychological well-being.

Many conditions can benefit greatly from Chinese medicine and acupuncture,

some of these may include- 


  • Digestive issues and gut health

  • Cold and flu symptoms

  • post viral syndrome


  • Women's health;

premenstrual syndrome, fibroids, cysts ,endometriosis, PCOS, menopause, hormonal imbalances, post natal depletion, prenatal care


  • Sleep disorders


  • Emotional and psychological imbalances


  • Addiction support


  • Pain management


  • Headaches and migraines


  • Skin conditions such as dermatitis, eczema and acne


  • Childrens health- bed wetting, night terrors, immune and gut health


  • Respiratory issues, asthma, COPD


  • Cardiovascular disorders


  • Fatigue

  • Chronic and difficult conditions

  • Auto-immune diseases