Acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, physiotherapy

Lotus Healing Arts is the clinical practice of Dr. Karen Bilton, Ph.D. (Acupuncturist, Chinese Herbalist, Physiotherapist), providing acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, physiotherapy in Potts Point, Sydney. With more than 20 years in clinical practice, Karen combines acupuncture and Chinese herbal prescriptions with manual techniques such as, Muscle Energy Technique, Cranio-sacral therapy and Bowen Technique.

Registered to practice acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine and physiotherapy within Australia and the USA; Karen has completed PhD studies and is co-author of the book Handbook of Contemporary Chinese Pulse Diagnosis published by Eastland Press. She is 1 of 16 certified instructors for Dragon Rises Seminars providing education in Contemporary Chinese Pulse Diagnosis.

Karen has lectured at Chinese medicine colleges in the USA and Australia, conducted research, authored peer reviewed publications, presented at international conferences, and taught pulse diagnosis in China, USA, Australia and NZ.  She maintains her professional education.

Gaining much of her clinical experience while working and studying in the USA, she is trained in both Chinese medicine and Osteopathic manual medicine techniques that have their origins there and are less commonly practiced in Australia.


Lotus Healing Arts utilises the services of a number of practitioners selected by Karen for their skill, experience and the variety of modalities or techniques they provide. We take great care in integrating treatment with your other healthcare strategies.

Karen’s main clinical focus is on diagnostics and collects a comprehensive health history during the evaluation. Traditionally within Chinese medicine the radial pulse is thought to exhibit subtle changes prior to the manifestation of symptoms in a person’s health. Karen utilises this information and cross references it with information from your medical history, physical examination and biomedical tests to create a management plan. This is discussed in detail on your second visit so together a realistic plan for treatment is formulated.


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