Ambermoon Acupuncture Reykjavik Iceland: Nálastungur | Herbal Medicine

Polly Ambermoon 

BHSc Acu; MAppSc CHM; FAWM; BSc Psych; DCCM

Polly Ambermoon provides acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine consultations in a relaxed and compassionate healing space, focused on health and wellness to combat and prevent disease processes. She follows the classical Chinese medicine principle of 'treating the person, not the disease' and offers support for making sustainable changes through identifying specific imbalances, personalised diagnosis and treatment plans. Polly completed her training in Australia, China and the USA, and has practiced clinically in Australia, Nepal and Iceland. She has a gentle needling technique and provides treatment for adults and children of all ages.

Polly is a licensed Chinese Medicine physician with a Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture)Masters in Applied Science (Chinese Herbal Medicine), and Diploma of Canonical Chinese Medicine. She also has a Bachelor of Science (Psychology) degree with Honours and 15 years experience in health science research in the areas of behavioural neuroscience, neuropsychopharmacology, addiction neuroethics, and psychology. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine with the Wilderness Medical Society.

In addition to extensive post-graduate acupuncture training, she is also trained in Classical Chinese Herbal Medicine through the Institute of Classics in East Asian Medicine. This medical system utlilizes diagnostic and treatment approaches passed down through oral transmission via the Dr Tian lineage from China. She has collaborated and continues to liase with other allied health physicans to ensure patients receive the best care possible.

Polly is founder and director of East Asian Wilderness Medicine, an organisation offering humanitarian relief and remote healthcare using Chinese Medicine. In 2016 she was a member of the Tsum Valley Medical Mission, providing acupuncture and herbal medicine to isolated villages in the remote Himalayas in Nepal, alongside Western medicine physicians.

Professional Memberships:

  • Icelandic Acupuncture Association (Iceland)
  • Wilderness Medical Society (USA)
  • Institute of Classics in East Asian Medicine (Australia/USA)

Academic Publications:

  • Ambermoon, P, Carter, A, Hall, W, N. Dissanayaka and J. O’Sullivan (2010). Impulse control disorders in patients with Parkinson’s disease receiving dopamine replacement therapy: Evidence and implications for the addictions field. Addiction, 106(2), pp. 283-293. 
  • Ambermoon, P, Carter, A.N., Hall, W.D., Dissanayaka, N., O’Sullivan, J.D. (2012). Compulsive use of dopamine replacement therapy: a model for stimulant drug addiction? Addiction, vol 107, issue 2, Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd, United Kingdom, pp. 241-247
  • Carter, A.N., Hall, W.D., Ambermoon, P., Disanayaka, N., O’Sullivan, J.D. (2012). Stimulating debate in the field of addiction, Addiction, vol 107, issue 2, Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd, United Kingdom, P. 253
  • A. Carter, P. Ambermoon, W. Hall (2011) Drug-induced impulse control disorders: A prospectus for neuroethical analysis. Neuroethics
  • Ambermoon, P. The Intersection of Wilderness Medicine and Chinese Herbal Medicine: Prescriptive Practices, Translational and Neuroethical Considerations. National Core For Neuroethics, Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Canada, 2014. Seminar presentation.


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