Dr. Kaime Hood (TCM)
BHthSc/ BAppSc Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture
GradCert Addiction studies
I have a specific interest in women's health and gynaecological conditions,
digestive disorders, chronic lingering pathogens- also known as 'Gu syndrome' in
Chinese medicine, immune dysfunction, inflammatory conditions, mental health,
PTSD, substance use and addiction support.
My qualifications include a double degree in Health Science and Applied Science
in Chinese Medicine from RMIT University, and a Post Graduate Certificate of
Addiction Studies from the University of Adelaide.
I treat from an integrated TCM framework, incorporating Traditional
Chinese Medicine with functional medicine principles.
I am very passionate about herbal medicine, I use both raw and
powdered Chinese herbal formulas in conjunction with supplementation
I work in close connection with functional medicine doctors,
naturopaths, osteopaths and other allied health practitioners regularly
cross-referring my patients when required. I feel a multi-modality team
approach to health conditions provides more optimal results and better
health outcomes, especially in chronic or complex health cases.
On Wednesday's we have both Dr Melanie Dearlove (Osteopathy)
treating from the Wildflower Chinese Medicine clinic space in Mullumbimby
offering naturopathy consultations, kinesiology, low level laser light therapy
and Osteopathy treatments.
I am a fully qualified Chinese Medicine practitioner and herbal
medicine dispenser registered with AHPRA and the
Australian National Therapists Association.
My interest in addiction medicine has driven me to further pursue
studies in this field and incorporate this knowledge into my practice.
I am actively involved in the establishment of the not-for-profit organisation
NADA-Australia based on the acu-detox model in the USA, supporting people
managing drug and alcohol dependence or addiction, mental health complaints,
PTSD or acute traumatic events, and general stress disorders.
For further information about this please see the resources section or get in touch with me.
I look forward to seeing you in the clinic and helping you to achieve your health goals.
How can Traditional Chinese medicine techniques help you?
Acupuncture and Chinese medicine have been used for thousands of years to promote longevity and relieve unwanted symptoms, imbalances and diseases that manifest in the mind and 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 and chronic fatigue
Women's health / gynaecological conditions
pms, fibroids, cysts ,endometriosis, PCOS,
menopause, hormonal imbalances,
post natal depletion, prenatal care
Emotional and psychological imbalances
Immune and auto-immune issues
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
Chronic and difficult conditions