Kaime Hood

BHthSc/ BAppSc Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture

GradCert Addiction studies


I have a specific interest in women's health and gynaecology, digestive

disorders, chronic lingering pathogens also known as 

Gu syndrome in Chinese medicine, immune disorders, inflammatory conditions

psycho-emotional disorders, PTSD, substance use and addiction


I studied Chinese medicine at RMIT University completing a Bachelor

of Health Science and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Traditional

Chinese Medicine. I also have a Graduate Diploma in addiction

studies through the University of Adelaide.  

I treat from an integrated TCM framework, incorporating functional

medicine principles. I prescribe Chinese herbal medicine for most

patients that I see along side using supplementation where necessary,

acupuncture techniques, cupping, moxibustion and gua-sha. I have

worked along side functional medicine doctors, naturopaths and 

other allied health services in integrated settings and regularly cross-

refer my patients when necessary. I feel a team approach to health 

conditions provides more optimal results and better health outcomes

for most patients. 

I am a fully qualified Chinese Medicine practitioner and herbal

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.

The organisation aims to train allied health practitioners in being able 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, 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. 



Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine

Acupuncture and Chinese medicine have been used for thousands of years to promote longevity and relieve unwanted symptoms and diseases 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