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