Kaime Hood

BHthSc/ BAppSc Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture

GradCert Addiction studies

Kaime completed a Bachelor of Health Science and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine at RMIT University in Melbourne followed by an internship at the Jiangsu Provincial Hospital in Nanjing, China.  

Kaime has a specific interest in womens's health issues, digestive

disorders, lingering pathogens / Gu syndrome, chronic health

complaints, psycho-emotional disorders, PTSD, substance use

and addiction.

Kaime treats from an integrated TCM framework using Chinese

herbal medicine, supplementation, acupuncture and other TCM

modalities to assist patients in addressing their health complaints. 

Kaime also works as part of an integrated medical team at

The Health Lodge in Byron Bay.


Her interests in addiction medicine have driven her to further pursue

studies in this field and incorporate this knowledge into her current


Kaime has been involved with founding the not-for-profit organisation

NADA-Australia based on the acu-detox model in the USA.

The organisation aims to provide ear acupuncture (NADA protocol) for people managing drug and alcohol dependence or addiction, mental health complaints, PTSD or acute traumatic events, victims of crime and violence and general stress disorders. The ear acupuncture protocol is also used to support emergency workers, first responders, fire fighters and anyone suffering from any level of stress or anxiety. 

Kaime is a fully qualified Chinese Medicine practitioner trained in both acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, she is registered with AHPRA and the Australian National Therapists Association.


Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine

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


  • Dermatitis, eczema and other skin conditions


  • Childrens health- bed wetting, night terrors, immune and gut health


  • Respiratory issues


  • Cardiovascular disorders


  • Fatigue

  • Chronic and difficult conditions

  • Auto-immune diseases