Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine
QUALIFICATIONS AND ACCREDITATIONS
Certificate IV Massage Therapy
Certificate IV TUINA
Registered with AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioners Regulations Agency)
CMBA (Chinese Medicine Board of Australia)
Member of AACMA
Graduate Diploma of Music Performance
*Registered with all major health funds for health insurance rebates.
My journey into Traditional Chinese Medicine actually began after six years of studying musical performance on the cello at University in Adelaide and in Hobart. I was at a crossroads: should I continue studying the cello overseas or pursue a new career path? I knew I had a passion for living a healthy natural lifestyle and a true desire to help others achieve the same, so I completed a course in massage therapy and began practicing as a Remedial Massage Therapist. While furthering my studies I came across a type of Chinese massage called Tui Na which I added to my practice. I was fascinated by the holistic energy system underpinning the use of Tui Na, and wanted to learn more so I enrolled in a Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture) at Endeavour College of Natural Health and in 2014 I graduated with a Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture) with distinction.
I would like to share one of my own personal experiences with the healing powers of Chinese Medicine. In 2013 I had the opportunity to further my study and complete a clinical internship in Nanning, China. While there I became severely ill. I contracted a stomach bug and began experiencing a tooth ache with unbearable pain. After enduring this for more then a week I asked one of the Professors for a treatment. He gave me an acupuncture treatment using one needle and gave me a prescription for Chinese Herbal Medicine. The tooth ache immediately subsided and after taking the herbs for several days I returned to good health and my belief and love for Chinese Medicine grew even stronger.
Since graduating I have become a mother to two beautiful souls, Saskia and Marcel. I love the quote by Lao Tzu, "Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes...." This I see with my growing children and with the way my practice is ever expanding through further study and life experience.
My approach is patient-focused and to get to the root cause of ones health complaints. I utilize all the wonderful tools of Chinese Medicine as well as other modalities I have learnt on my journey. I love to educate and empower people to achieve their goals, to live the most balanced and healthy life possible, emotionally physically and spiritually. I have a special interest in women's health, pain management and help reduce the stress and anxiety in our every day lives.
Outside of work I love to practice Yoga, go for walks on the beach and in nature with my kids in tow, play the Cello and just be with my family and friends.