Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Biology)
Bachelor of Applied Science (Chinese Medicine)
Clinical Internship: Teaching Hospital, Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine, China
Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA)
My first memories of acupuncture were when I was in early primary school and my mum would regularly visit our local GP, in a small country town in Tasmania. This was over 20 years ago and while the memory of a child isn't always the most accurate, to me this treatment was just normal and part of her care.
After much overseas travel and seeing the world, I decided I would complete a massage degree. This then ignited my curiosity in further learning and before I knew it, I was enrolling at RMIT University in Melbourne.
During my last semester of University, I completed my clinical internship at Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine in China. I had comprehensive clinical training under close staff supervision to apply the knowledge of Chinese and western medicine in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases in a hospital setting. This involved clinical rotations at the University of Nanjing Chinese Medicine teaching hospital where they treat with both Chinese and western medicine in areas including paediatrics, gyneacology, oncology, trauma/ pain and dermatology wards.
My 5 years of studying full time resulted in a double degree from RMIT University in Melbourne. My degrees taught me to speak and understand the body from the western medicine perspective but diagnose and provide therapy with eastern medicine, using acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine as the main tools. It is with these tools, plus other essential elements, including diet and lifestyle practices, that form the foundations of my care.
Since moving to Canberra I have predominately focused on women's health. With professional experience and subsequent ongoing education I have been able to help women and couples through their own health experiences. I appreciate the stress and anxiety that comes along with health concerns and work with a gentle approach to maintain comfort and confidence in the changes patients are seeking.