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My Background

As a young man I was busily heading in a completely different direction career wise before an accident left me with fractured bits and pieces and ongoing debilitating back pain.
While it stopped me in my tracks on that path, it proved to be one of those significant events or turning points in a young man’s life.

With acupuncture treatment from a practitioner who was to become one of my lecturers, my pain decreased leaving me a changed man.

After 4 years of training in Sydney, I completed an internship at the Red Cross Hospital Hangzhou China and have been practicing as the “unlikely acupuncturist” or Chinese Medicine Practitioner since 1991.

My treatments are specifically tailored to the needs of each patient to make sure they receive the approach that works best for them. I use acupuncture and Chinese herbs either alone, or in conjunction with modern medicine in a compassionate, no nonsense, integrated approach to your health care.

I have worked as a lecturer, clinical examiner and industry consultant in this time as well as becoming a published author and completing a Masters of Reproductive Medicine.

Professional Affiliations:

Registered with the AHPRA – Acupuncture Chinese Herbal Medicine. Registration number: CMR0001731590
Fellow of the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association
AACMA State Committee QLD 2000-2002 inclusive.
I have served as a Board member, Secretary and Vice President of AACMA through 2013-2016


Graduated Sydney College T.C.M 1991

Masters of Reproductive Medicine U.N.S.W

Ongoing post grad practitioner education as per requirements of my professional association to date.

Some examples:

  • Masters of Reproductive Medicine (UNSW)

  • Gynaecology workshop Brisbane 2001 Jane Lyttleton

  • Damp Heat Seminar Brisbane (Will McLean)

  • Advanced Acupuncture Training Hangzhou China and Tokyo Japan 1998 from study grant awarded.

  • Masterclass in Classical Japanese Acupuncture and Moxibustion. Masakuda Ikeda. 1998

  • Cathay patent herb course 1996-1997 inclusive

  • China herb patent herb course 1995-1996 inclusive

  • Gynaecology workshop (Sydney) 1995

  • Paediatric Workshop Julian Scott (Sydney) 1994

  • Internship Red Cross Hospital Hangzhou China 1990 (see pic below)

  • Sydney College Traditional Chinese Medicine 1990-May 1991

  • Acupuncture Colleges Australia 1987-1989 inclusive

China 1990
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