The use of acupuncture, moxibustion, cupping and Tui Na massage techniques, accompanied by our extensive onsite dispensary onsite providing tailored herbal prescriptions, can assist individuals in exploring options and to achieve balance and well-being.
Brigitte Linder (Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine AdvDip Traditional Chinese Medicine, Dip Tui Na, Dip of Canonical Chinese Medicine, AdvCert 5 element acupuncture)
Brigitte has been practicing as a registered Acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist since 2001. Following the completion of her training in Melbourne, she moved back to her homeland of Switzerland to be with family, take on a lecturing job and continue her practice. In 2008, Brigitte permanently migrated to Phillip Island (Victoria) where she manages Safflower Chinese Medicine clinic and a national herbal Safflower Chinese Medicine dispensary service for practitioners.
It is Brigitte’s expert listening skills and the way she takes into account health history that makes her treatments so powerful. All the information revealed in consultation will be used to a patient’s advantage and to determine the root cause of the presenting health problem.
Special interest areas:
- reproductive system including hormonal balancing, fertility, pregnancy care and after birth management
- treating children of all ages (starting from 6 months)
- acute viral infections, auto-immune disorders and long-term unresolved allergies and migraines
- digestive disorders and pain
- mental health concerns such as stress and anxiety related conditions.
Vicki Iliopoulos (Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine BSc Chinese Medicine, Dip Remedial Massage)
Vicki embarked on her natural medicine training very early on in her life. In 2009 at age 18 she became fully qualified in remedial massage and began building her skills by working in and around Melbourne. This work sparked within her a desire to continue expanding her knowledge of natural therapies and in 2015 she completed her training in Chinese Medicine.
Vicki is dedicated to the upliftment of the people within her community and strives to help her patients achieve a state of balance and harmony within their lives. Incorporating body work including acupuncture, massage, cupping and gua sha into her treatments, she also has an affinity with herbal medicine and strongly believes in the healing power of plant based medicine.
Her daily yoga and meditation discipline also gives her more tools to help her patients develop a strong sense of self reliance and willpower to achieve their goals for health and well-being.
Special Interest Areas
- Mental health concerns such as depression, anxiety, insomnia, PTSD, ADD and ADHD
- Women’s and Children’s health including fertility, pre and post-natal care, pregnancy support and menstrual disorders
- Digestive disorders and pain
- Pain Management
- Musculoskeletal issues
Jahanara Monaf (Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine, BSc Chinese Medicine, Dip Hijama Cupping Therapy)
Jahanara’s purpose in life is to enlighten people on the benefits of health optimisation through natural practices and interventions. By empowering people with the natural cost-effective practices and philosophies of health maintenance and restoration, her aim is to change the world to a better place than what she found.
Jahanara value’s natural and risk-free methods of care and employ’s a wide range of old and new sophisticated treatment techniques to empower patients with choice, because not everyone believes that a lifetime filled with drugs and surgery is the key to living a long and healthy life. She is driven by the huge difference she make’s in people’s lives every day and would like to continue this to changing our society’s broken approach to health one patient at a time.
Having worked with several leading mentors over the years to hone her craft, Jahanara’s gentle nature and simple answers cement what many of her teachers had taught, that the beauty of natural medicine lies within its simplicity. She pride’s herself at being a welcoming practitioner and respectful of age, faith and nationality.
Special interest areas:
- Mental health such a bipolar, schizophrenia, anxiety, depression and trauma
- Gynaecology such as fertility, menstrual disorders and hormonal imbalance
- Oncology and haematology such as leukemia, breast cancer and prostate cancer
- Musculoskeletal issues and pain management
Dr. Carol Head – Integrative general practitioner
(Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), Master of Public Health (MPH), Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP), Graduate Certificate in Medical Acupuncture)
Carol has been in general practice for over 30 years working in both rural and suburban general practice. She is particularly interested in holistic and complementary medicine and she works in integrative ways to help patients find better health. Holistic medicine is about treating the whole person – mind, body and spirit and Carol takes a holistic approach with all patients. She combines conventional and complimentary approaches (such as laser acupuncture) to help patients heal.
Carol is happy to see patients of all ages with acute or chronic illness but the practice is not equipped to deal with emergencies or trauma.
Carol has a qualification in medical acupuncture and is currently studying Chinese medicine at RMIT. While she is trying to combine the best of east and west she is not yet prescribing Chinese herbs. For full Chinese medicine diagnosis and herbal prescriptions patients should see Brigitte, Eryn or Vicki.
Chronic health issues – diabetes, high blood pressure, chronic fatigue, irritable bowel syndrome etc.
- Mental health issues such as stress, anxiety and depression
- Laser acupuncture for pain and musculoskeletal problems