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.

Dr Drew Merefield (Bachelor’s Degree in Health Science Chinese Medicine)

Originally from the beaches in Perth, Dr Drew recently made the move to Phillip Island and is excited about joining the amazing team at Safflower Chinese Medicine Clinic.

Drew has completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Science Chinese Medicine at Southern School of Natural Therapies in Melbourne, and is both an Acupuncturist and a Chinese Herbalist and Dispenser. As such, not only can Drew prescribe patent herbal medicines, he can also mix herbal formulas based on a client’s specific requirements.

While Drew is skilled in treating a wide range of acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions, he also treats many common ailments like common cold, poor immunity, digestive issues, women’s health, fertility, diabetes, eczema, neurological tremors, and has a special interest in helping people suffering from anxiety and depression.

Dr Drew is also a Qualified Personal Trainer, C.H.E.K. Institute Holistic Lifestyle Coach and martial artist (Kung Fu, Judo, Ju Jitsu, Boxing). Prior to studying Chinese Medicine, Drew worked as a technician in the entertainment industry and ran his own film studio. He is an avid advocate for the arts and enjoys working with artists and creators of all types.

With this massive wealth of life experience Drew is keen to get you back out there doing what you love to do.

Book your appointment with Dr Drew now.

Brigitte Linder (Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine AdvDip Traditional Chinese Medicine, Dip Tui Na, Dip of Canonical Chinese Medicine, AdvCert 5 element acupuncture)

Brigitte is currently on a Sabbatical whilst she does her Masters in 2021. She might make some guest appearances so stay tuned…

Nikki Stanes (BA Social Work (Hons.), Bachelor of Arts (Hons.))

Nikki is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker. She has 20 years experience as a social worker predominantly in a counselling role. Nikki has specialised as a sexual assault counsellor for the majority of her career. Her experience has included leadership and providing supervision. She works with women, men, adolescents and children. Nikki is passionate about giving clients a space to feel safe to speak their truth and build on their strengths. She believes in a holistic approach to recovery and working collaboratively.

Nikki is able to see clients for up to 10 sessions under a GP Mental Health Plan. She will see clients under Victims of Crime and prepare reports for this. She also provides supervision to professionals in the sector.

Specialty areas:

  • Trauma, depression and anxiety
  • Sexual assault and family violence
  • Children and adolescents

Contact Nikki on 0408 382 046 to inquire about her services and book your first appointment.

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