As a Chinese medicine practitioner I believe that you have all the wisdom you need to live a healthy, happy and fulfilling life. You just need to know how to use it.
Being stressed all the time isn’t normal.
Monthly abdominal cramps may be the norm but they aren’t normal.
Menopause doesn’t need to send your life into chaos.
Chinese medicine is a holistic treatment system that uses acupuncture, herbs, dietary and lifestyle changes to clear the imbalances in your body that cause these sorts of problems. When your energy flows, you can flow. Your body can correct many of these issues when it’s in a naturally harmonious state.
I have been in practice since 2004 and have witnessed this in the lives of so many of my clients. As a former burnt-out engineer I have also experienced the power of this ‘ancient science’ on my own personal journey.
I have always been fascinated by science and how things work. In my early career as an engineer, I helped commission the first aircraft to use satellite communications. In 1991 I went on to become one of three Australians selected to attend the International Space University in France where we designed an international mission to Mars for NASA.
As one of the few women working in Engineering at the time, I always felt like I had to work twice as hard to prove myself. A knotted stomach, locked up shoulders and all the other symptoms of stress were just part of my daily life. Like many women, I had also experienced intense period pain and PMT since being a teenager and thought this was ‘just part of being a woman’. I also suffered from juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.
At the point when my career (and stress!) was peaking my mum suggested I see an acupuncturist. It was a revelation to me. For the first time since I could remember, I could breathe easily. It felt like the weight of the solar system had been lifted from my shoulders! I started to sleep better and I had more energy and mental clarity. My period pain subsided and I started to work with my cycle. Then I discovered the power of food as medicine and my arthritic pains subsided.
As a systems engineer, Chinese Medicine was so logical to me because it analyses the various ‘systems’ within the body. After recognising patterns (signs and symptoms) and their meanings (diagnosis), Chinese Medicine applies solutions to get energy flowing and allow the body to return to its optimal state of health.
After several years of continuing to work as an engineer, I became a mother. It was soon after this that I decided to follow my new passion for this ancient science and I went back to study at University. My regular acupuncture sessions made me feel like Wonder Woman and for a while, I juggled working as a shiatsu therapist and a contract engineer with full-time study and two small children! While this is not recommended, I truly believe I would not have coped with this workload had I not been supported by my own Chinese Medicine practitioner.
One of my latest achievements has been conquering menopause. The moment my first hot flush arrived I went to see my acupuncturist to help me through this transition. I was able to move through this phase with ease and am looking forward to the next part of my life journey. I’ve witnessed similar results with many of my clients, even those who are going through early menopause due to cancer treatment.
I love sharing my knowledge and am an Associate Lecturer at Endeavour College of Natural Health, teaching Chinese Medicine to the next generation of practitioners working with gynaecology, dietetics, and paediatrics.
I would love to work with you
Please get in touch with me on 02 9188 5150 if you would like better health and well being. I am happy to speak with you about your condition and discuss if the wisdom of Oriental medicine can help you.
Graduate Certificate of Human Nutrition
Bachelor of Health Science (Traditional Chinese Medicine) – UTS
Certificate Traditional Chinese Medicine Paediatrics
Diploma Wholefood Counselling
Senior First Aid Certificate
Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical)
My Industry Associations
- AACMA – Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association
- CMBA – Chinese Medicine Board of Australia (CMR0001715104)
Code of Conduct
Tania abides by the Code of Conduct set out by the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia