Practitioners

elaine hickman

Elaine is available:

Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday
Call (03) 9486 5966

Dr Elaine Hickman

B.H.Sc.TCM (Acupuncture), Cert.Cl.Ac. (Beijing)

Elaine has trained and worked in various settings, both in Australia and China.  She has over 20 years experience in treating many health problems.  Elaine loves to provide a health care experience for people that is respectful, effective, empowering and enjoyable.  Elaine’s acupuncture treatments are gentle, powerful, amazingly relaxing and incorporate Japanese & Chinese techniques, as well as Medical Qi Gong if appropriate.  Elaine has a particular interest in Gynaecology, Fertility, Obstetrics, Family Medicine, Wellness promotion and Mental Health.

She runs a private practice in Ivanhoe and is the trusted family physician of many. Elaine is a registered Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). She completed a Bachelor of Health Science – TCM, specialising in Acupuncture, and a hospital internship in China in 1998. Elaine is the Principal Practitioner at Freedom Chinese Medicine, managing a dedicated team of practitioners & staff, and supervises many TCM students in clinical training. Elaine’s passion for Chinese Medicine has her regularly furthering her education, Qi Gong training and sharing knowledge.

christine lee

Christine is available:

Monday, Wednesday & Friday
Call (03) 9486 5966

Dr Christine Lee

Acupuncturist & Chinese Herbalist

Dr Christine Lee has been practising as an acupuncturist and a Chinese herbalist since 2008. She graduated RMIT with a double degree in Applied Science (Chinese Medicine and Human Biology) and has completed further studies and a hospital internship in Nanjing, China.

Christine has extensive experience working in acupuncture general practice. She has worked with a broad range of patients: from children to seniors, from athletes to people with severe disability or complex chronic illnesses. She has special interest in treating women’s health, senior’s health, digestion, mental health and pain conditions.

Christine is passionate about open room (multi-bed) style acupuncture. She has been involved in this style for the past eight years and is convinced the positives are more than financial. She has developed a gentle touch that will allow patients to experience a full acupuncture treatment in a shared room, and also tap into a larger group relaxation.

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Andrew is available:

Tuesday & Thursday
Call (03) 9486 5966

Dr Andrew Chambers

Acupuncturist, Chinese Herbalist, Shiatsu & Oriental Therapist and Qigong Instructor

Andrew was mentored by Dr. Elaine Hickman (amongst others) in 2014. Andrew is a skilled & passionate practitioner of his craft; holding both a health science degree in Chinese Medicine & an Advanced Diploma in Shiatsu & Oriental Therapies.

Andrew describes his approach to health and well-being as that of a holistic General Physician. Achieving and maintaining good health by way of a holistic balance between both the body and the mind.  Andrew has a long-standing interest in the areas of: Musculoskeletal and pain associated conditions, respiratory health concerns, autoimmune conditions, psychological health & cancer support.

Andrew is an advocate for the holistic approach toward health and well-being. As well as being the Chief instructor of Qigong, Taiji and Kungfu at the LiuHe-ZiRanMen Kungfu Academy. Andrew presents weekly Qigong classes here at Freedom Chinese Medicine.

andrea

Andrea is available:

Tuesday & Wednesday
Call (03) 9486 5966

Andrea Mallett

BHSc NAT (Naturopathy)

Andrea has been interested in Natural Health and Wellbeing for many years and has completed a Bachelor of Health Science in Naturopathy to consolidate her knowledge and obtain a qualification that enables her to assist you on your journey to optimal wellness.

Naturopathy includes the use of herbal medicine and nutrition and can assist with many health issues such as:
• Digestive disorders and conditions
• Special dietary requirements
• Immune support
• Women’s reproductive issues from puberty to menopause
• Mental and emotional issues such as stress, anxiety and insomnia
• Skin conditions such as eczema and acne
• General health and wellbeing

Andrea has a particular interest in good nutrition and the use of food as medicine in aiding the healing process. She understands the issues involved in maintaining good health while trying to manage a busy family/work life. She will work with you to develop a treatment plan that fits in with your lifestyle so that it is manageable and achievable.

Andrea is excited about joining the team at Freedom Chinese Medicine and assisting you on your journey to health and wellness.

Dr Daniel Gibbs

Daniel is available:

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday.
Call (03) 9486 5966

Dr. Daniel Gibbs

Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Massage

Dr. Daniel Gibbs has been practicing Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Massage since 2005. He has experience in treating a wide range of conditions and has specialised in the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders, working both as a independent therapist and adjunctively alongside physiotherapists.

Daniel is one of the most experienced Acupuncturists in Australia for smoking cessation treatments; assisting hundreds of people to quit cigarettes. Daniel also has a thorough understanding of psychology and neuro-chemistry. And extra skills in Cosmetic Acupuncture.

Daniel is a very relaxed person with excellent skills, so is able to help you on many levels.  He is also a veteran skateboarder & an enthusiastic snowboarder.

shiro2

Shiro is available:

Monday, Wednesday & Friday.
Call (03) 9486 5966

Dr. Shiro Akiyama

B.Sc Musculoskeletal Therapy & Traditional Chinese Medicine/Acupuncture

Dr. Shiro Akiyama graduated from Endeavor College of Natural Health with a Bachelor of Science (Musculoskeletal Therapy) and Bachelor of Science (Traditional Chinese Medicine/Acupuncture).

He has a special interest and excels in the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions and sports injuries. Shiro enjoys a challenge! If you have a difficult problem that nobody has been able to help you with, come and see Shiro.

He incorporates gentle Japanese Traditional Medicine and acupuncture techniques, such as Japanese-style Moxibustion and Japanese fine needling.  Shiro is also an active member of Australian Natural Therapists Association (ANTA).
Outside of Freedom Chinese Medicine, he is a 2nd black belt Judo competitor and teacher. He is an active member of Judo Victoria (JVI).  He also plays soccer in his spare time.
Sue Wellwood

Sue is available:

Monday, Wednesday & Friday.
Call (03) 9486 5966

Sue Wellwood

Massage Therapist

Sue Wellwood specialises in a number of healing techniques that help bring balance and calmness to the body.

• Shiatsu & Oriental Therapies
• Remedial Massage
• Advanced Energy Healing
• Reiki
• Esoteric Healer
• Chi Nei Tsang (stomach massage)
• Cupping and Moxibustion
• Bach flower Remedies
• Essential Oil Energy Balancing
• Chakra Cleansing

Sue’s passion for Shiatsu and Oriental Therapies has given her a number of healing techniques she can use to assist clients to heal.

Zen Shiatsu is a hands-on therapy that is similar to acupuncture without the needles. It is designed to uplift and harmonise your physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well-being. By working along the meridian energy pathways of the body, Shiatsu can help problems with lower back pain, neck and shoulder pain, migraines, chronic fatigue, stress, depression, digestive ailments and much more. Sue incorporates Cupping & Moxibustion in her treatments which help to move energy in the body, unblocking blood stagnation and moving qi.

Advanced Energy Healing, strengthens and harmonises the energies of the chakras bringing a feeling a wellbeing, security and relaxation. It focuses on the utilisation of Traditional Chinese Acupuncture theory, along with the Hindu Chakra System, Sacred Geometry and the Qabbalistic Tree of Life.

Reiki treats the whole person with “Universal life force energy” reducing stress and being relaxation that promotes healing.

Chi Nei Tsang means “working the energy of the internal organs”. This deep abdominal massage helps with digestive, respiratory, cardiovascular, lymphatic, nervous, endocrine, urinary, reproductive and muscular-skeletal systems. It helps increase the energy flow to the internal organs and frees blockages.

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