Rebekah Loh

Rebekah is available:

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

Dr. Rebekah Loh

Acupuncturist & Chinese Herbalist

Rebekah is a super qualified and enthusiastic practitioner. She has a double degree in Health Science and Chinese Medicine she also has a degree in Biomedical Science. Rebekah completed further study in hospital internships in Nanjing, China and Taichung, Taiwan. She speaks English (fluent), Mandarin Chinese (intermediate) & Cantonese (beginner).

Rebekah can help with a whole range of conditions, and she is particularly passionate about women’s health, obstetrics, gynaecology and fertility.

In her spare time, Rebekah likes to play Futsal, Badminton and Viola.

heather dowall

Heather is available:

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

Dr Heather Dowall

Acupuncturist, Massage Therapist

Dr  Heather Dowall is a warm, intuitive and enthusiastic practitioner. Heather graduated from Endeavour College of Natural Health with a Health Science degree majoring in Acupuncture.

Heather is passionate about fertility and pregnancy support, pain relief, cancer support, and providing relief for anyone experiencing anxiety, depression, emotional trauma or PTSD.

Heather simply loves helping people. And also offers Massage Therapy, Cupping & other Oriental Therapies, with our without Acupuncture.

Kate Howden

Kate is available:

Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday
Call (03) 9486 5966

Dr Kate Howden


Dr. Kate Howden has been carefully selected to cover most of Dr. Elaine Hickman's shifts while Elaine is on maternity leave. Elaine is confident that you'll be well looked after by Kate.

Dr. Kate Howden is an empathetic and caring practitioner, with over a decade of nursing experience, in both general and psychiatric nursing. And now years of experience as a Chinese Medicine practitioner. She takes a holistic approach to client care and loves seeing people feel better about themselves.

Kate has a particular passion for women's health. She is a mother with her own children and stepchildren and understands the many challenges women face. Kate also has experience in treating withdrawal from drug and alcohol addiction.

She enjoys regular games of netball and long walks with her partner.

Daniel Gibbs

Daniel is available:

Tuesday, 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.

Elaine Hickman

Elaine is on maternity leave from 1/9/18 for 3-4 months approx. Dr. Kate Howden & Dr Heather Dowall are covering Elaine's shifts during this time.

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 has particular expertise in Gynaecology, Fertility, Obstetrics, Family Medicine, Wellness promotion and Mental Health.

Elaine is the Principal Practitioner at Freedom Chinese Medicine, and is confident that you are in excellent hands with her practitioner team for face to face treatments while she is on maternity leave.

Elaine is now available for phone/online consults for a limited time. Perfect for expert advice, a customised health restoration program, guidance and support. 

Appointments to be found under the Chinese Medicine service type tab when booking online. Prepayment required when booking, buttons at bottom of booking page.

Sue Wellwood

Sue is available:

Monday & Wednesday
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 Healing
• Chi Nei Tsang (stomach massage)
• Cupping and Moxibustion
• Bach flower Remedies
• Essential Oil Energy Balancing
• Chakra Cleansing

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.  Using Reiki, Essential Oils, Selenite Swords, and Bush Flower Remedies to help lift and energise the body’s energy fields.

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.

David Shepherd

David teaches our Qi Gong Class on:

Tuesday evenings
Call (03) 9486 5966

David Shepherd

Tai Chi & Qi Gong Instructor

David has been practicing and teaching the practices of Wu Dang Fu style Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Wu Shu, Hsingyi, Bagua and Meditation for more than 37 years.

He is well equipped and passionate about the authentic teaching of these ancient arts. He looks forward to sharing his knowledge with you at Freedom Chinese Medicine.

David teaches our Qi Gong/ Tai Chi class on Tuesday nights at 7.30pm. We welcome beginners, term students & casual students. Click here to learn more about Qi Gong or simply come and check it out!

jennifer lawrence

Jenny is available:

Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday.

Jenny Lawrence

Counselling Psychologist and Hypnotherapist

BA, Grad. Dip. App. Psych., Dip.S.O.Hyp., MCounsHS, MAPS

Jenny Lawrence has been working as a Psychologist for over 25 years (working in Private Practice since 2006). She has been working mostly with late adolescents and adults of all ages, for a wide variety of Mental Health issues, including: depression, anxiety, stress, grief, relationship difficulties, gambling and other addictions, anger management, trauma, insomnia, self-esteem, and assertiveness training. She is experienced in seeing individuals and couples for therapy.

Jenny is registered as a Counselling Psychologist and adopts a client-centered approach. She is trained in providing Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Based Techniques, Solution Focused Therapy, Relationship Counselling, Hypnotherapy, and Emotion Focused Therapy.

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