The TCM Difference
If by chance menopause symptoms do encroach on your life, it is not always easy to drop everything and move in to a day spa, we are here to step in. Our passion is providing emotional and physical support in order to reduce symptoms and improve your everyday quality of life, so that nothing can stop you, especially menopause.
You can trust you can we will help – with clinical experience, traditional treatments within a modern medical framework
Talored support designed for you and your menopause journey.
Feel taken care of – process designed to create a calming, engaging, positive experience
How can we help
It is roughly estimated that over our lifetime, women have 450 periods. Towards the end there is a gradual decline. Due to hormonal changes at this time, in particular a reduction in estrogen, menopause can be accompanied by symptoms such as hot flushes, insomnia and irritability. It can be an very extremely challenging time that affects your relationships, work efficacy, and all over life quality.
During menopause, it’s really important you get support and guidance to help minimise the impact this time can have on your life. By preparing for the transition and managing its onset through discussion, diet and lifestyle advice, we can help.
Nick founded Gardenvale Traditional Chinese Medicine in Brighton. He is a nationally registered practitioner (AHPRA) of Chinese Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture. He is also an accredited member of the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese medicine Association (AACMA). Now, for over 20 years Nick has been actively working in the field of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)in the Brighton area. His work involves detailed consultations with his patients involving Chinese herbal medicine, acupuncture, and nutritional advice.
Nick studied under Professor Zheng at the College of TCM in Melbourne. After completing his studies, he worked within an internship program at the Hubei Chinese Medicine Hospital in Wuhan, China for one year. His time in China was spent working within the Acupuncture Department and the Gastro Intestinal and Respiratory Internal Medical Departments. Nick has completed a Master of Traditional Chinese Medicine at the University of Western Sydney, focusing on chronic illness and women’s health.
Nick has a keen interest in helping with the management of:
- Menopausal symptoms e.g. hot flushes, insomnia
- Women’s health and hormonal support
- Musculoskeletal pain e.g. neck or back pain
Tori graduated from RMIT with a Masters in Chinese Medicine (Acupuncture). She has worked in the allied health field as an Osteopath since 2014 and uses her vast knowledge of acute and chronic pain presentations to complement her skills as an Acupuncturist.
She has an interest in musculoskeletal pain physical and mental health, as she believes an integrated and holistic approach is necessary to individualise treatment for each patient.
In her spare time you will either find Tori in the gym, tweaking her favourite recipes or at a workshop furthering her knowledge.