The TCM Difference

Our passion is to help our clients improve their quality of life on a day-to-day basis and live pain-free.

Trusted Expertise

You can trust you can we will help – with clinical experience, traditional treatments within a modern medical framework

Individualised Pain Treatment

Specific treatments to meet your pain relief needs

Genuine Care

Feel taken care of – process designed to create a calming, engaging, positive experience

How can we help

Pain albeit chronic or acute can diminish your quality of life and often becomes quite debilitating. Musculoskeletal injury, digestive irregularities or nerve pain are a few of the many causes of pain that we come across at the clinic.

Acute pain is usually the result of injury.  Whether it be the sporting field, the garden or running to catch that train. None of us are immune from injury.  Tennis elbow, ankle strain and lower back pain are all examples of acute pain. But remember there are other types as well.  The sudden onset of digestive, period or nerve pain can also be very debilitating.  It’s important to recognise when you are in pain, otherwise the risk of turning into a chronic problem increases.

Chronic pain on the other hand, can present in many different areas and with varying intensity. It is common for chronic pain to be the result a specific injury. Such as a lower back disc traumaor arthritis, causing debilitating back and sciatic pain.

The computer has a lot to blame for chronic pain developing in the neck and shoulders. This often promotes headaches and migraines. This type of postural pain can be both sharp or dull and severely impact our productivity and life quality

We can provide advice to your regular activity accordingly to allow the healing mechanisms in your body to kick in, whilst assisting in managing your pain.

Our Practitioners

Nick Conquest

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:

  • Musculoskeletal injury
  • Chronic pain e.g. back and neck pain
  • Joint pain e.g. Arthritis, tennis elbow, plantar fasciitis
  • Period pains and hormonal cramping


Tori Cherry

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.


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