Clare is a qualified practitioner of Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine with a Bachelor of Health Sciences (Chinese Medicine). She also has a PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Melbourne and worked for a number of years as a research scientist studying how the brain develops. Clare believes that more traditional or natural therapies can go hand-in-hand with conventional or Western medicine, complementing each other to improve health and wellbeing.
In her treatments, Clare considers all facets of a patient’s health (current and previous conditions, family history and emotional well-being) to develop an individualised treatment plan. She has a gentle and caring treatment approach, using techniques such as Acupuncture, Cupping, Gua Sha (spooning) and Chinese Herbal Medicine, together with diet and lifestyle advice.
Clare is interested in a wide range of conditions, including chronic illnesses, autoimmune conditions, fatigue, insomnia, digestive complaints and general health issues. She is committed to helping people recover from illness and to assisting them maintain the best possible levels of health.
Clare also practices at the Acupuncture Pregnancy Clinic in East Melbourne, supporting people with fertility issues and throughout their pregnancy.
Clare is registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and is a member of the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA). She is covered by all major health funds and her patients are eligible for private insurance rebates on consultations.