269a Brunswick St
Fitzroy VIC 3065
Servicing area: Fitzroy, Victoria
We apply a traditional Chinese medicine approach to health and healing for your mind, body and spirit and genuinely want you to feel better as a result of our treatments.
Fitzroy Chinese Medicine Clinic has been serving the community since 1987. Our priority is to provide exemplary service to our patients in order that you feel empowered to make informed decisions about your health and the treatment choices available to you. We also aim to provide access to information and resources to support your treatment plan and lifestyles choices.
An individualised treatment management strategy will be designed and implemented for each client based on a thorough consultation and diagnosis by our team of fully quallified, skilled and registered practitioners.
SERVICES ON OFFER
A range of therapeutic treatments options include:
ABOUT OUR PRACTITIONERS
B.H.Sc (TCM), CMRB, AACMA
Catherine Riva has been actively involved in the Chinese medical profession as both a university lecturer and practitioner with more than fifteen years experience. As an advocate for the need to bridge the gaps between both Eastern and Western medicine paradigms, Catherine has an integrated approach towards her practice of Chinese medicine.
Having taught in a range of speciality areas including gynecology, fertility and obstetrics, her expertise in a broad range of women's health issues has seen her to be a highly sort after practitioner for both her practical and theoretical knowledge base.
Catherine has also lectured in Chinese medical diagnostics, Internal medicine, mental health and addictions. Having worked for many yeas in Juvenile Justice and Child Protection before embarking on a new trajectory in Chinese medicine, she has extensive experience in the treatment of psycho-emotional disorders, addictions and the impact of abuse and trauma on a persons emotional, physical and spiritual health.
Catherine holds a Bachelor of Health Science in Chinese Medicine, an Advanced Diploma in Chinese Medicine (Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine) and a Diploma in Youth Work and Criminal Justice.
Catherine is a registered practitioner with the Chinese Medicine Registration Board of Victoria in both Acupuncture and Herbs and a member of the Australian Acupuncture Chinese Medicine Association.
Catherine Riva's qualifications include:
As a TCM practitioner, Jacob incorporates acupuncture, herbal medicine, remedial massage and dietary advice in the context of an individualised treatment strategy to treat a wide range of conditions.
Jacob's interests in Chinese medicine initially emerged from past experiences with sciatic pain and disc prolapse. This led him to seek treatment with acupuncture and tui na (Chinese Massage) in the early stages of this condition. He gained an almost immediate reduction in pain and an increase in mobility.
Having worked as a chef for many years Jacob has always had a deep connection with food as a form of medicine. For the past twelve years he has worked as a remedial massage therapist and has accumulated an extensive knowledge of the impact of musculoskeletal problems on an individuals health and wellbeing. He holds a special interest in the emotional connection to health and recognises that injuries and pain may have an emotional connection on some level and in fact are frequently interchangeable.
Jacob is registered with AHPRA and is a current member with ANTA.
As our inhouse Health and Wellbeing Coach, Hayley is passionate about helping others to lead a healthier lifestyle, or to overcome and prevent illness, by focusing on individual client needs and goals to enable lasting change.
She enjoys partnering with her clients on their health and wellness journey. Guiding them to healing and happiness so they can become the best version of themselves.
After many years going between different doctors Hayley was determined to take control of her own health concerns, which led her to Health and Wellbeing Coaching. Realising that there isn’t a one size fits all approach to wellness, Hayley set out with the goal to help others heal themselves by coaching clients based on their individual goals and relationship to health.
As a certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, Hayley has been trained in the areas of nutrition and holistic wellness, as well as coaching techniques. She works under the principle that all areas of your life impact your overall wellness and can relate to the many challenges faced by clients particularly how to maintain a healthy lifestyle in todays fast paced world.
Hayley has a particular passion for understanding human behavior which allows her to bring a very deep level of knowledge and experience to her work with others. She is also a foodie, great home cook, avid yogi, meditator and loves being outdoors with her loved ones.
Hayley received her Integrative Nutrition Health Coach Accreditation via the Institute for Integrative Nutrition based in New York.