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Freedom Chinese Medicine

Dr. Elaine Hickman

261 Waterdale Rd
Ivanhoe VIC 3079

Servicing area: Everywhere!

Free Your Body, Mind & Spirit

Freedom Chinese Medicine


HOW CAN WE HELP YOU?

HELP FOR EVERYONE – You may be worried – relax, we pride ourselves on providing a gentle, professional, confidential and wonderfully relaxing experience.

EXPERIENCE – We have a combined experience of over 70 years, in Australia and China. We have special interest and knowledge in many areas, visit About Us for details.

WE LISTEN TO YOU – We are practitioners who listen carefully to your needs, and are open to all forms of health care.

VALUE FOR MONEY – We provide quality care at a fair and reasonable price. Many major private Health Insurance companies now provide a rebate for Acupuncture. Click here for pricing and rebate info. We also offer low cost/ community acupuncture sessions for $40/$30.

CONVENIENCE – Freedom Chinese Medicine is open 6 days. Monday to Friday til 8pm. Saturday 9am – 5pm. We have a car park on site with public transport nearby.

We are experts in holistic health care providing:

Laser Acupuncture, Chinese Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, Cosmetic Acupuncture, Nutritional Medicine, Remedial Massage, Cupping and Qi Gong.

Freedom Chinese Medicine is a team of well qualified and registered practitioners.

We expertly & passionately provide care which is:

Professional
Warm
Skilled
Honest


About Us

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. She brings extra understanding and knowledge to the table having been through infertility herself for years (then conceived naturally at 40yo with a low AMH).

Elaine is available

Wednesday, Friday & Saturday


Dr Kate Howden

Acupuncturist

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

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.

Kate is available

Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday


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 TherapyCupping & other Oriental Therapies, with our without Acupuncture.

Heather is available

Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday


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 including the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders, working both as an 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.

Daniel is available

Tuesday, Friday & Saturday


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.

Rebekah is available

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday.


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.

Sue is available

Monday & Wednesday


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!

David teaches our Qi Gong Class on

Tuesday evenings


If you’d like help but don’t know where to start, just drop us a line or give us a call on (03) 9486 5966.

Our excellent practitioners will know what to do.

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