Servicing areaBallarat and surrounding areas
Meredith’s study of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine at RMIT University was a five year double degree program (Bachelor of Applied Science – Human Biology & Bachelor of Applied Science (Chinese Medicine) with strong emphasis on Western medical Sciences. This solid foundation in both Western and Eastern medicine has provided Meredith with confidence of when it is appropriate to provide treatment and when Western medicine intervention is required.
Meredith completed a Master of Applied Science in pharmacology of a Chinese herb, Salvia miltiorrhiza (Dan Shen) used in Women’s health and a study of herb-drug interactions.
Meredith’s initial training was in Social Work and provides counselling as part of her practice to integrate mind and body to achieve optimal health and well being. Meredith is a registered IVF Fertility Counsellor for Ballarat IVF and provides support for patients at all stages of their treatment process: before, during and after treatment, using acupuncture, herbal medicine (if appropriate), nutritional medicine and counselling .
Meredith worked in the public hospital system for 10 years and in complementary medicine for the past 10 years. Meredith worked in the role of Social Work in Oncology & Palliative Care, and Obstetrics & Gynecology at Monash Medical Centre and The Northern Hospital, and also providing acupuncture in the Emergency Department at The Northern Hospital. This, combined with overcoming her own personal health challenges, Meredith has had the fortunate experience of observing a range of illness and disease and the important role that complementary medicine can play.
Spring Health is a complementary medicine and counselling service focused on integrating mind and body to achieve optimal health and well-being.
- M.App.Sc(Res) RMIT University
B.App.Sc(HB)/ B.App.Sc(TCM) RMIT University
BSW Victoria University of Technology
Primary Course in Nutritional & Environmental Medicine (ACNEM)
Professional Registration & Memberships
- AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency
AACMA (Australian Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine Association)
AASW (Australian Association of Social Workers)
ACNEM (Australasian College of Nutritional & Environmental Medicine)