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Dr Armour joined NICM in 2016 as a postdoctoral research fellow in women’s health. He completed his PhD in 2016 through Western Sydney University. His research areas include gynaecology and traditional Chinese medicine.
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Amy is a Chinese Medicine practitioner and global health, integrative medicine researcher with a passion for women’s health and fertility and developing acupuncture as a mainstream and accessible part of modern healthcare.

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David Brown has been in private practice for 39 years and has lectured at a number of colleges in Brisbane & the Gold Coast. David’s also qualified counsellor and psychotherapist; he uses Chinese medical diagnosis and treatment as a tool to support his clients’ personal growth & healing.
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Alaia Harvie has been engaged in the study and practice of Chinese medicine since 1996. With particular interest in the classical aspects of Chinese medical self-care, she is currently completing a Masters Research at UTS, with a focus on how these aspects of Chinese medicine can be further extended to both our patients and the wider community.
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Mr. Masahiro Kobayashi is the seventh generation of traditional moxa makers in the family owned Japanese Moxa manufacture company, Kobayashi-rouho Co. After graduating from university, Mr. Kobayashi took over the family business, and began working to revive and modernize the dying art of moxibustion.
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Dr Li Meikin Rees conducted a novel PhD clinical research at the University of Technology, Sydney – integrating laser with TCM principles as a drug-free treatment for chronic/degenerative osteoarthritis knee pain.
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Ronnie Stein has a wealth of knowledge. He has been practising acupuncture for the last twenty years. He studied at the University of Technology, Sydney and finished his clinical training in Japan. He established the Ki Clinic at Bondi Beach in 1997 and has been helping people with a holistic approach to a wide range of health issues ever since.
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Martine Negro has been an acupuncturist and member of AACMA for over thirty years. She is the co-founder of the Energetic Diploma at Nature Care College Sydney (1998) and senior trainer in various topics related to energetic well-being.
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Sally qualified from the Acupuncture Colleges Australia (now a faculty of the University of Technology Sydney) and undertook three post graduate training courses in Nanjing Traditional Chinese Medicine University, China. She is a former Director of Studies at Acupuncture Colleges Australia.
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Dr Ee is a GP and Research Fellow at NICM, and was one of the first practising medical doctors in Australia to gain dual qualifications in Chinese Medicine. She completed a Masters and PhD on acupuncture for menopausal hot flushes at the Department of General Practice, University of Melbourne.
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David White is a Sydney based scholar and practitioner of the Yijingpai (醫經派) tradition. He has been a senior lecturer at the Sydney Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine (SITCM) for 16 years and runs a private practice in Sydney’s northern suburbs, he lecturers both locally and internationally on Neijing medicine and Pre-Han and Han thought.
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Dr Jerzy Dyczynski MD is a qualified acupuncturist, cardiologist, and a scientist with 35 years of practice in holistic medicine. He completed the study of TCM in Beijing in 1997. Dr Jerzy received his doctorate in Cardiology in 2002 and graduated with a medical MBA at the University in 2008 in Germany in the Management of outpatient and integrated medical care.
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Tyler graduated VU with Bachelors in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs, 1997/1999. In 2009, Tyler began studies with Dr. Arnaud Versluys (Institute of Classics in East Asian Medicine) and graduated from a Diplomate of Canonical Chinese Medicine in 2013.
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Dr Byeongsang Oh is a Clinical Associate Professor at Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, a Research fellow at Harvard Medical School and an Adjunct Professor at University Technology Sydney.
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Ally Clyne holds a Bachelor degree in Acupuncture and a Masters degree in Chinese herbal medicine. During her study of Chinese herbal medicine at RMIT, she has developed a strong interest in chemistry and the mechanisms of actions of herbs in disease pathways.
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Dr. HO Chieu Guat completed her PhD from Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine in June 2017. She is a registered Practitioner in Malaysia and practising TCM for more than 5 years. During the years, she is an active volunteer Practitioner in local Chinese Medicine Society and Buddhist Society.
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Dr Steven Booth (TCM) has a long background in Energy Healing. He is Practitioner of Lightwork, Shiatsu, Pranic Healing, Transpersonal Counselling, Raja Yoga, Daoist mediation, Qigong and Tai Chi.  He has a strong interest in clarifying the difference in Esoteric Acupuncture Advanced Energy Healing and TCM.
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Chan Kok Kiong received his DVM in 2000. He completed his diplomas in TCM, Acupuncture and Tuinalogy from local TCM Research Center in 2008. He is a registered TCM practitioner in Malaysia. He is the secretary of Farmosa Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner Society, Melaka, Malaysia.
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David Tai graduated in Western Medicine from Beijing Medical College in 1960. Post degree, he lectured at Tianjin Medical University where he also conducted research in patho-physiology. David’s arrival in Sydney in 1976 saw him open a private practice in the CBD where he combined his knowledge of Western Medicine with TCM. In 1983 he appeared on the ABC’s ‘Healers, Quacks or Mystics’.
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Tony is the Executive Director of Complaint Operations at the NSW Health Care Complaints Commission and started his career at the Commission in 2011. The Commission investigates and prosecutes the most serious complaints relating to health services and health service providers, including doctors, nurses and midwives, psychologists, pharmacists and other registered practitioners in NSW.
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Damian has been a practitioner for over thirty five years, both in Adelaide and in Canberra. He has a Master of Acupuncture degree from the University of Western Sydney and a Diploma in Canonical Chinese Medicine. He is also a lecturer and clinic supervisor at Endeavour College Adelaide.
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Rhonda Chang graduated from Beijing Chinese Medicine University in 1983, and migrated to Australia in 1986. In 2012 Chang completed a PhD at the University of Sydney, School of Science, Department of History and Philosophy.
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Emma is a registered acupuncturist and herbalist with a strong interest in paediatric health and the management of complex chronic disease. Emma is a lecturer for the Chinese Medicine Department at Endeavour College of Natural Health.
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Dr Cheryl McRae has been in the public sector with State and Commonwealth government and research institutions for 30 years. In March 2013 she joined the Commonwealth Department of Health and the Therapeutic Goods Administration to head the TGA ANZTPA Implementation team.  In February 2015, Cheryl moved to lead the Medical Devices Branch with responsibilities for pre-market and post market regulation of medical devices in Australia. Cheryl took over leadership of the Complementary and Over the Counter Medicines regulation December 2017.
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JulieAnn completed her doctorate level medical degree in Chinese Medicine at the Zhejiang University of Chinese Medicine. Her emphasis on the classical perspective of Chinese herb use has resulted in three published articles in the Journal of Chinese medicine.
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Warwick joined AACMA in 1992. He has been working with Chinese medicine since then, and has been on the QiGong path for the last 14 years as well.  As one seeking dan himself, this book was of special interest, and he was able to translate it differently, due to his inside knowledge of the art and science of QiGong.
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Born in 1967, Andrew lived in China from 1986 to 2014 studying Chinese medicine, martial arts and Daoyin. He studied with the last generation of traditional practitioners born and educated prior to 1949, preserving their knowledge before the arts were socialised in the 1950’s and restructured into what is practised today.
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Ms Tina Czech, is a leading expert in the field of laser photobiomodulation and phototherapy, with over 20 years of hands- on clinical experience in laser pain management, post-operative and tissue repair. She has studied in the United Kingdom, USA and Germany and authored several post graduate, government accredited courses in laser science and clinical laser therapy.
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Dr Michael Popplewell has been a successful practitioner since 1995. He has a Masters in Bioelectric Engineering (Research) and a PhD. In 2014 he was one of only 16 junior presenters and the only Australian selected from hundreds of worldwide applications to present at the prestigious SAR conference in Beijing.
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Peter Scarselletti completed his Acupuncture/Chinese Medicine Degree at Western Sydney University in 2004. Peter has studied a variety of martial arts and health enhancement systems since his teenage years, and is a Systema Ryabko Breathwork Instructor (Instructor of Applied Methodology of Systema To Health), which has informed his clinical treatment approach.
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Sarah George is an acupuncturist and passionate foodie, particularly interested in Chinese dietetics, plant-based diets and adapting recipes for special dietary requirements.
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Dr Davey Pinder is a Melbourne based Acupuncturist who began his Martial Arts training in 1973 at the tender age of 7. As an Instructor Member of Wushu, Tai Chi & Qi Gong Australia (WTQA), Davey’s latest achievements include being awarded both overall Male Taijiquan & Qi Gong 2016 Champion trophies at the 18th WTQA National Championships.
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A lifelong love of fitness, sport and helping athletes with sporting injuries led Terry Hitzke to design and lecture the first postgraduate diploma of Sports Injuries Management in Australia, at the Brisbane College of Traditional Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine from 1987-1991. He has also lectured in Acupuncture point location and Sports Massage.
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Raf completed a degree in acupuncture from Australian College of Natural Medicine in 2005 and is registered for both acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. He has worked at various clinics in the greater Brisbane area. Current clinics are at Inclusive Health working in community acupuncture, volunteer work at a drug and alcohol reduction centre and a private practice.
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Mr Clive Powell is a qualified acupuncturist, naturopath and homeopath, in full-time clinical practice since August 1986. He has lectured at Australian College of Natural Medicine and Endeavour College for many years.

Associate Professor Xiaoshu Zhu is Director of Academic Program of Chinese Medicine, Western Sydney University. She is also active researcher at the National Institute of Complementary Medicine, the Australia’s premier research facility in complementary medicine. Zhu was inaugural practitioner member of the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia.
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Angie Harding is the current president of Acupuncture New Zealand and a Vice President for the World Federation of Acupuncture and Moxibustion Societies. She graduated in 2004 with a 4-year diploma of Acupuncture and a three-year certificate of Chinese Herbal Medicine.
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David Hartmann has been an Acupuncturist for over 20 years graduating from the Australian College of Natural Medicine (now Endeavour) in 1996. He has also completed a ‘Master of Acupuncture’ in 2009 through Southern Cross University.
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Mr Stephen Janz is a former president of the AACMA and former member of the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia. Stephen was awarded best paper for clinical practice at WFAS 2004 and AACMAC 2010 and overall best paper at AACMAC 2011, AACMAC 2014 & 2015.
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Professor Xue has a long history in Chinese medicine. He was the Deputy President, Chinese Medicine Registration Board of Victoria (2009 – 2012). Professor Xue was appointed as Inaugural Chair, Chinese Medicine Board of Australia in July 2011 and reappointed for a second term in July 2014.

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Yifan graduated from Guangzhou university of Traditional Chinese Medicine(TCM), Guangzhou China and awarded with Bachelor and Master Degree of TCM. He continued his acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine clinical practice in Sussex Chinese Medicine clinic, Sussex Medical centre, Sydney since he migrated into Australia in 1989.
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Michael Brown has been in private practise since 2009. He has lectured at Endeavour College of Natural Health in Brisbane, Australia for the past two years. He has also studied Chinese language formally through the University of Queensland, with one year of honours in classical Chinese. He continues to research the classics of Chinese medicine in hope of bringing the medicine back to its roots.
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Ms Chau-Yang is a PhD candidate with an interest in integrating biomedical models with the traditional Chinese medicine approach. Her research interests include ageing populations, cultural competency, dietary therapy, craniosacral therapy and pastoral counselling.
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Dr Sue Cochrane has practised Chinese medicine since 1988 as both an acupuncturist and a Chinese herbalist. Dr Cochrane has explored a range of practice issues in her research as well as women’s health, acupuncture, how Chinese medicine and biomedicine interact and exploring cross-disciplinary dialogues.
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Si Ning Luo attained his Master Degree of Health Science in TCM at WSU, and Bachelor Degree of TCM at SITCM. He had clinical training at Beijing University of Chinese Medicine First Affiliated Hospital in China. Si Ning has completed eight Sydney Blackmores Half Marathons, and successfully combined his exercise experience with Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture support treatment and metabolism method for Weight Loss.
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John McDonald began studying acupuncture in 1971, practice in 1975 and teaching acupuncture in 1977. Since then John has been actively engaged in education, practice and more recently research, completing his PhD at Griffith University in 2015. John is currently a practitioner, and lecturer at Endeavour College of Natural Health.
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Rose has been in practice for 21 years since 1985. She has a particular interest in Wei Syndrome and treated conditions associated with cerebral palsy, polio, MS, Inclusive Myositis, spinal cord damage and MND in children and adults. Her treatment focus is acupuncture, using scalp and various other acupuncture and Chinese medicine approaches.
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Conscious that practitioners in the ‘alternative’ spectrum of health care are more at risk of failure in business than other healthcare modalities, Mr Jeff Shearer was inspired to create Ethical Practice – an information-based business assisting the healthcare industry to develop with integrity.

Jeff will present a professional issue workshop on Holistic success – 5 elements of practice at AACMAC 2018.

Hoc Ku Huynh is a Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner in Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. He has been practising for almost 40 years. He is the director of AACMA, the Membership officer, Deputy chair of the supervisory board of WFCMS, Hon. Clinical Supervisor of UTS and WSU. He was also awarded the Order of Australia Medal (OAM).
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Associate Professor Chris Zaslawski is currently the President of the Chinese Medicine Council of NSW. Chris is also the Chinese medicine discipline leader in the School of Life Sciences within the Faculty of Science at the University of Technology, Sydney. More recently he was appointed an executive committee member of the World Federation of Acupuncture and Moxibustion Societies for a period of four years.

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Associate Professor Tony Zhang is currently Discipline Leader of Chinese Medicine in the School of Health and Biomedical Sciences, RMIT University and holds the following appointments: co-deputy director of the China-Australia International Research Centre for Chinese Medicine and deputy director of WHO Collaborating Centre for Traditional Medicine.
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