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Dr. Janice Walton has been a professor at Five Branches University, in Santa Cruz, California since 1998. Her COVID / Long-COVID treatment is approved Dec 2, 2022 by USA’s National Institutes of Health. She is also the leader of research projects: Parkinson’s disease, intrinsic asthma and the founder/director of Parkinson’s Recovery Project (www.pdrecovery.org).

Peter Deadman has worked in the field of health education and Chinese medicine for five decades as practitioner, teacher and author. In recent years his focus has turned to the maintenance of health and wellbeing through yangsheng and the vision of ‘healthy individuals, healthy communities and a healthy planet’.

Dr. Yair Maimon PhD, OMD

An internationally renowned figure in the field of Integrative and Chinese Medicine with over 30 years of clinical, academic, and research experience in the United States, Europe, and Israel.

President of the ETCMA-European TCM Association. Director of Marpe integrative medical centre. Dean of TCM Academy of integrative medicine (TCM.AC). More

Dr Mel Hopper Koppelman has completed two MScs, one in acupuncture and the other in human nutrition and functional medicine. She is the former director of Evidence Based Acupuncture. She runs an online group at Synthesis Health to help people recover from complex chronic diseases.

Felip has been in practice as a physiotherapist and acupuncturist since 1999. Specialized in Japanese moxibustion, he is recognized in the line of transmission of the Fukaya Style of Moxibustion, a renowned Japanese moxibustion style recognised for it’s powerful and rapidly effective results in treating the root cause of acute and chronic illnesses. More

Former President of Zhejiang Chinese Medical University, Directer of Research Institute of Acupuncture and Moxibustion of Zhejiang Chinese Medical University, Deputy Directer of China Society of Acupuncture and Moxibustion and Directer of Zhejiang Provincial Association of Acupuncture and Moxibustion.

Dr Mary Garvey trained initially in Sydney graduating in 1985, and thereafter at the Nanjing, Beijing and Shanghai Universities of Chinese Medicine and their teaching hospitals. She held an academic position at the University of Technology Sydney for 26 years in the TCM bachelor degree programs, and since 2001 has co-authored numerous books and articles with Prof Qu Lifang (of the Shanghai University of Chinese Medicine).  She has recently retired from private practice in Auckland.

Sandro Graca is a published researcher in the field of menstrual and reproductive health, Fellow of the ABORM, and Director at Evidence Based Acupuncture. Sandro completed his MSc at the Northern College of Acupuncture – in conjunction with Middlesex University – focusing on acupuncture for polycystic ovary syndrome.

Dr. Akopyan, Has 26 years of experience. He holds an MSCS Degree in Computer Science (1986) and MSTCM in Acupuncture (2006). He is an NCCAOM Diplomate and a Licensed Acupuncturist, completed clinical residency at Si Chuan Academy of TCM in China. Dr. Akopyan obtained the degree and qualifications for Medical Doctor (MD – 2012).

Mina Larson, M.S., MBA, CAE is the Chief Executive Officer of NCCAOM since2019. Ms. Larson helped create the public relations and marketing department and launched a media campaign that brought national recognition to NCCAOM and its Diplomates. She also led the Advocacy team that has helped bring federal recognition to NCCAOM National Board-Certified Acupuncturist

Kevin is in 47th year of acupuncture and osteopathy practice. He has presented at AACMAC and WFAS. He regularly conducts workshops in the treatment of muscular-skeletal presentations through acupressure techniques. He is an appointed member of the Reference Group of the Chinses Medicine Board of Australia. He has particular interests in neurological and paediatric illnesses.

Stemming from a lifelong love of sport, fitness and helping athletes with sporting injuries, Terry Hitzke designed and lectured 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.

Dr John McDonald, PhD commenced acupuncture studies in 1971. Over five decades John has played many roles including lecturer at Bachelor, Masters and Doctoral level, Dean/Head of Department, Course Assessment Panel member and Degree Monitor for New Zealand Qualifications Authority, peer reviewer and Editorial Board member for various journals and temporary advisor to WHO Western Pacific Region Office on point location standardisation.

Stephen Janz graduated in 1988 and joined the Australian Acupuncture Association board in 1991, serving as president in 1995-96. He has been active in a range of professional issues throughout his career. He was the chair of the policy committee to the inaugural Chinee Medicine Board of Australia, and he was the project manager and co-author of the Acupuncture Evidence Project. More

Dr Guojian Huang, graduated from NJUCM, MD/PhD of CAMS & PUMC, Post-Doc Fellow of the University of Manitoba. Currently Dr Huang is the president of the Alliance of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine of Canada (AACMC); The president and professor of Canadian Continue Education College of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (CCECATCM);


Johan Hausen holds a Bachelor in Health Science Chinese Medicine and a National Diploma in Acupuncure from New Zealand. Together with Daniel Spigelman, they are the founders of Purple Cloud Institute and associated Purple Cloud Press.

Tiago Manuel Horta Reis Da Silva has completed multiple degrees in Nursing and in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Work as a TCM practitioner and collaborates with multiple international professional bodies in TCM and Health. Integration of the West and East Medicines with the aim to promote the best care for patients.

Physiotherapist specialized in Exercise Physiology and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Coordinator and teacher of postgraduate Acupuncture courses in Brazil.

National and international speaker, also creator of the knowledge portal Facilitando Acupuntura, considered the largest world’s communication channel in Portuguese for Chinese Medicine.

Author of 4 bestsellers on auriculotherapy, cupping, diet therapy and Chinese Medicine in general, continues to treat patients in the office, thus expanding the 20 years experience in this field.

Greg Bantick, B.Ac., M.T.O.M., 1975 began Chinese medicine in Sydney. Instrumental in developing the first college in Brisbane. Arranged trips by leading Chinese and Japanese scholar practitioners in the early 1980’s. Further training in China, Japan, England and the U.S. In San Diego served in curriculum advisory roles, as a senior faculty member and clinical supervisor.  More

David Hartmann lives in Brisbane, Australia and has been practicing acupuncture since 1997. He is also Module Leader for Chinese Classics at the Northern College of Acupuncture (York, UK), which is part of an online MSc of Advanced Oriental Medicine (Research and Practice). More

Jeff Shearer has been in practice since 1995. Starting out as a Remedial Massage Therapist he learned much about the aspects of musculoskeletal patterns before incorporating acupuncture and Chinese medicine in 2000. Studying under some of the great masters he has developed his own style blending his experiences and observations into practice.


Dr Rebecca Tolhurst is a busy clinic owner-operator, acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist in Daylesford,
Victoria. With two Chinese medicine bachelor qualifications from Victoria University and a Graduate Diploma in Public Health, she is in her 17th year of clinical practice.

Raf Nathan has been practising acupuncture and herbal medicine for more than 18 years. He has also written and published MAP- Main Acupuncture Points, a point location book and App for students and practitioners.

After completing his Bachelor of Acupuncture in Australia, Mr. Staats has been in private practice since 1992. He completed post-graduate clinical studies in the teaching hospital of Guangxi University of Chinese Medicine in Nanning, China. Following, he returned to China a further two times for continued clinical training in Beijing hospitals, as well studies in Shanghan Lun with Prof. Dr. Huang Huang.


Vicki graduated in 1987 with Bach of Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs and did Post Graduate studies in China in 1989 and 90. In conjunction with her Chinese Medicine she became a Naturopath and developed her somatic skills through a listening touch, breath work, body-based psychotherapy work and more recently explored ongoing studies in trauma informed modalities.

David Brown is a long-serving practitioner and educator of Chinese Medicine. David’s intuitive nature and life experiences led him to Chinese medicine and a lifelong interest in philosophy, religion & spirituality. Mindful of the ‘holistic’ nature of Chinese medicine, David incorporated counselling & psychotherapy into his practice.  More

Damian has been a practitioner for over forty 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 was a lecturer and clinic supervisor at Endeavour College Adelaide for eight years. Damian practices in Adelaide city as well as from his home on the south coast.

Millicent Matthew is a Dr of acupuncture and for most of their decade in practice has worked (mostly) in reproductive health. Millicent also teaches Birth Education, an ‘Acupuncture points for birth workers’ series and inclusivity classes. They are also on several boards for gender equality and LGBTQIA+ for local government and international birth education.


Tyler studied Bachelors in Acupuncture (1997) and Chinese Herbal (1999) at Victoria University.

In 2009 Tyler began studies with Arnaud Versluys at the Institute of Classics in East Asian Medicine (ICEAM).  Tyler has also been training with David White at the Institute of Neijing Research (INR) since 2015. More

Michael is a practising scholar-physician of Chinese Medicine in Brisbane. He is head lecturer for the Academy of Source-based Medicine, which he founded in 2022. He has worked on over 5 translations, including arguably the most important acupuncture text – Explanations of Channels and Points (Vol 1 & 2) 經穴解.


Dr Zhu has both Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine education background and focused on the clinical and practical application of Chinese Medicine. He found evidence to prove the existence and regularities of acupuncture and meridians that are the foundation of Chinese Medicine.


Hoc Ku HUYNH graduated in China and the Master of Health Sc. UTS, He has been practice TCM for over 45 years, Lecture in TCM and also the Hon. Clinical placement for UTS, WSU and SITCM .Former Secretary and Treasurer of AACMA. Current- Vice Chairman of the Board of Supervisors of WFCMS. Hon. Advisor of WFAS. Awarded Order of Australia Medal OAM.

Adjunct Professor Danforn Lim is the Chair of the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia. Professor Lim is a Chinese medicine practitioner (in both Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine Divisions) and a medical practitioner practising in New South Wales. He holds adjunct professorships at both the University of Technology Sydney and Western Sydney University. More

Dr Adam Cook is Director of the Scheduling and Chemicals Policy Section in the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). His past experience includes in biomedical research and overseeing the compliance of complementary medicines at the TGA.



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