All Chinese medicine practitioners at the Chinese Medicine Centre are registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), and hold a membership with the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA).

Registration of acupuncturists has been in Australia since 2012. A practitioner using the title Acupuncturist must have at least a four-year degree in Chinese medicine.

Jan Hilbert – Reg. Acupuncturist BHSc Acu, AACMA, AHPRA

Jan studied Chinese medicine at the University of Technology in Sydney. After graduating in 2000 with a degree in acupuncture, Jan then undertook further studies in Germany, completing the German Heilpraktiker license in 2002.

With over 14 years of clinical experience Jan has extensive knowledge of the treatment of a large range of health disorders. Health and the causes of illness have fascinated Jan from his early youth. He has been investigating the connections of body and mind and illness for many years. Further studies of the fine techniques of Japanese acupuncture have given him additional skills and tools to efficiently treat many health conditions.

Jan has been training in the internal martial arts systems of Qi Gong, Xing Yi and Ba Gua for the past twelve years. He understands the practice of this internal work to be fundamental to his practice of acupuncture. Only in the deep internal space can a practitioner clearly observe the pulses and hear and feel what is at the heart of a patient’s being. If desired Jan can teach specific health exercises for patients to practice at home.

Jan is a registered acupuncturist under the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), and a member of the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA). He is a co-founder of the Chinese Medicine Centre in East Fremantle where he has been practicing for the past ten years.

Jan speaks English, German and French fluently.

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Carolyn Masson – Reg. Acupuncturist and Chinese Herbalist, Msc, Lic Ac, AACMA,AHPRA

Carolyn Masson is a co-founder of the Chinese Medicine Centre. She trained at The College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in Reading, UK, and graduated after a four-year internship in 2004. She has obtained a three year Masters of Health Science in Chinese Herbal Medicine from RMIT University.

Carolyn has lectured in Chinese medicine and was previously a clinical supervisor at the Endeavour College of Natural Medicine in Perth. She is passionate about natural health care, living the legacy of acupuncture as a preventative form of medicine used by her own family since her early childhood. She is a trained and experienced acupuncturist, patent herbalist, diet therapist, massage therapist and practices Qi Gong.

Carolyn is a member of the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA), and is a registered acupuncturist in Perth. She is currently expanding her knowledge by doing a Master of Health Science in Chinese herbal medicine at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT).

Carolyn is one of the original founders of the charity World Medicine. She is compassionate and enjoys treating people from all over the world.

Damien McCormack – Reg. Acupuncturist & Massage Therapist

Damien is both an acupuncturist and massage therapist. He grew up in Melbourne and previously worked as an electrician for over 20 years. Wanting to have a more fulfilling life he qualified in Traditional Chinese Tuina massage in 2005 at the Australian College of Natural Medicine. He is also qualified in cupping, deep tissue massage and relaxation massage and can tailor these to individual needs.

Wishing to further his knowledge in Chinese medicine he completed a BHSc (acupuncture) at Endeavour College of Natural Medicine. He is now working in the industry enjoying watching others grow and fulfill their own potential.

This life change directed him to Qi Gong and the practice of internal martial arts. Qi Gong developed to help calm the mind, heart and body. It has been used for over 2000 years to maintain a healthy mind and body. Practicing Qi Gong has, in turn, led Damien to many new opportunities, adventures and life-changing decisions.

Previously a keen sportsman, Damien is keen to work with sportsmen and women to assist them, not only on their road to recovery, but also in injury prevention. Acupuncture encourages the body to function more efficiently, thereby reducing recuperation time, be that from training, competing or injury.

Aside from musculo-skeletal injuries and pain management, Damien is also able to help anyone suffering with headaches/migraines, sleep disorders, stress, back pain, allergies, fertility and gynaecological or digestive issues.

Used as a general health maintenance practice, acupuncture is also very useful in helping maintain optimum health. Damien takes a thorough and caring approach to his clients. He is committed to providing each individual with professional and informed treatment.

Puja Lines – BA, BCST, RMT, SEP

• Biodynamic craniosacral therapist
• Remedial massage therapist
• Somatic experiencing practitioner

Puja has been in private practice since 2006, working with adults, children and infants addressing traumatic stress and nervous system dysregulation asa result of shock or developmental trauma from early childhood.

Puja has successfully treated clients with migraines, eating disorders, anxiety, adrenal fatigue, panic attacks, hypersensitivities, depression, sleeping difficulties, digestive problems and complex syndromal patterns such as chronic pain, chronic fatigue and PTSD.

She has experience working with trauma stemming from diverse backgrounds including sexual abuse, violence, motor vehicle accidents, childhood abuse/neglect, hospitalisation, sudden loss/bereavement, medical and dental interventions, accidents, falls and birth trauma for both mother and child.

The foundation of Puja’s practice is the deep value she has for our true nature and our inherent capacity to heal and transform. She brings to her sessions, warmth, presence, sensitivity and heartfulness.

Puja is an assistant on the professional Somatic Experiencing trainings in Australia. She has also assisted on Maggie Kline’s  ‘ Trauma Through a Child’s Eyes ‘ workshops ( Melbourne and Perth 2013 ) and Dianne Poole Heller’s Dynamic Attachment Re-patterning Experience workshop DARe 1 (Sydney 2013) .

Natalie Westwood – Reg Chinese Herbalist Reg Acupuncturist Lic Ac AACMA, AHPRA

Natalie qualified in 2004 as an Acupuncturist and Chinese Patent Herbalist from Reading College, U.K. In 2011 she went on to complete her Masters in Chinese Herbalism at the University of Westminster, London. She is also a committed internal martial artist and a senior student of Roy Jenzen’s Internal Intent school, feeling it an integral part to her practice.

Classical Chinese medicine, in particular is her passion informing and enriching her work. With an appreciation of old Daoist masters and informed practitioners who have enhanced Chinese medicine with their profound knowledge and understanding of the body and the natural resources around them, that is unsurpassed today.

Natalie has worked from a variety of settings including a Multiple Sclerosis centre, the Hollywood fertility hospital, Nedlands she continues her practice at the Chinese Medicine centre treating a wide range of conditions with either Acupuncture and Chinese herbs.

Natalie is a registered Acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), and the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA). She stocks a raw herb and granule pharmacy sourcing high quality herbs approved and tested by the Australian TGA, and is available to share her passion and experience with those seeking to improve their health and well being.

Natalie currently lives in Margaret River and comes to treat at the Chinese Medicine Centre on Tuesdays and Wednesdays every fortnight.