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 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 20 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 15 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 13 years.

Jan speaks English and German fluently and has some knowledge of French.

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

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. Growing up in a family which used acupuncture as a preventative form of medicine, Carolyn is passionate about natural health care and dedicated to helping people experience optimal health and well-being.

Carolyn is a trained and experienced acupuncturist, herbalist, diet therapist, massage therapist and Qi Gong practitioner. She practices mainly as a ‘generalist’ treating clients with a wide range of conditions including acute and chronic pain, respiratory issues, digestive problems, autoimmune diseases, stress/anxiety and musculoskeletal problems. She also has a keen interest in reproductive health supporting male and female infertility, pregnancy and pre/post-natal conditions.

Carolyn is a member of the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA) and is a registered acupuncturist in Perth. She is also one of the original founders of the charity World Medicine. 

Damien McCormack – Reg. Acupuncturist & Massage Therapist, AACMA, AHPRA

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.

Curtis Simon – Massage therapist

Curtis is a qualified naturopath and a western herbal medicine practitioner, graduating from the Australian Institute of Holistic Medicine in 2007. Also a qualified personal trainer and strength and conditioning coach, Curtis Enjoys combining his professions offering a holistic approach for his clients. An interest in the benefits of massage led Curtis to become a qualified massage therapist and undertaking a practical and theoretical course in energy healing. 

In his spare time you will find Curtis running in the hills of Perth and Competing in Ultramarathons. Curtis enjoys all things in outdoors and spending time with his family. 

Olivia Cheng, BHSc (Chinese Medicine), Dip. Shiatsu & Oriental Therapies, STAA, AACMA, AHPRA

Olivia is a first-generation Australian born Chinese woman and a qualified Shiatsu and Chinese Herbal Medicine Practitioner. She is also a yoga, qi gong and meditation practitioner, having discovered these Eastern internal practices in Asia while travelling there as a young adult.

Olivia led a varied career before coming to Chinese Medicine, always motivated by service to others. In 2008, looking for a different personal and career path, Olivia experienced Shiatsu and acupuncture and was instantly intrigued by its physical and emotional therapeutic effects. Graduating in Melbourne in 2012, she loves now working in this highly personalised holistic medicine that aims to get to the root cause of health problems rather than symptomatic relief. 

Through Shiatsu, Olivia enjoys that she can use touch to provide profound therapeutic benefits and help to restore a client’s physical, mental and emotional balance. Her approach is warm, compassionate and attentive. In the calm space of Shiatsu, she also enjoys providing an opportunity for clients to find quiet space from their busy lives and to connect internally with themselves. 

Olivia also loves cooking and food and is passionate about the power of dietary therapy and food as medicine that we engage with everyday.

Outside of the clinic Olivia loves being anywhere outdoors, cycling and spending time with her husband and young son at the beach where they live. 

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

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.