Amanda has undergone advanced training with some of the most prominent 5 Element Acupuncturists around the world including Niki Bilton, Nora Franglen, Ken Shiffrin and Professors J.R. and J.B.Worsley. She brings years of experience, a passion for personal development and a deep understanding of the spiritual and emotional side of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Amanda is a member of the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association.
Amanda is also part of the teaching team that run seminars for TCM and Japanese trained acupuncturists in Australia and New Zealand.
In 1999 Amanda graduated from UTS with a Bachelor in Health Science in Acupuncture, and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Amanda then travelled to China where she undertook an internship at the ‘Guanzhou Hospital of TCM No2’ and the ‘Wuzhou Hospital’. Here she spent time in the gynocology department, acupuncture ward and the department of internal medicine where orthodox medicine, acupuncture and herbal medicine were practiced and integrated. Returning to Australia, Amanda enrolled in and completed a Masters in Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2002. She also completed an Associate Diploma in health Science, massage therapy at Southern Sydney Institute.
Amanda spent five years working as part of the Physiotherapy/Rehabilitation team at Cook & Phillip Park. Here she practiced acupuncture and remedial massage to treat and manage common musculoskeletal conditions such as whiplash, backpain, sciata, tennis elbow, frozen shoulder and recovery from surgery related to sport’s injury. Amanda also had her own acupuncture and massage clinic in Bundeena, Southern Sydney, where she lived for several years.
In 2006 Amanda joined the Rozelle Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Centre, a fertility clinic specialising in gynecology, male and female sub fertility, miscarriage prevention and support during IVF pregnancy. Most common presentations include: polycystic ovary syndrome, painful irregular or absent periods, fibroids, nausea and fatigue in early pregnancy, digestive imbalances, anxiety / stress and turning of breach babies. Amanda has undertaken post graduate training in the area of addictions, cancer support and emotional intelligence. She has also worked with and been influenced by other modalities including osteopathy and nutrition.
In 2005 Amanda undertook a private mentoring and attended several seminars run by Gye Bennetts, a 5-element acupuncturist from the UK. As of 2007 Amanda has joined Gye Bennetts in teaching 5 element seminars to TCM acupuncturists in Sydney and Brisbane.
Amanda now practices at Uclinic where she works closely with the GPs and other practitioners to offer the very best in patient care.