Aleisha Rasheed

Doctor of Chinese medicine, registered acupuncturist & Chinese herbalist

Aleisha is a warm and caring practitioner dedicated to improving the health and physical condition of her patients. 

Aleisha is a university-trained and nationally registered acupuncturist and Doctor of Chinese medicine with a bachelor of applied science in Human Biology which she received with distinction. Aleisha combines her knowledge of western medical science with traditional Chinese medicine to form a holistic understanding of her patient’s health concerns. 

Aleisha’s approach to treatment is based on the philosophy that the state of a person’s health is the result of their physical condition, emotional well-being, diet, exercise, lifestyle and relationships. She recognises that each individual is different and provides each patient with a personalised healthcare and  treatment plan.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree Chinese medicine RMIT University
  • Bachelor degree Human Biology RMIT University
  • Clinical internship Nanjing Jiangsu Provincial Hospital China
  • Member of Australian Health Practitioner Association (AHPRA/ CMBA)
  • Member of Australian Acupuncture and Chinese medicine Association

Team 1

Claire kamienowski

Doctor of Chinese medicine, registered acupuncturist & Chinese herbalist

Claire is a registered Chinese Medicine Practitioner and Acupuncturist who joined us in January 2020 at Altona Acupuncture, graduating from Southern School of Natural Therapies with a Bachelor of Health science (Chinese Medicine).

Claire is passionate about mental health, having also worked as a Social worker for 10 years in areas such as Mental health, Veterans/Emergency service workers support & Trauma recovery.

Claire’s professional approach is warm, relaxed and supportive, priding herself on creating a safe space for people to discuss their health and wellbeing concerns; and from there developing a collaborative plan forward. Claire ‘s understanding of both Chinese Medicine theory and Health Science allows Claire to apply a holistic framework encompassing all aspects of your health and wellbeing, both physically and mentally. 

Key areas of interest for Claire include- women’s health, migraines, digestive issues, mental health and chronic pain. Claire also has a keen interest in Chinese Herbal Medicine and dietary therapy.

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Health Science (Chinese Medicine) Southern School of Natural Therapies

  • Bachelor of Social work (Hons) RMIT university

  • Member of the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association..

 

Team 2

Natalie GIBSON

Registered Clinical Naturopath

Natalie is a passionate and caring naturopath who is committed to creating a relaxed environment to educate and support her clients. She offers a deeper understanding of their current health concerns while providing guidance and specific therapeutic support the body requires through its own healing process.

Natalie is a firm believer that food is medicine, and with her passion for herbal medicine, the treatment recommendations and guidance support are tailored to support individual requirements. 

Natalie is a university-trained naturopath with a strong interest in digestive health, immune conditions, allergies and stress management.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree Health Science (Naturopathy) Endeavour College of Natural Health
  • Member of Naturopaths and Herbalists Association of Australia (NHAA)

Team 3

Cassie Young

Doctor of Chinese medicine, registered acupuncturist & Chinese herbalist

Cassie is a warm natured and grounded practitioner who believes that everyone deserves to live their most vibrant life. She takes a holistic approach to the health of her patients, working with them to understand why imbalances may have surfaced and develop strategies to restore that balance.
Chinese Medicine provides a powerful framework that explains the interconnection between the physical body, emotions and the environment. Cassie loves to draw upon and share this ancestral wisdom to encourage others to cultivate stronger relationships with their health.
Cassie brings an open mind and heart to every consultation. She loves hearing, supporting and caring for people from all walks of life and backgrounds. She is incredibly passionate about educating her patients so that they feel informed and empowered to thrive in their bodies.
Cassie combines acupuncture, cupping, gua sha, herbal medicine and lifestyle advice to treat a range of general health concerns. As well as supporting general health maintenance, she also has a keen interest in:

  • Menstrual health
  • Gyneacological conditions
  • Fertility and perinatal care
  • Digestive health
  • Acne and Rosacea
  • Emotional wellbeing

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Health Science (Chinese Medicine), Southern School of Natural Therapies
  • Member of Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association (AHPRA/CMBA)
  • Member of Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA)

 

Team 4

Bridget Hunter

Doctor of Chinese medicine, registered acupuncturist & Chinese herbalist

Bridget is a doctor of Chinese Medicine. She strives to restore health and harmony to her clients using acupuncture and herbal medicine.
Bridget understands that it is the small lingering and often overlooked ailments that get in the way of true happiness. She is a generalist and treats a wide range of conditions that may present with tiredness, insomnia, headache, skin issues, emotional fluctuations, period pain and irregularity, digestive upset, as well as other niggles that are unique to different stages of the life cycle.

Bridget is passionate about the healing effects of Chinese herbal medicine and in her downtime she can be found tinkering with tinctures, constructing creams and decocting herbal potions. When her puppy is unwell she dabbles in herbal powder formulas for the fluffier species.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Health Science (Chinese Medicine), Southern School of Natural Therapies
  • Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology), Australian Catholic University
  • Accredited Yoga Teacher (1,000 hours), Yin Yoga and Hot Method training
  • Member of Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA/CMBA)

  • Member of Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA)

    Team 5