Geelong Chinese Medicine Clinic Practitioners
Zhen is the founder of Geelong Chinese Medicine Clinic. She obtained a Bachelor of Medicine (Major in Acupuncture) from the prestigious Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in China, and has a Doctor of Philosophy from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Melbourne for her research into pain in older people.
In clinical practice, Zhen has a special interest in acute and chronic pain management. Zhen combines her training in Chinese medicine, Western medical sciences, her own research and modern research results into her Chinese medicine (acupuncture) practice for managing pain. She also has an interest in alleviating the impact of emotional issues on various aspects of health, such as sleep, digestion and fatigue, and an interest in health issues associated with ageing.
Zhen is passionate about individualised approaches and involving patients in their own health care for sustained results. Her compassionate and holistic approaches to health define how Geelong Chinese Medicine Clinic operates, and has helped build a highly professional, ethical, compassionate team of practitioners at Geelong Chinese Medicine Clinic.
As well as being the lead practitioner at Geelong Chinese Medicine Clinic, Zhen is actively involved in academic, professional and community activities. She is an associate professor at the RMIT University. Her research focuses on acupuncture for pain management, and integrating acupuncture into the acute care setting in hospitals.
Zhen is a member of the Australian Pain Society (APS), the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP), and the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA). She provided consultancy to Chinese medicine registration bodies and various government education bodies. Zhen is a member of the not-for-profit Hands on Health Australia (HOHA) at the Healing Hands Norlane Clinic. Zhen is also a member of the Rotary Club of Corio Bay.
Consultations time: Thursday (all day), Friday mornings
Language: Zhen is fluent in English and Mandarin.
Paul graduated from Victoria University with a Bachelor of Health Science and First Class Honours. He completed his internship at Shanghai Shuguang Hospital, China. Paul provided acupuncture treatments in drug and alcohol recovery settings including the Community Residential Withdrawal Unit (CRWU) at the Western Hospital, Footscray, and Windana drug and alcohol recovery community centre, St Kilda.
Growing up in Geelong, Paul has a special interest in promoting the health benefits of Chinese Medicine to the local community. Paul has worked as a disability instructor and disability respite worker for many local community service organisations. He is also a board member and a volunteer acupuncturist for the not-for-profit Hands on Health Australia (HOHA) Norlane Healing Hands clinic. Paul was named the 2013 Healthcare Volunteer of the Year for his dedication to ‘Norlane Helping Hands’ – providing low-cost healthcare to people who can’t otherwise afford it.
In his spare time, Paul is a keen Gong Fu (Kung Fu) and Qi Gong student and also instructs Qi Gong and Tai Chi through the Geelong West Neighbourhood House.
Consultations time: Mondays (all day), Friday afternoons and Saturday mornings.
Special interest: women’s health, as well as infertility, insomnia and emotional disturbances
Lauren practises acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. She has a Master of Chinese Medicine from the prestigious, world renowned Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Nanjing, China.
Lauren worked in China as a medical resident in a hospital and has practised in private clinics in Australia since her arrival in 2009. Lauren has a strong interest in maintaining women’s health, as well as infertility, insomnia and emotional disturbances treatment. She believes any kind of pain or any health issues are signals sent by body which means they should never be treated isolated without considering about the person’s constitution, age, and spiritual condition.
Trained in both traditional Chinese medicine and Western medical sciences, Lauren combines the two comfortably in her clinical practice aiming to achieve successful results for patients.
Consultation time: Wednesdays (all day)
Language: Laurent is fluent in English and Mandarin.