I have been practicing Acupuncture and Chinese medicine since 1997. I graduated from the ‘Canadian College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine’ (CCAOM) in Victoria, B.C, Canada in 1997. I was first registered in 2000 with the newly founded regulatory board 'College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncturists of British Columbia, Canada' (CTCMA) which was one of the first government approved 'regulatory boards' that regulate, control and uphold very high standards for acupuncturist and Chinese medicine practitioners in North America. I was registered in 2003 with the 'Chinese Medicine Registration Board (CMRBA)' of Victoria, Australia when it came into affect and since 2010 with Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Authority (AHPRA) when it became a multi disciplinary national medical and allied health regulatory authority upholding the highest standards in the medical and allied profession.
I've worked with GP’s, Chiropractors, Osteopaths and Medical Specialists such as; oncologists, neurologists, obstetricians and gynecologists to name just a few. I have worked in large multi-disciplinary clinics as well as run my own businesses. I taught Acupuncture for 4 years at the ‘Southern School of Natural Therapies’ in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. I have treated elite athletes ranging from professional basket ball players, football players, tennis players, pro golfers, skiers, snow boarders, policeman, federal policeman, diplomats and in general...people from all walks of life!
My first experience of acupuncture was as a patient in 1993 was when I received acupuncture for post surgical knee pain that ailed me for 2 years after having torn my anterior cruciate ligament completely off (breaking a piece of bone off where the ligament attached to the bone) as well as I tore my medial meniscus and at the same time fractured my knee cap (from skiing moguls- typical!). I limped for 2 years in chronic pain even after knee surgery from one of Canada’s top knee surgeons. I tried physiotherapy and everything else and nothing worked. Until..I had acupuncture! With just a short course of treatment my knee pain completely disappeared and has never returned even after 20 years! I was so impressed that I quit my government job to go to college and I have never looked back.
I am Canadian but have been an 'Aussie' since 2000. I am happily living in Australia as a citizen. In my spare time I ride and train Appaloosa horses and fly fish!