Meet The Team
Academic Director, Senior Chinese Medicine Practitioner particular interest in fertility issues and gynaecological conditions. Click here for more details.
Dr Michael Hammer is a Chinese medicine practitioner; registered in Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine since 2008. He completed a .degree in Chinese Medicine majoring in Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine at the Southern School of Natural Therapies (SSNT) in 2007; and a diploma of Chinese remedial massage (Tui Na) in 2011. He is a registered Chinese medicine practitioner with AHPRA and is a member of the Federation of Chinese medicine of Australia (FCMA) and a member of the Australian Traditional Medicines Society (ATMS).
In 2005 he started studying Chinese internal martial arts (such as Tai Chi), qi gong and meditation; developing a deeper understanding and familiarity with how the body and mind function. This helps his understanding in how to better prevent and resolve illnesses. This combined with a year spent working in a residential psychiatric rehabilitation programs has given him extensive techniques for assiting clients in managing their mental and emotional health.
In his early years of studying and practicing, Michael spent significant time studying with various health professionals both in and outside the Chinese medicine profession. This time was spent developing a comprehensive skills in treating and managing musculoskeletal problems and pain management as well as emotional and psychological disorders.
Since joining the team in 2012, Michael has continued to deepen his understanding and skills; particularly in treating fertility and gynaecological conditions such as PCOS, endometriousus and ammenorrhea. This has been done both through studying the latest research, mentoring from Dr Peter Gu and shadowing him, and peer discussions on various techniques and pathology.
In 2014 he commensed a programe of study into Classical Chinese medicine, the core seminal texts upon which the medicine was based from both acupuncture and herbal traditions. Many of these original herbal formulas are still in current use today and continue to be some of the most effective. This dual focus on both Classical medicine and the latest research allows Michael greater freedom in choosing the best approach in treating stubborn unusual cases.
“Acupuncture, Massage, Chinese herbal medicine, exercise and food therapy are all a part of Chinese medicine. Each has strengths and weaknesses. It is when they are combined correctly that you achieve the best results.”– Dr Michael Hammer
I come from a long line of healers. For many years I pursued other interests, until I found my calling – to be a healer as well!
I have diplomas in Remedial Massage and Reflexology, finding that massage and reflexology complement each other perfectly. I specialise in:
- Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage
- Pregnancy Massage
- Relaxation Massage
- Sports Massage
Volunteering at the Peter MacCallum Institute since 2004 raised my interest in treating cancer patients, who have become a fundamental part of my client base.
I now have a busy massage and reflexology practice, both in Melbourne and Gippsland. There I put my life experience and my human and healing skills to good use.
I am a member of Australian Association of Massage
Chinese Medicine Nurse, graduated from Beijing University Of Chinese Medicine in 1997. After graduated, she worked as a nurse in a Chinese Medicine Hospital in ShangHai for six years. She has been working in our clinic since 2002. She loves taking care of patients and the interaction with them. She is extremely knowledgeable in all clinic matters and she is always able to answer any question you may have.
Fiona has been involved in the field of Medical Biotechnology and Health for more than five years, having been with our clinic since early 2013. She completed her Master of Biotechnology at RMIT University and went on to complete a research project in a university laboratory. In our clinic, Fiona responses to herbal management and research assistant for the team.
Cilia completed bachelor of nursing at Australian Catholic University in 2013, worked as agency nurse at various rehabilitation centres and aged care facilities. She is persistence, caring and incredible repectful for anyone she meets.She now is working as our clinical assistance. Providing a comprehensive clinical needs and Maintaining a hygienic environment for both our healthcare professionals and our clients.
Xiao Chen is working as our clinic administrator. She has well developed organization skill that she schedules our medical appointments with our healthcare professionals. Since she has strong knowledge of the roles for our practitioners, she is completely able to advise you for the suitable plan for your health and wellness needs. She is patient and caring, and she will always be there to answer any questions that you may be concerning of.
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