Frances is a fully registered Chinese Medicine Practitioner & Acupuncturist who has undertaken formal tertiary training at both a Bachelor (Chinese Medicine/Human Biology) and Masters degree level (International Health). She is passionate about taking a holistic approach to achieving optimum health – recognising that health care is not simply just about patients taking medicine and receiving treatments prescribed to them from their healthcare provider, but also about the relationship each patient has with their own body: the food they ingest, the environment they live in, and the relationships they have with the people around them. During consultations, Frances often explains the individual underlying Chinese Medicine diagnosis to her patients so they can begin to understand and manage their own health in their day-to-day life.
As part of her Chinese Medicine studies, she also completed a 6-month clinical internship at Jiangsu Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine in China. Observing and practising Chinese Medicine and acupuncture at its roots and as it is applied in China was invaluable to her current understanding of the strengths and multitude of applications that Chinese Medicine has to offer.
Frances has particular interest in treating cases of women’s hormonal imbalances and infertility – combining Chinese herbal medicine, Acupuncture, Moxa, Chinese Medicine Dietary Therapy, and lifestyle advice according to each individual case. She also frequently employs acupuncture as a conjunct supportive therapy for patients undergoing IVF and western medical fertility treatments, and is passionate about supporting women’s health at all stages of pregnancy including prenatal, pregnancy, and postpartum care.
Having completed further training in Cosmetic Acupuncture & Facial Gua Sha, she is also now one of the few registered Acupuncturists in Geelong and the Surf Coast region to be offering this new and exciting therapy that’s understood to boost the body’s own natural collagen and elastin production, resulting in a radiant glowing complexion.
Away from the clinic, Frances is a mama to Moses and JJ, a soccer player, loves gardening, and practises yoga. She is passionate about natural health and living and has the strong belief that, in relation to the human body and our ever-changing environment, health practitioners should be forever open to learning.
- Bachelor of Applied Science (Chinese Medicine) RMIT
- Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Biology) RMIT
- Clinical internship (Jiangsu Provincial Hospital, China) RMIT
- Master of International Health Monash
- Cert. Cosmetic Acupuncture
- Co-ordinator of the ASRC Acupuncture Project
- Owner/Founder Torquay Chinese Medicine & Glow Cosmetic Acupuncture
Professional Associations & Memberships
- AHPRA accredited
- AACMA member