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Traditional medicine program

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Our clinic has an expert team of traditional medicine practitioners. Our program aims to deliver high quality natural therapies at an affordable price.   

The traditional medicine program currently has available:

We have also developed a number of wellbeing programs:

  • Managing Anxiety Naturally
  • Managing Pain Naturally
  • Yoga groups
  • Qi Gong groups
  • Ayurveda and self massage

Please email us if you would like to pre-register for any of these upcoming group programs.

Seated relaxation massage clinic

ANNOUNCEMENT: due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, we have temporarily suspended the massage service and apologise for any inconvenience. 

We provide half-hour seated relaxation massage appointments.  Our friendly and caring relaxation massage therapist Angela provides a soothing and relaxing massage aimed to revive and restore. Please note this is not a remedial massage service and Angela cannot ‘treat’ specific conditions. The half hour session costs $25/$10 ($10 for those with a Health Care Card).

Traditional medicine practitioners

marina_small_file.jpgMarina Chand
(B App Sc Hlth Ed. Ad Dip Hlth Sc Hom, Cert in Meditation Teaching & Chair Yoga)

Marina is a registered homeopath and also a Foundation Director of the World Wellness Group.  Marina has worked in the community and health sectors for 30 years. In the NGO sector she worked for torture and trauma services, refugee health services, women’s health and advocacy, disability support, and she also worked in human rights organisations.   She has freelanced as a consultant for government and non-government agencies in the development of training programs, evaluations and resource development. As a qualified homoeopath, Marina treated refugees for eight years at QPASTT and also lectured in homoeopathy. At World Wellness Group she coordinates the traditional medicine program.  She specialises in treating post-traumatic stress disorder, stress, chronic illness, mental disorders and helping people to link body-mind-spirit.  As a qualified meditation teacher, she also teaches clients breath-work (pranayama – a yogic practice), mindfulness and qi gong to small groups and treats with homeopathy, nutrition and flower essences.

saini.pngNarinderjit Saini Singh
(B Hom, Post Grad Dip Addictions & MH)

Saini is highly qualified in homoeopathy with over 30 years of clinical experience to provide quality homeopathic health care.

He graduated from the University of Auckland with a Post Graduate Diploma in Alcohol/ Drug Studies and Mental Health and prior to this he achieved a Bachelor of Homoeopathic Medicine and Surgery from Nehru Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital and National Institute of Homeopathy. He was trained at the attached homoeopathic hospital.

For 10 years, he lectured at Nehru Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital, Delhi University and worked as a physician at the attached Homoeopathic Hospital. During this period, he worked in various departments of the Homeopathic Hospital like general medicine, surgery, ENT, gynaecology/ obstetrics, dermatology, ophthalmology etc

He then worked in New Zealand for 20 years where he had a homoeopathic  practice in Auckland. Apart from this, he also worked in various drug/ alcohol and mental health residential services in Auckland and also worked as a drug/alcohol and mental health clinician in his practice.

He is passionate about the work of WWG, particularly to provide services to those in need.

mark.pngMark Vanniekerk
(M. TCM, BHS (Comp Med), Adv Dip Ac, Grad Cert Rs,  Adv Dip (Homoeopathy), Associate Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Homoeopathy (Kolkata).

Mark is a registered Chinese Medicine Practitioner with the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia in both acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine. Mark has a Bachelor in Health Science and over 15 years experience in health care provision.

Mark’s interest in Chinese Medicine started after receiving acupuncture for the relief of chronic low back pain following surgery.  In 2008, Mark completed an Advanced Diploma in Acupuncture and then trained and worked under the guidance of Scott Zhao and Shirley Ho of Hong Ren Tang in Sunnybank from 2008 to 2010 in pain management and sports injuries, and Jarad Bianchi 2008 to 2012 in fertility support. Mark has since completed a Master of Traditional Chinese Medicine at the University of Western Sydney. During this time Mark had the opportunity to study with highly experienced Australian and Chinese practitioners specialising in musculoskeletal health and women’s health.

Mark currently manages Your Acupuncture Clinic in Greenslopes focusing on pain management and women’s health and IVF support. During his studies Mark became interested in the delivery of community based health care.

What we can provide your organisation

Traditional medicine programs are highly accepted by clients – an estimated 60 per cent of Australians use some form of traditional medicine.

Adding traditional medicine to the suite of services your organisation provides, can greatly enhance client outcomes.  Our services can be contracted and provided on behalf of your service at a location nominated by you.

Engage us

If your organisation would like to add traditional medicine services, either to individual clients, or through small-group work, please get in touch with us.  We can also provide guest speakers to your client groups.

Current services available include  homoeopathy, massage therapy,  nutrition, meditation, yoga therapy and  stress management.

About traditional medicine

Traditional medicine provides primary health care to 80 per cent of the world’s population (Alves & Rosa, 2005).  There are complete systems of traditional medicine such as traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), ayurveda in India and Arabic unani medicine.  There are also many forms of indigenous medicine, often called ethno-medicine.  Ethno-medicine is often focussed on herbalism and cult healing (Alves & Rosa, 2007).

While 80 per cent of the population in developing countries have traditional medicine as their only means of health care, in many developed countries, 70 to 80 per cent of the population has used some form of traditional medicine (World Health Organisation, 2008) as an adjunct to orthodox medicine.

Herbal treatments are the most popular form of traditional medicine, and are highly lucrative in the international marketplace. Annual revenues in Western Europe reached US$ 5 billion in 2003-2004. In China sales of products totalled US$ 14 billion in 2005. Herbal medicine revenue in Brazil was US$ 160 million in 2007 (World Health Organisation, 2008).

In 2005 Australians spent $4.13 billion on ‘alternative medicine’ –  more than was spent on prescription drugs in that year (Ellis & Zilko, 2008). An earlier South Australian survey estimated that 52 per cent of the Australian population used ‘complementary and alternative medicine’, of whom 57 per cent did not tell their doctor, and 23 per cent consulted practitioners of complementary medicine. The study estimated out-of-pocket spending for complementary medicines in Australia of $2.3 billion; a 62 per cent increase since 1993 and four times out-of-pocket spending compared with pharmaceutical drugs (MacLennan, Wilson, & Taylor, 2002).

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