Michelle has always been interested in Complementary Medicine and believes that ultimate health can only be achieved when we return to a place of balance within ourselves. This incorporates lifestyle, attitudes and beliefs, the food we consume and the treatment methods we resource externally to maintain ongoing health and vitality.
This has been Michelle’s personal story and led to her discovery of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine as she sought to recover from an illness that crippled her health after studying Classical Indian music in Madras, now Chennai, in her early 20s.
After returning to Sydney and embarking on a new career in Tourism and Hospitality she never felt completely well and suffered with ongoing health issues. As a personal interest she pursued studies with Dorothy Hall and completed a Diploma of Herbal Medicine and Nutrition with her in 1989.
It was her introduction to Acupuncture and Chinese medicine treatments that helped her to turn a corner and experience a tremendous lift in vitality and health.
The complexity and totality of Traditional Chinese Medicine inspired Michelle to shift career gears and in 1995 she graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Acupuncture).
- In January 1995 she travelled to China and trained at the Guangzhou Hospital of Chinese Medicine, learning from professors of internal medicine and pediatrics.
- In 1997 she was introduced to Japanese Acupuncture and was very impressed with its innovative style and successful methods of diagnosis and treatments.
- In 1999 she completed post graduate studies in the Dr Manaka Protocols of Japanese Acupuncture under the tutelage of Paul Movsessian, Stephen Birch and Jungko Ida. She was fortunate to work in Paul Movsessian’s clinic in Bondi for a short time. Watching him and learning first hand from him was invaluable for Michelle.
- In 2008 she completed a 1 year Certificate in Toyohari East Asian Needle Therapy under the Supervision of Paul Movsessian.
Michelle views Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine as a healing art and believes herself to be a lifetime student of the profession. Her desire to keep studying, to refine and develop her skills is to ensure that she may be of service to her clients and assist them, individually, to reach the pinnacle of vibrant health in this complex age that we are living in.