While her passion is predominantly in fertility and antenatal care, Dr Simmons is practiced in all areas of Chinese medicine and she works with people who have a range of health concerns including pain management and immune system function. She works with both men and women to supporting their desire to follow a natural pathway to improve their health.
Accreditation and Background
Dr Tempe Simmons is a registered acupuncturist and Chinese medicine practitioner with ten years practical experience. She obtained a Bachelors Degree in Chinese medicine in 2006, and continues to attend conferences to update her practical skills, and to remain well versed in the latest clinical information.
Dr Tempe Simmons prides herself on prioritising the health and well being of her clients before anything else.
Tempe has a keen interest in working with women during pre-conception and pregnancy. The trusted relationship she develops with these women can help them feel more supported during these particularly demanding and emotionally draining times. As a mother herself, Tempe understands how consuming pregnancy, or becoming pregnant, can become and puts her patients needs at the centre of her consultations, always striving towards a positive outcome.
Fatigue & Wellness, Fertility, Mental Health, Post-Natal Care, Pregnancy, Thyroid Disorders & Women's Health
Kylie uses a combination of acupuncture and other oriental therapies, including herbal medicines, moxibustion, cupping, gua sha and tui na massage to suit each patient’s individual needs. Kylie’s philosophy is to approach the body and mind holistically. She is a strong advocate for empowering her patients and encourages them to lead a healthy and balanced lifestyle in order to assist them to reach their health goals sooner. Kylie’s advice on exercise and dietary changes help support her patients’ to play an active role in their own healing.Kylie also works with patients dealing with issues like anxiety, stress and depression. She will often utilise techniques like NLP (neurolinguistic programming) and mindfulness meditations with her patients who may have stress, strong emotions or negative belief patterns that exacerbate their condition.
Accreditation and Background
Kylie is registered with AHPRA and is a member of AACMA. She is a highly trained acupuncturist with both an Advanced Diploma of Acupuncture and a Bachelor of Health Science in TCM. Kylie has also trained in Oriental Massage and has completed her level 1 NLP practitioner trainer.
Qualifications BHSc(TCM), Adv Dip Acu, Cert IV Oriental Massage
Kylie is a passionate and down to earth acupuncturist who has 13 years of clinical experience in working with women throughout the pre-conception, pregnancy and post-partum stages of their fertility journey. She also has a broader interest in women’s health working with women of all ages.Kylie is a mother of two boys and brings a warm and nurturing element to her work with patients. She is committed to lifelong learning and employs many modern techniques gained from the wide range of study she has undertaken throughout her time in clinical practice.
Chloe became interested in Chinese Medicine in her late teens and her passion has continued to grow since. Growing up with the influence of her mother’s career as a pathologist, Chloe is especially interested in the science behind acupuncture and herbal medicine. She also is an advocate of gut health and its importance to the overall health of a patient. Her treatments use a combination of acupuncture, herbal medicine, lifestyle advice and natural supplements to achieve optimal results for her patients. Chloe loves working with people with a wide range of health concerns, but she has a passion for working with people who have fertility and pregnancy related concerns. One of the most rewarding parts of her job is the joy of seeing another tiny human enter into the world.
Accreditation and Background
Chloe has a double degree in Applied Science from RMIT, majoring in Human Biology and Chinese Medicine. She is a member of the Australian Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine Association, and is registered with AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency). Chloe has completed post graduate training in paediatrics and natural fertility support.
Qualifications BAppSc (Human Biology), BAppSc (Chinese Medicine), Clinical Internship (China)
Chloe graduated from RMIT University in 2013, completing a double degree of Chinese Medicine/ Human Biology. She has also completed a 6 month internship in Nanjing, China, working at a Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital. Chloe has previous experience working as a sports trainer with football clubs, and now has a passion for working with people with a wide range of health concerns.
Autoimmune, Fatigue & Wellness, Fertility, Post-Natal Care, Pregnancy, Thyroid Disorders & Women's Health
Clare is the founder of Discover Chinese Medicine and has established the clinic as a centre with a focus on working with women’s health, and with both men and women in the area of fertility. Her practical problem solving approach to exploring your health concerns is designed to also bringing harmony to your mind and soul.
Clare decided to embark on a career in natural medicine when conventional medicine failed her. There were no answers as to why she couldn’t get well, doctors had no solutions for her, so she sought out an alternative approach. Clare’s health has been on the improve ever since, and she is now healthier in her late 30s than she has ever been.
Clare knows what is worth spending time, effort and money on, and what’s not. When you see Clare you see someone who has in depth education, in depth clinical experience, and who isn’t afraid to give her opinion on what she thinks is a waste of time, and what she knows assesses to be the best ways for you to heal yourself. She knows how hard it is to have symptoms that doctors don’t believe are real, and to have your illness dismissed as being all in your head.
Patients find their way to Clare seeking guidance for complex and ongoing problems that have been unsuccessfully treated by other health providers. She takes the time to understand her patients, looking thoroughly across everything that has been done before to ensure she helps you to find the most effective path forward.
Clare works with patients locally at the Discover clinic in Melbourne, and also works with patients across Australia and internationally via Skype and phone consultations. Patients working with Clare embark on a highly customised health restoration program, with access to consultations with Clare via email, phone, Skype or face-to-face in the clinic. Clare is only taking on new patients who are seeking support for fertility or women’s health. If you are seeking support for another condition, please make an appointment with one of our other practitioners.
Clare is fully booked until April 2018. Clare is currently only working with patients via skype and phone consults. Please contact the clinic to go on the waiting list and be notified when appointments become available.
Accreditation and Background
Prior to Chinese Medicine, Clare previously studied Chemical Engineering where she refined her analytical and practical problem solving approach to life. She has been working in the health industry since 2001. She is a member of the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association and registered with AHPRA, as a Chinese Medicine Practitioner. Private health rebates apply for those with acupuncture on their extras cover.
Clare has completed training with the Mindd Foundation in the treatment of learning and behavioural disorders in children. She has completed training with the Australian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine in the use of nutritional supplements, vitamins and herbal medicines – this integrative approach enhances her acupuncture and Chinese medicine approach and philosophy. Clare is a Level 2 yoga teacher and incorporates body and movement assessment and prescription into her treatments.
Clare has gone deeper into the world of integrative medicine, and has developed a framework for interpreting blood tests into a Chinese medicine diagnosis. She has published an educational textbook on this subject for other Chinese medicine practitioners, and runs seminars and workshops for other practitioners to educate them in her areas of expertise. Clare is an active member of the Chinese medicine community and has founded a popular podcast dedicated to the professional development of practitioners around the world called the Heavenly Qi podcast.
Qualifications BHSc(TCM), Cert Adv Clin Prac (China)
Clare has studied Chinese Medicine in both Australia and China, completing a 4 year Bachelor of Health Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine at Victoria University, and a Certificate of Advanced Clinical Practice at Liaoning Chinese Medicine Hospital in Shenyang, China. She is a level 2 yoga teacher, and has undertaken a comprehensive learning path with a range of education institutions to discover the most effective integrative natural medicine approach to the health of her patients. Clare can offer you an in depth level of clinical expertise and experience that far surpasses what most people have ever received before.
Our open room acupuncture setup allows for up to 6 people in the same room to be treated at the same time. One practitioner will attend to you, then whilst you are relaxing with your acupuncture needles in place, the practitioner can then attend to other patients. In this way we can offer treatment at a cheaper rate than if you had a private room and practitioner all to yourself.