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Our Practitioners

Principal Practitioners


Dr. Tom Connor – Doctor of Chinese Medicine

Dr. Tom Connor (TCM) is the principal acupuncturist and energy healer at JING. He began his seven-year study of Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture in 2003 under Professor Lun Wong.

Dr. Connor’s aim is to help clients observe the affects of stress and detrimental habits on their body which enables his clients to be the master of their own change and recovery.

Patients have received Dr. Connor’s unique skills with amazing results in clinics all over the world. He also incorporates live blood analysis, body-type specific diets and practitioner grade nutraceuticals into his consultations.


  • BHSC – Double Major in Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture. Began in 2003
  • International practitioner and Co founder of charitable health clinic in India – Traditional Healthcare 2007 – Current
  • Cert. Heamaview – Live Blood Analysis – 2009
  • Dip. Hort & Vit – 2001

Dr. Natasja Fox – Doctor of Chinese Medicine, also working with Nutrition/ Functional Medicine, Health Author

Natasja has been in the health industry since 1999 and has studied a multitude of health modalities since then. Her main focus is educating her clients to discover and understand the root cause of their signs and symptoms, whether they be emotional, lifestyle-related, biochemical, genetic or dietary and delivering a treatment plan people can manage and carry out to resolve their complaint.

Dr. Fox is able to untangle the most seemingly complex cases using a foundation of Traditional Chinese medicine and overlaying it with functional and nutritional medicine whilst utilising molecular pathology to get to the bottom of symptomatic complaints.

Using herbal medicine, nutraceuticals, lifestyle advise and humour Dr. Fox works mainly with:

  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Digestive complaints
  • Muscular and skeletal conditions utilising acupuncture, trigger point therapy and rehabilitation exercises/pilates.

Dr. Fox regularly gives health talks and seminars for corporations and the public. You may purchase her book “Reversing the Tired Spiral”  at the clinic. She has also authored in triple bestselling book “The Evolved Woman”. Writing a chapter on what she works with regularly; adrenal imbalance and stress related disorders.


  • BHSC – Double Major in Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture. Began in 1999
  • International practitioner and Co-founder of charitable health clinic in India – Traditional Healthcare 2007 – Current
  • Senior Yoga Instructor – Yoga Australia. Teaching since 2005
  • Studies in Clinical Pilates, Anatomy &  Biomechanics at Breathe Education – 2010 – 2015

ACNEM Certificates

  • Environmental Nutritional Primary course 2013
  • Adrenal and thyroid disorders 2014
  • Women’s health 2014
  • Gastrointestinal disorders 2015



Dr. Leoni Zakarias – Doctor of Chinese Medicine and Nutritional Therapy

Dr. Leoni Zakarias is a qualified Chinese Medicine practitioner offering both Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine in various modalities such as Tui Na (Chinese remedial massage). Dr. Zakarias is passionate about patients achieving their optimum wellbeing in all areas of health; physically, mentally, spiritually and emotionally. A compassionate healer who believes that every patient is unique, so every treatment is tailored specifically to assist the individual to be empowered to regain balance & harmony in all areas of wellbeing. Dr. Zakarias combines her knowledge of classical theory and her special interest in utilising food as medicine into the foundations of her treatments.

Dr. Zakarias utilises herbal medicine, nutritional supplementation, lifestyle and dietary advice to work in all areas of health including imbalances in hormonal, digestive complaints, emotional health issues and physical complaints. She is also passionate about providing reproduction and fertility assistance.

Dr. Zakarias has completed a double major Bachelor of Health Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine (Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine) at the Southern School of Natural Therapies as well as a Diploma in classical canonical theory with the Centre for East Asian Studies. Dr. Zakarias has volunteered for the Traditional Healthcare charity, treating & training in a rural village in Jharkhand & Kolkata, India. She has also offered free healthcare treatments in various countries throughout Asia, and shares her knowledge to help guide and inspire others to care for their health.

Dr. Zakarias is registered with AHPRA and is a member of AACMA so consultations are covered by most healthcare providers.


  • BHSC – Double major in Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture. Began 2003
  • Advanced Diploma in Tui Na An Mo (Chinese remedial massage). Began 2003
  • Advanced Diploma in Canonical training (Classical Chinese herbal medicine). Began 2011
  • Diploma in Nutritional Therapy. Began 2013
  • Cosmetic Acupuncture. Began 2014

Dr. Murray Goodchild – Doctor of Chinese Medicine

Murray began his Eastern Medicine training 18 years ago studying Shiatsu in Tokyo. He returned to Australia to complete a degree in Acupuncture and at the same time assisted for 3 years in an acupuncture clinic. There he was mentored in a Japanese style which Murray has continued to base his style on ever since. He has now been a practicing Acupuncturist for 13 years.
Murray loves the challenge and satisfaction of assisting people to find the energetic pathways that lead to greater health, wellness and success.
He’s excited to join the team of Health Professionals at Jing and looks forward to sharing the journey to optimal wellbeing with you.

Dr. Jessie Fayers – Doctor of Chinese Medicine

Jess (TCM) is a practitioner working here in the multi-bed clinic. She began her studies in 2003 at university in Sydney, and after  graduating journeyed to Nepal, India and China, studying Yoga, Tibetan Buddhism, energetic Medicine and the practice of Acupuncture. Upon returning to Australia she was mentored in gentle Japanese Style acupuncture and Meridian Therapy, which she uses in practice now, among other techniques to help her clients regain balance and vitality of their energy. As well as this, her clients achieve understanding of the root causes of their illness, and the power to make sustained changes for empowered wellbeing.

Jess continues her involvement in projects as an international practitioner and educator, most recently with the Pan African Acupuncture Project in Uganda, and working toward achieving food security through permaculture practices with the Masai in Tanzania. She is very excited to be part of the team at Jing, providing the highest-level integrative healthcare.

Andre Melynchenko

Welcome Home to the Real You!

Healing is about the journey home, to your deeper self.

It often involves letting go of old pain and trauma, so that your true light can shine again, in your own life and the lives of those close to you.

Listening to the pain or illness you are experiencing often enables you to move into your evolved self, free to grow and to expand and fulfill your deeper callings and true path.

Andre helps you do this with this with his unique style of treatment involving a combination of modalities with qualifications in Remedial Massage, Dry Needling and Medical Qi Gong, which is energetic healing that targets areas of stagnation or imbalance and restores flow. Andre is a fifth year student of Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine, and his passion is to assist in the restoration of flow in your own body and larger self.

Passionately drawn to the energetic aspects of healing with his heart deeply rooted in ancient healing traditions of Tibetan Buddhist Dharma and others, Andre was fortunate enough to receive the Medicine Buddha Empowerment from the Dogzchen Lama, and teachings from other Lamas including Lama Dondrup Dorje, Lama Tendar and Sogyul Rinpoche.

Teaching him, that for the most part, we are all suffering similarly in Samsara and to recognise another’s suffering as your own is a key to beginning deep reconnection and healing.

Andre’s primary focus is to facilitate an experience of realignment in clients so that they may begin to heal deeply and then begin to live their true destiny.

Robyn Pierson – Clinical Hypnotherapist and Counsellor

Robyn is an Accredited Specialist Clinical Hypnotherapist and Counsellor and offers over 25 years experience working with people in the health industry.
Hypnotherapy permanently removes the blocks and limiting beliefs at the sub conscious level causing you to be stressed, depressed, anxious or overweight.  Robyn’s motivation lies in watching people have their powerful transformations and transferring these into other areas of their lives.

Robyn has extensive training and knowledge and draws on her years of personal experience as well as working intuitively with clients.She offers programs in Stress & Anxiety, Depression, Confidence, Study Assistance, Virtual Gastric Banding & Weight Loss, IBS, Pain, Trauma, Addictions and more!  Book your FREE half hour strategy session by calling Robyn on 0438 554 117.
This is an obligation free session to discuss how Hypnotherapy can assist you on your journey and the most suitable program for you.  Robyn offers step by step solutions to your problems.

Robyn is also available on Wednesday’s for Deep Tissue Massage, offering over 27 years experience in treating pain and injury.  To find out more visit Robyn’s website at: or Facebook @ Conscious Life Solutions.

Credentials & Associations

  • Diploma Clinical Hypnotherapy
  • Diploma Professional Counselling
  • Certificate IV Training & Assessment
  • Diploma Remedial Massage
  • Reiki Practitioner
  • Clinical Member Australian Hypnotherapy Association
  • Member NHRA