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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.

Credentials

  • 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.

Credentials

  • 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
  • Allergy, autoImmune & Dermatology 2017

Preparation for your Functional / Nutritional Medicine consult 

To gain the most benefit from your Functional Medicine consult, please bring a notepad and pen to each session (whether it is face to face, Skype or phone).

Unlike a visit to your GP, who may see you for 5 minutes and give you 2 -3 clear instructions, during a visit with Dr Natasja Fox you will be learning a lot of new things about your own health. You will get a lot of information during your consult and it is your responsibility to keep your own notes.

Dr Fox will email supplement and pathology request information, but can not address any questions you may have via email. If you have any questions in the days or weeks following a consult, please call Reception at Jing Healthcare and we will be happy to arrange a 15- minute phone consult for you.

 

Practitioners

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.

Credentials

  • 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. Jessie Fayers – Doctor of Chinese Medicine

Jess is a Practitioner at Jing, who specialises in Nutritional and Environmental Medicine (NEM) together with Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). Her practice is holistic using herbs and acupuncture while embracing nutritional medicine, allergy/sensitivity and environmental and gastrointestinal assessment.

Jess 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 in the style of Masakuza Ikeda, 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 insight into the root causes of their illness, from an traditional perspective, and gain knowledge to make sustained changes for empowered well being.

Jess completed her Primary Modules with the Australian College of Nutritional and Environmental medicine (ACNEM) to be able to include elements of Integrative Medicine into her work. She incorporates functional Medicine testing into her consults.

Jess continues her involvement in projects as an international practitioner and educator, most recently with the Pan African Acupuncture Project in Uganda, and through education about 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 integrated medicine.

Christine Gruettke – Bowen Therapist  & Reflexologist

As a body energy-focused Bowen therapist at Jing I mainly deal with chronic and acute jaw, head, neck, shoulder and back pain and the underlying emotions. I do this with a combination of

  • Bowen therapy – body energy- and Oriental Therapies-based and enhanced by
    • TMJ R.E.S.E.T. (Rafferty’s Energy System of Easing the Temporomandibular joint (jaw);
    • myofascial dry-needling and cupping;
    • gua sha (spooning) and moxibustion (Traditional Chinese Medicine techniques);
  • McLoughlin Scar Tissue Release Technique studied under globally renowned Bowen
    therapist Alastair McLoughlin (UK);
  • Professional reflexology
    • Therapeutic-focus Western craniosacral reflexology studied under osteopath, acupuncturist and naturopath Dr Martine Faure Alderson (France);
    • therapeutic-focus Eastern chi reflexology studied under Moss Arnold (formerly director) of the Australian College of Chi Reflexology;
    • standard Western reflexology for relaxation and stress/tension relief.
  • Esoteric Acupuncture Advanced Energy Healing techniques studied under acupuncturist and Chinese Medicine practitioner Dr Mikio Sankey (USA).

Much of my personal and professional maturation and growth I owe to my years of working with the communities affected by the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires both as a member of the acclaimed Yarra Valley Practitioners Project Inc. and as an independent healthcare professional. My direction and philosophy in life and my understanding of life force, or energy or spirit, as underlying all things manifest have been shaped by long years of personal development through and being a patient of a Tibetan master healer. I firmly believe that the body is a highly intelligent organism that comes with built-in self-healing capability. Personal and professional interests are taking me further into understanding how our bodies function on an energetic level where, in my philosophy, balance, healing and wholeness are achieved first and the body can best access and mobilise its own innate healing powers.

Health fund rebates may apply.

To book in to see Christina, or for more information about what she does you can call Christinas mobile: 0429 023 964

Or email: christine.gruettke@jinghealthcare.com