Stephen Janz

 Stephen Janz, 21/1/2013

RN BN B Ac Cert Ac (China) GCCHM, MPH, Fellow AACMA

Clinic Director, Registered Acupuncturist & Chinese Herbalist, Nutritional Medicine, Muskulo-skeletal Therapist

Stephen is the Clinic Director of Kenmore Centre for Health. Stephen has been working in and studying health continuously for over 30 years. Before studying Chinese Medicine Stephen worked as a Registered Nurse where he gained a firm foundation in both the benefits and shortcomings of conventional medicine. More recently Stephen has completed a Master of Public Health at the University of Queensland where he completed a research project investigating acupuncture education standards and dry needling. Stephen utilises the Traditional Chinese Medical model as the main model for understanding health and illness, and uses Acupuncture, Auricular Medicine, Muskulo-Skeletal Therapy, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Structural Balancing and Nutritional Medicine in his practice.

Stephen has studied in Australia, China and France, with his practice extending to both general medicine and musculo-skeletal problems. Stephen has presented papers at national and international conferences on both clinical & professional issues. His paper on the treatment of Plantar Fasciitis was awarded the ‘Best Paper for Clinical Practice’ at the 2004 World Federation of Acupuncture Societies (WFAS) conference, and he was  jointly awarded best overall paper at the 2010 Australasian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Annual Conference (AACMAC) in Adelaide. Stephen was awarded best overall paper at the 2011 AACMAC conference in Perth for his paper on “Dry Needling: where has it come from and where is it going to: Issues & Risks”. Stephen was also awarded joint best overall paper at 2014 AACMAC conference in Melbourne for his workshop on “An Introduction to Trigger Point Acupuncture”.

Stephen is a former National President of the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA). In addition to his clinical practice he also consults on educational, practice and ethical standards for Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. Stephen was an invited speaker for the 2013 World Federation of Acupuncture Societies (WFAS) conference and was a member of the WFAS 2013 scientific and academic committee. Stephen was the practitioner member for Queensland appointed to the inaugural Chinese Medicine Board of Australia from 2011 to June 1014, where he served as the chair of the Policy, Standards and Guidelines Advisory Committee.

Stephen established the Kenmore Acupuncture Clinic (now Kenmore Centre for Health) in 1987.

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Ian Murray

BHScAc Cert Ac (China) Cert IV Rem Therapies.

Registered Acupuncturist &  Chinese Herbalist

Director Advanced Acupuncture Education Pty Ltd Past President Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA)

Ian graduated from the Australian College of Natural Medicine with a Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture). While completing his degree Ian worked as a Remedial Massage Therapist for 5 years. He has since completed studies in Acupuncture Point Injection Therapy, Advanced Injection Techniques and Auricular Acupuncture. Ian has also studied in Nanning China at the Guangxi TCM University.

Ian has worked full-time at the Kenmore Centre for Health since 2002 where he incorporates acupuncture, acupuncture point injection, Chinese herbal medicine, nutritional medicine structural balancing and connective tissue release technique into his practice.

Ian treats -all general health complaints as well as chronic conditions which have failed to respond to other forms of treatment. Ian can incorporate point injection therapy when treating the following musculo-skeletal conditions:

  • Acute Sprains and Strains
  • Achilles pain (tendinitis, tendinopathy)
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Hip pain (incl. Trochantar Bursitis)
  • Neck pain
  • Tennis elbow
  • Wrist and hand problems
  • Knee, foot and ankle pain
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Lower back pain
  • Sciatica
  • Thoracic, rib and chest pain
  • Headaches

Ian is co-director of Advanced Acupuncture Education Pty Ltd, a training organisation which provides courses on point injection therapy to health professionals.

Ian presented two workshops at AACMAC 2011 Conference in Perth on the application of Acupuncture Point Injection Therapy for Trochantar Bursitis and on Lower Back Pain. At the 2010 AACMAC Ian presented a paper on Acupuncture Point Injection Therapy in the Treatment of Midportion Achilles Tendinopathy and in the same year co-authored an Acupuncture Point Injection Therapy case history published in the Australian Journal of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine.

Ian is dedicated to expanding the clinical role and acceptance of acupuncture and Chinese medicine as a mainstream component of the Australian health system. Ian is a past President of the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association.

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Ruth Sladek

BHScNaturopathy, BHScNutrition. Member ANTA
Naturopathy, Western Herbal Medicine, Flower Essences, Diet Therapy, Weight Loss & Management, Food & Substance Sensitivities, Total Body Detoxification

Ruth obtained her degrees in Nutrition and Naturopathy from Endeavour College of Natural Medicine, Brisbane (former ACNM) and was awarded most outstanding student for Naturopathy. Ruth’s expertise is in assisting people who want to achieve better health and gain more out of their lives through dietary and lifestyle changes. While Ruth treats many health problems through naturopathy and herbal medicine she also empowers her clients with the knowledge on what diet and lifestyle factors exacerbate and may even be the cause of their problems. She then provides her clients with simple and sustainable dietary and lifestyle advice that is individually tailored leading to long term health benefits and wellbeing.

Our Massage Therapists

Uli Graf

Cert IV Mass Member QAAMT Massage Therapist – Bowen Therapist
Remedial Massage, Bowen Therapy, Ortho-Bionomy, Lymphatic Drainage

Uli has been practicing Remedial Massage, Swedish Massage and Lymphatic Drainage since 1992. Uli has also completed studies in Bowen Therapy and Ortho-Bionomy.

Uli is skilled in providing effective treatment releasing tight and painful muscles using gentler massage techniques. Uli is ideally suited to those who are extremely sensitive to deeper techniques or just enjoy a lighter massage. These include people with chronic pain conditions such as arthritis and neck problems and the elderly. Uli’s techniques are also well suited for children, especially when they experience growing pains or muscle aches and tension from sporting activities. Uli also provides excellent relaxation massage.


Teena Stefanovic

Dip Remedial Massage, Member ANTA.
Remedial, Trigger Point, Deep Tissue,  Relaxation, Hot Rock & Pranic Techniques

Teena has practiced various massage techniques including hot rock massage for may years in Western Australia and more recently in Queensland. Teena adjusts her techniques to cater to each client’s individual preference whether it be gentle relaxation to deeper release techniques. When administering a treatment, Teena’s empathetic nature along with strong firm hands are effective across a range of conditions including muscle strain, poor posture, lower back pain, neck and shoulder pain, headache, stress and anxiety and general muscle pain and complaints.


Teena also does:

  • Indian head massage
  • Relaxing foot reflexology
  • Lymphatic drainage
  • Pregnancy massage
  • Pranic Techniques :- A no touch modality that cleanses, rebalances & energises the body’s energy system

Teena has a special interest in using the Pranic techniques to bring the body’s energy systems back into harmony which in turn directly affects physical and emotional wellbeing.

Pranic Treament may help:

  • Reduce Pain
  • Promote the body’s own healing process therefore enhancing recovery from illness or injury
  • Reduces the affects of migraine
  • Remove sense of heaviness from body
  • Cleanse body of emotional stress, anxiety and negativity
  • Clearing the mind and regaining focus
  • Increase vitality and sense of well being

Teena enjoys combining the different techniques to enhance her client’s experience and treatment success. For example, a half hour massage with  a half hour Pranic technique or a half hour neck and shoulder massage with half an hour of foot reflexology – you choose!