Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine Practitioners
Dr Stephen Janz (Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine)
MPH BN BAc CertAc (China) GCCHM,
Life member AACMA
Clinic Director, Registered Acupuncturist & Chinese Herbalist, Registered Nurse, Nutritional Medicine, Muskulo-skeletal Therapist
Stephen is the Clinic Director of Kenmore Centre for Health in Brisbane. 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. Stephen has a Master of Public Health from 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 was a keynote speaker at the AACMAC conference 2015 in Adelaide where he was awarded best overall paper for his presentation on herbal medicine safety, was awarded best paper on Acupuncture at AACMAC 2016 in Perth, and awarded best paper on Chinese medicine professional issues at AACMAC Brisbane 2017.
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 was the project manager and co-author of The Acupuncture Evidence Project. The Acupuncture Evidence Project is the most comprehensive review of the evidence indicting the effectiveness of acupuncture available. The Preface of The Acupuncture Evidence Project written by Stephen Janz has been reproduced here.
Stephen established the Kenmore Acupuncture Clinic (now Kenmore Centre for Health) in 1987.
Articles and publications by Stephen:
- McDonald J, Janz S. The Acupuncture Evidence Project: A Comparative Literature Review (Revised edition). Brisbane: Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association Ltd; 2017.
- Janz S.The Chinese Medicine Board of Australia’s Policy on Infection Prevention and Control in Acupuncture Practice (in WFAS Sydney 2013: Selected Conference Abstracts) Aust J Acupunct Chin Med 2013:8(2)31.
- Janz S & Adams J. Acupuncture by Another Name: Dry Needling in Australia. Aust J Acupunct Chin Med 2011:6(2)3-11
- Janz S & Adams J . Acupuncture Education Standards in Australia: A Critical Review. Aust J Acupunct Chin Med 2011:6(1):3-15.
- Janz S. Evidence Based Practice: What is it? Its relevance and consequences for Traditional Chinese Medicine and Complementary Medicine. Conference proceedings: 2nd International Congress on Chinese Medicine – Paris. 2005.
- Janz S. Greater trochanter bursitis and infrared laser therapy. A case series (abstract) – 7th WFAS World Acupuncture Congress European Parliament of Strasbourg, France. Nov 5-7 2009.
- Janz S. Plantar Fasciitis, Another Approach. Aust J Acupunct Chin Med 2010;5(2):30-36.
- Janz S. Book review of “Auricular Therapy” by Raphael Nogier Aust J Acupunct Chin Med 2010;5(1):45-46.
- Stephen treats Dr Andrew Rochfords Knee in this episode of “What’s Good for You”
- Australia Talks RN 27 July 2010: ABC Radio National discussion on the rise of Complementary & Alternative Medicine featuring Stephen Janz, Professor Alan Bensoussan and Professor John Dwyer.
Dr Ian Murray (Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine)
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 health science degree, Ian supported his young family by working as a Remedial Massage Therapist at the Kenmore Centre for Health. Ian 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 treats all general health complaints, including chronic illness. During his many years of clinical practise Ian has attained considerable skill in treating musculoskeletal conditions and has developed a special interest in treating painful shoulder conditions.
In 2009 Ian authored Infection Control Guidelines for Biomesotherapy published by the Australian Society for Bioregulation.In 2010 Ian and business partner Daniel Hall founded Advanced Acupuncture Education Pty Ltd, a training organisation which provides courses on point injection therapy to registered health professionals.
At the Australasian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Annual Conference (AACMAC) 2010 Ian presented a paper titled Acupuncture Point Injection Therapy in the Treatment of Midportion Achilles Tendinopathy and co-authored the award winning presentation Acupuncture Point Injection Therapy in Australia. In the same year Ian also co-authored an Acupuncture Point Injection Therapy case history published in Australia’s only peer reviewed acupuncture and Chinese medicine journal, the Australian Journal of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. Ian presented two workshops at AACMAC 2011 in Perth on the application of Acupuncture Point Injection Therapy for Trochantar Bursitis and on Lower Back Pain. In 2010 Ian also authored Infection Control Management Plan template for Queensland Acupuncture Practices published by the Australian Aucpuncture Association.
In May 2011 Ian was elected President of the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association. In October 2011 Ian was invited to attend the international forum and exhibition on integrative healthcare where he met with Li Daning, Deputy Commissioner State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Peoples Republic of China. In 2011 Ian was also asked to write two articles for the Australian Journal of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine.
Ian is results focused and uses an evidence informed approach to provide holistic care. He recognises that as individuals, people can respond to different types of treatment. Ian combines acupuncture, acupuncture point injection, Chinese herbal medicine, nutrition, structural balancing, manipulation with movement and connective tissue release techniques to treat a wide range of conditions.
“My real passion is achieving results for a client. Every day I have the opportunity to make a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of my clients. This drives me to continually search for better treatment methods and strive for the best possible outcomes for my clients. If however other services are needed I will help you find a solution.”
- What is Acupuncture Point Injection Therapy?: You Tube Video
- Aupuncture Point Injection in the Treatment of Midportion Achilles Tendinopathy: A Case Report:Aust J Acupunct Chin Med 2010;5(1):31-35.
- Book review for the Australian Journal of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine: General Practice; The Integrative Approach:Aust J Acupunct Chin Med 2011;6(2):49-50.
- What National Registration Means for a Professional Association – the AACMA View:Aust J Acupunct Chin Med 2011;6(2):49-50.
- AACMA Infection Control Management Plan-Template for Queensland Acupuncture Practices
- An Interview with Ian on p14 of the Jing Luo, September 2010
- Acupuncture Point Injection Website Acupuncturepointinjection.com.au
Dr Olivia Janz (Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine)
Registered Acupuncturist; B H Sc (Acupuncture); Member AACMA
Olivia is a graduate of Endeavour College of Natural Health and is a Registered Acupuncturist and Chinese Medicine Practitioner. Olivia has also studied Bowen Techniques with Kevin Ryan, one of Tom Bowen’s former students.
Olivia is passionate about acupuncture and Chinese medicine, having grown up in a family where it always played a major role in daily health care. Her first hand experience of the effectiveness of Acupuncture and Chinese medicine and her desire to help people led her to focus her interest in medicine in this direction.
Olivia has studied under a number of experienced practitioners and brings this broad experience to the clinic. In addition to acupuncture Olivia has studied Tui Na (traditional Chinese massage therapy), cupping, moxibustion, and Chinese herbal formula as part of her degree. Olivia has also completed further study in trigger point acupuncture and Bowen Therapy.
Olivia has gained experience treating clients with conditions varying from musculo-skeletal pain and injury to women’s health issues, stress, insomnia, arthritic pain and fatigue. Olivia enjoys treating people across the life span.
Olivia’s Conference Presentations:
- Obstetric Cholestasis: A Case Study. Australasian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Annual Conference (AACMAC), Brisbane 2017. Awarded best paper for a first presentation.
Naturopaths & Nutritionists
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.
Ruth shares her time between practicing at the clinic and lecturing at Endeavour College.
Remedial Massage Therapists
Cert IV Mass Member QAAMT Massage Therapist – Bowen Therapist
Remedial Massage, Bowen Therapy, Ortho-Bionomy, Lymphatic Drainage, Children’s Massage, Pregnancy
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 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.
- 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, a no touch modality that cleanses, rebalances & energises the body’s energy system bringing it back into harmony which in turn directly affects physical and emotional wellbeing.
Pranic Treament may help with:
- Reducing 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!
Remedial Massage, Deep Tissue, Relaxation Massage, Sports Massage, Lymphatic Drainage, Pregnancy, Swedish, Reflexology
Zoe is experienced in a variety of massage techniques including Remedial, Deep Tissue, Relaxation, Lymphatic Massage, Sports Massage, Pregnancy Massage, Reflexology and Swedish. Being regularly involved as a massage therapist for Rugby League teams Zoe is very experienced in pre and post event sports massage to assist with preparation and recovery. Zoe also enjoys giving a deeply relaxing massage as well as incorporating her many skills to promote muscle release and to ease pain and stiffness. Zoe effectively treats many clients experiencing postural strain and tightness from continuous sitting, keyboard work or other occupational repetitive tasks.
Zoe is available Wednesdays and Fridays 1:30 to 6:30
Dip Remedial Massage; Member ANTA.
Relaxation, Swedish, Trigger Point Therapy, Sports Massage, Soft Tissue Manipulation incorporating Neuromuscular and Muscle Energy Techniques, Indian Head Massage, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Deep Tissue Massage, Cross Fibre Mobilisation Techniques, Acupressure.
Klara has over 10 years experience as a massage therapist. Klara originally qualified in Therapeutic Massage in South Africa and in 2008 continued her Remedial studies in Australia. Klara brings to the clinic her passion for restoring function and relieving pain through offering a variety of techniques as individually required.
Klara’s clients include professional swimmers, cyclists and triathletes as well as those needing assistance with palliative care, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia and oedema. She also assists in problems with body strength, fine and gross motor skills.
Klara’s vast experience also includes providing Manual Lymphatic Drainage or MLD. MLD is effective for people experiencing a build up of fluid in the limbs causing swelling it can also be known as peripheral edema, lymphoedema and can be caused by chronic health problems, injury or post surgery. In the case of the severely ill it is advised to have a doctor’s assessment before having manual lymphatic drainage.