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 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 is an invited speaker for the 2013 World Federation of Acupuncture Societies (WFAS) conference and is a member of the WFAS 2013 scientific and academic committee.
Stephen established the Kenmore Acupuncture Clinic (now Kenmore Centre for Health) in 1987.
Articles and publications by Stephen:
- 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.
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
- Thoracic, rib and chest pain
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.
Articles & Links about Ian:
- What is Acupuncture Point Injection Therapy?: You Tube Video
- Aupuncture Point Injection in the Treatment of Midportion Achilles Tendinopathy: Aust J Acupunct Chin Med 2010;5(1):31-35.
Michelle gained her Acupuncture degree from the Melbourne College of Natural Medicine in 2002. Michelle has worked in several women’s health and fertility clinics and is specialising in this area at Kenmore Centre for Health. Michelle also has a special interest in Japanese acupuncture techniques. Japanese techniques place extra emphasis on palpating acupuncture points to find the ideal points for treatment and is based on the same Chinese medical model which we use in the clinic. This style of acupuncture is especially suitable for sensitive people. As well as her women’s health practice Michelle is experienced in providing treatment for general health and musculo-skeletal complaints.
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
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.
Karen provides deeper massage techniques for those who prefer firm massage. Karen’s techniques range from releasing tight muscles for pre or post sporting events to general relaxation massage to ease the general tension caused by the rigors of everyday life. Karen also provides Reflexology where the feet are massaged, stimulating particular reflexive points that relate to particular structures and organs of the body. Karen is extremely experienced and can adjust her technique to your comfort level. Karen is currently finalising her studies in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine.
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!