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.”
Articles & Links on the internet about Ian:
- 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