Stella: graduated from Victoria University of Technology with a double degree in Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture. She completed a three month internship at the Zhejiang Provincial Hospital in China where she witnessed first hand Chinese Medicine in a hospital setting. Experiencing this gave her an appreciation that both Western and Chinese Medicine can work together for optimum benefits for patients well-being.
Stella understands that it is necessary to use a complementary approach to health. There is no one shop fits all approach and she encourages her clients to talk to their GP's or specialist's as well as seeking Chinese Medicine. Stella is the founder and beating heart of Remedy, she has been practising Chinese Medicine for over 14 years. She first encountered Chinese Medicine as a young child when her father was receiving cupping at home. Her auntie lighting pieces of cotton wool soaked in a spirit and putting the blazing cotton wool in glass whisky tumblers. She found the fire and the big round bruises the cups created mesmerising. As an adult Stella encountered Chinese Medicine whilst seeking treatment for her acne. After unsuccessful attempts at treating her acne with antibiotics she walked into a Chinese Medicine clinic in Footscray. The Chinese Medicine doctor sent her home with a few bags of tea to cook with instructions to return weekly. Initially there was little change in the skin but after a few weeks she noticed that her insomnia (which she hadn't mentioned during the consultation had significantly improved). She also noticed a gradual improvement in her period pain, something else she hadn't mentioned to her doctor due to the language barrier. All this inspired her to study Chinese Medicine and she completed a five and a half year double degree in Chinese Medicine. Stella went on to complete an internship in China and then set up her own practice!
Frida: graduated from Endeavour College of Natural health in Melbourne with a degree in Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture. Her career in health care spans over 20 years beginning with supervising roles in mental health and age care sectors in Australia and Sweden.
Frida is passionate about enhancing people's mental and physical health, including; skin problems, digestive issues, muscle aches and pains, anxiety, depression, allergies, sleep problems, PMS and other period related issues. Each session includes a comprehensive patient review to understand the health pattern of each client in order to create an individualised treatment plan to suit the clients needs. She understands the importance of working closely with health practitioners in other fields to find the best possible solution for each individual person.
She took an interest in acupuncture after she was advised to have surgery after a torn ligament injury. A friend recommended Acupuncture prior to the surgery. After two treatments the pain had vanished and the surgery was no longer required. She was so amazed with the results that this inspired a calling to become a Chinese Medicine practitioner herself.
Frida uses a gentle needle technique using pre-sterilised, single use stainless steel Japanese style needles. These needles are very thin, approximately four times thinner than a sewing needle and should not cause any pain. Frida also practices cupping, moxibustion (a method of heating specific acupuncture points of the body), nutrition therapy and prescribes Chinese herbs.
Frida is registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and a member of the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA).