Lori-Ellen has been practising in natural health (acupuncture & remedial massage) for 17 years and ran a successful multi-disciplinary health clinic in Christchurch, NZ. She trained in NZ before travelling to Sydney to complete her Masters in Health Science (Chinese Medicine) focusing on women’s health and musculo-skeletal pain.
She has taught undergraduates in Chinese medicine since 2006 in both NZ and Australia (including at Endeavour in Adelaide) and has quite the passion for learning, writing & research. She has published research papers on women’s health (NVP, IVF & Mental Health) and has begun post graduate training in paedeatric treatment using the non-invasive Japanese treatment shonishin. She has regularly lectured in gynaecology & obstetrics.
In her treatment she aims to clearly explain how acupuncture can be of assistance while being realistic of its strengths & limitations. Integration with biomedicine is an essential part of good health – taking the best from both has the potential to lead to better outcomes.
In her approach to acupuncture, she choses to integrate Chinese medicine with five element constitutional acupuncture. Five element constitutional acupuncture can be described as addressing illness where the health of the spirit is essential to a person’s well-being.
Personally Lori-Ellen enjoys the simple, contented things in life; family, good food, friendships, yoga and surfing. Goes well with a passionate vocation!