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We work with:

  • Skin and healthy aging with cosmetic acupuncture
  • Helping you understand hormonal changes including menopause and hot flashes.
  • Specific pregnancy concerns such as; pain and nausea in pregnancy and birth induction preparation
  • Assisting women with painful periods or endometriosis pain
  • Male fertility, reproductive and sperm health
  • Health through conception with an interest in fertility and IVF
  • Natural fertility and recurrent miscarriage
  • Women’s health and hormone regulation
  • Female health issues including PCOS, irregular cycles, and gynecological issues
  • Muscle or joint pain including back and neck pain, arthritis pain and injury recovery
  • Addressing mood issues such as stress and worry
  • Hormonal skin conditions including acne, rosacea, and melasma
  • Itchy skin conditions such as eczema, pompholyx eczema, seborrheic dermatitis, and urticaria (Dr. Diana)
  • Skin infections such as pityriasis veriscolor, herpes zoster, and tinea (Dr. Diana)

Contact us

P: (03) 8394 7665

E: Email us here

Hours of operation

Monday: 9am to 8pm
Tuesday: 11am to 8pm
Wednesday: 10am to 8pm
Thursday: 10am to 8pm
Friday: 9am to 3pm
Saturday: 9am to 3pm

Our Team

Dr. Tara Hanaphy (Registered Chinese medicine practitioner)

“Your body holds the deep wisdom to heal. Let’s learn to connect to this. Listen to it, trust it, nourish it. Watch your life transform and be healthy.”

Tara Hanaphy Acupuncture

Hi there! I’m Tara, a dedicated Chinese Medicine practitioner, herbalist and wellness enthusiast.

My journey has been a dynamic exploration of knowledge, fuelled by a profound passion for health. With three bachelor’s degrees in Psychology, Health Science, and Chinese Medicine (Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture), I’ve woven together ancient wisdom and modern science to create a transformative and integrative approach to health.

Having personally navigated health and fertility challenges, I discovered the potent synergy of Chinese medicine. This journey ignited my passion in a holistic healing approach—one that doesn’t fragment the mind, body, and spirit but nurtures them as an interconnected whole.

If you are looking for a safe space to be heard, supported and nurtured, I invite you to embark on your wellness journey with me.

Beyond mere symptom relief, let’s delve into the holistic tapestry of your being—mind, body and soul. Together, we’ll explore the profound impact of diet, lifestyle adjustments, acupuncture, and herbal medicine to achieve your health and wellness goals.

Tara’s main areas of interest include:

  • Women’s health
  • Gut health and gastrointestinal issues 
  • Gynaecological conditions
  • Menopause & Perimenopause
  • Natural fertility and IVF support
  • Pregnancy support & postpartum recovery
  • Supporting mental health – depression, PTSD, anxiety, PPD and stress management.
  • Constitutional based diet therapies
  • Insomnia and sleep issues

Book in with Tara here…


What we love about Dr. Tara…

Tara is driven by her passion for making a difference. With a psychology degree under her belt alongside her Chinese medicine training, she brings a wealth of expertise into our clinc. 

She is professional, compassionate and loves to connect deeply with her clients.

Dr. Tara’s qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Chinese Medicine) – RMIT University
  • Bachelor of Health Science – RMIT University
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Psychology) – Deakin University
  • Fertility Training: The Fertile Life Method, Dr Kirsten Wolfe

Dr Tara’s associations and accreditations:

  • Registered acupuncturist with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA) 
  • Member of Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA) 
  • Level 2 First Aid Training 
  • Registered with most Australian Private Health Funds

Dr. Effie Psarakis (Registered Chinese medicine practitioner)

“We gain deep understanding of the nature of things by getting into the roots; by looking at the interior, into how things manifest and turning towards what ails us we create an opening for change”

Hi I’m Effie and I’m a registered Chinese medicine practitioner with a double degree in Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine.

My focus in the clinic is to offer a supportive space where we can dive deeply into what’s troubling you with great sensitivity and compassion.

Health is not a one size fits all model so rather than just focusing on symptoms, I take a more holistic approach to treatment. 

I believe we need a deeper awareness and understanding of the relationship between what ails us, to uncover the underlying factors influencing this (our internal disharmonies) and how to bring these into balance through acupuncture, Chinese herbs and lifestyle changes.

I want to inspire you to get curious about your health!

And I want you to know that you have someone to support you on your health journey as you grow, develop and make changes in your life. 

above all, I want to enable you to become the healthiest, happiest version of you and achieve your health/life goals.

I am passionate about helping you embrace a more natural, evidence-based medicine and empowering you on your own healing journey through individualized treatment plans involving herbal formulas, frequent acupuncture and food energetics.

I look forward to working with you.


Effie’s main areas of interest include:

  • Hormonal health (from periods to menopause and beyond)
  • Fertility and sperm health (incl. IVF, ICSI and Assisted Reproductive Support)
  • Pregnancy, birth and postpartum care
  • Skin conditions (such as eczema and psoriasis)
  • Anxiety and complex mental health support
  • Chronic pain and illness

Book in with Effie here

What we love about Effie…

Effie just gets it.

When you need someone who you don’t need to explain every minute detail, and who brings open understanding, then you want Effie.

Effie brings warmth, non-judgement, and open heart. And she brings a good dose of passion and determination to each and every case she works on.

But above all Effie has an easy-going nature and an infectious laugh that brightens your day!

Effie’s qualifications include:

  • Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine)
  • Fertility training: The Fertile Life Method, Dr Kirsten Wolfe
  • Graduate Mentorship Program in classical Chinese herbal medicine, Dr Sharon Weizenbaum

Associations and accreditations:

  • Registered with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulatory Agency (AHPRA)
  • Member of the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association (AACM)
  • Level 2 Senior First Aid
  • Registered with most Australian private health funds

Dr. Carina Teoh (Registered Chinese medicine practitioner)

“Investigation always starts with a ‘why?’ treatment always starts with a ‘how?’

Your curiosity is the very first step to finding the answers to the questions you keep asking yourself.”

Hi, My name is Carina, a second generation Chinese medicine practitioner. 

Sometimes all you need to begin is someone in your corner; to feel heard, to understand and to feel in control of yourself. 

That is exactly how I want to support you.

Listening and getting to know your own body is an empowering journey and Chinese medicine is a beautiful philosophy to support you on your way. 

Having grown up around Chinese medicine, I love sharing how integrative Chinese medicine can be to a person’s life.

Small changes can make an incredible impact on your daily routine. 

My passion for Chinese medicine began with my mother, who is also passionate about the medicine. 

I am so blessed to have had such early training and exposure to Chinese medicine, and feel it is one of my secret strengths that I can share with you today.

No matter where you are in your journey, together we can envision the next steps you’ll take to get to the best and happiest you.

Carina’s main areas of interest include:

  • Menopause
  • Natural fertility and IVF support
  • Pain management ( Back, neck, shoulder, Jaw)
  • Emotional support (stress management, PTSD, anxiety and stress)
  • Digestive issues 
  • Irregular, painful periods, PCOS and endometriosis
  • Facial Gua Sha 
  • Food as medicine

Book in with Carina here

What we love about Carina…

Carina has more than a few skills up her sleeve yet is incredibly modest about her abilities.

Having had exposure to traditional medicine through her family since she was young, Carina has developed a special ability to really understand how and what a person needs to feel their best.

But perhaps the thing we love most about Carina is her passionate desire to do what is right.

Her sound moral judgment always act as her compass to ensure everyone in her care receives the highest quality of care, and best standard of treatment.

Nothing is too good for Carina’s clients!

Carina’s qualifications include:

  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Chinese Medicine) 
  • Bachelor of Health Science 
  • Fertility Training: The Fertile Life Method, Dr Kirsten Wolfe

Associations and accreditations:

  • Registered acupuncturist with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA) 
  • Member of Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA) 
  • Level 2 First Aid Training 
  • Registered with most Australian Private Health Funds

Dr. Diana Lui (Registered Chinese medicine practitioner)

“The body is your garden and you are its gardener. When we nurture and tend to it with love and compassion, the body flourishes and our spirit shines through”

Dr. Diana Lui

Hi, I’m Diana Lui, a Chinese medicine practitioner, herbalist, and a healthy skin advocate.

Being an active part of a client’s health journey is where I strive to make a difference in the world.

By empowering you to feel amazing in your own skin and body with positive habits and the wisdom of Chinese medicine philosophy.

In the 15 years I have been in practice, I have dedicated my studies to understanding the wonderful complexities and intelligence of the human body, and how the skin manifests our physical and emotional state.

Whether you want to look, move, or feel better, I will help you to reconnect with yourself and tune into your body.

This can help you understand all the subtle and not-so-subtle messages that it sends you along the way, so that you can become the healthiest version of you.

Together, we will develop small, easy and practical steps to get you there.

I look forward to meeting you in our consultation.


Dr. Diana’s main areas of interest include:

  • Hormonal skin conditions including acne, rosacea and melasma
  • Itchy skin conditions such as eczema, pompholyx eczema, seborrheic dermatitis and urticaria
  • Skin infections such as pityriasis veriscolor, herpes zoster, and tinea
  • Cosmetic acupuncture and healthy ageing
  • Hormonal health and natural fertility
  • Pregnancy, pre-birth and post partum support
  • Stress management and emotional regulation
  • Digestive conditions such as IBS
  • Pain management and musculoskeletal issues

Book in with Dr. Diana here

What we love about Dr. Diana…

Diana has devoted her entire adult career to perfecting and refining her skills and knowledge in Chinese medicine.

We are always blown away by Diana’s skill, from creating bespoke herbal remedies for client’s specific skin complaints, to her seemingly endless knowledge of hormonal and health imbalances leading to illness.

With many years of study and practice under her belt, there isn’t much that Diana can’t work with!

in addition, Diana is a kind, supportive and empathic practitioner, with a great ability to make you felt supported and listened to every step of the way.

Diana’s qualifications include:

  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Chinese Medicine), RMIT
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Biology), RMIT
  • Diploma of Dermatology in Chinese Medicine, Dr. Mazin Al Khafaji
  • Certificate of Cosmetic acupuncture & Facial rejuvenation, Dr. Radha Thambirajah
  • Certificate of Aesthetic acupuncture, Dr. Travall Croom
  • Adv Diploma (Myotherapy), ACHF
  • Fertility training: The Fertile Life Method, Dr. Kirsten Wolfe


  • Registered with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Member of the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA)
  • Member of the International TCM Dermatology Association

Dr. Alice Morgan (Registered Chinese medicine practitioner)

‘Chinese Medicine has many ancient pearls of wisdom to assist with your health, which can fit so easily into your modern lifestyle. Let me show you how.’

Dr. Alice Morgan Qi Medicine AcupunctureHello, I’m Dr. Alice, a registered acupuncturist, who loves everything Chinese Medicine has to offer.

I pride myself in educating you, my client, to ensure that you get the most out of your treatments.

Sometimes you can feel like you are a little lost with your health.

Not sure what step to take next after exhausting so many steps already?

With so much misinformation out there, it can be very overwhelming.

Lucky for you, I have dedicated many years of my life to perfecting my craft, and always keep up to date with both old and new information so that you don’t have to!

Your health is not only important to you, it is sacred.

Getting back to feeling like your healthy self is a wonderful goal to have.

I strongly believe in holistic health education, in conjunction with treatments, to help you reach these goals, and more importantly, maintain them.

With the use of classical and traditional Chinese theories on the menstrual cycle, dietary therapy, skin health, and the seasonal five elements, I can offer you a treatment that is individualised, where you are listened to and cared for, giving you a chance to deal with issues that might otherwise go ignored.

I adore making you not only feel good but helping you skin glow!

This is why I also love performing cosmetic acupuncture and helping you find your oomph again.

Dr. Alice’s main areas of interest include:

  • Menstrual cycle regulation and painful cycles
  • Peri-menopause and menopause
  • PCOS, endometriosis, and complicated gynaecological issues
  • Digestive issues
  • Cosmetic acupuncture for natural aging
  • Skin health including acne, hyper-pigmentation, rosace
  • Stress, anxiety, and mental health
  • Chronic health issues and autoimmune conditions
  • General health advice for better sleep and lifestyle

Book in with Dr. Alice here

What we love about Alice…

Without compromise, Alice has the drive and compassion to go the distance with her clients.

She is the quintessential hands-on practitioner, the one that really hears you and meets you on your level, without the ego or pretense.

What’s best, is Alice gets such a thrill out of being with her clients, helping to piece together the perfect treatment plan and goal for each and every person.

And of course, she has a warm smile and friendly nature to boot!

We know you will love her as much as we do.


  • Bachelor of Health Science, Acupuncture (Endeavour College of Natural Health)
  • Certificate of Foundational and Advance Skin Course (Lia Trebilcock, Skin Education International)
  • Certificate of Advance Applications of Anti-Aging Cosmetic Acupuncture (Michelle Gellis)
  • Certificate of Integrative Chinese Medicine Gynaecology (Clare Pyers)


  • A registered acupuncturist with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Member of the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA)
  • Member of the Australian Natural Therapists Association (ANTA)
  • Lever 2 Senior First Aid
  • Registered with most Australian Private health funds

Doctor Tia Bhana-Williams (Registered Chinese medicine practitioner)

Dr. Tia Bhana Williams

‘How do you eat an elephant? One spoonful at a time!’

It sometimes just takes that one person with the right advice to give you the push you need to change your perspective.

This can be in terms of your fertility,  women’s health, digestive issues, or even pain.

Perhaps that is what you are looking for, a different way, a more natural and intuitive way.  I love working with Chinese medicine to find patterns in what is ailing you, so we can approach them, one spoonful at a time.

Let’s investigate, break things down, really track your progress, and work towards a shared goal.

Tia’s areas of interest include:

  • An interest in natural fertility and IVF
  • Pregnancy support, labour and birth preperation 
  • Post-partum mother support
  • Men’s Fertility
  • Digestive complaints
  • An interest in irregular and painful cycles, hormonal imbalances, and stress
  • PCOS, endometriosis, and complicated gynecological issues
  • Menopause 
  • Interest in pain management of any kind ( i.e. back, neck and shoulder pain)

Why we love Dr. Tia…

Dr Tia achieved her double degree in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal medicine and began practice in 2007.  

With nearly two decades of clinical experience under her belt, Tia has learnt many ways to approach health issues, and is a veritable encyclopaedia of knowledge!

Dr Tia has focussed much of her further training in fertility and also in pain relief and if you are the kind of person who needs to know WHY things are happening,  then book with her, she understands the value of engaging people fully in their journey,  she will guide and advocate for you, every step of the way.

Tia is open, honest, and down to earth, and will explain everything as she goes.

She is also really funny and warm and is likely to have you fall off your chair in a fit of giggls!


Tia’s qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine (Victoria University, 2007)
  • Bachelor of Health Science (Victoria University, 2007)
  • Jane Lyttleton Treatment of Infertility
  • Deb Betts Acupuncture for Pregnancy and Labour
  • Dr Tan Acupuncture Balance Method (2012)
  • Susan Johnson Major Tung Points (2012)
  • IICMC Integrative International Chinese Medicine Conference Fertility 2018 and 2020
  • Fertility training: The Fertile Life Method (Dr. Kirsten Wolfe, Mornington Chinese Medicine)

Tia’s associations and accreditations:

  • Registered with the Australian health practitioners regulation agency (AHPRA)
  • Member of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS)
  • Level 2 senior first aid
  • Registered with most Australian private health funds


Dr. Sheena Vaughan (Director, Registered Chinese medicine practitioner)


Dr Sheena Vaughan

‘As a doctor of Chinese medicine, It is my professional mission to help people free themselves from pain, stress, and helplessness.

I achieve this by listening, being honest, and empowering people to take control.’

Hi, I’m Sheena Vaughan, the principal therapist, and owner at Qi Medicine.

Congratulations on the decision to take action on your health; it is the most precious thing you own. You are probably here because you have a long-standing health issue you are ready to move past.

Whether it is niggling pain, seeking Chinese medicine to use in conjunction with fertility treatments or a course of IVF, or ongoing skin complaints, you are ready to make some positive health changes. I can help provide gentle solutions to your health concerns with methods including acupuncture, traditional Chinese medicine, and cosmetic acupuncture.

Over the years, I have developed a special interest in the general areas of women’s health, pregnancy and fertility, and hormonal and skin issues.


This also ties into my passion for cosmetic acupuncture and facial rejuvenation, something I have been practicing for many years in the clinic. I also like to help people naturally overcome sciatica, lower back pain, shoulder and neck pain, plus other muscle and joint issues.

Because we humans are a bit complex (our health being no exception), I place great importance on listening and recognising what is going on in your world. This will help you understand the causes of your health issues, from which we can formulate your individual treatment plan.

If there a few small tweaks or some big life changes you are seeking help with then I am always available to have a chat about how I could help you.

Dr. Sheena’s main areas of interest include:

  • An interest in irregular and painful cycles, hormonal imbalances, and stress
  • Complex fertility cases, IVF support, and autoimmune disorders
  • Boosting natural fertility in both males and females
  • Menopause and gynecology
  • Interest in pain management of any kind
  • Cosmetic acupuncture and healthy aging

What we love about Dr. Sheena…

Sheena is a honest, ambitious, and determined practitioner. Since 2006 she has been in practice she has worked hard to be the best possible therapist she can be, delivering quality, service, and reliability to her clients and staff.

Sheena loves unearthing the blocks and challenges, and is a real problem solver. 


Book in with Dr. Sheena here

Sheena’s qualifications include:

  • Bachelor of health science, acupuncture (ACNM, Melbourne)
  • Certificate IV Chinese remedial massage, tui na (ACNM, Melbourne)
  • Certificate in skin needling (White Lotus Anti-Ageing)
  • Diploma Thai foot massage (TMC, Thailand)
  • Fertility training: The Fertile Life Method (Dr. Kirsten Wolfe, Mornington Chinese Medicine) 
  • Certificate of constitutional facial rejuvenation acupuncture (Melbourne)
  • Completed advanced Master Richard Teh Fu Tan Balance method acupuncture course (Melbourne)

Sheena’s associations and accreditations:

  • Clinical Internship, Guanxi College of Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Registered with the Australian health practitioners regulation agency (AHPRA)
  • Member of the Australian Natural Therapists Association (ANTA)
  • Level 2 senior first aid
  • Registered with most Australian private health funds

Qi Medicine was founded by Dr. Sheena Vaughan (Registered Chinese medicine practitioner) in 2006 in Melbourne, Victoria.

We have grown from a small practice to a large clinic over the years, treating a wide range of complex health issues along the way!

Qi Medicine has now grown to help train several student practitioners and takes pride in passing down skills and knowledge to emerging Doctors of Chinese medicine.

Qi Medicine should be your first choice for acupuncture in Moonee Ponds.

Are we easy to get to?

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Qi Medicine Acupuncture Moonee PondsThe clinic is located at Suite 4, Level 1, 151 Pascoe Vale Rd, Moonee Ponds. (Please ensure you take the ground floor elevator to reach us or level one. For a detailed description of our building, please go to the contact us page.)

We provide acupuncture to the North Western suburbs of Melbourne and are close to Highpoint. Qi Medicine acupuncture is minutes away from Ascot Vale, Essendon, Avondale Heights, Maribyrnong, and Brunswick West.

We also service many clients with acupuncture and Chinese medicine in Travancore, Flemington, Aberfeldie, Maidstone, and we are just 10 km from Melbourne city.



There are a number of free two and three-hour parking spots in the direct vicinity of the clinic.



Qi Medicine acupuncture is a 12-minute walk from Moonee Ponds train station down Puckle Street, a 7-minute walk from the Moonee Ponds bus interchange, and directly on the number 508 Pascoe Vale Rd tram line.


Book online here or phone the clinic on (03) 8394 7665 to book your acupuncture treatment today.


What sets Qi Medicine apart from other alternative health practices?

  • Booking times are available when you want them, including after office hours and Saturdays.
  • On-the-spot private health fund rebates (HICAPS), EFTPOS and credit facilities are available.
  • Booking reminders to help you remember your appointment.

Qi Medicine cancellation policy

Although we dislike charging individuals for sessions they do not attend, a fee may apply for late notice cancellations to cover the therapist time and a lost session.

  • More than 24 hours notice: no charge
  • Less than 24 hours or no show: Full cost of treatment payable

You may be reminded by SMS the time and date of your session however sometimes you may not receive the reminder due to unforeseen technical issues. Please know it is up to you to remember your next session time, and SMS reminders are simply a courtesy service.

  • Cancellations incurring a fee will have to be paid within 7 working days or at the next booking time to avoid debt collection. Payments can be paid by direct deposit or by credit card.
  • Please discuss your circumstance directly with your therapist if you encounter a situation where it becomes difficult to attend your session, so other arrangements may be made.
  • Health fund receipts are not applicable for cancellation fees. This policy applies to all bookings made at Qi Medicine.

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