About Us

Since 2006, Qi Medicine has conducted thousands of individual acupuncture treatments, working hard to achieve optimum wellness for you and the greater community.

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.

Our current key areas of interest include:

Contact us

P: (03) 8394 7665

E: Email us here

Hours of operation

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

Meet our team

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 14 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 so you can 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, and 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

Associations:

  • 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 MorganHello, 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, and 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 also look amazing! 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
  • PCOS, endometriosis, and complicated gynecological issues
  • Digestive Issues
  • Dietary and lifestyle support
  • Cosmetic acupuncture for natural aging and skin health
  • Stress and sleep regulation 
  • Female and male fertility 
  • Natural fertility and IVF support

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.

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Health Science, Acupuncture (Endeavour College of Natural Health)
  • Fertility training: The Fertile Life Method (Dr. Kirsten Wolfe, Mornington Chinese Medicine)

Associations:

  • 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

Dr. Karolina Cass (Registered Chinese medicine practitioner)

Dr. Karolina Cass acupuncture‘My interest in Chinese medicine began back as a child and has followed me all through my life. My aim is to assist people in getting their health back to live the life they always wanted.’

Hi, I’m Karolina Cass, a Chinese medicine practitioner who is passionate about helping people using a range of traditional and modern health modalities.

Whether the goal is physical, emotional, or spiritual, I’m here to help you. I will provide you with the best care in the most effective, professional, and caring way. I am truly committed to listening and understanding each individual who has complex health concerns.

I understand what it’s like to talk to multiple professionals and feel like you are not being heard, or have tried many different treatments that have not given you the results you wanted. 

I spend time listening to you and exploring solutions to help bring harmony back into the body, mind, and soul. I will work extensively to find the root cause of your problems and then explore all avenues to help you.

Dr. Karolina’s main areas of interest include:

  • Menopause and its associated issues including hot flashes sleep issues and mood
  • Pregnancy support, labor and birth preparation 
  • Post-partum mother support
  • Complex fertility cases, IVF support, and autoimmune disorders
  • Male fertility
  • An interest in irregular and painful cycles, hormonal imbalances, and stress
  • PCOS, endometriosis, and gynecological issues
  • Cosmetic acupuncture and healthy aging
  • Pain management
  • Digestive issues

Book in with Dr. Karolina here

What we love about Dr. Karolina

Karolina is a compassionate and empathic practitioner, who prides herself on her listening skills.

Karolina will always has a plan to help you get your health back on track, and shee is passionate about working with not only your physical but emotional issues as well.

Karolina has an impressive background in health including studies in psychology, biomedical science, Chinese medicine, Chinese astrology, and women’s hormonal health.

An eternal student- Karolina is always reading and looking for ways to increase her understanding of what causes health issues and different ways to resolve them, whilst also pushing herself to be a better practitioner.

Book in with Dr. Karolina here

Karolina’s qualifications include:

  • Bachelor of Health (Acupuncture) at Endeavour College of Natural Medicine
  • Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Psychology) at Victoria University
  • Perimenopausal transition: Treatment Strategies, to Improve Clinical Success course
  • Heavenly Stems and Branches Chinese astrology part 1 & 2 courses
  • Fertility training: The Fertile Life Method (Dr. Kirsten Wolfe, Mornington Chinese Medicine) 
  • Fertile Life Pregnancy course (Dr. Kirsten Wolfe, Mornington Chinese Medicine) 
  • Certificate IV in Business at Australian Institute of Management
  • Certificate IV in Assessment and Workplace training at University of Melbourne

Karolina’s associations and accreditations:

  • Registered with the Australian health practitioners regulation agency (AACMA)
  • Senior-level 2 first aid
  • Registered with all Australian private health funds

Doctor Zoe Rankin (Registered Chinese medicine practitioner)

Dr Zoe Rankin Ba. H. Sc. Acupuncture

‘Ever wondered why your emotions are playing up?

Do you feel sad, have a short fuse, or are lost for direction and keep procrastinating? Or do you find yourself constantly worried, and unable to switch off?’

Does this sound a little bit like you? Well lucky we have found each other because these are the very things I love to fix.

Hi, I’m Dr. Zoe, a Chinese medicine doctor, and an expert in natural health balance.

I believe that you are a unique individual, who deserves a tailored approach to wellness. Issues can arise from a variety of different causes and therefore, every treatment needs to be tailored to treat your specific needs.

I am seriously passionate about seeing people reach their full potential because I see so many of you suffer unnecessarily when there is an effective solution right at your fingertips!

Are you suffering from a bunch of ‘small’ symptoms, that no other health professional takes seriously? I’m talking about:

  • Cramping and muscle pain during your period
  • Fatigue and lethargy
  • Stress and confusion over natural fertility
  • Stress and pain in pregnancy and labour preparation
  • The stress of overwhelm and a too big ‘to do’ list
  • Dull, aching lower back pain or neck pain

 

…just to name a few. These things matter! And I know I have the skills to help fix them, so let’s have a chat. I look forward to meeting you.

Dr. Zoe’s main areas of interest include:

  • An interest in irregular and painful cycles
  • Hormonal imbalances and stress
  • PCOS, endometriosis, and gynecological issues
  • An interest in natural fertility and IVF
  • Male fertility
  • Pregnancy support, labour and birth preparation 
  • Post-partum mother support
  • Interest in pain management of any kind ( i.e. back, neck and shoulder pain)
  • Cosmetic acupuncture and healthy aging

 

Why we love Dr. Zoe…

Zoe has been a part of the Qi Medicine family since 2015 and is one of the friendly faces you will see regularly around the clinic.  Zoe is passionate about making a positive change in this world and has dedicated her time selflessly to others through volunteering in aged care and through the Strides supportive friends program.

If you have a range of complex health issues, then Dr. Zoe is your woman. We have never met anyone as passionate about problem-solving as Zoe, and when she starts on a case, she puts her heart and soul into it. We also love that Zoe is a full heart-based practitioner, and will support you 100% when you are fully dedicated to overcoming your challenges. Above all, we find Zoe to be warm and caring, empathetic, and a wonderfully supportive and charming woman!

When she is not working hard to support your health, Zoe is spending time in nature with her lovable animals Winston and Acha ( her cats) and Millie, Fern and Marlo (her dogs) or tending to her beautiful, veggie-filled garden.

Book in with Dr. Zoe here

Zoe’s qualifications include:

  • Bachelor of health science, Chinese medicine (SSNM, Melbourne)
  • Bachelor of Health Sciences, Curtin University of Technology, Bentley (WA)
  • Fertility training: The Fertile Life Method (Dr. Kirsten Wolfe, Mornington Chinese Medicine) 

Zoe’s associations and accreditations:

  • Registered with the Australian health practitioners regulation agency (AHPRA)
  • Member of the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA)
  • Level 2 senior first aid
  • Registered with most Australian private health funds

A short interview with Dr. Zoe…

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 fourteen years 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

 

Doctor Sheena Vaughan (Registered Chinese medicine practitioner)

Dr Sheena our principal fertility acupuncturist

‘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 dynamic, ambitious, and determined practitioner. For the 14 years 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 will take on new cases with enthusiasm and gusto, being ready, and willing to learn something new and help her clients find successful outcomes. Whilst being driven, we also feel Sheena is generous and insightful with a sharp eye for detail.

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

Are we easy to get to?

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Qi Medicine Acupuncture Moonee Ponds The 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.

 

Parking

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

 

Transport

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.

Bookings

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, at no extra charge.
  • On-the-spot private health fund rebates (HICAPS), EFTPOS and credit facilities are available.
  • Booking reminders to help you remember your appointment.
  • Qi Medicine is one of the few clinics in Melbourne which offer cosmetic acupuncture and skin needling by a qualified acupuncturist
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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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