Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine

Doctor Of Chinese Medicine - Lauren Curtain

Lauren is a Doctor of Chinese Medicine, completing a 4 year Bachelor of Health Science specialising in Chinese Medicine at the Southern School of Natural Therapies in Melbourne.

She is registered with the Chinese Medicine Registration Board and a member of AACMA (Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association).
Lauren has a strong passion for Chinese Medicine and tailors treatments specifically for each patient.

Her techniques include a combination of Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Cupping, Gua Sha, Moxibustion, Tui Na (Chinese Remedial Massage).

Lauren provides treatments for a wide variety of conditions and has a special interest in treating women’s health and mental health issues.


Doctor of Chinese Medicine - Georgina Barrow

 

Georgina Barrow is a Doctor of Chinese Medicine and a registered Acupuncturist, Chinese Herbalist and Herbal Dispenser.

Her qualification enables her to utilise a combination of Western and Chinese Medicine knowledge to effectively treat a wide variety of conditions. Georgina has a keen interest in women's health, fertility and menopause support. She also has a particular interest and experience in helping people with psycho-emotional issues and their associated conditions such as insomnia and chronic fatigue. In addition, she has experience in treating a wide range of musculoskeletal, visual and digestive disorders.

Coming from a corporate background, Georgina became interested in complementary medicine as a preventative tool after seeing many colleagues afflicted by stress and work-induced health issues. She believes in disease prevention and health promotion through proactive health management and lifestyle adaptation.

Georgina graduated with Distinction, completing a 5 year double degree in Applied Science (Human Biology/Chinese Medicine) from RMIT University. In addition, she completed a residential clinical internship at a major hospital in Nanjing, China. She is a registered practitioner with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.


Doctor of Chinese Medicine - Stephen Pate

Stephen Pate is a Doctor of Chinese Medicine and registered Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine Practitioner. He has completed a 5 year double degree of Applied Science (Human Biology/Chinese Medicine) from RMIT University and also a 6 month residential clinical internship in a major hospital in Nanjing, China.

He practised in the USA for 2 years and then in 2 clinics in Melbourne before relocating to the Mornington Peninsula in 2008 and has been operating Peninsula Acupuncture & Natural Medicine since then. 

He is passionate about using Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine in treating pain management conditions, fertility support including IVF support and conditions experienced during pregnancy. He also has fantastic results treating allergies, colds and flu, headaches and migraines, stress, insomnia and gastrointestinal conditions.


Doctor of Chinese Medicine - Janette Panaccio

 

Janette is a Doctor of Chinese Medicine and a registered Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine Practitioner. She has completed a 5 year double degree of Applied Science (Human Biology/Chinese Medicine) from RMIT University and an internship at Nanjing TCM University.

She has had a lifelong interest in Chinese Medicine and in addition to practicing at Peninsula Acupuncture & Natural Medicine, Janette also works at other TCM clinics, including Community Health Centres in Collingwood and Geelong. She deals with general medical needs, predominantly focusing on musculoskeletal conditions such as lower back pain, shoulder and neck, elbow and wrist injuries.

Janette has a special interest in assisting women undertaking IVF programs and treating pregnancy related matters such as musculoskeletal discomfort, breech positions and inductions. Her care continues postnatal, dealing with mastitis, poor lactation and depression.