Doctor of Chinese Medicine, Registered Acupuncturist.
Dr Simon Altman – Registered Acupuncturist and Chinese Medicine Practitioner, BHSc (Hons), Grad Dip Ed
Simon is a registered acupuncturist and Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner. He completed his Bachelor of Health Science specialising in Traditional Chinese Medicine: Acupuncture and Moxibustion in 2001 (with honours) and has completed a clinic internship at the Shenyang and Dalian hospitals of Traditional Chinese Medicine in China concentrating on musculoskeletal problems, stroke and paediatrics.
As well as practicing Traditional Chinese Medicine, Simon is a registered Primary School teacher who has spent ten years teaching and working with primary aged children. This has allowed Simon to work with a wide range of students daily and has fostered a gentle and caring repour with children of all ages. Combining Paediatric Acupuncture and teaching experience provides a thorough understanding when treating children’s issues, how they learn and a wide range of problems relating to children.
Simon has completed advanced certificates in Esoteric Acupuncture and Five Element Constitutional Acupuncture and studied Dr Tan’s Balance method of acupuncture.
Esoteric Acupuncture integrates traditional acupuncture points with ancient wisdom, the Kabbalistic tree of life and sacred geometry to align or balance chakras to improve your overall health, emotional wellbeing and life purpose. Esoteric Acupuncture focuses on the finer spiritual energy fields of the body correcting imbalances at a higher level.
Five-Element Constitutional Acupuncture involves treating a patient constitutionally based on the five Chinese elements (wood, fire, earth, metal and water) to create harmony in your body, mind, spirit and emotions. It explores the concept that the cause of physical, mental and spiritual distress resides within and harmonises the five elements to create balance within the body.
Simon uses Dr Tan’s Balance method of acupuncture with musculoskeletal problems to successfully relieve pain around the body. This amazing method uses specific distal points away from your pain (usually on your arms or legs) to influence the area of your body experiencing the discomfort. This technique can rapidly reduce pain whilst promoting healing within the body.
“I believe that through blending the ancient wisdoms of the East and West with the foundations of Traditional Chinese Medicine we can treat each person as a unique individual at a fundamental level. This is achieved through incorporating the mind, body, spirit and emotions holistically to achieve optimum health, wellness and direction in one’s life.”
Qualifications and Licenses
- Bachelor of Health Science: Traditional Chinese Medicine (Acupuncture & Moxibustion)
- Registered Teacher including current Working with Children Check
- Tibetan, Usui and Seichim Reiki Master
- Registered Acupuncturist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
- Member of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society (#17341)