Sandee Lippiatt is the owner and senior practitioner of Margaret River Acupuncture. With two decades of experience, Sandee offers an holistic approach to the individual using Acupuncture, massage, cupping, electro-acupuncture, moxibustion, Qi Gong, Western and Chinese herbal medicine, Sho Ni Shin, dietary and lifestyle advice.
Sandee graduated with a Diploma of Herbal Medicine and a Graduate Diploma in Acupuncture (TCM) at the Australian Institute of Holistic Medicine and was mentored by Master Andrew Tem-Foo Lim. In 2004, Sandee travelled to China where she attended workshops on Chinese Orthopaedic Medicine, Qigong and Acupotomy. One of her best experiences was in the specialist clinics of Longhua Hospital Shanghai University of TCM treating hundreds of patients each day which exposed her to many Chinese Medicine diagnoses and treatment methods.
Sandee practices and teaches Qi Gong, which assists her to be in touch with her own Qi (energy) and that of her patients. She is a Master Ziran Qigong Instructor and trains under the guidance of Master Liu Deming (5th generation of the Ziranmen lineage).
Sandee has a special interest in women’s health and natural fertility. She is a “Fertile Life Method Practitioner” trained by Kirsten Wolfe who continues to be a mentor in fertility, IVF support and pregnancy care. In 2013 she studied Sho Ni Shin for children and Obstetrics/ Gynaecology with Dr Soma Devi and is currently undertaking studies in Classical Chinese medicine.
Lauren came into this beautiful healing modality after many years of struggling with her own health issues. After doing some research, she found that many idiopathic disorders that were unresolved with the standard Western Medicine approach. Finding great improvement with food therapy and its positive impact on the brain, she first studied Naturopathy, captivated by Western Herbal medicine. She furthered her studies by enrolling in Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture) at Endeavour College and without having a single acupuncture treatment but trusting her inner guidance, she soon became enchanted in the world of Chinese Medicine.
As she immersed herself in the philosophy and psychology of Chinese medicine theory, the harmony and balance made sense and resonated strongly with her internal beliefs. Understanding the root cause of a person’s symptoms from an energetic and spiritual level instigated improvements in many recurrent chronic conditions where all other avenues had been exhausted. Lauren has a special interest in mental-emotional disharmony where there is an imbalance of the Heart and spirit. Her approach aspires to reconnect the mind to the body.
Lauren graduated from Endeavour College with a Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture). She is an Esoteric Healer, working primarily with heart energy. She also has mentored with Japanese Acupuncture Practitioners and brings this gentle intuitive approach to her treatments. She offers needle-less acupuncture using teishin and moxibustion, and Shonishin for babies and small children. She is registered with AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency) and FCMA (Federation of Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture).
Claire Martin is a Naturopath and Chinese Medicine Practitioner, and holds Bachelor of Health Science, Naturopathy and a Master of Applied Science, Acupuncture. After completing an internship in the field of DNA analysis and genetics, Claire became interested in the use of genomics in Naturopathic care. A special area of interest is cognitive health and the treatment of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.
The ancient philosophy of TCM has always resonated with Claire, so further post-grad study in the field was a natural progression. Applying the treatment principles of healthy aging with acupuncture is an ongoing passion, targeting cognitive and neurodegenerative disorders. Claire offers general acupuncture treatment for musculoskeletal issues, seasonal allergies, rehabilitation, mental health, and wellbeing. Claire also loves to treat children, utilising the non-invasive Sho Ni Shin technique which can assist parents to navigate behavioural, emotional, and physical conditions.
Claire is professionally registered with the National Herbalists Association of Australia (NHAA), the Federation of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture (FCMA) and Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).