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About Us

Our dedicated team of TCM practitioners and massage therapists have a passion for what they do. They take the time to listen, and use this information to help guide you in a direction of preventative care, so to optimize your health care regime. Below is a profile of each member of our team at the Rosanna Traditional Chinese Medicine Centre.

We look forward to providing you with the best of care!

Gabriele Aspromonte – TCM Practitioner

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Gabriele began studying Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Chinese Martial & Physical Arts in 1990, at the Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ATCM 1974-2008) in Northcote under the guidance of Principal and Founder the Honorable Prof. Wong Lun (OAM / Retired 2008, at the age of 88). Gabriele was led into TCM through his ongoing love and commitment to understanding the disciplines of mental and physical self awareness and health through movements of the Martial Arts from the age of eight years old.

Beginning first with (1)Tui Na (Chinese Manipulative Therapy/Massage) from 1990 and then including (2)Acupuncture, (3)Herbs, (4)Dietetics and (5)Exercise Therapy, Gabriele began his full time practice of TCM in 1994.

The combination of these five arts Prof. Wong termed : Wu Da Liao Fa, in which he also included Wu Yi (associated therapies acquired from the ancient Martial Arts Tradition) & Nature Dao (the study of nature and meditation), the intended goal to return harmony between physical (Xing) and Spirit (Shen) termed Xing Shen He Yi.

In 1997 Gabriele relocated his own practice, the Rosanna Traditional Chinese Medicine Centre (RTCMC) from the ATCM Academy to 78 Lower Plenty Rd, Rosanna. Between 1991-2008 he practised at the ATCM Academy, progressing to teaching and post graduate studies. Here he became a Senior TCM Practitioner, instructor of Tai Ji Quan, Wu Gong (Chinese Martial Arts pertaining to health) and Nature Dao Meditation including Dao Yin (Qi Gong) exercises. In weekly shifts practising and managing the Academy, he mentored students undertaking clinical hours. Throughout his time at the Academy he continued to work with and be mentored by Prof. Wong Lun daily. Gabriele participated in regular trips to China every few years with Prof. Wong. They followed the Silk Road Route, visiting and working in Hospitals, Local Clinics, visiting Temples, and Monasteries to understand the history, progression and current practice of TCM throughout China.

Following the closure of ATCMA in 2008, Gabriele continues his own studies and research into TCM and the Physical Arts through clinical discussion groups, workshops, conferences and conferring with his teachers, peers and colleagues in the field.

Fiona Aspromonte – TCM Practitioner

Fiona is a qualified and registered Practitioner of Traditional Chinese medicine with 20 years experience in treating gynecology, fertility, children’s and paediatrics.

In 1995, Fiona embarked on five year degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine with the highly respected Professor Wong Lun. Fiona was privileged to be taught and mentored by Professor Wong and during her five years, she spent most of her spare time assisting him in his clinic where she gained invaluable experience.

To give her a greater awareness of the body and physical movement in relation to health, Fiona devoted herself to her training in Wu Gong, Tai Qi, Judo and Tang Shou at the Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Northcote.

Her passion to dedicate herself to Chinese Medicine saw Fiona travelling overseas to China to attend world conferences in Traditional Chinese Medicine as well as spending time in Traditional Chinese medical hospitals and also having the opportunity to visit herbal cultivation areas and TCM universities.

Working so closely and being mentored by Professor Wong gave Fiona a profound respect and understanding of not only Chinese medicine and the physical arts but also a deep insight into the philosophy of Traditional Chinese Medicine and how we are guided by nature but unwittingly are controlled by our minds. Her studies gave her a more in-depth understanding of the emotional stresses we place our bodies under and how Traditional Chinese medicine views symptoms and in turn treats each patient based on their own history. It’s this understanding and wealth of knowledge which she brings to all her clinical treatments.

Fiona’s dedication to learning has cemented her passion in the philosophy of Traditional Chinese medicine – not only as a way of health and preventative care but also as a way to emotional freedom.

Michael Ryan – TCM Practitioner

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Michael is a qualified practitioner of Acupuncture, Solar Sound Healing, Remedial Massage, Reflexology, Indian Head Massage and has been practising since 2002. He received his Acupuncture qualifications at the Irish College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Michael is also a qualified teacher in Qi Gong, Meditation and Tai Chi. He has also taught Complementary and Alternative Medicine to second year Sports Science degree students, and tutored Massage students at TAFE level.

Michael offers a range of TCM treatments, which can be complemented with training in Meditation, Qi Gong and Tai Chi. His holistic approach to treatment provides his patients with a complete system of healing.

Michael’s philosophy is that all illness has a spiritual or Soul level foundation and progresses to the emotional, mental and finally, the physical body. The physical manifestation is the final stage of illness. As an holistic therapist his specific modalities help him to engage the human being on all levels.

Solar Sound healing and Meditation: Help to engage the Spirit (Shen in TCM) and etheric body and to work through emotional and mental dis-ease to restore harmony at a deep level of being.

Acupuncture, Tai Chi and Qi Gong: Work on a deeper physical level, the level of Qi, in which the physical body engages the etheric body. The teaching of Tai Chi, Qi Gong and meditation allows the patient the opportunity to take a more active role in their own healing process.

Remedial Massage and Reflexology: Provide a more direct physical therapy which is effective in the more acute stage of dis-ease.

Heidi Yuen – TCM Practitioner

Heidi is a qualified practitioner of Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine and Remedial Massage and has been practising Qigong for over 30 years.

Heidi is passionate about gynaecology, especially in helping women to overcome issues such as period pain, PMS, menopause symptoms and infertility. Her natural fertility and IVF support treatment, which includes acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, cupping, moxibustion, Qigong exercise, as well as dietary and lifestyle advice, is all-rounded. Apart from treating the physical body, Heidi taps into the associated emotions to enhance the outcome.

Being an enthusiastic acupuncturist, Heidi is familiar with the centuries-old pain-relieving measure. The Ancient Chinese people found that the human body consists of different meridian channels whereQi (vital energy) flows freely within. If a person is having pain, then there may be blockages in one or more channels. Pain may be relieved by removing the stagnant Qi. Heidi treats a range of pain conditions including headache/migraine, arthritic joint pain, sciatica, fibromyalgia and musculoskeletal conditions such as temporomandibular joint syndrome (TMJ), whiplash, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel, frozen shoulder, back pain and Achilles tendonitis.

Heidi’s natural warmth and compassion are second only to her ongoing commitment to providing the best in patient care. Seeing that the overweight and obesity epidemic has risen to alarming levels, she started her PhD in 2015 atRMIT to conduct research on treatments with Chinese herbal medicine. She combines the Western and Eastern medical theories on weight loss treatments to get the optimal results.

In addition to applying traditional Chinese diagnostic methods to differentiate the patterns of disorders, Heidi employs advanced technology, The AcuGraph® Digital Meridian Imaging™ system, to analyse the meridians and locate the imbalance.

Heidi is also fluent in the Mandarin and Cantonese languages.

MJ – TCM Practitioner

Mirjana (aka MJ) loves to be thorough when going into patient health history and to establish the full picture including the root cause of health conditions. She dedicates spending quality one on one time with each person and creating authentic heart centred connections with each of her patients. Rest assured her acupuncture technique is gentle and you may find yourself walking out feeling relaxed and calm.

MJ works predominantly with women and has many years experiences helping them find improvement and embracing their menstrual health. She also has a special interest in working with female patients who are seeking solutions and need relief from acne, eczema and other frustrating skin ailments, also any one who would prefer a more holistic approach to graceful aging.

She’s an experienced and qualified Doctor of Chinese Medicine, Acupuncturist and Chinese Herbalist attaining her double degree, Bachelor of Applied Science (Chinese Medicine/Human Biology) from RMIT University in 2009 and completing a semester internship at the busiest hospital in Nanjing, China, where she gained experience and knowledge working in several health departments – in particular gynecology and dermatology departments.

When she is not in practice MJ enjoys listening to podcasts, attending seminars, spending quality time with her loved ones and nature walks.

“I look forward to meeting and helping to assist you. Every woman deserves to feel good and functioning at her absolute best no matter her health/life circumstance. We will work together on this journey to help you achieve your most important health and well being goals. It’s not always easy or smooth sailing but that’s why I’m here to support you. If you know that having extra support would be of most benefit to you on achieving your health goals as well as removing any confusion and stress, please do not hesitate to call us to get started.”

Sue Wellwood – Zen Shiatsu Practitioner

Restoring balance and reconnecting your body, mind and soul.

Sue specialises in a number of healing techniques that help bring balance and calmness to the body.

  • Shiatsu & Oriental Therapies
  • Remedial Massage
  • Advanced Energy Healing
  • Reiki
  • Esoteric Healer
  • Chi Nei Tsang (stomach massage)
  • Cupping and Moxibustion
  • Bushflower Remedies
  • Essential Oil Energy Balancing (Raindrop Technique)
  • Chakra Cleansing & Selenite Sword Healings

Sue’s passion for Shiatsu and Oriental Therapies has given her a number of healing techniques she can use to assist clients to heal.

Zen Shiatsu is a hands-on therapy that is similar to acupuncture without the needles. It is designed to uplift and harmonise your physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well-being.  By working along the meridian energy pathways of the body, Shiatsu can help problems with lower back pain, neck and shoulder pain, migraines, chronic fatigue, stress, depression, digestive ailments and much more.  Sue incorporates Cupping &Moxibustion in her treatments which help to move energy in the body, unblocking blood stagnation and moving qi.

Advanced Energy Healing, (Esoteric Acupuncture). “The Gateway to expanded healing”, Esoteric Acupuncture aligns, strengthens and harmonise the energies of the Chakras bringing a feeling a wellbeing, security and relaxation.  It focuses on the utilisation of Traditional Chinese Acupuncture theory, along with the Hindu Chakra System, Sacred Geometry and the Qabbalistic Tree of Life.

Reikitreats the whole person with “Universal life force energy” reducing stress and being relaxation that promotes healing.

Chi Nei Tsang means “working the energy of the internal organs”. This deep abdominal massage helps with digestive, respiratory, cardiovascular, lymphatic, nervous, endocrine, urinary, reproductive and muscular-skeletal systems. It helps increase the energy flow to the internal organs and frees blockages.

Emotional Clearing experience with massage and Aromatherapy

Massage and Aromatherapy Oils can support the immune system, ease respiratory discomfort, relax stressed muscles, kill viral and bacterial pathogens, reduce inflammation and restore balance to the emotional body.

Aromatherapy oils stimulate the limbic region of the brain, where emotions and memory are stored. By oxygenating and awakening this part of the brain, (The Amygdala and Hippocampus) emotional intelligence can occur, often in the most gentle and flowing ways, allowing you to feel, recognise, forgive and renew.

The idea that memories and traumas can be embedded in the brain is not new, repressed traumas caused by overwhelming emotion can be stored in the body part, thereafter affecting our ability to feel that part or even move it. Fear and trauma can produce conditioned emotional responses that – unless released – will not only hamper our ability to live and enjoy life fully but can also limit the ability of some body systems to function properly. This can result in unexplained pain and illness. The stimulation of both aroma and oxygenations affects the Amygdala in ways that facilitate the release of stored emotional blocks, both in the subconscious and in various body systems. Combining the aroma oils and massage regularly over time – accompanied by mental focus and intent – has proven to be effective in many cases for resolving unexplained physical problems that were rooted in past emotional trauma.

Lachlan Ryan – Myotherapy Therapist

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I have a passion for understanding the function and workings of the human body. This follows achieving an Advanced Diploma in Myotherapy from RMIT TAFE and Diploma in Remedial Massage Therapy. In addition to this, I had prior studies in Physiology and Anatomy at La trobe University.

I specialise in rehabilitation and maintenance of injuries suffered through physical activity, especially repetitive stress and overuse injuries. I have a particularly strong empathy for clients recovering from sporting injuries, based on my own experience as a State League Water Polo athlete since 2012. As a qualified massage therapist and competitive athlete, I can also advise clients on maintenance exercises to assist their recovery, in combination with massage therapy.

– Lachlan Ryan

Kelly Temby – Myotherapy Therapist

Ad.Dip. of Myotherapy, certification in Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Remedial Massage (RMIT, Melbourne)

Having obtaining my qualifications as a Myotherapist l have dedicated myself to provide personalised and quality treatments to help manage my clients musculoskeletal issues, acute and chronic conditions in either Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Myotherapy or a combination of treatments.

– Kellie Temby