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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 Yuen’s natural warmth and compassion are only second to her ongoing commitment to providing the best in patient care. This commitment saw Heidi furthering her studies in Chinese Medicine and after a very succesful year, we are pleased to welcome Heidi back to the clinic.

Although Heidi is able to treat a range of issues, Heidi specialises in both pediatric and senior health care and her maturity and compassion gives her a depth of understanding during all her treatments.

Infant massage is a technique which helps develops a close and loving bond between a parent and child. For centuries babies have benefited from a gentle touch and infant massage is known to calm both baby and parent. Heidi is experienced in infant massage and apart from giving a massage, she can also show you the steps which will make each massage an enjoyable and relaxing experience for both you and your child.

Heidi’s achievements include Bachelor of Health Science – Chinese Medicine, Diploma of Traditional Chinese Medicine Remedial Massage in 2011, Diploma of Remedial Massage in 2013 and Qualified in the use of The AcuGraph® Digital Meridian Imaging™ system.

Heide is also fluent in Mandarin and Chinese languages.

Lachlan Ryan – Myotherapist 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 – Myotherapist 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