CHINESE MEDICINE PRACTITIONER
CHINESE HERBAL MEDICINE
Christine Lee has been a registered and practising Chinese Medicine practitioner since 2008. She completed her Bachelor of Applied Science (Chinese Medicine and Human Biology) at RMIT. She has completed an internship in acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine at the Jiangsu Provincial Hospital of Chinese Medicine in Nanjing, China. She has also completed a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Melbourne, majoring in Medical Anthropology.
Christine was brought up in a Chinese family with the traditional principles of holistic wellness. This includes eating well and moving well. It also respects living with the seasons and with our environment. Her practice encourages people to get to know their bodies, and to craft a lifestyle and management plan that best suits their individual choices.
Christine has experience treating a wide variety of conditions in general practice Chinese medicine. She has worked in family clinics for over ten years, seeing all types of patients from newborns to seniors. She has undergone further training in paediatrics and enjoys working with babies and young children. She uses mostly laser acupuncture and herbal medicines with babies and young children.
Christine has a deep interest in assisting cancer patients through their cancer treatment and recovery. She provides acupuncture to support oncology treatment, aiming to reduce cancer symptoms and side-effects.
Christine has completed further studies in treating mental health conditions, with special interest in anxiety, depression, sleep disorders and trauma recovery. She also works with other professionals in supporting eating disorders, bipolar, schizoid and other affective and personality disorders. Generally, her work is symptom based, and works well within a larger recovery framework.
Christine has undergone advanced training in auriculotherapy (ear acupuncture) and has developed a special interest in treating PTSD and chronic trauma.
Christine also has a special interest in treating women's health conditions. This is grounded in the understanding that the many "inconveniences" that women tolerate (painful irregular periods, anxiety, night sweats, moodiness, digestive problems) are actually health problems that can be successfully addressed. Treating these problems lead to a healthier, happier life and also reduces the onset of more complicated health issues in later life.
In addition to her work at The Neighbourhood Clinic, Christine was co-founder and director of Prickle Community Acupuncture, a non-profit clinic providing acupuncture for the less fortunate. She also created the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre Acupuncture Project, a program that provides free acupuncture to asylum seekers in Melbourne.
Christine practises yoga, dance and meditation. She has a young family and a garden.
Christine provides Acupuncture and TCM to Fitzroy North, Fitzroy, Carlton North, Carlton, Abbotsford, Clifton Hill, Collingwood, Northcote, Thornbury, Brunswick, Brunswick East, Preston and Fairfield.