Ian graduated from the Australian College of Natural Medicine in 2007 with a Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture). Ian has also studied in Nanning China at the Guangxi TCM University.
Ian’s History in a Snapshot
- 2001 Commenced full-time work at Kenmore Centre for Health (KCFH) as Remedial Therapist.
- 2002 Commenced full-time study Bachelor of Health Science Acupuncture, continued work at KCFH.
- 2006 Graduated with Advanced Diploma Health Science Acupuncture.
- 2006 Commenced work as Acupuncturist at KCFH
- 2006 Internship Guangxi Traditional Chinese Medicine University, Peoples Republic of China.
- 2007 Graduated with a Bachelor of Health Science, Acupuncture.
- 2008 Elected to Queensland State Committee of the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA).
- 2009 Authored Infection Control Guidelines for Biomesotherapy. Australia Association of Homotoxicology.
- 2010 Founding Director of Advanced Acupuncture Education
- 2010 Best first paper award (co-author), Australasian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Annual Conference.
- 2010 Published in the Australian Journal of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine.
- 2010 Authored Infection control management plan template for Queensland acupuncturist practices.
- 2010 Elected to Board of the AACMA.
- 2011 Elected President of the AACMA.
- 2012 Registered Acupuncturist, Registered Chinese herbal medicine.
Ian graduated from the Australian College of Natural Medicine with a Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture). While completing his health science degree, Ian supported his young family by working as a Remedial Massage Therapist at the Kenmore Centre for Health.
Ian has since completed studies in Acupuncture Point Injection Therapy, Advanced Injection Techniques and Auricular Acupuncture. Ian has also studied in Nanning China at the Guangxi TCM University.
In 2010 Ian and business partner Daniel Hall founded Advanced Acupuncture Education Pty Ltd, a training organisation which provides courses on point injection therapy to health professionals.
At the Australasian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Annual Conference (AACMAC) 2010 Ian presented a paper called Acupuncture Point Injection Therapy in the Treatment of Midportion Achilles Tendinopathy and co-authored the award-winning presentation Acupuncture Point Injection Therapy in Australia. In the same year, Ian also co-authored an Acupuncture Point Injection Therapy case history published in Australia’s only peer-reviewed acupuncture and Chinese medicine journal, the Australian Journal of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine.
Ian presented two workshops at AACMAC 2011 in Perth on the application of Acupuncture Point Injection Therapy for Trochanteric Bursitis and on Lower Back Pain.
In May 2011 Ian was elected President of the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association. Ian is dedicated to expanding the clinical role and acceptance of acupuncture and Chinese medicine as a mainstream component of the Australian health system.
Ian Meeting With Li Daning, Deputy Commissioner of the State Traditional Chinese Medicine of the Peoples Republic of China.
“I am results focused and uses an evidence-informed approach to provide holistic care. I recognise that as individuals, people can respond to different types of treatment. I often combine acupuncture, acupuncture point injection, Chinese herbal medicine, nutrition, structural balancing and connective tissue release techniques to treat a wide range of conditions.”
“I consider myself to be very fortunate because I love my job. After spending 13 years in a job that I didn’t like, I got some simple advice from a valued friend, stop complaining and do something about it. I knew if I stayed where I was, then nothing would change so the next day I went to work and resigned. From there I found myself studying remedial massage and after gaining my qualifications I started full-time employment as a remedial therapist. It was here that I saw just how effective acupuncture could be. Four years later I completed my Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture) and have been working as an Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine practitioner ever since.”
“My real passion is achieving results for a client. Every day I have the opportunity to make a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of my clients. This drives me to continually search for better treatment methods and strive for the best possible outcomes for my clients. If however other services are needed I will help you find a solution.”
From a young age, Ian’s keen interest in sport has allowed him to enjoy competing in a wide range of sports including rugby union, swimming, volleyball and martial arts. Ian also has a keen interest in weights training and general fitness. In his spare time, Ian loves to spend time with his young family or working on one of his many projects.
Ian has worked full-time at the Kenmore Centre for Health since 2001.
Articles & Links on the internet about Ian:
- Acupuncture Point Injection in the Treatment of Midportion Achilles Tendinopathy: A Case Report: Aust J Acupunct Chin Med 2010;5(1):31-35.
- BOOK REVIEW General Practice; The Integrative Approach: Aust J Acupunct Chin Med 2011;6(2):49-50.
- What National Registration Means for a Professional Association – the AACMA View: Aust J Acupunct Chin Med 2011;6(2):49-50.
- AACMA Infection Control Management Plan – Template for Queensland Acupuncture Practices