Emma Anderson is a Licensed Acupuncturist and Chinese Medicine Practitioner. Her interest and passion in natural health has been innate since a young age. She also grew up in a family who have a history working in both fields of natural health and modern western medicine which played an influence in her life. Emma’s interest in natural health, wellbeing, and wanting to help others led her to explore study in nutrition and counselling initially, where she then felt a strong calling to follow the path of acupuncture and Chinese medicine. She also has an interest in the philosophy of Taoism associated with Chinese medicine and has been drawn to various things associated with the Chinese culture since a child.
In addition to completing her Degree in Health Science (Acupuncture) in Brisbane, QLD, Emma has spent time training and studying in China where she did her internship at the Guangxi Traditional Chinese Medical University in Nanning, south China. Here, Emma undertook training with Chinese doctors at the universities affiliated hospitals, along with additional university studies and training. This was a very valuable experience as it was seen first-hand how acupuncture and Chinese medicine is integrated in to the hospital system, while also having the opportunity to experience their intriguing culture in general.
As an acupuncturist, Emma has had experience working with other practitioners of various modalities where she currently works in a collaborative environment and offers acupuncture to the general public. Additionally, Emma works specifically with cancer patients in an integrative medicine facility on the Sunshine Coast where acupuncture compliments a medical construct amongst other evidence based natural therapies. Her role is to assist patients with the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation, as well as help those recovering from surgery and other complications on their challenging journey with cancer.
Emma very much enjoys the role of a natural therapist as it enables her to treat people and their health in an empowering way for the individual, as acupuncture supports the body to express its own natural healing mechanisms. As a Licensed Acupuncturist, Emma Anderson is a registered practitioner with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and its Chinese Medicine Board of Australia (CMBA). She is also an accredited member of the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA), the leading acupuncture and Chinese medicine association in Australia.
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