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 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, Queensland, 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, while also doing additional university studies and training. This was a very valuable experience as it was seen first-hand how acupuncture and Chinese medicine are integrated into the health system in China, while also having the opportunity to experience their intriguing culture in general.
As an acupuncturist, Emma has clinical experience working with other practitioners of various modalities within a collaborative environment. She also has experience working within an integrative medicine facility for cancer patients on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, where acupuncture works alongside a medical construct amongst other evidence based natural therapies. Her role was 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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