Jason was introduced to Chinese medicine over 15 years ago in his home county of the United States through martial arts. It quickly became a passion of his, and he decided to finalize his path in Chinese medicine at the New Zealand School of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Along with his degree and diploma’s Jason has continued to further his education with seminars and internships with some of the world’s most renowned Chinese medical doctors such as, Debra Betts, Matt Callison, Dr. Wei-Chieh Young, Dr. Wei-Yen Chang and Dr. Yu Yong-Lin.
Jason has a wide variety of experience from working with professional athletes to being a primary referral for midwife groups in Brisbane. He has worked with patients dealing with all types of pain disorders, musculoskeletal complaints, sports injuries and rehab, skin conditions, stress and anxiety, insomnia, digestive complaints, women’s health and pregnancy wellbeing. He also works as a lecturer and clinical supervisor at Endeavour School of Natural Health on the Gold Coast.
Jason was introduced to the community acupuncture structure while he worked at Health Points Acupuncture in Brisbane. This was Australia’s first full time community acupuncture clinic, where seeing five or more patients an hour was not unusual.
At Coastal Community Acupuncture, Jason employees a wide range of acupuncture styles from traditional five-element acupuncture, sports medicine acupuncture and the traditional Tung’s family acupuncture.
He is a member of the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia, Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and the Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS).
Originally from Sydney, Chris obtained his first formal qualification in a complimentary healing modality by completing his Reflexology Practitioner Course at The Central London School of Reflexology in 2002.
Having subsequently spend many months learning Traditional Thai Massage and Thai Foot Massage in Thailand, he gained the bulk of his initial experience whilst living in Berlin and working on UK, US and Swiss Yoga students on retreat in Spain, Turkey & Italy.
Returning to Australia and living in Melbourne, Chris also completed his Diploma of Shiatsu & Oriental Therapies in 2007 and an Advanced Diploma of Yoga Teaching in 2011. In order to maintain ongoing professional membership with the peak body associations for each of the modalities he practices, Chris is constantly updating his professional skills, knowledge & techniques.
Having run his own private Yoga & Massage business in Melbourne up until 2018, he also offered treatments to the wider community through both paid and volunteers sessions at Launch Housing Crisis Accommodation, Windana Drug & Alcohol Withdrawal, The City of Stonnington, Sacred Heart Mission and Vision Australia.
Having recently moved up to the Tweed Coast in order to be closer to family, Chris brings nearly 20 years of training and experience into the area and we are very pleased to have him as part of our amazing team here at Coastal Community Acupuncture.
Reflexology is an extremely relaxing, revitalising and therapeutic treatment which uses the feet as a mirror for the structure & function of the entire body. Thumb pressure is applied to reflex points in order to assess and treat specific areas of imbalance, tender points indicating which corresponding part/s of the body are potentially congested. By accessing and encouraging the body’s own innate healing mechanisms, Reflexology rebalances the body by calming over-active and stimulating under-active areas through the feet, a sensitive end point for some of the body’s major nervous & meridian (energy) networks.
Chris’ additional knowledge & experience with Shiatsu Acupressure and it’s relationship to Traditional Chinese Medicine physiology makes his skill set very unique and a perfect match for our clinic here at Cabarita Beach.
Our vision in the clinic is to use the amazing modality of Reflexology as another way to de-stress and promote deep relaxation and / or address any chronic or acute health concerns you may be currently experiencing – by having a Reflexology as a stand-alone or by adding it on to your next Acupuncture session – just ask us how!