Helena brings to CORE the best of both worlds: her combined experience as a Western doctor, Registered Nurse and accomplished practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine spans more than 30 years. She holds degrees in all three methods: Western Medicine, Nursing and Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Helena has spent more than 10 years in health care in the Wollongong area. In understanding patient care and needs Helena noticed that Western medicine did not quite fulfill all her requirements for patient care and looked for something to complement her responsiveness to the patient’s holistic care. To this end she went onto study Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and completed her third Degree at the Institute in Sydney with distinction. Helena then went further onto discover through under study work in various clinics and her own research in Traditional Chinese Medicine that TCM practitioners look carefully for signs of health and dysfunction, paying particular attention not only to the presenting signs and symptoms, but also to the medical history, general constitution, and the pulse and tongue. As a result of Helena’s amalgamation of studying health care in both Western and Chinese medicine she has better knowledge and deeper understanding of the patient’s holistic care. She will be offering:
- Chinese herbs
- Gua Sha (Scraping)
Helena is a registered Chinese Medicine practitioner with Bachelor degrees in Chinese Medicine, Western Medicine (in China) and Nursing (Chinese Medicine, Doctor of TCM, Member AACMA, ATCMA)