Dr George ZHANG PhD (Compl Med)

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Professional Background

  • Specially invited distinguished Practitioner in the clinic.
  • Practices since 1999.
  • Former medical doctor in Beijing, China. Attending physician of Beijing Chinese Medicine Hospital and Beijing Hu Guo Si Chinese Medicine Hospital, Beijing China.
  • Bachelor and master’s degree of Medicine (Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine)
  • PhD School of Health and Biomedical Sciences (Complementary Medicine), RMIT University, Melbourne. 
  • Australia National Registered Chinese Medicine practitioner, Acupuncturist. 
  • Lecturer in Chinese medicine at University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Western Sydney University (WSU), Sydney Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine (SITCM).
  • Member of Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS) .
  • Former Standing Committee Member of Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture Society of Australia (CMASA).

Specialities

  • Dr George ZHANG is an invited Chinese medicine practitioner at LZ Chinese Medicine Clinic. He obtained a Bachelor of Medicine (Major in Acupuncture) and a master’s degree of Medicine (Major in Classical Chinese Medicine) from the prestigious Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in China and has a Doctor of Philosophy from the School of Health and Biomedical Sciences, RMIT University for his research into acupuncture. George is a member of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS) and Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Society (CMASA).
  • In clinical practice, George has a special interest in applying oriental, East-Asian therapies, especially Chinese and Japanese acupuncture and botanical herbs to treat multiple conditions, including Pain Conditions, Sport Injury, Gynaecological and Andrological Conditions, Neuropsychiatric Disorders, Skin Conditions, Hay Fever, Hair Loss, Weight Management, and Cancer Care. George combines his training in Chinese medicine, Western medical sciences, his own research and modern research results into his Chinese medicine (Acupuncture) practice. 
  • George is passionate about individualised approaches and involving patients in their own health care for sustained results. His compassionate and holistic approaches (refer to * note below) to health define how this Oriental Natural Therapy Centre operates.
  • Dr George ZHANG is registered as a Chinese Medicine practitioner in Australia, yet, he has been trained in both Chinese and Conventional (Western) Medicine and registered in China as a Medical Practitioner. With knowledge in both Western and Chinese Medicine, Dr Zhang keeps an open mind in his clinical practice to collaborate with the General practitioner and medical specialist to aim for the best possible care to his patients.
  • As well as being one of the leading practitioners at the clinic, George is actively involved in academic, professional and community activities. He is a researcher and lecturer at the UTS and UWS University. He also worked for CanRevive Inc. in cancer research.

*"Holistic approach" in Oriental Medicine

In Oriental Medicine, body, mind, cognition, emotion and spirituality are seen as indiscrete entities, since Eastern philosophies of Buddhism, Taoism and traditional Chinese medicine adopt a holistic conceptualization of an individual and his or her environment. In the treatments, the practitioners adopted body-mind-spirit integrated model of intervention to promote the health of the clients. In this view, health is perceived as a harmonious equilibrium that exists between the interplay of 'yin' and 'yang': the five internal elements (metal, wood, water, fire and earth), the six environmental conditions (dry, wet, hot, cold, wind and flame), other external sources of harm (physical injury, insect bites, poison, overeat and overwork), and the seven emotions (joy, sorrow, anger, worry, panic, anxiety and fear). Research results on the body-mind-spirit groups for many chronic conditions, such as depression, anxiety, infertility, and cancer, have shown very positive intervention outcomes. Significant improvements in the physical health, mental health, sense of control and social support of the patients can be seen.

Languages

Dr ZHANG is fluent in English and Mandarin.

Consultation Arrangement

★By appointment 😊

  

  • Dr Zhang is available for 7 days. He has also arranged evening consultation (6pm-9pm) according to the requirement of patients. 
  • However, due to his workloads in universities, booking is essential if you would like to see him. Please message 0430 768 188 to make your appointment.

Specialised Modalities

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George ZHANG

Acupuncture

  • Acupuncture (Chinese/Japanese Needling), Auricular acupuncture/seed treatment, Abdominal acupuncture, Umbilical Acupuncture, Electroacupuncture, Fire Needle Acupuncture, Fu's Subcutaneous Needling, Laser acupuncture, Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS or TNS), Toyohari techniques, Auricular seed acupressure

Moxibustion

  • Chinese Moxa | Japanese Okyu Thread Moxa

Herbal Consultation

  • To prescribe Botanical Herbal decoction/pills/capsules according to individual diagnosis

Massage

  • Remedial Massage, De-stress | Facial | Lymphatic Drainage Massage, Swedish | Aromatherapy | Shiatsu | Thai | Pregnancy massage

Others

  • Skin Scraping | Bian Stone Therapy, Cupping

Area of interests

  • Refer to above introduction