My mother - my hero and my inspiration for my obsession with integrative cancer coaching and health advocacy.
My own “cancer story” began in 1998 while I was living in New York City. My then 62-year-old mother was diagnosed with Stage 4 colon cancer so I decided to return home to Malaysia to spend what I thought would be her last months.
As an integrative Chinese Medicine practitioner with Functional Medicine training, I am driven by evidence-informed practices and mind-body therapies to increase resilience and enhance quality of life in people with cancer. Both Chinese Medicine and Functional Medicine are rooted in the principle that all our bodies are self-regulating with an innate ability to self-heal, within a wellness framework that is preventative, restorative and participatory. I support women with cancer in all stages of disease and recovery - I evaluate their nutritional, physical, emotional, and cognitive health factors to develop structured treatment plans for their everyday lives to improve health outcomes and reduce risk of cancer and its recurrence.
Culinary Medicine Coaching Certificate. Harvard Medical School Teaching Hospital & The Institute of Lifestyle Medicine, USA.
Practice Certificate in Sleep Psychology. Australian Psychological Society.
Oxford Masterclass in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-i). The University of Oxford, UK.
International Certificate in Oncology Acupuncture. TCM Academy of Integrative Medicine.
Professional Certificate, Acupuncture for Cancer Patients. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (Integrative Medicine), USA.
Certificate in Advanced Studies, Integrating Functional Medicine with Traditional Chinese Medicine. Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, USA.
Certificate of Completion, Holistic Patient Advocacy and Navigation Program. WellBe Holistic Health Advocacy, New York, USA.
Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture). Australian College of Natural Medicine, Australia.
Advanced Clinical Internship. Guangxi TCM University, China.
Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) - CMBA Registered
Clinical Oncology Society of Australia (COSA) - Allied Health Member
American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) - Allied Health Professional Member
European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO) - Basic Scientist Member
The Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) - ACRP Member
American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M) - Allied Health Member
Australasian Academy of Anti-Ageing Medicine (A5M) - Premium Member
Whether you are newly diagnosed and seek symptomatic relief from cancer treatment, have completed treatment and are looking to get your health back on track, oncology acupuncture is a valuable adjunct to cancer therapy and recovery.
Integrative Oncology Practitioner
Doctor of Chinese Medicine
For cancer health coaching, I consult with patients within Australia and internationally via Zoom.
Oncology acupuncture is available only at our Brisbane Bayside 4178 location.