Emma Brinkmann – Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture), Master of Applied Science (Chinese Herbal Medicine), AACMA member.

Hello and welcome!

Chinese Medicine is a gentle and holistic way to restore balance to the body and mind. I am a qualified and experienced practitioner with a dedicated focus on women’s and children’s health, fertility, pregnancy & postnatal care, hormonal & menstrual health, and emotional wellbeing.

Your treatment is tailored to suit your individual health needs and desired outcomes, and may include ~ acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, moxibustion, cupping, nutritional guidance, meditation, and other lifestyle changes.

We spend time talking together to determine what you would like to achieve with your health, and make a treatment plan that is sustainable for you.  My practice is a safe place for you to share details about anything relating to your health, where you will be compassionately listened to and cared for.

I am here to help!

The clinic and raw herbal dispensary are located in the Hub building, Castlemaine, an easy walk from the train station. I also work in Kyneton, at 59 Mollison Street.

For enquiries or bookings please call Emma on 0466 825 030


Acupuncture is the gentle and considered insertion of very fine needles into points located on the body to activate your innate healing mechanisms.  It has a long history of use and has an ever-growing body of research surrounding its applications. Points are chosen based on your unique presenting health condition.  Most people find it very relaxing and nourishing.

For more information regarding acupuncture and its effectiveness click here.

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Chinese Herbal Medicine

I have a comprehensive raw herbal dispensary at the clinic in Castlemaine and love getting hands-on and preparing your scripts. You can have some acupuncture while your herbs are dispensed, or sit and relax in the dispensary and watch me at work. You can take your herbs in raw form (to cook up as a tea), granules (which dissolve into warm water), or various pill or encapsulated forms. We will discuss the best form of herbs to suit your health situation and lifestyle.

For more information about my dispensary and the different herbal options available, see my Chinese herbal medicine information.

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A Typical Session with Emma

In a typical session, we spend time together talking about anything that you feel is important for you in relation to your health. I provide a safe space to talk about yourself, where you will be listened to and cared for. Your treatment may include bodywork, acupuncture and/or Chinese herbs, moxibustion, cupping, and individualised homework (including nutrition or mindfulness exercises). The session may also include cupping or moxibustion.

For a detailed description of a session please see the FAQ section

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Emma Brinkmann Chinese Medicine acknowledges the Dja Dja Wurrung Peoples of the Kulin Nations as the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work.

I pay my respect to Elders past and present, and recognise their vital role in custodianship of land, skies, waterways, plants and animals. I honour the deep relationship between traditional health practices and care for country.

I support their sovereignty and recognise that it was never ceded.

Emma Brinkmann Chinese Medicine is committed to social justice for all.

I aim to ensure every individual is treated with dignity and respect, regardless of ability, culture, gender identity, sexual orientation or faith.