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 insertion of very fine needles into points located on meridians (energy pathways) on the body.  It has a long history of use and is very effective as well as safe.  Points are chosen based on what you are seeking help with as other information the practitioner has gathered at the start of your session.  Most people find it very relaxing and nourishing.

For a detailed description of a typical treatment with Emma please see the FAQ section

Chinese Diet Therapy

Optimising health through diet is a branch of Chinese medicine that plays a large part in overall maintenance of health as well as being applied to help resolve all sorts of ongoing health issues.

Foods and herbs are classified according to their energetics, which may include the thermal nature of a food (heating, cooling or neutral), the flavour and whether the food is tonifying to qi or blood, dispersing or draining. The way food is prepared (cooked or raw, for example) is important to consider as this changes the overall energetics and therapeutic action of the meal.

A Typical Session with Emma

A typical session with Emma involves talking together to gain an understanding on what is happening in your body and mind as well as you receiving massage, acupuncture and some individualised homework (may include nutrition, supplementation with herbs/foods 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 and Taungurung 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.