Chinese medicine is a beautiful and elegant system of medicine that endlessly continues to inspire and amaze me. In my 17 years of practice, I have been incredibly fortunate to witness many patients transform their health and lives through their experience with this medicine.
I am passionate about all dimensions of women’s and children’s health, and love supporting families to be their healthiest and most balanced. Some of my areas of focus include ~ hormonal & menstrual health, fertility, pregnancy, birthing & postpartum support, perimenopause & menopause, and anxiety & depression.
The way I practice Chinese medicine is in a continual state of refinement. Alongside the invaluable learning that comes from being with patients in my clinic, I love to undertake further studies focusing on my areas of interest. I have spent time studying under Steven Clavey, a Chinese herbal gynecologist based in Melbourne. Currently, I am undertaking my second round of the White Pine Institute Graduate Mentorship Program in Classical Chinese Medicine with Sharon Weizenbaum. This program fosters a deep and multi-dimensional understanding of Chinese medicine.
I place emphasis on understanding your unique health situation through listening deeply to you. My aim is to perceive the bigger picture of your health ~ your emotional and spiritual world ~ as well as what is happening in your body.
When I’m not in the clinic, I absolutely love doing yoga and going for walks in the bush around Castlemaine with my two beautiful and ever inspiring children, and border collie, Daisy.
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.