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.
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.