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Dr. Cherie Attard 
(Traditional Chinese Medicine)

Dr. Attard is the founder and main practitioner at Gozo Acupuncture. She is a Traditional Chinese Medicine Doctor trained in Australia from the University of Technology Sydney and from Yunnan Normal University in China. She graduated from university receiving the highest Academic Award which is the Deans Merit for Outstanding Academic Excellence.

Her post graduate experience includes working in General Healthcare, particularly musculoskeletal pain and injury conditions, cessation of smoking addictions, psychological stress and anxiety, along with extensive mentoring and training in women's health, and fertility healthcare.  

Following the success of her post graduate experience, Dr Attard was headhunted to be the Founder of the Western Sydney Westmead IVF Acupuncture Support Clinic. In which she was involved in clinical trials and provided training to junior practitioners in fertility support treatments.

Furthermore, Dr Attard then went on to become the New South Wales State Clinic Manager of Endeavour College of Natural Health the largest natural health college in the Southern Hemisphere, where she had the privilege of mentoring 200 student practitioners a day, 6 days a week, whilst concurrently continuing to see private practice patients on Sundays, in her private clinic practice of Glebe Point Acupuncture. 

​Dr. Attard has now permanently relocated to Gozo, Malta and brings with her a wealth of qualifications, experience, and expertise in General Health and Women's Health/Fertility support care to the Maltese islands.

Degree Qualifications
Bachelor of Health Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine

University of Technology Sydney 2004-2009

Awarded Deans Merit for Outstanding Academic

Excellence

Bachelor of Arts in International Studies (China Major)

University of Technology Sydney, Yunnan Normal University China 2004-2009

Awarded Deans Merit for Outstanding Academic Excellence

Professional Accrediation
Malta Council for Professions Complementary to Medicine

Professional Acupuncture Board Registered #4/2020

Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association

Professional Member AACMA#2636

Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency Registration

Chinese Medicine Board of Australia CMR#0001708413

Editor of Publications
Editor of Clinical Handbook of Chinese Herbs Desk Reference

By William Maclean, Published by Pangolin Press 2010

Editor of Tai Acupuncture

By David Tai, 2007

Post Graduate Qualifications

Clearing the Clouds- Introduction to Shen Acupuncture for the Treatment of Anxiety and Depression Certificate 2023

Dr Yair Maimon, Online Webinar TCM Academy

Spirit Gate: Opening to the Psycho- Spiritual Potential of Acupuncture Points Certificate 2023

Lorie Eve Dechar, Online Webinar TCM Academy

Chinese Medicine Pediatrics - Module 1 Introduction to Pediatrics Certificate 2022

David Allen, Online Webinar Pro D Healthy Seminars

The Importance of Nurturing the Young- to raise happy, healthy children Pediatrics Certificate 2022

Rebecca Avern, Online Webinar Pro D Healthy Seminars

Post Graduate Qualifications
Continued

Acupuncture for Stress Management in Pregnancy and Childbirth Certificate 2021

Karine Kedar, Online Webinar Pro D Healthy Seminars

Exploring the Development of Personality- The Journey from Embryo to Adult from Chinese Medicine Perspective Certificate 2021

Dr David Miller, Online Webinar Pro D Healthy Seminars

Interactions and the Movement of Emotions Certificate 2021

Jonathan Shubs, Online Webinar Needle Pro Australia

Postpartum Care Chinese Medicine Certificate 2020 - 

Brendt Reynolds, Online Webinar

Traditional Chinese Medicine and Stress 6 Week Course Certificate 2020 - 

Eli Huang, Online Webinar

Teachings from the Chinese Nourishment of Life Tradition- Staying Healthy through Life's Changes Certificate 2020 - 

Peter Deadman, Online Webinar

Reiki Level 1 and 2 Certificate 2020 - 

Salvatore Bezzano, Nadur, Gozo, Malta

 

Nurturing the Fetus - the 10 Months of Pregnancy, Birth, and Postpartum Certificate 2019 - 

Debra Betts and Sabine Wilms, Pro D Seminars.

Brain Chemistry and Brain Circulation - the Treatment of Cognitive Dysfunction with Chinese Herbs Certificate 2018,

Heiner Fruehauf, Pro D Seminars.

5 Elements 5 Emotions Certificate 2018,

Gye Bennetts, 5 Elements Acupuncture Seminars Australia.

Maternity Acupuncture Certificate 2017,

Debra Betts, Sydney Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Rhythms of Change Certificate 2016,

Mary Saunders, University of Technology Sydney.

 

Pulse Taking Workshop - Putting it all Together Certificate 2016, Andrew Koh, Endeavour College of Natural Health Sydney.


How Li Dongyuan used Zhang Zhongjings Formulas in the Treatment of the Spleen-Stomach Certificate  2016, Stephen Boyanton, Endeavour College of Natural Health Sydney. 

Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace Certificate 2016, Continuing Education Course, University of Sydney. 

Hunyuan (Fertility) Medicine- Finding the True Essence Certificate 2013, Yaron Seidman,

University of Sydney. 

Bridging the Gap between Western Medical

Investigations and TCM Certificate 2012, Dr Tony Goh, Sydney Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

 

Neijing Pulse Certificate 2012, David White,

Sydney Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

 

Chinese Medicine & IVF Support Certificate 2011,

Kathryn Taylor, University of Technology Sydney.

 

Treatment of the Head and Neck Pain with Acupuncture Certificate 2011, David Legge,

Sydney Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

 

Treatment of the Low Back, Thoracic Spine and Ribcage with Acupuncture Certificate 2010, David Legge,

Sydney Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine.


Unknotting Difficult Cases-Blood Stasis Certificate 2010, Dr Gunter Neeb, St John's College, University of Sydney. 
 
Acupuncture Diagnosis and Treatment- Needle Techniques Certificate 2010, David Tai,

Sydney Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

 

Gua Sha Masterclass Certificate 2010, Kyle Powderly,

Sydney Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Emma Sanchez - Acupuncturist and Chinese Herbalist
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British-born Emma studied and trained in New York City, earning a Masters of Science in Acupuncture in 2011 followed by a Certification in Chinese Herbal Medicine.  After a few years in private practice, Emma became interested in working with rural communities with very limited access to quality healthcare.  From 2016 to 2020 she travelled between projects in rural Nepal, Peru and Guatemala working on a volunteer basis in low-resource settings. In Nepal, she also supervised and trained both visiting and local practitioners.  From 2020-2022 she was part of a multi-disciplinary team working with refugees and the undocumented in Northern Greece.

 

Working with these populations exposed her to a very broad range of issues from musculoskeletal injury, neurological injury such as stroke-related paralysis, pain management, scars and emotional trauma, to more general health conditions.

 

Emma is now excited to bring these skills to Gozo.  She is particulary interested in restoring function and managing pain so that her patients can live their best lives, whether the problem is due to a sports injury, aging, lifestyle or disease.  From neck, shoulder, back and knee pain to assisting post-stroke rehabilitation or other neurological issues.

 

Degree Qualifications

Masters of Science in Acupuncture

Tri-State College off Acupuncture, NY, USA 2008-2011

                   

Certificate of Herbology (Traditional Chinese Medicine)

Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, NY 2011-2013

 

Remote Emergency Medical Technician (REMT, NREMT, MCPIC)

Remote Medical International, WA, USA 2018

Professional Accreditation

Malta Council for Professions Complementary to Medicine

Professional Acupuncture Board Registered #2/2023

Diplomate in Oriental Medicine (National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine) #138878

New York State License – L.Ac (Licensed Acupuncturist #004647-1)

 

Post Graduate Studies

2021 Acupuncture & Migraines

Dr Ayla Wolf, online

 

2020 Medical Neuroscience

Duke University/Coursera, online

 

2019 Scalp Acupuncture for Neurological and Psychosomatic Diseases and Disorders

Suzanne Robidoux, Germany

 

2016 - 2017: Dermatology Program

Mazin Al-Kafajih, USA

 

2014 - 2016: Graduate Mentorship Program

Clarifying Diagnosis in Chinese Medicine, White Pine Institute, USA

 

2011-2015 Tui Na & Bone Mobilizations & Ortho-Acupuncture

Zheng Gu Tui Na, USA

 

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USA

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Salvatore Bazzano - Deep Tissue Massage & Craniosacral Therapist

Salvatore Bazzano is a qualified physiotherapist since 1993, Rolfer deep tissue massage therapist since 2000, Cranio Sacral Therapist since 2001, Reiki Master since 1998 and Energy Integration Master since 2007. He is also a Tai Chi and Qi Gong instructor. He provides treatments suitable for people experiencing chronic and multiple medical conditions, physical body pain, emotional/psychological distress such as panic attack, anxiety or stress.

Fiona Farrugia - Aromatherapist & Reflexologist
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Fiona Farrugia is a Clinical Aromatherapist and Reflexologist.  She is qualified with VTCT  - UK -  on Complementary Therapies (Aromatherapy & Reflexology) Diploma Level 3 and Level 4 (which covers Maternity, Fertility, IVF, Cancer Care).

 

Fiona is also qualified in Ear Reflexology with The Canadian Reflexology School in 2019 and trained in ‘The Children’s Reflexology Programme’ created by  Susan Quayle in the UK in September 2019. She can provide lessons teaching mothers how to work on their babies and children. (She use storytelling and singing in this beautiful programme).

Fiona works in Malta with Prof. Mark Brincat in the gynaecology ward, especially with patients experiencing fertility issues, IVF therapy and supporting anti/postnatal patients.

 

Fiona lives and works in Malta and works in the Gozo Acupuncture centre by appointment, especially on Fridays bringing her wealth of skills and experience in General and Women's Health to the Island of Gozo, Malta.  

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Charlotte Forlani - Dietician & Nutritionist

Charlotte is a U.K qualified dietitian and nutritionist since 2009 with a B.Sc (Hons) degree in Dietetics.

 

She uses evidenced science-based nutrition in a personalised and holistic way to treat many medical conditions and to help you achieve your goals. Charlotte is a specialist in achieving weight loss, and a specialist in diabetes and cancer management. 

 

Charlotte is very experienced in treating and advising on IBS, food allergies & intolerances, inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, kidney disease, heart disease, liver disease, nutrition deficiencies, as well as on healthy eating advice catered to the clients needs.

Allison Tremblay - Naturopath & Women's Wellness Coach
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I am Allison, certified wellness coach and naturopath practioner for women. I was fascinated by nature and its power of healing since my youngest age and I know how powerful is the connection between our mind, body, and soul, specifically the physical body’s connection to our emotional state.

I was diagnosed with PCOS and endometriosis at the age of 20. After starting my own journey of self-healing, I felt guided to help other women to heal like I did with a natural and holistic approach.

I help women overcome pain caused by hormonal imbalance, restore harmony in their body and get more confident in their daily life with a holistic approach that involves nutrition, herbal supplements, healthy life-style  and, mainly, relaxation and releasing healing therapy.

I support  women by guiding them on how to reconnect with themselves by being more present, in their body, confident, and by having more compassion and love for themselves and their surroundings. I will help you reconnect with the part of yourself you forgot about… to find inner peace .

With love and gratitude…

Allison

My name is Eldon and I am from the islands of Rarotonga and Aitutaki in the Cook Islands, where I spent my formative years immersed in the rich cultural and iddylic life of Polynesia. Drawing from my ancestral lineage, which encompasses royal, chiefly, and ancient shamanic roots spanning across the Pacific Islands, the Americas, and Mesopotamia, my spiritual journey has been deeply influenced by my heritage and my love for history, ancient civilizations, metaphysics, aviation, philosophy and the cosmos.

In August 2021 during the alignment of the Lion's Gate Portal, I experienced a profound awakening that irrevocably altered the course of my life. Initiated by my Ancestors and guided by my Spirit Animals, I embarked on a transformative exploration of healing and spirituality. Under the tutelage of Archangel Raphael, I acquired the ability to channel healing energies from the angelic realm, becoming a conduit for divine healing.

My abilities as a multidimensional psychic healer and gifted energy intuitive are reflected in my mastery of five reiki disciplines, including Usui, Karuna, Seichim, Sekhem-Seichim, and Lightarian Reiki. My divine connection to the celestial realm enables me to receive messages and visions, which I selflessly share with my clients to facilitate their personal healing journeys.

Within the realm of spiritual alchemy, I truly hope to stand out as a beacon of inspiration and an emblem of constant metamorphosis. My purpose lies in healing, inspiring, guiding, and uplifting the consciousness of humanity as we enter the next phase of our spiritual evolution with unwavering confidence, love and compassion.

If you have any questions or you would like to know more about the work I do please feel free to contact me.

 

Hello, I'm Petra and my background is in health food. I started more than a decade ago in Europe's raw & vegan restaurants, hotels and detox centres as a chef and head chef. I was running a successful vegan & gluten free catering business on Gozo island for the last couple of years. Now I am currently on maternity leave giving my energy predominantly to my daughter and to reconnecting with nature and its healing abilities through wild plants and herbs. I further provide natural medicinal herbal remedies and tinctures for Gozo Acupuncture centre.

I founded Secret Garden after having a re-affirming past life regression session, that confirmed for me why there is such a strong innate connection to nature, to its magic. It gave me an insight on harvesting the energy of plants and how to do it ethically and with  permission.

The herbs that I honor and with which I co-create my remedies are either organically grown in my own medicinal garden, grown in gardens of souls with similiar vision or they are sustainably foraged on Gozo island, Malta.

Eldon A Pori - Reiki Master, Psychic Healer, & Ascension Guide
Petra Viskova- Medicinal Wild Plants & Herbalist, Vegan Head Chef
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