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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

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.

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PhD Dr Sergi Salabert - Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine

Hi, My name is Sergi I'm from Barcelona, Spain. I started studying Chinese medicine back in 2009 after a period of interest in Eastern philosophies such as Buddhism and Daoism. I have finished a four years program including Western and Chinese medicine perspectives back in my country. After finishing my studies I was offered a scholarship to complete a master's degree in Chinese medicine at the Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese medicine for a period of four years where later I did join also my Ph.D. program. During this time I stayed in different hospitals assisting traditional doctors in their work and later translating for them. This allowed me to integrate the practice with the real heirs of this great tradition. I have grown a great interest in the art of healing which has made me travel around the world to see different versions of traditional medicine. I stayed with remote tribes in the Peruvian and the Indonesian jungle. I also spent time in the Thailand monasteries where I meditated for long retreats and I also had the opportunity to follow a Japanese master in Spain for several years during my stays in Barcelona. In all this, I found a common place for the understanding of pathology which is what Chinese medicine calls "shen", a term that translates as spirit or mind. All these ancient medicines have systems to ensure that the emotions of the community are as settled as possible since they recognize that a healthy and happy individual makes a stronger community. In nowadays society, where most of our physical needs are satisfied by modern systems of production, the importance of the emotional aspect plays a huge role in the disease onset and also in its relief. There is a Chinese saying that goes like this: "the inferior doctor treats the body while the superior one treats the spirit, the superior doctor prevents disease while the inferior treats it". Since the first year of my studies, I have been considering this sentence. This is how I came into contact with flower Bach remedies that are a genuine way to deal with emotions and that combine very well with Chinese medicine treatment. This combination of methods brings me great satisfaction when I see the changes in my patients who get not only a release of their physical complaints but also a transformed attitude towards life challenges that reverts to long-lasting health benefits.I'm very happy to take this job opportunity at Gozo acupuncture clinic where I'll do my best to help the needs of those who come to seek treatment.

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Salvatore Bazzano - Deep Tissue Massage 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.  

Allison Tremblay - Women's Health Therapist
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I am Allison, certified holistic therapist and nutrition for women. I am 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 am also a qualified Yoga teacher RYT ®200 (Yoga Alliance), course completed with the New
Humanity School in India. My Yoga practice is focused on Kriya techniques and Hatha style, each
session brings healing.I have been teaching in retreats , private classes and online for more than 2
years.
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 .
By changing your thoughts and your mindset, you can restore harmony and recover a healthy body.
Remember that a healthy mind brings a healthy body.
Deepak Chopra said: “You must find the place inside yourself where nothing is impossible”.
Are you ready to find yours and rediscover yourself?
With love and gratitude…
Allison

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