03 9576 3110

Dr Ashley Gordon

B.Hth.Sci. (Chinese Medicine)
B.App.Sci. (Human Movement)
Diploma of Bowen Therapy

Dr Ashley Gordon is an experienced Acupuncturist and Chinese Herbalist. His passion is helping women throughout their pregnancy journeys, from fertility and IVF support, to pre-conception care and birth preparation, as well as women’s health more generally. 

Ash is proficient in the treatment of a wide of range of health conditions, from digestive issues to sleeping difficulties and hormonal imbalances, right through to immune and auto-immune conditions.

In addition to his Bachelor’s degrees in Health Science (Traditional Chinese Medicine) and Applied Science (Human Movement), Ash is an accredited member of the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia and the Australian Traditional Medicine Society. He holds a certification in Bowen Therapy, which aims to help rebalance the body, and may be offered alongside Liforce’s acupuncture treatment options, where appropriate.

With a passion for learning and a desire to remain at the forefront of global knowledge and industry best-practice, Ash continues to further his education in Chinese herbal medicine and diagnostic skills.

Dr Jodi Pritchard

B.Hth.Sci. (Chinese Medicine)
Dr Jodi Pritchard is a graduate of the Southern School of Natural Therapies, where she achieved a Bachelor’s degree in Health Science (Chinese Medicine). She is also registered with the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia and is a Member of the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association.

Jodi has always been passionate about health, wellness and preventing disease using holistic and natural approaches wherever possible. Her passion for Chinese medicine resulted from her first-hand experiences over a ten-year period spent living and working in Asia.

Of particular interest to Jodi is the Chinese medicine philosophy of treating the root cause of a disease or ailment, as opposed to the physical or emotional symptoms, as well supporting the body’s intrinsic healing capability to restore a natural state of balance. To establish the underlying cause of any health problem, Jodi relies on the traditional methods of in-depth discussion and palpation, tongue and pulse examinations. From there, her recommended treatments depend entirely on the patient’s individual needs.

Jodi has a passion for working with children, treating anxiety and insomnia, and is also a skilled practitioner of cosmetic acupuncture.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does acupuncture hurt?

Not usually. It does involve puncturing the skin, so you will feel a series of sensations, but there should be negligible pain. Rest assured, our practitioners are committed to ensuring your ultimate comfort and the most pain-free acupuncture experience possible, by adopting the gentlest approach. In fact, many first-time clients report their surprise at how pain-free their experience was!

We also offer non-invasive laser acupuncture for those who prefer a needle-free approach, and for the kids, we use a very gentle Japanese approach known traditionally as Shonishin. Using small tools to stroke or press specific points on the body, the aim of this painless technique is to restore and stimulate natural healing mechanisms.

How many treatments will I need?
This is a difficult question to answer in general. While anywhere from six to ten sessions is pretty typical, it really does depend on the individual. When it comes to our treatment plans, there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ solution. The treatment you receive will depend on the condition being treated, the severity of the condition, and your desired outcomes.
Will I be eligible for a private health insurance rebate?
Usually the answer would be yes, as long as the necessary extras cover that includes this type of treatment. Our advice would be to double check your policy or call your insurance provider for further clarification.
Do Chinese herbal medicines taste bad?
The answer to this question is entirely subjective. They certainly don’t taste like chocolate, that’s for sure! They are natural and are made entirely from actual herbs, which obviously dictates the flavor. The good news is that even if you don’t like the taste, it can quickly be countered with a mint or a flavored drink. And remember, it’s short term pain for long term gain!

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Contact Us

Phone: (03) 9576 3110
Location:117 Station St, Malvern 3144 VIC
Schedule of Fees: View Here
Opening Hours:

Monday: 10am - 7pm
Wednesday: 8am - 8pm
Thursday: 10am - 8pm
Friday: 8am - 2pm
Saturday: 8am - 2pm

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