Dr. Jaya Ferreira
Chinese medicine practitioner/clinic director
From the youngest age I have been surrounded by healing and a natural way of living. Having a mother who works in massage, aromatherapy, and crystal healing has meant that it was good nutrition or different modalities of natural healing that were the go to when I didn’t feel good.
Truthfully though, it has only been in my adult life that I can appreciate the knowledge and benefit it has given me. It has been through my own health journey that I have been empowered to take responsibility for my health and find out what works for me and how I can become the best version of myself.
After getting my degree in Chinese Medicine/Human Biology from RMIT University, and working in various clinics in Melbourne, I developed a love of women’s health, in particularly working with hormones in natural fertility and pregnancy support. I believe the human body is such an incredible system and when it is balanced physically, emotionally and spiritually it is capable of some incredible things.
I am constantly amazed how to body responds to treatments such as acupuncture, crystal healing, and aromatherapy.
My passion lies with the innate ability of the body to support and empower itself. Whether it is nutrition, acupuncture, functional medicine or energetics I am committed to working with my clients to help them find their own balance in their health and wellbeing. This includes giving them the tools to making lasting changes within their lives.
Dr. Bianca Zeinstra
Chinese medicine practitioner
Like many practitioners I came to Chinese medicine from personally experiencing the benefits. As a teenager, I suffered with bad acne and through exploring different natural therapies, found this to work for me. From this experience, I developed a deep interest in Chinese medicine. With the encouragement of my mum, a midwife and advocate of natural and alternative therapies, after secondary school I went to RMIT to study a double degree in Applied Science (Chinese medicine & Human Biology).
Since finishing my studies at RMIT I have continued my training focusing on the use of Chinese medicine in fertility and also Five Elements Acupuncture. This style of acupuncture is an ancient form of medicine that works by treating a person at the levels of body, mind, heart and spirit. This enable a person to achieve harmony with themselves and their emotions. Five Elements further enhances my skills in fertility and women’s health due of the importance of achieving harmony in the body. I love helping women and men to achieve their wellbeing and fertility goals, and supporting women through their pregnancies, and find acupuncture is wonderful during this time for musculoskeletal concerns and pain management.
When I’m not working at Natural Fertility Geelong I love playing Aussie Rules football, hanging out with all my pets, I have a dog, cat, sheep and three birds! And ever since travelling to China for my internship in 5th year at university I have been so fascinated with Chinese culture, history and tradition, so I can often be found reading novels and history books about China.
Dr Surya Schimana-Chiller
Chinese medicine practitioner
My interest in Acupuncture and Chinese medicine was sparked from a young age when I was treated by a practitioner in my home town of Byron Bay. Acupuncture relieved me of my problematic teenage skin and debilitating menstrual pain without the need for harsh chemicals and pharmaceuticals.
Over the course of my acupuncture degree, I became fascinated with the complex and intricate systemic processes involved in fertility, pregnancy and reproductive health. I am in awe of how incredibly Chinese medicine can rebalance these processes, harmonise the body and help men and women realise optimal fertility health and wellbeing.
Since graduating I have continued my education in multiple areas of reproductive health and fertility as well as the field of cosmetic acupuncture and skin rejuvenation.
My passion lies within natural and non-invasive treatment options for hormonal imbalance, menstrual problems, reproductive health, fertility and pregnancy support as well as skin complaints and cosmetic imperfections. I want to empower my clients with knowledge and tools that can be used to make healthy choices in all aspects and stages of life.
I am here to support you now and work with you on your journey to becoming the healthiest and happiest that you can be.
My interest in approaching health from a holistic point comes from my love of delicious food and a strong desire to help people. After spending my 20’s working and travelling Australia by tinkering with different careers (florist, aspiring artist, retail worker, art gallery worker, waitress, P.A.) I went back to uni to study nutritional medicine at Endeavour College of Natural Health. My main reasons for becoming a Nutritionist haven’t changed over the years, but my view of health and wellbeing have. And it is these reasons combined with my evolved mindset that I bring into my practice with you, to increase health no matter your starting point. I like to combine my foundational knowledge of nutritional medicine, pathology and human biology with the life lessons, discoveries and further learning I have accumulated over my life. I don’t believe in restriction for long or short term happiness and health. But I do believe in listening closely to what we need and treating ourselves with the utmost respect.
We love what we care for and we care for what we love.
When you choose to work with me, developing a loving and compassionate relationship with yourself is where we will begin. I’ll be your cheerleader for self-development and we will go at a pace that suits you, with a little bit of a nudge from time to time. We will explore barriers to change, eat delicious food, laugh (and possibly cry) as you move towards the place you want to be.
I have a particular interest in womens health; periods, fertility, preconception care, pregnancy support, body image, self care and mindfulness.