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Three Lanterns is committed to assisting and providing opportunities for continuing professional education not only for practitioners at Three Lanterns but also for our peers within the profession.


Workshops, Seminars and Study Groups

Back in 2011 Mindful Medicine® ran an acupuncture point injection workshop at Three Lanterns primarily for acupuncturists who volunteer their time and expertise to Hands on Health Collingwood. Hands on Health Australia is a community service offering health services to people who are marginalised and unable to access health care easily. To find out more about Hands on Health go to www.handsonhealth.com.au or if you would like to volunteer contact Janet Panaccio at janetsdesk888@hotmail.com

2011 also saw the formation of the Western Region Acupuncture Study Group and the start of our philosophical discussion series. These sessions are aimed at Chinese Medicine professionals. Topics ranged from looking at the relationship between acupuncture and hypnosis to a discussion of xie qi and the direction of movement of pathogenic qi in the body.In the past our philosophical discussions have involved an in depth look at language, metaphor and TCM diagnosis; Kidney Qi: Will, Destiny and Wisdom; and a ‘Things I’ve learned in practice’ series. This year we will be heading in a more practiical direction, running some laser acupuncture workshops as well as exploring muscle energy techniques and pulse diagnosis.

New Services

We welcomed four new practitioners in 2015 - two acupuncturists Elisabeth Sever-Topping and Taffy Avard, and two remedial massage therapists, Tamara Gemelli and Samantha Higgins. Tamara's time with us was far too short due to the arrival of her beautiful son Reishi in Spring of 2016. Tamara is enjoying family life and practicing closer to home on the beautiful Bellarine Peninsula.

We are absolutely thrilled to have Elisabeth, Taffy, and Sam join our team at Three Lanterns. They each bring a wealth of experience to our clinic. Elisabeth and Taffy join Amber, Diana, Mandy and Peter in providing exceptional care in the field of traditional chinese medicine. Samantha has significantly increased the number of remedial massage appointments available at Three Lanterns and has proven to be extremely popular.