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Our People

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Dr Mandy Jolic (TCM)

BHSc (TCM) Hons. CST I, CST II, Member ACNEM

Mandy has been practicing in the Western region since 1996. Since undertaking a degree in science and completing a four year degree with Honours in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, Mandy has developed a keen interest in women’s health including pre and post-conception care, fertility, gynaecological concerns, pregnancy care, labour inductions and using Chinese medicine to improve success rates with IVF.

Mandy has garnered a solid reputation in the Western region for her thorough approach to all areas of women's health and fertility and pregnancy, treating clients by looking at the root cause of any issues to determine the best protocols for treatment. Mandy works alongside fertility specialists to optimise outcomes and is committed to broadening her education and understanding of fertility issues, regularly attending courses and seminars in all aspects of fertility care, women's health and integrative medicine. Mandy is known for her ability to explain complex factors which affect health and fertility in a way which is simple and easy to understand. Mandy aims to empower clients with a thorough understanding of their fertility and tailors treatments to the individual or couple addressing their specific concerns.

Mandy has trained in the Billings method, has a certificate in and is a Trained Teacher in Natural Fertility Education and is also a certified childbirth educator specialising in HypnoBirthing® since 2006. Mandy has also completed training with the Upledger Institute in craniosacral treatment and incorporates this into her treatments as required.

Mandy also has a special interest in chronic disease management, particularly autoimmune disorders. Mandy has undertaken extensive training in the use of nutrition and lifestyle solutions in chronic disease management and will utilise this knowledge to improve patient outcomes when required.

Mandy offers appointments for couples to discuss health concerns and goals. During these sessions Mandy will explain the factors that may be affecting your fertility and discuss your options regarding treatment and answer any questions that you may have. During this appointment a treatment plan is formulated and follow up treatments or referrals to specialists are usually recommended. Due to sometimes extended wait times for appointments, Mandy also offers these appointments via Skype.


Dr Peter Ferrigno (TCM)

PhD, MA, BA, BSW, DipEd.

Having been in practice for over 30 years Peter is part of a small group of Victoria's first Australian born and trained Chinese medicine practitioners and began practicing in the western suburbs where he continues to work. In addition to being a practitioner he has also been instrumental in training would-be acupuncturists since the mid-1980's. In the early 1990's university training in acupuncture was established in Melbourne, which was a first for Australia, and Peter was fortunate to be one of a small group of educators that began lecturing in Chinese medicine at Victoria University where he worked for some fifteen years. During that time Peter completed his Masters by thesis followed with his Doctorate in Chinese medicine.

Now part of Three Lanterns, Peter is devoting more of his time to clinical practice, primarily as a generalist practitioner, but still retains an interest in lecturing, consulting and mentoring. Peter is currently a member of the editorial board of the Australian Journal of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, Australia's first peer reviewed Chinese medicine journal. Peter also runs regular workshops in MET and Muscle Meridian Technique for acupuncturists and other allied health professionals.

Dr Amber Moore (TCM)

PhD, B.Chin.Med. (Hons), BA (Hons)

Amber discovered Chinese Medicine whilst working and living in the US. It was the natural and inter-connected explanations on life and health that underlie the practice of Chinese Medicine that she fell in love with, and she has been appreciating the effectiveness, breadth and depth of Chinese Medicine ever since. After completing an Honours degree from Victoria University along with an internship at Shuguan Hospital in Shanghai she has gone on to practice in a number of clinics.  Her clinical practice is general, using acupuncture and herbs to treat a variety of conditions. Some of her many clinical interests include gynecology, fertility, obstetrics, pediatrics, psychological health, internal and preventative medicine. Amber is qualified in Holistic Counselling and Reiki, both of which bring an extra energetic dimension to her treatments. Amber has a warm and supportive nature and works to understand and support her clients individual health and wellbeing desires.

Amber comes to Chinese Medicine with a background in research, education and philosophy. She has an Honours degree in Psychology and Philosophy and has completed a PhD in Chinese Medicine at Monash University in 2014. She is a sessional lecturer at Southern School of Natural Therapies. Amber recently developed the first formal mentoring program for Chinese Medicine practitioners in the world for the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association. She is very interested in the active wider participation of Chinese Medicine in the integrative field through dialogue with other fields and the use of innovative research. Currently she is working on a research project at Monash University and is a member and Secretary of the Human Research Ethics Committee at the National Institute of Integrative Medicine (NIIM).


Dr Diana Lui (TCM)

B.App.Sc. (Chinese Med), B.App.Sc. (Human Bio), Ad.Dip. (Myotherapy), Cert.Acupuncture (Tan Balance Method)

Diana is a second generation Chinese medicine practitioner who grew up in Footscray dispensing Chinese herbs in her father's clinic. Initially she studied to become a pathologist, but decided to follow her heart and do what she always loved - being at the forefront of patient care and being a part of a client's journey to good health. She graduated with Distinction in Chinese Medicine and Human Biology from RMIT, then completed her clinical internship at Nanjing’s prestigious Jiangsu Provincial Hospital where she spent time in dermatology, internal medicine, neurology, acupuncture and gynaecology departments.

Diana's main area of interest is the treatment of skin conditions. She enjoys formulating herbal skin creams and is passionate about helping others achieve healthy skin with Chinese medicine. Other special interests include digestive complaints, stress relief, hormonal conditions and herbal medicine. Diana regularly updates her treatment skills and draws on Dr Richard Tan's Balance method and Five Element acupuncture to assist with both physical and emotional pain. 

Diana returned in 2016 from extended study leave where she successfully obtained a PostGraduate Diploma of Dermatology in Chinese Medicine under the direction of renowned Chinese Medicine Dermatologist Mazin Al-Khafaji in London.

Dr Elisabeth Sever-Topping (TCM)

PG Dip. Acup (UK)

Elisabeth graduated from her acupuncture degree from the Northern College of Acupuncture in York. After graduating in the UK Elisabeth became part of a multidiciplinary team at the Williams Osteopathic Clinic in Manchester and the Cheadle Hulme Counselling and Psychotherapy Centre. 

Since migrating to Melbourne Elisabeth has honed her skills at busy Chinese Medicine clinics, making a significant contribution to the health and wellbeing of the surrounding community at each practice.

Having lived and worked in Europe, the UK and Australia, Elisabeth's professional background in health, education and music have helped her to develop patience, empathy and perspective, allowing her to communicate effectively with clients of varying cultural and professional backgrounds and age groups. Elisabeth is bilingual in both German and English.

Since 2010 Elisabeth has continued to upgrade and enhance her skills with further studies in Japanese Acupuncture approaches, Auricular Therapy, Muscle meridian Techniques and training in Dr Tan's Balance Method traditionally used for pain relief. 

Elisabeth is a respectful, dynamic and caring practitioner with a commitment to excellence in patient care and a determination to support clients through health challenges and a strong desire to help create positive changes in the lives of her clients.

Bernadette Fitzgerald

Dip.RMT., Member AAMT., Practitioner of Pregnancy Massage
Remedial Massage Therapist

Having practiced since 2010, Bernadette has trained both internationally and within Australia. Whilst working on major cruise liners across the Atlantic Ocean and Baltic Sea, Bernadette was able to hone her skills treating a wide variety of clients and conditions. Her training continued locally in Victoria treating clients at luxury hotels such as Crown Spa Melbourne and various Endota Spa centres as well as working within dedicated sports clinics. Due to this extensive experience, Bernadette is ideally placed to offer her clients treatments that are both pampering and highly efficacious.

Bernadette utilises a holistic approach in her treatments and sessions with clients, treating each client with the intention of specifically catering to their individual needs and concerns. With a keen interest in pregnancy massage, cupping therapy, the treatment of soft tissue injuries and with an emphasis on maximising the benefits of aromatherapy, Bernadette is able to draw on various techniques and modalities to ensure optimal and consistent results.

With a deep and strong passion for health and wellbeing, Bernadette regularly undergoes extra training and further professional development to ensure her techniques are up to date and evidence based. Bernadette is also currently enrolled in a Bachelor of Health Science majoring in Acupuncture at Endeavour College in Melbourne.


Samantha Higgins

Dip.RMT., Member AAMT
Remedial Massage Therapist

Samantha's motivation to become a remedial massage therapist stemmed from her love of fitness, health and wellbeing. She has worked as a remedial and pregnancy massage therapist since 2008 and during this time has focused on helping clients achieve a balanced state using a variety of massage techniques.

Samantha's experience includes working with professional athletes including the Western Bulldogs Football Team. Samantha continues to aid preparation and recovery in clients involved in fitness and training, tailoring treatment to individual and team goals and needs.

Sam is also adept at treating women at all stages of their pregnancy as well as helping clients who require massage to mitigate the effects of stress and tension on their wellbeing. Samantha is also experienced in helping to improve function and range of motion in joints by reducing pain and inflammation, relaxing muscle tissue and releasing muscle spasm and tension.