He has pursued further studies in classical Chinese and Japanese (Kiiko Style Acupuncture) acupuncture techniques and prefers a gentle needling technique that is pain-free and more effective for treatment efficacy.
As a herbalist he is influenced by classical and modern approaches, willing to incorporate the wisdom from Ayurveda (India) and modern Western approaches to his prescriptions.
Peter has a prior degree in Anthropology, Archaeology, and History, and it was through these studies that he began his study of Daoist philosophy and Tai Ji over 14 years ago. He spent a great deal of time exposed to various indigenous cultures around the world learning about their mythologies and the use of story-telling to elicit personal healing and social cohesion. He spent extensive periods of time on several Lakota-Sioux Reservations participating in community ceremonies and rituals. It was during this time – and after a serious auto-immune illness – that he turned to Chinese Medicine for both personal healing, and to pursue a career as a professional.
Peter has also contributed to professional journals and has taught Chinese Medicine History and Philosophy and other Health Science subjects at a tertiary level. He has worked in both community and private-practice settings.
In recent years, Peter has also trained in (New Code) Neuro-Linguistic Programming and Ericksonian Hypnosis having found the benefits of it personally as a form of both personal and professional development. He has trained with internationally-renowned trainers Chris and Jules Collingwood, completing the only fully-accredited NLP course on offer in Australia. He has found NLP a valuable tool in behavioural change and developing clear, well-formed goals especially for those with chronic disease and illness.
Peter’s background in Tai Ji and Qi Gong has proven an excellent tool in terms of physical fitness and building strength and flexibility, and also in terms of embodying the principles of stillness and movement inherent in Daoist philosophy. He teaches a Daoist form of Tai Ji taught to him by his Chinese Medicine practitioner and mentor as an adjunct to regular acupuncture and herbal medicine treatment.
Coming from a family history of arthritis, Peter has learned and developed effective treatments for sufferers of arthritic conditions, and his personal history of serious thyroid disease has led him to have an intimate understanding of all types of thyroid-based illnesses and how Chinese Medicine can be utilised to effectively treat them.
Peter also has a keen interest on all aspects of Men’s Health, including prostate disorders, sexual dysfunction (low libido, erectile dysfunction, and premature ejaculation), andropause, hormonal imbalances, depression and anxiety, relationships, and male fertility issues (such as low sperm morphology, motility, sperm count, DNA fragmentation, and so on). He has of late been exploring the historical Chinese Medicine approaches to dysbiosis and intestinal parasitic infestation and its relationship to many common modern digestive complaints such as abdominal bloating, weight-management issues, and the links between mood/emotion and diet and digestive health.
Peter is incredibly confident with effectively treating the following:
- Poor Memory
- Poor Concentration
- Bi-Polar Disorder
- Behavioural Disorders
- Cognitive Disorders
- Addictions & recovery
- Male fertility – low sperm count, low motility, low morphology
- Prostate health
- Benign Prostate Enlargement
- Prostate Cancer
- Erectile Dysfunction
- Premature Ejaculation
- Hematospermia (blood in ejaculate)
- Peyronie’s Disease
- Low Libido
- Depression & Anxiety
- Lower Back Pain
- Painful/Difficult Urination
- Frequent Urination/Incontinence
- Relationship issues
- IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
- Crohns’ Disease
- Indigestion & Heartburn
- Ulcerative Colitis
- Abdominal bloating
- Weight Loss
- Food intolerances/sensitivities
- High Cholesterol
- Gut Parasitic Infection
Chronic / Auto-Immune Diseases
- Arthritis (Rheumatoid and Osteo)
- Hypothyroid disorders (including Hashimoto’s)
- Hyperthyroid disorders (including Grave’s Disease)
- Adrenal Fatigue
- Chronic Inflammation
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Bachelor of Health Sciences (Chinese Medicine) – Southern School of Natural Therapies
- Graduate Certificate Neuro-Linguistic Programming – Inspiritive
- Certificate in Ericksonian Hypnosis and Trance
- Bachelor of Arts (Cultural Anthropology) – Monash University
- Registered in Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine with Chinese Medicine Board of Australia (AHPRA)
- First Aid, Level 2
- Working With Children Check
- Signatory to the international Mother-Friendly Childbirth Initiative
To book in to see Peter for acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, Tai Ji & Qi Gong, or ZeNLP call now 03 9028 8912 or make an email enquiry by filling out the form below.