About Qi Medicine acupuncture

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Since 2006, Qi Medicine has conducted thousands of individual acupuncture treatments, working hard to help address clients health and wellness concerns.

Qi Medicine was founded by Dr. Sheena Vaughan (Registered Chinese medicine practitioner) in 2006 in Melbourne, Victoria. We have grown from a small practice to a large clinic over the years, treating a wide range of complex health issues along the way!


Qi Medicine has now grown to help train several student practitioners and takes pride in passing down skills and knowledge to emerging Doctors of Chinese medicine. Qi Medicine should be your first choice for acupuncture in Moonee Ponds.


Our current key areas of interest are:

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Hours of operation

Monday 10am – 7.30 pm

Tuesday 10am – 4.30pm

Wednesday 12 pm – 6.30pm

Thursday 10am- 7.30pm

Saturday 9am- 4 pm  


Meet our team

Doctor Angela Koutsofrigas (Registered Chinese medicine practitioner)


Angela Koutsofrigas acupuncture

‘I feel I have so much to share with you as your therapist. I have accumulated a wealth of knowledge over my 20 years of practice that I know I can help you overcome your challenges and help you achieve a new level of wellbeing.’


Hi, I’m Dr. Ange, a Chinese medicine and acupuncture therapist, and a registered birth educator.


In my early career, I developed my knowledge of the human body through the practice of massage and myotherapy. I have an enduring curiosity in natural medicine which led me to study traditional Chinese Medicine at Victoria University in Melbourne, which compliments my training as a kundalini yoga and meditation teacher.


If you are seeking support through fertility, IVF, pregnancy or gynecological issues, then I know I have the experience and tools to help you. Much of my focus as a Chinese medicine Doctor has been on helping women and couples through fertility and reproductive issues, and my training as a birth support facilitator (hypnobirthing) has meant I have had the pleasure of supporting many couples through the joy of birth.


In addition, I am a passionate cosmetic acupuncturist and can help you manage a range of healthy aging concerns. Cosmetic acupuncture is a wonderful natural tool to help you age gracefully and help you glow with health from the inside out.


I can’t wait to get to know you and give you the support you need to live life to the fullest!


Book in with Dr. Ange here


A short interview with Dr. Ange


Why we love Dr. Ange…

Dr. Ange works from a place of gentle power- she brings no ego and you will find yourself instantly comfortable in her presence. When you receive treatment from Ange you know you are in the hands of someone who works from a place of genuine compassion and a heartfelt connection.

To work continually for over 20 years as a therapist takes a special kind of person with special qualities– a balance which Ange maintains with her practice of self-care, and care for those around her.  You will agree that Ange is an expert at holding space for you, no matter what trauma or pain you may be experiencing. 


Ange’s Qualifications and training include:

  • Bachelor of health science, acupuncture (Victoria University, Melbourne)
  • Fertility acupuncture education: The Fertile Life Method (Dr. Kirsten Wolfe, Mornington Chinese Medicine) 

  • Acupuncture in Pregnancy and Childbirth (Debra Betts) 

  • Assisted Reproductive Technology and Chinese medicine  (Jane Lyttleton) 

  • Dr.Tan Balance method Acupuncture (Melbourne) 

  • Practical Paediatrics (Helen Gordon) 

  • Remedial Massage certificate (Melbourne)

  • Myotherapy certificate (Australian College of Soft tissue Therapy)

Ange’s Accreditations:

  • Registered with the Australian health practitioners regulation agency (AHPRA)
  • Member of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS)
  • Level 2 senior first aid 
  • Registered with most Australian private health funds


Dr. Zoe Rankin acupuncture and Chinese medicine

Doctor Zoe Rankin (Registered Chinese medicine practitioner)

‘Ever wondered why your emotions are playing up? Do you feel sad, have a short fuse, or are lost for direction and keep procrastinating? Or do you find yourself constantly worried, and unable to switch off?’


Does this sound a little bit like you? Well lucky we have found each other because these are the very things I love to fix. 


Hi, I’m Dr. Zoe, a Chinese medicine doctor, and an expert in natural health balance.  


I believe that you are a unique individual, who deserves a tailored approach to wellness. Issues can arise from a variety of different causes and therefore, every treatment needs to be tailored to treat your specific needs.


I am seriously passionate about seeing people reach their full potential because I see so many of you suffer unnecessarily when there is an effective solution right at your fingertips!


Are you suffering from a bunch of ‘small’ symptoms, that no other health professional takes seriously? I’m talking about:


  • Cramping and muscle pain during your period
  • Fatigue and lethargy
  • Stress causing a stuck feeling in the throat
  • The stress of overwhelm and a too big ‘to do’ list
  • Dull, aching lower back pain or neck pain

…just to name a few. These things matter! And I know I have the skills to help fix them, so let’s have a chat. I look forward to meeting you. 


Why we love Dr. Zoe…

Zoe has been a part of the Qi Medicine family since 2015 and is one of the friendly faces you will see regularly around the clinic.  Zoe is passionate about making a positive change in this world and has dedicated her time selflessly to others through volunteering in aged care and through the Strides supportive friends program.


If you have a range of complex health issues, then Dr. Zoe is your woman. We have never met anyone as passionate about problem-solving as Zoe, and when she starts on a case, she puts her heart and soul into it. We also love that Zoe is a full heart-based practitioner, and will support you 100% when you are fully dedicated to overcoming your challenges. Above all, we find Zoe to be warm and caring, empathetic, and a wonderfully supportive and charming woman!


When she is not working hard to support your health, Zoe is spending time in nature with her lovable animals Winston and Acha ( her cats) and Millie, Fern and Marlo (her dogs) or tending to her beautiful, veggie-filled garden.


Book in with Dr. Zoe here


Zoe’s qualifications include:

  • Bachelor of health science, Chinese medicine (SSNM, Melbourne)
  • Bachelor of Health Sciences, Curtin University of Technology, Bentley (WA)     

Zoe’s accreditations:

    • Registered with the Australian health practitioners regulation agency (AHPRA)
    • Member of the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA)
    • Level 2 senior first aid 
    • Registered with most Australian private health funds

A short interview with Dr. Zoe…


Doctor Sheena Vaughan (Registered Chinese medicine practitioner)


Acupuncture in Moonee Ponds

‘As a doctor of Chinese medicine, It is my professional mission to help people free themselves from pain, stress, and helplessness. I achieve this by listening, being honest and empowering people to take control.’


Hi, I’m Sheena Vaughan, the principal therapist, and owner at Qi Medicine.


Congratulations on the decision to take action on your health; it is the most precious thing you own. You are probably here because you have a long-standing health issue you are ready to move past.


Whether it is niggling pain, seeking Chinese medicine to use in conjunction with fertility treatments or a course of IVF, or ongoing skin complaints, you are ready to make some positive health changes. I can help provide gentle solutions to your health concerns with methods including acupuncture, traditional Chinese medicine and cosmetic acupuncture. 


Over the years, I have developed a special interest in the general areas of women’s health, pregnancy and fertility, and hormonal and skin issues. This also ties into my passion for cosmetic acupuncture and facial rejuvenation, something I have been practicing for many years in the clinic. I also like to help people naturally overcome sciatica, lower back pain, shoulder and neck pain, plus other muscle and joint issues.


Because we humans are a bit complex (our health being no exception), I place great importance on listening and recognising what is going on in your world. This will help you understand the causes of your health issues, from which we can formulate your individual treatment plan.


If there a few small tweaks or some big life changes you are seeking help with then I am always available to have a chat about how I could help you.


What we love about Dr. Sheena…

Sheena is a dynamic, ambitious and determined woman. For the 13 years she has been in practice she has worked hard to be the best possible therapist she can be, delivering quality, service, and reliability to her clients and staff.

Sheena will take on new cases with enthusiasm and gusto, being ready and willing to learn something new and help her clients find successful outcomes. Whilst being driven, we also feel Sheena is generous and insightful with a sharp eye for detail.


Book in with Dr. Sheena here


Sheena’s qualifications include:

  • Bachelor of health science, acupuncture (ACNM, Melbourne)
  • Certificate IV Chinese remedial massage, tui na (ACNM, Melbourne)
  • Certificate in skin needling (White Lotus Anti-Ageing)
  • Diploma Thai foot massage (TMC, Thailand)
  • Fertility acupuncture education: The Fertile Life Method (Dr. Kirsten Wolfe, Mornington Chinese Medicine) 
  • Certificate of constitutional facial rejuvenation acupuncture (Melbourne)
  • Completed advanced Master Richard Teh Fu Tan Balance method acupuncture course (Melbourne)

Sheena’s accreditations:

  • Clinical Internship, Guanxi College of Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Registered with the Australian health practitioners regulation agency (AHPRA)
  • Member of the Australian Natural Therapists Association (ANTA)
  • Level 2 senior first aid 
  • Registered with most Australian private health funds


Helen Egert ( Hypnotherapist and Reiki Practitioner )


Helen Egert Reiki Hypnotherapy Moonee Ponds‘Reiki and Hypnotherapy have healed my life and I am now blessed to pass this gift on to others and help to change peoples lives. ‘


Hi all, 


I’m Helen. I am a passionate Hypnotherapist and Reiki Practitioner. 


My healing journey started in 2013 where I had the pleasure to delve into my Reiki Practice, and from then on I wanted to learn more about the impact of energy on my body.

My practice has led to studying HeartEnergetix which is energy-based Hypnotherapy.


I love being in nature. I believe that nature connects me to my Reiki.


What I love about my work is seeing the change in peoples faces after a session. The complete bliss and relaxation are what keeps me going and knowing that I was able to help someone through whatever they need makes me happy.


I am very happy and proud to be practicing within Qi Medicine now. 


If you have any questions please get in contact or book online at www.innerhealingpath.com.au/book-online.


See you soon




Helen’s qualifications include:

  • Reiki Master (completed all 3 courses as per the Usui Reiki Ryoho Lineage)
  • Diploma of Clinical Hypnotherapy
  • Advanced Diploma of HeartEnergetix therapy

Book with Helen for Reiki and Hypnotherapy here.


Theresa (Tess) Talavera (Myotherapist and Remedial massage therapist)



Tess remedial massage Moonee Ponds“Life is about enjoying yourself and everyone you care for, maximizing your bodies full potential and furthering life to achieve your goals.

And my aim is to help you achieve your wellness goals, continue your way of life and not be limited by muscular conditions.”


Hi, I’m Tess registered Myotherapist and Remedial Massage Therapist.


I studied Bachelor of Science in Physical therapy in the Philippines back in 2004. I was really interested in providing valuable healthcare and clinical rehabilitation for treatment in muscular disorders.


I feel that I have achieved success with my patients when I see them return to their normal activities of daily living, share with me their stories of pain relief and be able to enjoy life without any physical limiting factor.


When I migrated here in Australia I concentrated on different massage techniques and gaining my Australian qualification for massage and an advanced diploma in Myotherapy.


I have been practicing for over 8 wonderful years and is still looking forward to helping so many people!

As a myotherapist, I have extensive knowledge of the musculo-skeletal system. The aim when treating and assessing an individual is to locate the source of pain which can be neuro-muscular, movement, posture, and injury.


Remedial massage helps to relieve muscular pain and provides relaxation. Targeting specific muscles and helping in proper blood circulation and movement. 


I am focused and centered on my clients. There is nothing more important to me than hearing my clients be able to enjoy life and not be limited by any aches and pain.


The treatment’s that Tess provides:

  • Myo-fascial release
  • Deep or Soft tissue massage
  • Dry needling
  • Cupping
  • Muscle stretching and exercises.
  • Pregnancy massage

Tess’s Qualifications:

  • Massage Therapy
  • Remedial Massage Therapy
  • Advanced Diploma in Myotherapy
  • First Aid

Tess’s accreditations:

  • Member of the Australian Natural Therapist Association (ANTA)

To book in with Tess, please contact her directly on her mobile 0430430106.



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Are we easy to get to?

Qi Medicine Acupuncture Moonee PondsThe clinic is located at Suite 4, Level 1, 151 Pascoe Vale Rd, Moonee Ponds. (Please ensure you take the ground floor elevator to reach us or level one. For a detailed description of our building, please go to the contact us page.)

We provide acupuncture to the North Western suburbs of Melbourne and are close to Highpoint. Qi Medicine acupuncture is minutes away from Ascot Vale, Essendon, Avondale Heights, Maribyrnong, and Brunswick West. We also service many clients with acupuncture and Chinese medicine in Travancore, Flemington, Aberfeldie, Maidstone, and we are just 10 km from Melbourne city. 



There are a number of free two and three-hour parking spots in the direct vicinity of the clinic.



Qi Medicine acupuncture is a 12-minute walk from Moonee Ponds train station down Puckle Street, a 7-minute walk from the Moonee Ponds bus interchange, and directly on the number 508 Pascoe Vale Rd tram line. 



Book online here or phone the clinic on (03) 8589 6398 to book your acupuncture treatment today.


What sets Qi Medicine apart from other alternative health practices?

  • Booking times are available when you want them, including after office hours and Saturdays, at no extra charge.
  • On-the-spot private health fund rebates (HICAPS), EFTPOS and credit facilities are available.
  • Booking reminders to help you remember your appointment.
  • Qi Medicine is one of the few clinics in Melbourne which offer cosmetic acupuncture and skin needling by a qualified acupuncturist.

Qi Medicine cancellation policy

Although we dislike charging individuals for sessions they do not attend, a fee may apply for late notice cancellations to cover the therapist time and a lost session. 


  • More than 24 hours notice: no charge

  • Between 24-12 hours notice: $40 payable

  • Less than 12 hours or no show: Full cost of treatment payable

You may be reminded by SMS the time and date of your session however sometimes you may not receive the reminder due to unforeseen technical issues. Please know it is up to you to remember your next session time, and SMS reminders are simply a courtesy service.

  • Cancellations incurring a fee will have to be paid within 7 working days or at the next booking time to avoid debt collection. Payments can be paid by direct deposit or by credit card.
  • Please discuss your circumstance directly with your therapist if you encounter a situation where it becomes difficult to attend your session, so other arrangements may be made.
  • Health fund receipts are not applicable for cancellation fees. This policy applies to all bookings made at Qi Medicine.

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