About Qi Medicine acupuncture

Australian natural Therapist association logoAustralian Health practitioners regulation agencyOver 12 years experience


Since 2006, Qi Medicine has conducted over 9,000 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 just about every health issue one could think of 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 focus are:

  • Skin, acne and healthy aging with cosmetic acupuncture
  • Women’s health including digestive, hormonal and mood balancing
  • Healthy conception support with a focus on fertility and IVF
  • Healthy pregnancies and birth recovery
  • Any type of muscle or joint pain including back and neck pain, arthritis and injury recovery
  • Addressing mood issues including stress and anxiety


Hours of operation

Monday 9.30am – 3.30 pm

Tuesday 10am – 7.30pm

Wednesday 10am – 3.30pm

Thursday 10am- 7.30pm

Saturday 8.30am- 2.30pm  


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 therapist, birth educator, yoga and meditation teacher.


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 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 skin and healthy aging concerns. Cosmetic acupuncture is a wonderful natural tool to help you age gracefully, and help to preserve skin health 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!


Qualifications and training include:

  • Bachelor of health science, acupuncture (Victoria University, Melbourne)
  • The Fertile Life Method (Kirsten Wolfe) 

  • 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)


  • 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



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, digestive problems 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, cupping therapy and cosmetic acupuncture. 


As a therapist, I have a special interest in treating women’s health, fertility, 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.


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)
  • Certificate of constitutional facial rejuvenation acupuncture (Melbourne)
  • Completed advanced Master Richard Teh Fu Tan Balance method acupuncture course (Melbourne)


  • 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


Zoe Rankin (Administration officer and student practitioner)

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 currently studying a Bachelor of Health Science in Chinese medicine at SSNT in Melbourne, encompassing both acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine practices.

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. Upon graduating in her field Zoe looks forward to continuing helping disadvantaged children with Chinese medicine and acupuncture, plus volunteering abroad in India and South East Asia.

Zoe’s other passions include gardening, cooking up creative recipes, and relaxing with her two dogs and cat.


Qualifications include:

  • (Completing) Bachelor of Health Science (Chinese Medicine) Southern School of Natural Therapies, Fitzroy (VIC) 
  • Bachelor of Health Sciences, Curtin University of Technology, Bentley (WA)         



Find us on Google maps here: Qi Medicine acupuncture in Moonee Ponds

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) 8394 7665 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 24-6 hours notice: $40 payable

  • Less than 6 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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