About Qi Medicine

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Qi Medicine was founded in 2006 in Melbourne, Vic. Since it’s opening Qi Medicine has worked continuously with hundreds of clients, helping them overcome their health and cosmetic issues.


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.


Hours of operation

Monday 12pm – 7pm

Wednesday 10am- 7.30pm

Thursday 10am-7pm

Saturday 8.30am- 2.30pm  


Acupuncture in Moonee Ponds- find us on Google maps here.

Our team

Dr Zahra Nasr Chinese medicine and acupunctureDr Zahra Nasr (Chinese medicine and acupuncture)

“My goal is to be the best practitioner that I can be and help my patients achieve their optimum level of health, naturally”.

Dr. Zahra graduated from RMIT (1st Class Honours) with a Bachelor of human biology and Bachelor of Chinese medicine. After successfully completing a 1-year internship at the Jiangsu provincial hospital in China, Zahra returned to Melbourne to begin her career as a Chinese medicine doctor.  She has since honed her skills to focus strongly on women’s fertility and health, with a drive to help women of all walks of life overcome their hormonal, fertility and well-being challenges.

Dr. Zahra is also highly skilled in treating muscle and joint complaints with acupuncture, and has much experience in the art of cosmetic and facial rejuvenation acupuncture, spending many hours working directly with Dr. Sheena in the Qi Medicine clinic.


Dr Zahra’s Qualifications include:

  • Bachelor of applied science (human biology) / Bachelor of applied science (Chinese medicine) – RMIT University, Australia
  • Exchange certificate in human biology and neuroscience – University of Florida, USA
  • Distal needling for fast pain relief – University of technology Sydney – Australia
  • Certificate traditional Japanese acupuncture and moxibustion
  • Certificate in working medicine; the practice of traditional complementary and alternative medicine in an evidence-based medicine world
  • Advanced master tung acupuncture – Endeavour college of natural medicine – Sydney
  • HSK 4 certificate in Chinese language – Nanjing University of TCM, China


  • Clinical internship, Jiangsu provincial hospital (China)
  • Registered with the Australian health practitioners regulation agency (AHPRA)
  • Member of the Australian natural therapists Association (ANTA)
  • Level 2 senior first aid
  • Fully insured
  • Registered with all Australian private health funds


Doctor Sheena (Chinese medicine and acupuncture)

Acupuncture in Moonee Ponds

“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 Dr Sheena Vaughan (Chinese medicine) the principal therapist 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, trouble sleeping, digestive problems or you just want to look and feel your best, you are ready to make those positive health changes. I can help provide natural, gentle solutions for your health concerns with effective methods including acupuncture, traditional Chinese medicine, cupping therapy and cosmetic acupuncture.


These approaches have very few side effects, time and again providing relief from pain and many other problems. Because we humans are a bit complex (our health 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 and formulate your individual treatment plan to see you through.


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.


Sheena has studied under some of the most influential acupuncture teachers of our time from California and New York U.S.A, and had mastered some of the most powerful acupuncture techniques. 

Sheena had a special interest in women’s health and hormone balancing plus cosmetic acupuncture. Sheena has also studied Master Tung and Dr Richard Tan Method of acupuncture which can quickly and effectively alleviate any type of muscular pain and discomfort.


Qualifications include:

  • Bachelor of health science, acupuncture (ACNM, Melbourne)
  • Certificate IV Chinese remedial massage (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 (Australian Red Cross)
  • Fully insured
  • Registered with all 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)                                                           


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 facial rejuvenation 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 12 hours’ notice: no charge

  • Between 12-6 hours: $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’. It is up to you to remember your next session time at the time of booking 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 Sheena 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.

Introductory facial rejuvenation session conditions


For new clients

Valid for one session per customer, for clients new to facial rejuvenation acupuncture. Sessions are 75 minutes in duration, not to be used with any other offer. Qi Medicine reserves the right to withdraw this offer at any time. 


For bookings and pre-payment of three or more sessions

sessions must be paid for in full in advance to receive your discount per session. If you have pre-paid for a package discount, you are entitled to a refund of any unused monies you have remaining on your account, if you decide to discontinue your treatment. This will apply less the cost of appointments you have already attended or a cancellation fee if applicable. Complimentary products will not need to be covered- they will remain ‘free’ after you purchase a package. 

Sessions are 75 minutes in duration, not to be used with any other offer. Qi Medicine reserves the right to withdraw this offer at any time.  


$20 Voucher giveaway conditions

Voucher is limited to 1 per customer. Vouchers may not be used with any other offer. Voucher may be passed on as a gift to a loved one. Voucher is valid for use in a single length session with Qi Medicine. Not redeemable for cash. Intention to use a voucher must be mentioned when making a booking with Qi Medicine. Vouchers do not apply to any products sold at Qi Medicine. 


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Qi Medicine Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy was last modified on 24/07/2015. Qi Medicine operates www.qimedicine.com.au. This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information we receive from users of Qi Medicine. We use your Personal Information only for providing a service and improving Qi Medicine. By using our Site, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.


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