Meet Our Team

AcuWellness delivers traditional health care for all stages of life. From preparation for conception (naturally or assisted), throughout pregnancy, post-natal and throughout life. Our range of treatments complement each other and provide you with the foundation to heal, grow, and live life to the fullest.

Introducing Dr. Andrea

Acupuncturist & AcuWellness Founder

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor in Health Science in Acupuncture
  • Advanced certificate in Natural Fertility Management 
  • Advanced certificate in Quantum Reflex Analysis (QRA)

AHPRA registered
AACMA member since 2000

Andrea Bicket is a highly skilled acupuncturist, with a special interest in fertility improvement, pregnancy, and post-natal health care. With more than two decade’s experience, Andrea’s holistic approach to achieving total wellness for babies through to the elderly incorporates the best of eastern and western healing and understanding. 

Andrea holds a Bachelor of Health Science in Acupuncture from the Australian College of Natural Medicine in Melbourne and has also completed postgraduate studies in Natural Fertility Management, Quantum Reflect Analysis and Chinese herbal medicine. Her extensive training and experience, including study in both Japan and China, has enabled Andrea to combine Oriental medicine philosophies and techniques with western medical screening to achieve the best outcomes for her wellness focused practice. 

This is especially true of her fertility-focused work. Andrea is passionate about helping couples improve their individual fertility and gain optimal health prior to and for natural and assisted conception; supporting couples through preconception programs, IVF cycles; facilitating healthy pregnancies and babies; assisting with all pregnancy-related conditions, including pre-birth acupuncture for natural labour; as well as providing post-natal health care and breastfeeding-related assistance.

Highly trained in pulse, abdomen and tongue diagnosis, Andrea’s technical skills in acupuncture, moxibustion and Chinese herbal medicine allows for an incredibly accurate, whole-body approach to treatment. 

Phone: 0418 506 678

Andrea heads a busy private practice on the Sunshine coast, where she has a reputation for her professional skills and her abilities in preventative medicine and wellness focused care. Andrea mentors the AcuWellness team and regularly facilitates accredited workshops for acupuncturist, midwives, and students in the art of Traditional Oriental Medicine. Andrea is dedicated to passing on her knowledge, experience, and skills, and is passionate about helping people achieve their health care goals. 

Introducing Dr. Shani

Acupuncturist

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bacherlor of Health Science in Acupuncture
  • Diploma Sports Remedial Massage, 2001
  • Traditional Thai Yoga Massage, Chiang Mai (Thailand) 2008
  • The Art of Moxibustion with Paul McLeod, Gold Coast 2012
  • Intro to Japanese Acupuncture Series with Allan Jansson, Gold Coast 2012-14 Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki, B.C. (Canada) 2009
  • Hypnosis Certification, Brisbane (Australia) 2012
  • Kinesiology, Touch for Health, Gold Coast 2012
  • Quantum Reflex Analysis (QRA), Brisbane 2013
  • Senior First Aid, current Traditional Japanese Acupuncture Seminar, Imabari (Japan) 2013, 2015

AHPRA registered
AACMA member

Acupuncturist Shani, BHSc (Acu), is a veteran of facilitating and guiding healing journeys. With 18 years’ experience as a wellness practitioner, her ethos is to treat the whole person to gain exception results and wellness, rather than having a symptomatic focus. The idea that symptoms are a sign of imbalance and have a cause, and that the body knows how to heal under the right conditions, rings true for the way in which Shani tends to her clients.

Thirteen years of Remedial Massage therapy laid a solid foundation for Shani’s career in the healing arts, followed by further studies and application in Reiki, Thai Yoga Massage, Hypnotherapy and Kinesiology. However, it was in Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture that Shani found a complete healing system, a depth of knowledge and the skills she had been searching for. In this modality the answers to her many questions presented – a medicine that seemed so magical and contradictory to society’s rational belief, but yet so firmly planted in science, knowledge and thousands of years of results.

Shani has completed a Bachelor of Health Science in Acupuncture – along with securing a mentorship in one of the Gold Coast’s most reputable acupuncture clinics. Shani has refined the ancient art of Japanese Five Element Acupuncture, Master Acupuncturist Masakazu Ikeda Sensei style, gifting her a deep understanding and respect for the ancient medicine lineage that is preserved through the alignment of master to student training. Shani excelled in moxibustion and acupuncture techniques, both of which are highly effective and extremely gentle. Shani supports all phases of life in her work from babies to elderly, she has worked extensively in fertility, pregnancy and postpartum support and understands the need for support during these most demanding phases of life. Supported people can thrive not only survive and support their own lobgetivity all the while bringing through the healthiest future generation.

Shani is a loving mother understanding these demanding phases as she has walked the path herself, a loving partner and remains the perpetual student – consistently furthering her knowledge through in depth self-study, monthly workshops, regular continued professional development seminars and travel to Japan to study under Master Acupuncturist Masakazu Ikeda Sensei.

“I gently assist my people to restore balance and wellness by resolving internal disharmony. I am highly motivated and purpose driven, delivering the highest quality of care and level of treatment to my clients available. My passion is treating difficult cases where answers have been hard to find. I am extremely results focused and beyond grateful to offer my skill at AcuWellness, contributing to the health of our community within such a knowledgeable purpose driven team of health professionals.”

 

Introducing Dr. Joseph

Acupuncturist

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture, Naturopathy, Nutrition, Western Herbal Medicine)
  • Master of Applied Science (Chinese Herbal Medicine) 

AHPRA registered
AACMA member

Joseph is a highly skilled acupuncturist, Chinese herbal medicine practitioner, Tuina massage therapist, naturopath, nutritionist, and western herbal practitioner. He has a Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture, Naturopathy, Nutrition, Western Herbal Medicine) from Endeavour College of Natural Health and a Master of Applied Science (Chinese Herbal Medicine) from Royal Melbourne of Institute of Technology.

All of Joseph’s treatments aim to restore harmony and healthy balance both physically and emotionally, using acupuncture and herbal medicine as well as nutritional supplements, individualised dietary and lifestyle advice to achieve optimal wellness for each individual patient.

Joseph is a warm, friendly and caring person who enjoys the journey and joy of working with his patients. He is a big believer of preventive healthcare and is passionate about empowering and educating his patients.

 

Introducing Dr. Vicki 

Acupuncturist/Remedial Massage Therapist/ Chinese Herbalist

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor of Health Science  
  • Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine 
  • Diploma of Remedial Massage

ANTA member

Vicki has 15 years experience practising in the field of holistic health. She is a registered Chinese Medicine Doctor and Herbalist, with a passion for women’s health and mental health. She has travelled and trained with healers and herbalists in China and the Peruvian Amazon Rainforest. She is a qualified Remedial Massage therapist and supports clients in many aspects of their health including pain management, women’s health, digestive health and emotional and spiritual support.

 

Introducing Aimee

Practice Manager

Aimee is an individual who possesses an incredible passion for health, wellness, and healing through natural therapies. With her Bachelor of Applied Science and Yoga Teaching background, she has gained a deep understanding of the importance of living a mindful, balanced, and wholesome life. Aimee’s personal journey of healing has been greatly influenced by acupuncture, which has played a significant role in balancing her hormones and connecting her with the concept of cyclical living.

In addition to her knowledge in natural therapies, Aimee has many years of experience in customer service. She values genuine customer care and believes in providing exceptional service to those she interacts with. Aimee’s dedication to the clients and their well-being is evident in her approach to her work.

When Aimee is not teaching yoga or working at AcuWellness, you can find her immersing herself in nature. She finds solace and rejuvenation by camping, reading, surfing, and spending quality time with her loved ones and her beloved pooch. These activities allow her to recharge and find inspiration, enabling her to bring her best self to her work and personal life.