Andrea Bicket is a highly skilled acupuncturist who has a special interest in fertility improvement, pregnancy health and post-natal care. With more than a decade’s experience, Andrea’s holistic approach to achieving total wellness in everybody incorporates the best of eastern and western healing methods.
Andrea’s Qualifications & Training
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 each and every client.
- Bachelor in Health Science in Acupuncture ( Australian College of Natural Medicine in Melbourne)
- Postgraduate studies in natural fertility management.
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 conception and IVF; supporting couples through IVF cycles; facilitating healthy pregnancies and babies; assisting with all pregnancy-related conditions, including labour promotion; as well as providing post-natal health care and breastfeeding-related assistance.
Highly skilled in pulse, abdomen and tongue diagnosis, Andrea’s technical skills in acupuncture, and moxibustion allow for an incredibly accurate, whole-body approach to treatment.
But it is not only Andrea’s expertise as a holistic healthcare provider that sets her apart, it is also her immense capacity to understand and relate to her clients intuitively and with the utmost respect and sensitivity. A working mother of two children, Andrea understands the demands and pressures of modern life and the additional stress this places on the body.
AACMA member since 2000
Shani has more than 20 years experience in natural therapies. Prior to becoming a registered Acupuncturist, Shani worked as a Remedial Massage Therapist, which gave her a deep understanding of the human condition and the knowledge of how important integrative health care and nutrition is for wellbeing.
Shani holds a Bachelor of Health Science in Acupuncture and is extremely passionate about Chinese Medicine and wellness. Shani maintains her own health, with her love for fitness, the outdoors and our environment and says, “I seriously would not try to live my life without regular Acupuncture”. Shani also believes that self-care and responsibility for your own health are keys to a long happy life.
Shani is highly motivated to deliver quality care and provide the highest level of acupuncture treatment. Shani has a commitment to continual learning, and to the development of new skills and is regularly attending workshops and seminars.
Shani feels privileged to practice this ancient art of classical acupuncture in such a relaxing, supportive space. Shani embraces the core values of ‘Andrea Bicket Acupuncture Wellness’ and is focused on supporting the health of our community. Shani is honored to be able to offer her skills to you and to assist our people in achieving the best possible health for themselves and their family.
Shani has a warm, friendly, down to earth personality and is looking forward to the privilege of treating you towards increased good health.
“I consider my role in healing an honour as the nature of my treatments involves the physical body as well as the spirit” Shani Isaacson.
Marion is continually fascinated by the transformative power of acupuncture. She has a special interest in fertility treatment and pregnancy care including supporting women in subsequent pregnancies after pregnancy loss. Marion is a firm believer in the positive birth movement and hopes to change birth culture one birth at a time with excellent acupuncture pregnancy care and birth preparation.
Marion treats a diverse range of chronic conditions including arthritis, diabetes, musculoskeletal conditions and mental health problems. She also utilises acupuncture for trauma release work. Being a working mum she also has a special interest in paediatric care.
Marion has a holistic approach to treatment. She combines traditional diagnostic methods of pulse, tongue and abdominal diagnosis with environmental, emotional and lifestyle factors to treat the whole person. This achieves excellent results and creates an opportunity for optimum health and wellbeing.
“I am trained to look at the ‘whole’ picture. My gentle acupuncture treatments balance yin and yang, returning the body to a state of harmony in mind, body and spirit.”
AACMA member since 2005
Through his own health crisis at 25 years old (a diagnosis of idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) in 1992) Joseph experienced first-hand immersion into the medical system. This transformative experience has ignited his passion and insatiable thirst for knowledge about natural and holistic healing, healthy culinary delights, and passion about natural living principles. This eventually led him from his original career as an engineer/sales and marketing to becoming the highly qualified practitioner today. His greatest gift and inspiration is to bring health, wellbeing and natural living to life.
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.
Joseph is a Chinese herbal medicine practitioner, acupuncturist, 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.
ANTA Member since 2009
Kate Bird is a highly skilled and experienced naturopath who has a special interest in fertility management, hormonal imbalances and digestive health. By using a range of diagnostic tools and tests, Kate practices an integrative approach to modern medicine to deliver a holistic and individualised treatment.
Kate has a Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy) from Endeavour College of Natural Health and an Advanced Diploma of Acupuncture from Australian Institute of Applied Science. She has completed postgraduate studies in Quantum Reflex Analysis (QRA), and continues to update and further her knowledge in fertility and women’s health issues.
Kate is a mother of two and has a strong passion for preconception and pregnancy health care. She strives to help and encourage individuals and couples to reach optimal health and vitality and enjoys providing individualised fertility programs which support couples on their journey to conception, through pregnancy and beyond.
Cherie is a University qualified holistic practitioner who is deeply called to assist you in activating your own highest healing and fertility potential, in a way that is personalised, practical and self-empowering.
Proud to be of service within the dedicated and caring team of Andrea Bicket Acupuncture, Cherie offers a uniquely individualised approach using the latest in holistic health science. This approach, while in true alignment with her mission of creating tangible and healthy change in the world, has allowed her to connect with some of the world’s brightest minds to facilitate your transformation. For more than fifteen years, Cherie’s holistic wisdom has nurtured and evolved many hundreds to confidently take positive steps towards their best health and life and she’d love the opportunity to do the same for you.
A full member of NHAA (Naturopath & Herbalist Association of Australia) since 2006, Cherie provides private health insurance rebates via HICAPS.
Heidi is an experienced naturopath and medical herbalist with a passion for wild medicinal and nutritional plants.
She has lectured in nutrition at RMIT University (VIC), regularly runs workshops on herbal medicine preparation and has spoken at conferences and seminars. She was involved in the menopause program at The Women’s Hospital (VIC) was a guest speaker at the 2007 College of Lactation Consultants Victoria international conference and has participated in original research into the effects of herbal medicine on breast milk.
From 2012 until 2017 she was a lecturer and clinical supervisor at Endeavour College of Natural Health (Brisbane). In 2018 she founded The Community Herb School to bring Earth based herbalism and nature re-connection to the general public. She is currently a guest lecturer in Nutrition at the University of the Sunshine Coast.
HICAPS rebates available