Meet Dr Melanie MilneDoctor of Chinese Medicine & Acupuncturist
Dr. Melanie Milne (Chinese Medicine) is dedicated to offering natural skincare solutions for her patients, using the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Believing that in order to resolve patterns of disharmony one must treat the root cause, not just the symptom.
Cosmetic facial acupuncture is an area Dr. Melanie Milne feels passionate about. She has invested much time studying how to improve skin health naturally, inspired by the lack focus on internal health in the skincare industry. Dr. Melanie Milne loves sharing her knowledge and educating her patients, encouraging people to embrace their own unique beauty.
Her love of Chinese Medicine was first realised upon returning home to Melbourne after living abroad.
“It was a horrible time for me, I was stuck in between two places. I felt lost and miserable. At the time I was having some digestive issues and a friend suggested I try acupuncture. I’m open to trying new things so I booked in to see the doctor and it literally changed my life. The profound transformation I experienced during that first treatment was my sign. I knew I had to learn the art of Chinese Medicine so I could share it with as many people as possible.”
After graduating with a Bachelor of Health Science – Chinese Medicine from The Southern School of Natural Medicine (SSNT) Dr. Melanie Milne gained registration with the Chinese Medicine Registration Board of Australia, Australia Health Regulation Agency and is a member of Australian Natural Therapists Association (ANTA).
Dr. Melanie Milne is particularly interested in the role of emotion as a source of disease. She believes the holistic approach to mental health in TCM offers people the chance for long term change.
Clinically Dr. Melanie Milne works with many people suffering with anxiety and other mood disorders, offering an integrative style of treatment based on individual needs. This compliments her facial acupuncture treatments by allowing patients an opportunity to reflect on any negative emotions around self image and self love.
Melanie also has a special interest in the following conditions:
- Mental health.
- Insomnia & dream disturbed sleep.
- Digestive issues.
“ I like to say that after my first acupuncture treatment it was as though someone had turn the lights on and I started living my life in colour for the very first time. Something changed in that hour treatment and I knew I had to work in the field of Chinese Medicine so I could help others enjoy the same level of health and happiness.
I see Traditional Chinese Medicine as a tool that allows people reconnect back into themselves, especially important in this disconnected modern world. I love the eastern philosophy that our physical and mental health hold equal value, like yin and yang, the dance of opposing yet complimentary forces, they are both vital in establishing good health.
It’s the role of emotion as a cause disease that really fascinates me about Chinese Medicine. How does the way you think and feel affect our physical wellbeing? Why do you think and feel the way we do? I love unlocking the answers to these types of questions with my clients in our sessions.
My focus during treatment is to create a comfortable space where you are free to let go of the emotional blockages preventing you from optimum health.
So how does this relate to cosmetic acupuncture, you might ask? When you feel happy and healthy it radiates through the skin, literally beaming from within. Cosmetic acupuncture is so exciting to me as for many people it’s their first experience with Chinese Medicine, but also because it’s so transformative. I can see the change in people has their skin starts to heal, there’s a confidence that starts to grow and that’s where true beauty begins.
Clinically, general practice excites me just as much as my work with cosmetic acupuncture. With my focus on emotional health wellness I have considerable experience working with people experiencing the impact of psycho emotional disharmony such as stress, anxiety, depression, fatigue and burnout.
I truly feel like I have the best job in the world but I am a person too. When I’m away from the clinic I cannot live without my yoga practice, it keeps me balanced and centred. I’m a terrible singer but that never stops me when I’m driving along in my car. Oh and let’s not forget my fur baby Izzy who is super cute but tremendously naughty! Finding joy in the simple things is what it’s all about! “