Meet Dr Vivian TamDoctor of Chinese Medicine & Acupuncturist
Dr. Vivian Tam is a Doctor of Chinese Medicine and is Melbourne’s leading Cosmetic Acupuncturist. She places a strong emphasis on promoting good health and working with the body in order to achieve optimal results in external appearance.
Dr Vivian Tam is a highly respected industry leader and educator in the Australian Cosmetic Acupuncture industry, running seminars across Australia to educate practitioners and students the best in Facial needling techniques and protocols. She is highly regarded for her experience, knowledge and expertise in Facial Rejuvenation and practitioners from all across Australia travel to attend her engaging and practical seminars.
She is a registered practitioner with the Chinese Medicine Registration board of Australia, Australian Health Regulation Agency and an accredited member of the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA).
She is passionate about what she does, so much so that if she did not make a career out of it, she would have been happy just to have the knowledge and practice Chinese Medicine to look after herself, her friends and her family’s health and wellbeing.
Combining her experience and knowledge in Western and Chinese Medicine along with her caring and sensitive approach to patients, she is confident in achieving real, long lasting results using Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture treatment.
Dr. Vivian Tam (TCM) graduated from a 5 year degree at RMIT Melbourne and holds a double bachelor degree in Chinese Medicine and Human Biology. The two degrees together allow her to have a good understanding of what I she is treating and how the body works and responds to different things. She went on to complete a clinical internship at the Jiangsu Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Nanjing, China where she gained invaluable experience working with experienced and very knowledgeable doctors in the country that started it all.
She went on to further her training in a very specialised field of acupuncture called Constitutional Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture, also known as Cosmetic Acupuncture. Dr. Vivian attends education seminars and courses throughout the year in Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, and Cosmetic Acupuncture, always striving for the best outcomes and care for her patients.
How it all started
Dr. Vivian Tam often gets asked how she got into Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture. Her father is a Chinese Medicine Doctor, so she grew up with Chinese Medicine and its theories her whole life.
“My father told me a story about a very severe leg infection he had when he was young and was told he required an amputation as it had infected bone and it would continue to spread. His mother found a Chinese Medicine Doctor who treated him back to good health and saved his leg. Nothing that drastic had happened to me, but I have been taking Chinese medicine for as long as I can remember.”
Her interest in Cosmetic Acupuncture came from treating her own skin with Chinese Medicine. “I suffered from Acne when I was growing up, all the way into my early adult life. I had tried everything- creams, lotions, potions, the pill, antibiotics, you name it. It wasn’t until I started practice that I started using Chinese Medicine to fix my imbalances to treat my acne. In a matter of weeks my skin had settled down and my acne completely disappeared after several months. I haven’t really had a problem ever since, and that was how I knew I wanted to help other people with something I know works and have first hand experience with.”