Chinese Herbal Medicine Practitioner
Bachelor of Health Science – Acupuncture
Master of Health Science – Traditional Chinese Medicine
Certificate in Japanese Acupuncture & Manaka Protocols
Certificate in Obstetric Acupuncture
Certificate in Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture
Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA)
Yasmin is a qualified, registered acupuncturist with over 16 years of experience in Japanese acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).
Her initial interest in Oriental philosophy began already at a young age when she was strongly drawn to martial arts movies. As a teenager, she learnt Taekwon-Do (a Korean martial art form) and became familiar with the principles of Confucian and Buddhist ethics.
After high school, she applied for a Bachelor of Health Science in Acupuncture, which she completed in 2003 at the Australian College of Natural Medicine on the Gold Coast.
Yasmin started practising at a busy natural therapy clinic on the Gold Coast and was introduced to the Japanese style of acupuncture; she immediately took to this gentle style of treatment. Since then she has worked in various natural health clinics and health retreats in Australia and overseas honing in on her skills. She completed her postgraduate training in Dr Yoshio Manaka protocols in 2005.
In 2006 Yasmin trained additionally in Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture (FRA) under Virginia Doran, an acclaimed facial therapist in Hollywood.
Two years later she became a lecturer at the Endeavour College of Natural Health in Brisbane and on the Gold Coast. From 2008 to 2012, she supervised and taught students East Asian medicine while maintaining a busy acupuncture practice.
Yet, this was not enough of an achievement for Yasmin. She decided to further her studies. She completed a Graduate Certificate in Higher Education at Griffith University in 2013.
A Master of Health Science (Traditional Chinese Medicine) at the University of Western Sydney followed in 2015. It opened her eyes to a broad range of health issues, particularly Women’s health issues, neurological problems, digestive and musculoskeletal disorders.
Currently, Yasmin is completing a Bachelor of Physiotherapy at Central Queensland University in Rockhampton. She finds the principles of physiotherapy helpful and complementary to the Eastern medical approach. She will gain her qualifications as a physiotherapist by the end of 2020.
Yasmin is passionate about pain management, musculoskeletal alignment, correct body movement, and posture. Yasmin also has a keen interest in women’s health, including IVF and fertility support.
She likes to combine a Western medical approach and up-to-date research with the ancient art of Eastern Asian medicine. In her experience, combining both provides optimal solutions to people’s health concern