Siegrid Delaney, BHSc.TCM.

Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine.

Siegrid is West Street Wellbeing’s founder and Director.

She holds an Australian Bachelor degree in Health Science and is a registered Doctor of Traditional Chinese medicine.

A Unique Approach
Siegrid is unique in her approach of blending the ancient hands on methods of Chinese medicine with the cutting edge field of nutritional science. She uses these two distinct yet harmonious forms of medicine to work through the layers of complicated symptoms most patients have and get to the true core of the problem. Sessions are a time in which patients can relax and recuperate, within the special haven that is her custom designed practice on West Street.

Tools and Skills
Siegrid uses a painless style of acupuncture studied and practiced while living in Japan, along with massage, gentle corrective movements, heat therapy (moxibustion), herbal medicine, food advice and nutritional medicine to understand and improve patients health and wellbeing.

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Expertise
Siegrid works with a wide variety of people, cases and symptoms. She has particular experience and passion for fertility (including IVF support), hormonal regulation and resolving adrenal fatigue. Other areas of expertise include balancing the immune system, alleviating allergies, relieving aches and pains, reducing inflammation, improving energy levels, calming stress and anxiety, improving sleep, improving digestive function and gut health, achieving healthy weight, and paediatric treatment for a wide range of problems.
Sessions with Siegrid can be booked online now. All initial appointments are 1 hour with follow ups ranging from 30 minutes to 1 hour depending on the individual treatment plan.

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Dr Luke McPherson, (TCM)

Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine

Luke has extensive clinical experience in acupuncture and TCM.

He has worked with a wide range of health professionals and medical specialists, including travelling to Beijing, China with a team of oncologists to examine ways to integrate Chinese medicine into standard biomedical care. He has published research on women’s health, in particular examining the role of Chinese medicine in breast cancer, and is currently designing a study in collaboration with Beijing University Cancer Hospital on Chinese herbal medicine to support breast cancer patients undergoing endocrine therapy.

Through his experience, Luke is very knowledgeable in adjunctive cancer management. He has a special interest in helping patients with cancer treatment related side-effects such as nausea, pain, hot flashes, peripheral neuropathy, low immunity, loose stools, insomnia, and fatigue.

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Luke has become a TCM expert in women’s health. He has lectured in women’s health in the post-graduate Masters program at the University of Western Sydney. In addition to this Luke has been treating women in all situations ranging from cycle balancing and fertility, to birth preparation, pregnancy pain, and post-natal recovery.

Luke has experience in developing treatment plans for acute and chronic pain, neuromuscular pain, pain associated with disease such as side effects from cancer and cancer treatment, and rheumatoid arthritis.

With a passion for helping people, Luke sees a long-term career in healthcare. Coupled with a hunger for learning and knowledge, his patients will always receive cutting edge treatment to ensure their health will receive best care.

Luke’s areas of expertise:

  • Cancer and treatment related side-effects
  • Fertility and cycle balancing
  • Pregnancy care and support
  • Pain and pain management
  • Auto-immune and rare diseases

 Luke’s accolades

  • Scientific research internationally published in breast cancer, 1 released and 2 awaiting publication as lead researcher; 1 as contributing researcher
  • 3 Nationally published scientific articles
  • Editorial board member for the Austin Journal of Oncology
  • Lecturer at Western Sydney University for 5 years
  • Lectured in breast cancer in the Masters Program at Western Sydney University

Publications where Luke McPherson is lead researcher 

McPherson, L., Cochrane, S. C., & Zhu, X. (2015). Current usage of Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) for breast cancer: a practitioner’s perspective. Journal of Integrated Cancer Therapies. doi: 10.1177/1534735415607656

McPherson, L., & Cochrane S. (2013) Case report: A rash in pregnancy resolved by Chinese medicine. Australian Journal of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. 8 (22) 21-24

McPherson, L., & Cochrane S. (2016) Case report: Jelly fish sting resolved by Chinese herbs. Australian Journal of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine.

Under peer review where Luke McPherson is 1st author

McPherson, L., Cochrane, S. C., & Zhu, X. (2016) An observational study of oncologists to see where Complementary and Alternative Medicine fits into the biomedical paradigm. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine

McPherson, L., Cochrane, S. C., & Zhu, X. (2016) An examination of the viability of integrating Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) into biomedical oncology from the perspectives of oncologists and TCM practitioners.  Journal of Complemetary Therapies in Clinical Practice

Contributing author

There are two articles where Luke McPherson is a contributing author that are in press

The role of Chnese herbal medicine in reducing hot flushes in breastcancer patients undergoing endocrine therapy –  Lead author is Dr. Lily Li; Journal of Evidenced-Based Complementary Medicine

A report on the Beijing Think Tank Symposium – Lead author Dr. Xiaoshu Zhu; Chinese Journal of Cancer

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Sophie Gleitzman, B.HSc (Naturopathy)

Nutritional and Herbal Medicine

Sophie is a university trained Naturopath with an intuitive approach. She prescribes individualised herbal formulas, nutritional medicines, diet coaching, and lifestyle guidance.

Sophie has a special interest in hormones and the inter-connectivity of the endocrine system. Her clinical focus is to support the healthy balance of adrenal, thyroid, blood sugar and sex hormones to return the body to balance. Whatever stage of life you are in, your hormones are key to your health and wellbeing.

Sophie also supports patients with anxiety and stress-related conditions, poor immunity, fatigue, PMS, painful periods, and liver and digestive issues.

Sophie offers fertility support and pre-conception care programs which include detoxification and elimination support, stress reduction and diet coaching to set up healthy eating patterns for pregnancy and breastfeeding.

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Your initial consultation with Sophie will allow the time to explore your health history, diet and lifestyle in detail to gain perspective on the individual nature of your health concerns. 

Patients who see Sophie experience relief from the anxiety and confusion that surround ongoing health problems and come away feeling empowered with changes they can make to improve their health and feel well.

Sophie is a university trained naturopath and a member of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society.

“I take each person as an individual and that forms the basis for treatment. What excites me is the opportunity to explore the complex nature of health and work with each patient to gain a greater understanding about their own body and the changes they can make to feel great.”

Qualifications

Advanced Diploma of Naturopathy

Advanced Diploma of Western Herbal Medicine

Advanced Diploma of Applied Science (Nutrition)

Advanced Certificate in Iridology

Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy)

Professional Memberships

Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS) 23751

Registered provider with most health funds

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Rochelle K Hammond, BHSc. (TCM), Cert. TJM (Japan), Grad. Dip. Ed., BSc.

Classical Japanese Acupuncture, Moxibustion & Herbs

Rochelle is a Japanese style acupuncturist who enjoys helping her clients resolve complex health problems. She finds many patients who come for acupuncture have lived with debilitating and complicated health problems for many years.

Using traditional methods of diagnosis, Rochelle works with you to identify the body, mind and lifestyle patterns that form your unique health puzzle and in so doing point the way to a lasting solution to your symptoms.

Rochelle’s approach is founded on listening, analysis, regular monitoring and feedback as methods to consider the impact of all the important elements in your life and enable her to tailor a personalised treatment plan that restores balance and vitality.  When your unique puzzle is solved you will be amazed at the newfound balance and vitality in your body you may not have believed possible.

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Rochelle’s treatments combine gentle Japanese acupuncture techniques, moxibustion (heat therapy), manual therapies (massage with acupuncture when required, and cupping) and traditional herbal medicine.  She treats a broad variety of conditions from women’s hormonal imbalance to autoimmune disease and chronic pain. Her patients span all age categories from young children to seniors.  

Her educational background includes bachelor qualifications as a registered Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine and degrees in Science and Education. Post-graduate studies have included extensive and regular study with traditional master practitioners in Australia, Japan and overseas and the therapeutic and educational principles of Rudolf Steiner.

Rochelle looks forward to welcoming you at the Clinic and to resolving your health puzzle!

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Glenda Gow

Body Psychotherapy and Mindfulness

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Glenda has over twenty years experience in health and wellbeing and a nationally accredited Advanced Graduate Diploma in Body Psychotherapy (Adv.Grad.Dip.BPsych, MNFH).

Glenda supports her clients (male and female) in a unique, practical and enjoyable way. This enables them to make the changes they desire to live a contented, healthy and conscious life.

“Your body is your best friend and is the only place you have to live”.

Glenda teaches the mindfulness class every Monday and shares a wealth of invaluable techniques in living the best life you can live in a warm and welcoming environment.

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With over 20 years experience in psychotherapy, counselling, kinesiology, NLP, and psychosomatics, Glenda’s class is rich with excerpts from her modalities to better help you connect with your own highest self and find a sense of peace in everyday living.

A wonderful class if you suffer from any kind of anxiety or heightened stress, or if you just want to be reminded of living in the present and appreciating the small things in life while learning tools to manage the things outside of your control with a lovely sense of calm.

Glenda also teaches workshops in eating well for mind and body and brings snippets from these workshops to her mindfulness classes.

There is always something we can change in our perspective or unconscious actions to improve our relationships, our experience of life and our sense of personal satisfaction with our choices, but we often need to learn some new techniques, or maybe just be reminded.

Glenda is a warm and caring facilitator with an incredible wealth of knowledge to share.

We hope to see you in her mindfulness classes soon! (And keep an eye out for her whole food cooking and mindful eating workshops)

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