Hi, I’m Jason Chong (BHSc (Chinese Med), Dip. Shiatsu, Dip CCM, CMRB), the owner and principal practitioner at Dantian Health. As a Doctor of Chinese medicine I am a qualified and registered acupuncturist, Chinese herbalist and Shiatsu and Tuina practitioner.
I reside in the Hurstbridge area, having recently moved away from the the bustle of the inner city with my partner and young son. The fresh air and semi rural life with chickens is guiding me back to slowing down and reconnecting with the movement of the seasons as I observe the changes on our property.
I had an interest in entering the health profession from an early age but this was a path that took many years to come to fruition. The seed for my journey into Chinese Medicine began over a decade ago, whilst meditating on a Mexican beach. My exploration began through studying shiatsu whilst living in the Netherlands. This course was delivered in Dutch, thus encouraging me to focus on the tactile aspects of the practice, which has influenced my style of practice. On returning to Australia I pursued formal qualifications completing a Bachelor in Health Science (Chinese Medicine) along with Diplomas in Tuina, Shiatsu and Oriental Therapies.
I have pursued postgraduate studies in the Tian family lineage of classical herbal medicine, under the tutelage of Arnaud Versluys of ICEAM, graduating with a Diploma in Canonical Chinese Medicine. I have also explored different styles of acupuncture practice, with a primary focus on the Nagano lineage of gentle Japanese acupuncture through the tutelage of Shimamura Tsuyoshi Sensei and Kiiko Matsumoto Sensei.
Alongside my practice and studies, I also lecture in Oriental Medicine practice, theory and diagnosis at the Australian Shiatsu College.
I can provide health insurance rebates for most health funds, am a member of AACMA and a nationally registered health practitioner with AHPRA.
I hold the following qualifications:
Bachelor of Health Science (Chinese Medicine)
Diplomate of Canonical Chinese Medicine
Diploma of Oriental Remedial Massage (AnMo TuiNa)
Diploma of Shiatsu and Oriental Therapies
Certificate IV of Massage Therapy
Certificate IV Training and Assessment