Hi, I’m Jason Chong, the owner and principal practitioner at Dantian Health. I am a Doctor of Oriental Medicine, qualified and registered as an acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist.
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I work with you when your health is a barrier which prevents you from living the way desire.
Together we will find ways in which you can maintain a better state of well being. We will work together to remove the blockages which stop your body restoring health.
The body has an amazing ability to self regulate and heal, the intention is to engage this.
It reveals imbalances through subtle visual and textural signs. These imbalances prevent your body from returning to a state of wellness.
These same signals also provide clues to what treatment you need to change this.
My style of practice focuses on
This allows for individualised treatment addressing the current state of your body. These signals also allow me to track your body’s response to treatment.
I have studied the Tian family lineage of classical herbal medicine at ICEAM. Under the tutelage of Arnaud Versluys, I graduated with as a Diplomate in Canonical Chinese Medicine.
I have also studied many styles of acupuncture practice. My primary focus is on the Nagano lineage of gentle Japanese acupuncture. This is through the tutelage of Shimamura Tsuyoshi Sensei and Kiiko Matsumoto Sensei.
I live in the Hurstbridge area, having recently moved away from the bustle of the inner city with my partner and young son.
The fresh air and semi-rural life
I had an interest in entering the health profession from an early age. This was a path that took many years to come to fruition. Whilst meditating on a Mexican beach over a decade ago, the seed for my journey into Oriental Medicine was planted.
My exploration began by studying shiatsu whilst living in the Netherlands. This course was delivered in Dutch. This encouraged me to focus on the tactile aspects of the practice. Ultimately, this has become a core feature in my style of practice.
On returning to Australia, I pursued formal qualifications in Oriental Medicine. My first step was to study a Certificate in Massage Therapy in my old home town Sydney. Moving south, I enrolled in a course of acupuncture study in Melbourne at the Southern School of Natural Therapies. This 5-year study resulted in the award of a Bachelor in Health Science (Chinese Medicine). During this period of
Dantian Health opened as a Chinese Medicine and acupuncture clinic in 2014, though had been operating as a massage business for a few years prior. This first location was at the Australian Shiatsu College in Brunswick. In late 2018 I opened a second venue in Yarrambat. This was to care for the community of the Diamond Valley in north-east Melbourne. This venue was closed
I also lecture in Oriental Medicine at the Australian Shiatsu College. My areas include theory, application and diagnosis in Oriental Medicine.
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 Shiatsu and Oriental Therapies
- Diploma of Oriental Remedial Massage (AnMo TuiNa)
- Certificate IV of Massage Therapy
- Certificate IV Training and Assessment