Traditional Chinese Medicine in Maleny


Traditional Chinese Medicine (often referred to as TCM) dates back thousands of years and is a system of primary health care that includes acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine and remedial massage (anmo tui Na). In Australia, the most popular forms of Chinese medicine are acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine.

The primary feature of Chinese medicine is that good health relies on the restoration and maintenance of harmony, balance and order to the individual. TCM takes a holistic approach to understanding normal function and disease processes and focuses as much on the prevention of illness as it does on the treatment.


 Why is it different to the normal medical outlook:

When healthy, an abundant supply of Qi (pronounced chee) or ‘life energy’ flows through the body’s meridians (a network of unseen channels through the body). If the flow of Qi becomes blocked or there is an inadequate supply of Qi, the body fails to maintain harmony, balance and order and disease or illness follows. This can result from stress, overwork, poor diet, disease pathogens, environmental conditions and other lifestyle factors.. Qi flows through your body with your blood as well as along discreet pathways known as Acupuncture Meridians. According to Chinese Medicine, if you are ill in any way (physical, emotional or psychological) then this can be caused or lead to a blockage or stagnation in the flow of Qi in your body.

Chinese medicine focuses on the underlying condition as well as the treatment of the symptoms. Treatments work on the basis of individualised formulae for each patient.


The amount of Therapists in this field of alternative medicine is vast for this small town.

I have used this form of alternative medicine for most of my life and found that this form of holistic therapy is very strong. The aspect about this form of health treatment is that it looks at the body as a whole and treats the body to get it to heal itself. It is based on looking at where the body needs to have input by testing the pulse of the organs, looking at the tongue and other signs to see what the body is expressing and certainly not on the germ therapy that Western Medicine has. The Chinese had Emperors that had to be kept alive for as long as possible as they were considered semi God…and so the study of TCM was not only for Centuries before western Medicine but also the knowledge of all areas that have shallow study in Western Medicine (such as fertility etc) was well covered. So many cases of Chinese Medicine have cured cases that Western Medicine had given up on…simply due the lack of depth of knowledge as well as not treating the body as a whole organism.

The TCM therapist that has been here in Maleny the longest is:

Anthony Brown:

He renovated an old building in Coral street and set up his business in Maleny as well as Maroochydore. Since this time a number of other Acupuncture therapists have joined his practice till the building is buzzing. He is very experienced and uses all the forms of Chinese Medicine for the treatment of his clients.

Another very experienced Dr of Chinese Medicine is: 

Tracy Mcnab:

Tracy is a doctor of Chinese Medicine, she gained a batchelor of health science at Endeavour Collage of Natural Health. She also completed a Chinese internship and advanced study program at the Nanjing Univercity of Chinese Medicine and she specialises in: Acupuncture and Remedial massage
Specialising in muscular skeletal disorders ( neck, knee, shoulders and back) gynaecology and infertility, menstral regulation, food allergy and intolerance, mental and emotional dis harmonies (PTSD) She joined in 2009 and has also studied Swedish massage and aromatherapy  in 1985-1988. I emigrated to Australia in 2000 and studied Acupuncture and was asked to join acupuncture and chinese medicine in 2009.

Other therapists that have lots of experience and solid training and qualifications are: 

 Rosalba D’agostina, Caitlin Kenner,

also who also work in this clinic.

Other Maleny therapists: 

Steve at : 48 Maple St
Maleny Queensland 4552

This clinic was established in 1990 and specialises in : Digestive Disorders ~ Allergies ~ Skin Conditions ~ Chronic Illness

After graduating from Sports Science in 1989 Steve began his career as a Sports medicine practitioner, treating and managing the rehabilitation of sports injuries on the Gold Coast. It was a natural progression that led Steve towards an interest in Eastern Medicine, especially Acupuncture. He found Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine complemented his work and greatly enhanced the outcomes by shortening treatment and recovery time.
Steve is now based in Maleny Queensland where he practices Traditional Medicine specialising in chronic illness. He treats a range of complaints such as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, allergies, skin conditions, auto immune conditions and chronic digestive disorders.

Other Acupuncturists: 

Chi Harmony Centre is at 38a Coral St and has Dolina Somerville, Terry Peta and at 25 Walkers Drive Edith Brunner


Why TMC in Maleny:

So many people have moved to Maleny due to the vast amount of alternative Medicine available and TCM is on the top of the list and since Maleny has such a high level of well Educated people then the choice to live here is based on an educated perspective of what works for better health as we get older.