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Rima Truchanas

Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine
0408 407 403

Mountains and streams emerge from me and I from mountains and streams.

Lao Tsu

Oriental medicine offers you insight and fresh perspective on your health.

Refined over thousands of years, this medicine is defined simultaneously as an

art and a science. It views the body as a dynamic, interactive system, both

internally and externally with its environment.


Rima offers a holistic approach to community health; to provide symptom relief, address the underlying causes of dis-ease, and to help optimise resilience of the individual. She works with people of all ages to assist a wide range of conditions. These include:


  • Health and wellbeing: digestion, sleep, stamina, menstrual/hormonal cycles, pregnancy care, menopausal transition, men’s health

  • Seasonal issues: respiratory conditions like asthma, allergies & hayfever, colds/coughs/flu)

  • Living with chronic health challenges: immune disorders, chronic pain, degenerative conditions, and cancer patient support in conjunction with Western medicine

Other areas of interest include paediatrics; eye, ear, nose and throat disorders (EENT); skin and endocrine issues; and surgical scar recovery.

Commencing clinical practice in 2000, Rima has continued ongoing training in a wealth of areas. She is deeply grateful to her teachers including the wise mentorship of Helen Mahoney (at Wu Wei Chinese Medicine in Preston) throughout this time. Rima has studied Japanese acupuncture strategies with Paul Movsessian for over 5 years, and is currently extending her meridian therapy skills for pain relief with Si Yuan Balance method acupuncture [] and the teachings of Dr Richard Tan.

“I’m nourished by connection to country, community spirit and collaborative relationships, and sustained by Buddhism, yoga, gardening, creative dance and Ba Gua Zhang (Chinese martial arts). I regularly seek outdoor environments to connect, sit, walk, ride, paddle and ski.”



  • Bachelor Health Science in Chinese Medicine with Honours (2000)

  • Advanced Diploma Chinese Herbal Medicine (2007)

  • Grad Dip in Japanese Acupuncture (Manaka style 2011-12)

  • Japanese Acupuncture Strategies: ongoing training (2010-14)

  • Nationally registered practitioner (AHPRA) and Member Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA).

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