About the Practice

Practice Intention

To assist patients to be more aligned with their true nature and open the gates to health. 



At Gateways Oriental Medicine clinic Fiona practices a specific Japanese style of acupuncture and moxibustion learnt from Tsuyoshi Shimamura Sensei, a master acupuncturist from Japan she trains with regularly and Kiiko Matsumoto Sensei. Kiiko Sensei practices an integrative clinical style, where specific medical conditions are treated with traditional oriental methods in a highly thorough systematic approach.

It is probably very different to acupuncture you may be familiar with.

Fiona resonates with Shimamura Sensei’s subtle yet potent techniques and the great care he takes during each treatment. There is plenty of palpation and manual therapy… it is often described as feeling deeply nourishing.

Both Tsuyoshi Shimamura and Kiiko Matsumoto trained with the late Master Nagano, a blind Japanese acupuncturist who was a pioneer in his field. He developed refined, unique techniques and diagnostic models which have been passed down to us today through his students, who keep the teachings alive and disseminate them widely so that we may access them here in Australia. It is a great privilege to access this training.

For more information on Nagano style acupuncture and practitioner referral list please visit Dantian Health

Special interests:

women’s health; gynaecology, fertility support, pregnancy and post partum care

men’s reproductive health

hormonal balance

digestive health

metabolic disorders (liver and gall bladder disease, diabetes, pancreatic disorders)

inflammation management

adrenal imbalances (overactive or adrenal exhaustion)

chronic fatigue

stress and anxiety management

sensitivity of gut, nervous system, emotional

paediatrics (babies and children)

sleep issues


Dietary therapy from an oriental medicine perspective is a strong focus too, as I see balanced digestion as the foundation of good health. Please see the Resources section for dietary therapy information.



Recognising and respecting we all have both strong and delicate aspects to our nature.


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CMBA and AHPRA Registered Practitioner Fiona D’Elboux (BHSc, Acupuncture)


Credentials and Professional Development

Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture)   Endeavour College, Melbourne

Shiatsu Certificate  Australian Shiatsu College, Melbourne

Certificate IV An Mo Tui Na (Chinese Remedial Massage)   Australian College of Natural Medicine, Brisbane

Understanding and Treating Endometriosis    Presented by Giovanni Maciocia

How to Optimize and Preserve Fertility: Based on Current Research, Lifestyle Choices & Chinese Medicine,    Presented by Emma Cannon

Enhancing Success with Fertility Treatment and IVF,   Presented by Emma Cannon

Understanding and Treating Female Infertility,  Presented by Giovanni Maciocia

Acupuncture in the Treatment of Fertility, Master Class, Presented by Maciocia and Cannon

Treating Chong Mai,  Presented by Joan Duveen

Menarche to Menopause   Unique Japanese Acupuncture Strategies for Female Physiology: Menstruation / Fertility / Pregnancy / Post Partum / Menopause                                                     Presented by Tsuyoshi Shimamura Sensei

The Wisdom of Master Nagano Series   Manual Technique and Treatment / Needle Technique Revision / Practical.                                                                                                                                        Presented by Tsuyoshi Shimamura Sensei

The Wisdom of Master Nagano Series    Musculoskeletal – Upper Body and Lower Body.                             Presented by Tsuyoshi Shimamura Sensei

The Wisdom of Master Nagano Series    Master Nagano’s Diagnostic Methods via Pulse, Channel/Hara changes and other clues, Treatment Methods and Needling Techniques of Master Nagano.                                                                                                                                                                 Presented by Tsuyoshi Shimamura Sensei

The Wisdom of Master Nagano Series    Unique Japanese Acupuncture Strategies for Supporting the Treatment of Cancer.                                                                                                                          Presented by Tsuyoshi Shimamura Sensei

The Wisdom of Master Nagano Series    Shonishin Paediatric Acupuncture / Therapy.                                 Presented by Tsuyoshi Shimamura Sensei

The Wisdom of Master Nagano Series   Master Nagano’s Unique Experiential Points.                                 Presented by Tsuyoshi Shimamura Sensei

Legacy of Master Nagano Seminar Series    Nagano style diagnosis via Pulse, Channel / Hara Palpation and other clues + Treatment Methods and Needling Techniques with Master Acupuncturist Tsuyoshi Shimamura and Seishiro Hokazono

New Developments in Kiiko Style Acupuncture                                                                                                        Presented by Monika Kobylecka

Kiiko Style Acupuncture    Neurological Conditions, Pain Conditions: Knee and Back Structural Imbalances.                                                                                                                                                        Presented by Monika Kobylecka

Kiiko Style Acupuncture    Digestive Conditions, Gynaecological Conditions.                                                       Presented by Monika Kobylecka

Foundations in Kiiko Style Acupuncture                                                                                                                     Presented by Monika Kobylecka

Treating The Dan Tien                                                                                                                                                        Presented by Master Acupuncturist Kiiko Matsumoto

Channel Palpation and Diagnosis                                                                                                                                     Presented by Jason Robertson

Eczema, Asthma and Allergy in Children, An Integrated Approach                                                                       Presented by Health World Limited

One Day Moxa Course                                                                                                                                                           Presented by Michael Hook

Japanese Acupuncture for Psycho-Emotional Problems                                                                                           Presented by Paul Movsessian

Oriental Art of Cupping                                                                                                                                                      Presented by Within The Seed of Tree Traditional Medicine Centre


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