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
women’s health; gynaecology, fertility support, pregnancy and post partum care
men’s reproductive health
metabolic disorders (liver and gall bladder disease, diabetes, pancreatic disorders)
adrenal imbalances (overactive or adrenal exhaustion)
stress and anxiety management
sensitivity of gut, nervous system, emotional
paediatrics (babies and children)
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.
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