Meet Dr Christin Zeller (Chinese Medicine)

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Christin's story

Christin is a Chinese medicine practitioner (licensed acupuncturist)
and Five Elements diet/lifestyle coach who loves to help people achieve their individual health goals.

When I discovered Chinese medicine in 2009, I used to be a busy manager in the corporate world. Receiving acupuncture helped me find a more balanced and healthier lifestyle, providing me with plentiful energy. I was hooked and started to dig deeper into this ancient system, studying nutrition, macrobiotics and physiognomics to become a Five Elements Diet/Lifestyle Coach, eventually making Chinese philosophy an integral part of my everyday life.

My desire to learn more, took me on journeys to Shanghai for an International Short-term Acupuncture Program at the Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and finally to Brisbane to undertake formal studies as an international student. After four years of study at Endeavour College of Natural Health, I graduated as a Bachelor of Health Sc. (Acupuncture) with an Award for Academic Excellence. 

Today I feel privileged to support you on your health journey. I love to support the health of the whole family, from babies to seniors. Being a mum to a toddler, I have a huge interest in paediatrics and work with children of any age. Chinese medicine plays a huge role within our family, as I share my passion for acupuncture with my partner Ken from Bowen Hills Acupuncture and Remedial Therapies.

Until October 2022, I worked alongside Heidi Weiss at her Wilston based clinic AcuHealth Acupuncture, a busy acupuncture clinic with special interest in women’s health. When AcuHealth clinic relocated to the Sunshine coast, I opened The Bright Side Family Acupuncture in the beautiful clinic space of the Brisbane Osteopathic Centre in Wilston, where I offer you acupuncture, Tui Na massage and lifestyle coaching.

Please visit the Brisbane Osteopathic Centre for more information. Here is an overview of my availability.

I am looking forward to meeting and treating you.

Christin

The Bright Side Family Acupuncture

The Bright Side Family Acupuncture is a registered  healthcare provider based in Wilston (Brisbane). We provide traditional Chinese medicine, including acupuncture, herbal therapy, cupping and related auxiliary modalities. We are dedicated to providing personalised and holistic healthcare to the whole family.

At the Bright Side Family Acupuncture, we create a warm and welcoming environment where our patients can feel comfortable and confident in their care. Come discover the brighter side of health with us!

Qualifications

Christin is a Doctor of Chinese medicine in Australia and licensed acupuncturist registered with AHPRA. She is a member of two professional associations AACMA and IICT:
  • Bachelor of Health Sc. (Acupuncture) with Distinction and an Award in Academic Excellence
    Endeavour College of Natural Health, Brisbane, Australia, 2017-2020 (4 years)
  • International Acupuncture Program
    University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai, China, 2016 (3 months)
  • 5 Elements Diet/Lifestyle Coaching, Advanced Level
    Sooni Kind, Five Elements, Cologne, Germany 2014-2015
  • Reiki, Professional Level
    Angelika Anagnostou, Mysore, India 2013-2016
  • Ashtanga Yoga Studies
    Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute, Mysore, India, 2013- 2016
  • Life Coaching Diploma
    Regina Swoboda, Coaching for Life, Cologne, Germany, 2013

Prior to Christin’s Chinese medicine and coaching education, she used to work as a marketing communications manager in a large agricultural corporation, which has provided her with a profound understanding of the needs in today’s fast paced work environment.

FAQ

Acupuncture is an integral part of Chinese medicine. Fine needles are inserted into so-called various points on the body. Some of these acupuncture points are located on meridians, lines of energy that run across the body. Other points may be chosen based on where a patient experiences pain or where the practitioner feels an imbalance or a tender spot in muscle. Chinese medicine treats a wide range of illnesses and disorders, all based on the concept to restore balance across the body and correct the flow of Qi. In our clinic, we perform traditional Chinese acupuncture as well as some more recent styles of acupuncture, such as motor point acupuncture or scalp acupuncture.

Most importantly, traditional acupuncture has a wider scope than dry needling as it is practised within physiotherapy. There are some similarities and many differences between the two modalities. Essentially, we all use the same type of single use sterile acupuncture needles.  Dry needling is exclusively used to address musculoskeletal issues, aiming to relief symptoms such as pain or a increasing range of motion. Dry needling works with muscles and treats structural problems, such as for example trigger points. Acupuncture as part of Chinese medicine will always see the patient’s health as the bigger picture. Hence, we will treat a muscular problem, yet at the same time, we will treat the underlying causes that led to these problems in the first place. In traditional acupuncture, we work with the flow of Qi and blood based on a map of meridians across the body. This way we can treat a large variety of health conditions, including women’s health, men’s health and children’s health, digestive disorders and many more. We are registered health practitioners with a 4 year degree in acupuncture/traditional Chinese medicine.


Cupping is a modality of Chinese medicine that uses cups (glass, plastic or silicone cups) to create suction to the tissues. This creates a negative pressure which many patients would describe as intense yet pleasant. Cupping styles include stationary, gentle sliding or flash cupping. At the Bright Side Family acupuncture, we use mainly modern vacuum cups made of plastic and silicone. Cupping will commonly leave marks on the skin that fade and disappear within a few days.

Moxibustion involves burning the herb mugwort for its therapeutic warming effect on the body.

The great news about a five elements lifestyle is that as soon as you grasp the concept, it is well possible that you might still choose to eat out, however, you’ll start to make your choices more consciously. Sometimes, a small improvement is already “better than …”.

Following a five elements lifestyle aims to help calm your thoughts and emotions, which ultimately may relieve you from strong cravings and enhance conscious indulgence. Also, you’ll have new ideas that help you to respond to cravings in a comforting way.

Yes absolutely! When we make the choice to go vegan, eating according to the five elements is a way to make smart food choices and implement changes in the cooking techniques to make sure the body and mind are not only detoxified but also well nourished and warmed.

Call Today

0480 148 081 Reception Wilston

Clinic Locations

3 Cramond St, Wilston QLD 4051

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