Dr Nathan Stella (Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine) – M.Phty., B.HSc.(Acup.), B.N
Nathan completed a Bachelor of Nursing in 1995. He has nursed in the fields of gastroenterology, cardio-respiratory, medical, surgical, rehabilitation, orthopaedics, paediatrics, forensic psychiatry, community and rural indigenous health.
Nathan completed the health science degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2001 at the Australian College of Natural Medicine (ACNM). He then ventured to China to attend the Guangxi Traditional Chinese Medical University. His efforts gained him the David Whitworth Memorial Prize and Guangxi Traditional Chinese Medical University Prize for the graduating year of 2001.
Between 2002 and 2005 Nathan lectured and tutored for the Acupuncture department at the Australian College of Natural Medicine whilst running a TCM practice.
In 2007 Nathan graduated from the University of Queensland with a Masters of Physiotherapy Studies. He then worked as a physiotherapist in a Brisbane private hospital before going into private practice.
Nathan offers TCM acupuncture and physiotherapy as separate treatment management in their own right, or an integration of the two to provide a customised treatment plan to optimise your outcomes.
He also runs professional development courses for other health care practitioners.
Nathan is registered with AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency) for Physiotherapy, Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine. He is a member of the APA (Australian Physiotherapy Association) and AACMA (Australian Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine Association).
Dr Denise Trinh (Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine) – B.HSc.(Acup.), B.Pharm.
Denise completed a Bachelor of Pharmacy in 1997 at the University of Queensland. She worked as a community Pharmacist for 9 years prior to and during her Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) study at the Australian College of Natural Medicine.
Denise was awarded the David Whitworth Memorial Prize in recognition for academic excellence and the Guangxi Traditional Chinese Medical University Prize for excellence in clinical practice in the graduating year of 2003. Denise travelled to China after graduating to consolidate her training.
Her TCM and pharmaceutical knowledge offer much to those who seek a grounded and encompassing approach.
She is a second generation acupuncturist/ TCM practitioner and also speaks Cantonese and is a member of the Course Advisory Board for the Endeavour College of Natural Medicine.
Denise is registered with AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency) for Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine and is a member of AACMA (Australian Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine Association).
Professor Chiem Trinh
Chiem practiced in Australia for over 34 years. Born in Vietnam, he studied Chinese Medicine in the traditional way; “at the foot of a master”. At the conclusion of his studies, he opened a private practice in Saigon (now Ho Chi Min City).
He was the co-founder of the Australian College of Natural Medicine (ACNM) which evolved into the currently operating Endeavour College of Natural Medicine. This institution has trained more acupuncture students than any other institution in Australia. The College has enjoyed sound national and international academic reputation, especially in China at the Guangxi University of Chinese Medicine.
In 2000, after long and extensive academic involvements, the Guangxi University of Chinese Medicine awarded him the life title of Associate Professor.
From 1981 to 2007, Chiem held the position of College Principal at ACNM. He lectured in Traditional Chinese Medicine and supervised its public clinic, as well as operating his own private practice on campus . He made himself available to students, lecturers and other practitioners who regularly sought his advice and opinions an a wide range of professional matters. His mantra to his students was that they ought to “not do anything to a patient that they would not do to their own child”.
Sadly, Chiem passed away in early 2018. His contribution to the field of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Brisbane, as well as his enthusiasm and compassion will long be remembered by all those he encountered.