About Chinese Medicine

Dr Renee Knott (Chinese Med)

Bachelor of Chinese Medicine (Acu + Herbs) Hons. VU
Dip. Classical Chinese Medicine (ICEAM)
Dip. Traditional Thai Massage
Clinical Internship at Kyung Hee Oriental Medicine Hospital, Seoul, South Korea
Registered Acupuncturist and Chinese Herbalist with the Chinese Medicine Registration Board of Australia and APHRA
Member ATMS

Dr. Renee Knott (Chinese Med.) is a fully qualified and registered practitioner of Chinese Medicine. With over a decades experience, Renee is very passionate about Chinese Medicine and the role it can play in our modern health care setting.

Renee provides patients with fast, effective, natural health care, using Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Dietary and Lifestyle advice. Renee is down to earth and straight to the point when it comes to achieving results.

Can Chinese Medicine help me?

As no one is exactly like you, Renee tailors treatments to fit your individual and unique needs.

This is the strength of Chinese Medicine. We treat you, not just your disease.  We direct the treatment to the cause of your problem and not just your symptoms.  This way, lasting changes can occur.

I’ve heard it’s good for pain but what else ?

Many people have heard that Acupuncture is good for pain, but in fact the scope of Acupuncture is much broader.

Research is building clearly illustrating acupuncture’s positive effects on many conditions such as migraine, hay fever, lower back pain, knee pain and others.

With Chinese Medicine texts reaching back as far as 220 A.D, Chinese Medicine practitioners draw on a wealth of knowledge and clinical experience spanning nearly 2000 years, covering areas such as gynaecology, internal medicine and traumatology.

The Chinese Medical Scholars maintained and protected a meticulous, written record, constantly and critically reviewing medical theory, treatments and results over many hundreds of years.  Remarkably, this information is still absolutely clinically relevant today, even in our modern, busy lives, and it is from this that Renee draws her inspiration and understanding.

Why Chinese Medicine?

The ancient Chinese had a very different understanding of the workings of the body and mind.  It provides a thorough and complex framework from which to assess and treat disease.

A different perspective can be extremely useful when all of your medical tests have come back clear, yet, in yourself you know you are not feeling well.  Chinese medicine can provide an understanding of what is going on from another perspective, and although we use different terminology, the concepts are not difficult nor foreign to understand.

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a comprehensive and natural system of treating illness and disease.

As one part of Chinese Medicine, acupuncture involves the stimulation of certain acupoints on the body with very fine, sterile, once-only use needles.

Research has shown the mechanisms involved in acupuncture involve numerous mediators such as serotonin, norepinephrine, dopamine, endorphins, enkephalins and serotonin amongst others. Anti-inflammatory effects have also been identified which of are particular importance in conditions such as migraine, osteoarthritis, hay fever and for the inflammatory aspects of a range of musculoskeletal conditions.*

Chinese Herbs are often a crucial aspect of treatment, along with relevant diet and lifestyle advice.

*The Acupuncture Evidence Project; A comparative Literature Review, J McDonald, S Janz, 2017

What about endangered species?

Although certain animal and plant products may have been used in the past, the worldwide population and environment was vastly different to the one we have today.  In the modern world, there is absolutely no need to use endangered species, and we are absolutely opposed to the harvesting, trafficking and dispensing of any endangered or rare plants or animal products.

You will find Renee uses only the best quality Chinese herbs, from the most reputable suppliers that have been cleared of heavy metals or other contaminants.


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Coronavirus & Online Video Consultations
Covid-19 / Coronavirus & Online Video Consults

  • In light of the rapidly changing environment, I’ve taken the decision to cease seeing patients in the clinic to help stop the spread of COVID-19. But I will be seeing patients through Online Video Consultations.


How will this work?

  • I will be offering 20-30 minute consultations via Skype, FaceTime or WhatsApp, which ever you prefer. This will allow time for a consultation chat to discuss any current or new conditions or symptoms.
  • The consults will also include a self-acupressure prescription similar to what I would do with acupuncture.  Both a demonstration of the points during the consultation and a follow-up email with diagrams and instructions will be included.
  • I will post any herbal formulas and/or supplements you require, this will not require any hand to hand contact with the delivery person.



  • Online video consults will cost $45 plus the cost of any herbs.
  • Payment can be made at the end of consultation, I will send through a link from where you can make payment with a credit/debit card or direct bank transfer.
  • Please let me know if you are experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19 and we can make alternative arrangements.