ABOUT BIRGA

Having practised and lived for many years in the Perth Hills, I decided in June 2018 to relocate and start my practice ‘Perth Hills Acupuncture’ at the foot of the hills in the quiet and relaxing rooms of the Perth Bowen Clinic. Together with the Bowen Therapists, we offer a safe and caring environment to achieve healing through balance and harmony in your body.

During my 14 years’ of practice in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in Midland Life Health Centre and Kalamunda Wellness Centre, I became experienced in treating musculoskeletal and chronic conditions. I also developed a particular interest in treating women’s health issues like period problems, menopause, pregnancy and infertility.

During time outside of work, I’ve volunteered as an Acupuncturist to the Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital for The Brownes Cancer Support Group giving cancer patients and their carers a relief from their stressful symptoms and providing them with a better quality of life.

Prior to studying Traditional Chinese Medicine, I started my career in the Netherlands by obtaining a Bachelor degree in Mensendieck Therapy. This resulted in me practicing several years at a Mensendieck private practice. During my time in private practice, I helped people improve their posture through specific exercises and I also helped others alleviating back, neck and shoulder pain. My career was put on hold when I migrated to Australia with my husband and started a family of three sons in the Perth hills.

Over the years I became interested in alternative medicine and studied Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) at the Perth Academy of Natural Therapies, where I obtained the Advanced Diploma in Traditional Chinese Medicine. This culminated in a clinical experience at the Zhejiang TCM Hospital in Hangzhou in China.

I am a registered Chinese Medicine Practitioner with the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia (CMBA) under the government’s Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). I am also a member of the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA), as well as the Australian Natural Therapist Association (ANTA). Lastly, I like to keep myself conversant with ongoing professional development.

Health Funds rebates are available for those with appropriate cover.