MAppSc (Chinese Herbal Medicine)
Peter Slipper was drawn to Chinese Medicine in the mid-1990s after acupuncture resolved a shoulder injury that had previously been resistant to treatment. This positive experience eventually led him from his original career as a musician/teacher to becoming the highly qualified practitioner that he is today.
Peter completed a Bachelor of Health Science – Acupuncture (with Honours) in 2001 before completing a Master of Applied Science – Chinese Herbal Medicine (also with Honours). During those studies, he completed internships at both the National Hospital of Traditional Medicine in Hanoi, Vietnam and at the Jiangsu Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Nanjing, China, undertaking clinical training in gynecology, dermatology, respiratory, gastro-intestinal and cardiovascular departments.
Always focused on deepening his knowledge and skills, Peter has been awarded a Diploma in Canonical Chinese Medicine (Institute of Canonical East Asian Medicine). This style of herbal medicine utilizes pulse diagnosis in order to understand how the body maintains a dynamic balance within a forever- changing external environment, and what happens when this balance is lost. He has also trained in Kampo (traditional Japanese herbal medicine) abdominal diagnosis and Kiiko Matsumoto-style Japanese acupuncture, which similarly utilizes abdominal diagnosis as a means to discover imbalances within the body.
All of Peter’s treatments are aimed at re-establishing harmony between the body’s internal regulatory systems so that the body can function to its fullest potential within the frantic modern world in which we live. He has a particular interest in working with people where this balance has been lost, whether it is hormonal, immunological, metabolic, neurological or digestive. He has found that traditional diagnostic techniques allow him to come up with more effective treatment strategies for such problems by interpreting the root cause of health issues rather than focusing primarily on symptoms or Western medicine-defined disease names. This also allows him to successfully integrate such strategies with any concurrent biomedical/pharmacological treatments someone may be prescribed by their GP or specialist.
“Being our healthiest allows us to achieve our goals more easily, enjoy our passions to the fullest and lead the lives we wish for ourselves. I passionately believe in the potential of Classical Chinese Medicine to identify disharmony and help us regain balance.”
Peter is registered with the Chinese Medicine Registration Board of Victoria (CMRBV), the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and the Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS). He is covered by all major health funds and his patients are therefore eligible for private health rebates on consultations.
Peter is available:
Monday 1:00pm – 7:00pm
Thursday 2:00pm – 7:00pm