About the Gate of Hope
Gate of Hope is the English translation of the acupuncture point Liver-14 Qí Mén. It is the very last point on the Liver channel located on the rib cage at about the level of the sternum.
The inhalation of fresh air from the environment opens the Lungs, starting a cycle of qi, that circulates through the system of 12 channels. Circulating qi provides the whole body with vital energy, which concludes at the Liver channel. The final point on the Liver channel is named the Gate of Hope because it signifies the end of one cycle and start of another. This transition brings fresh hope for change, so that each time we inhale deeply there is an opportunity for new beginnings.
Gate of Hope Chinese Medicine is place where all people can come who seek change and new beginnings in their physical, emotional and spiritual health.
After working in learning and development for 20 years, Bridget deviated from the corporate norm and began studying and teaching yoga, which quickly led to a passion for Eastern health practices and the in-depth study of Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture.
Bridget understands that it is the small lingering and often overlooked ailments that get in the way of an individual’s happy harmonious life. These are the conditions she loves to treat and where she believes Chinese medicine truly shines. This includes tiredness, insomnia, headaches, skin conditions, emotional fluctuations, period pain and irregularity, digestive issues and the squeaks and creaks associated with aging and menopause.
Bridget sincerely takes a collaborate approach with clients, knowing that one single method does not fit everyone. Her treatments may include one or more approach including; acupuncture, cupping, moxibustion, gua sha, tuina massage and herbal medicine. Lifestyle and dietary advice will frequently round off a consultation, empowering her clients to take control of their own health.
Working in her apothecary, making medicinal tinctures, powders, pills and topical balms from raw Chinese herbs to address a range of ailments is her favourite pastime and passion.
Bachelor of Health Science (Chinese Medicine), Southern School of Natural Therapies
Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology), Australian Catholic University
Accredited Yoga Teacher (1,000 hours), Yin Yoga and Hot Method training
Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA/CMBA)
Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA)
I acknowledge the traditional owners of this land, the Taungurung people, on which my practice spaces are located.
I pay my respects to all First Nations People and elders; past, present and future.
I recognise that sovereignty was never ceded.