ABOUT AWAKEN ACUPUNCTURE

Our Philosophy

As women, we can become so disconnected from our bodies. Medications often don’t fix what is going on under the surface. Some imbalances are far more complicated than a pill can fix, and some of your symptoms which you see as ‘random’ may be a specific set of symptoms part of a Chinese Medicine ‘pattern’ that we see in clinic every day. At Awaken, we want to help bring you back into your body, live with the seasons and tune back into the signs and symptoms your body sends you. We create a tailored treatment plan to address the problems that brought you into the clinic. The plan includes your acupuncture treatments, at intervals relevant for your condition, Chinese herbs and diet therapy, lifestyle advice including what form of exercise is best for you. We look at your life holistically and the emotions you may be holding onto and contributing to your health condition. We ‘unpack’ what has led you to this point so that we can create a lasting change in your health.

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Dr Kate Zouev

Registered Acupuncturist under the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia (CMBA)

Member of the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA): the peak professional organisation for Chinese medicine doctors in Australia.

Kate’s passion for natural medicine began in 2009 when her mother was diagnosed with an aggressive, terminal cancer. Kate was introduced to Acupuncture and Naturopathy as part of her mothers’ palitive care and it was extraordinarily helpful at increasing her quality of life and time left on earth.

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DR KATE ZOUEV
(ACUPUNCTURE) –BHSC, BBUS

FOUNDER AND DIRECTOR OF AWAKEN ACUPUNCTURE

It was an intensely sad and frightening time for her family yet there was a huge lesson to be learnt; that life is the sum of your relationships, your friends, your pets, your walks in the park, your meals and your hopes for the future. Our health (both physical and mental) should be our number one priority and you must enjoy your days because life is oh so short.

After this life-changing experience, Kate knew that she had to not only bring meaning into my own life by following her passion but also help others to live the happiest, fullest, healthiest lives they can live. After 13 years working in the corporate world within the Human Resources industry, Kate started her own Acupuncture practice focusing on Women’s health in a dreamy spa-like space.

Kate sees her greatest accomplishments in life as being an Acupuncturist that has helped thousands of clients take stock of their lives and awaken to the possibilities that a balanced body and mind can bring them. She loves to treat mood disorders such as anxiety, help manage stress and it’s manifestations in the body, menstrual disorders, sleep disorders, gut and skin concerns,
natural fertility & IVF support, pregnancy and post-partum care including natural labour inductions. Her treatments are evidence-based as well as inititive and rooted in a genuine desire to help her clients.

Sheila Murray

Sheila Murray holds a Master’s degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy. Originally from Ireland, she has had a 30-year career in holistic health, Naturopathy and wellbeing. Sheila’s lived experience and wisdom are what she brings to her practice. Her current work in counselling and psychotherapy focuses on supporting those undergoing the journey into parenthood, whether naturally, via IVF, IUI, adoption or any other means, the creation of a family begins from the moment the idea is conceived. Sheila is highly intuitive and caring and provides a soft, gentle and nurturing support for her clients as they explore their own flow and that of their connections and relationship within the many structures, boundaries, multiple beliefs and options placed before them.

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Sheila Murray

Counsellor - BHSc., MCouns & PscyhTh.

Sheila believes that the way we live is how we make meaning of our world; our internal perception of how things unfold for us
and our choice of how we react or respond creates the environment we inhabit in our day-to-day existence. Coming to know ourselves and how we are creating meaning of our world provides an opportunity to shift old patterns and unnecessary restrictions in our lives.

As you EMBRACE who you are, ENRICH yourself with new techniques and knowledge, then you can safely EVOLVE into the person you feel most at home in.

Her clinical focus includes:
* Women’s wellbeing
* Fertility support - Pre-conception, natal, & post-natal
* Couples support
* Life transitions
* Anxiety / stress / depression
* Grief & Loss

DR LAUREN MONAGHAN

Registered Acupuncturist under the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia (CMBA)

Member of the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA): the peak professional organisation for Chinese medicine doctors in Australia.

Lauren has an extensive background in both natural and western medicine. She started her career as a pathology specimen collector after studying laboratory technology, before taking a interest in natural medicine. Lauren has also worked as a clinical assistant at various acupuncture clinics since 2014.

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DR LAUREN MONAGHAN
(ACUPUNCTURE)

ACUPUNCTURIST

This meandering path led Lauren to complete two years of undergraduate study in naturopathy, before she realised her true interest was in acupuncture and Chinese medicine. Lauren has since completed her Bachelor of Health Science in Acupuncture and feels privileged to have been mentored by some of the most respected practitioners of Chinese medicine in Australia during this time.

Lauren has a passion for treating dysfunctions relating to the menstrual cycle including PCOS, endometriosis and chronic pelvic pain, musculoskeletal pain and assisting with individual's general mental and physical wellbeing. She is also committed to providing affirming treatment for LGBTQI+ and gender-diverse people.

"At Awaken, we want to help bring you back into your body, live with the seasons and tune back into the signs and symptoms your body sends you"

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