Straightup Chinese Medicine


Giles Sadler

Giles Sadler

Giles can restore your health by pragmatically using powerful methods of natural healing. He learned these in his University training and clinical internship in a Chinese hospital; and refined them in clinical practice with the guidance of experienced mentors. His path from contact sports to the less forceful disciplines of aikijujutsu and taijiquan has made him a dedicated and empathetic practitioner with a personal knowledge of the causes and treatment of musculo-skeletal conditions, especially those endured by active people. An awareness of the prevalence of digestive problems has made him devote himself to finding the best Chinese Medicine treatments for them and he has successfully applied these methods in clinic.

Giles teaches Butokuryu Aikijujutsu at the Melbourne Aikijujutsu Club

He is available for appointments on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Andrew McConachy

Andrew McConachy

I have always been a student of science. As a child I would take every electronic and mechanical device I could get my hands on, take it to pieces and put it back together again, just to find out how it worked.

In my early 20s I became interested in modern physics and the theories of quantum mechanics and radiation. I formed my own ideas and shifted my paradigm. Discovering Buddhist and Eastern philosophy, I found their imagery to be strikingly similar to my own. Seeking a practical outlet for such knowledge, I discovered Chinese medicine, and haven’t looked back since.

I hold a dual Bachelor of Applied Science in Chinese Medicine and Human Biology from RMIT University in Melbourne. I am a registered practitioner with AHPRA and a Member of AACMA.

I completed a full time, four month internship in a Chinese Medicine hospital in Nanjing, China. Following that I volunteered as an acupuncturist in a village in India where access to medicine is near to none. As a student I observed with a very traditional, very experienced, Chinese Medicine practitioner, from whom I learnt many virtues, values, and skills that I could not have found at university.

Since graduating I have gathered further experience from practice in my own clinic in Northcote, and volunteering at a homeless men’s accommodation centre in the city. I believe in practical treatment, to the point (excuse the pun), and outcome driven. I utilise acupuncture, moxibustion, cupping, electro-acupuncture, massage, and Chinese herbal medicine.

In my spare time, I regularly practice aikijujutsu, and Qi Gong, as I have found these practices to be excellent discipline for the balance of the mental and physical.

So what about you? I have experience and an interest in treating many kinds of conditions and issues, such as: gynaecological, dermatological, musculoskeletal, mental health, poor digestion, stress, poor sleep, low energy, and cosmetic skin issues.

Andrew is currently working in Thailand, and not taking appointments in Melbourne.