Dr. Elisa Loi-Yan Yip
Qualification: Bachelor of Biomedical Science, Bachelor of Science (Honours Research), Bachelor of Applied Science (Chinese Medicine/Human Biology)
Experience: 10 years
Technique: Acupuncture, Moxibustion, Cupping
Chinese Acupuncture in the Melbourne CBD
Dr Elisa Loi-Yan Yip is a tertiary educated and legally registered Chinese acupuncturist practising with CityHealth. In 2001, she graduated with a Bachelor of Biomedical Science at Melbourne University. This degree included a final year specialising in neuroscience. Following this in 2002, Elisa furthered her scientific studies with research, finishing with a Bachelor of Science (Honours Research) at the Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne.
In 2003, due to her interest in neuroscience and a wish to be involved in clinical practice, Elisa began the Bachelor of Applied Science (Chinese Medicine/Human Biology) at RMIT. This degree allowed Elisa to gain many rich experiences including: working as a senior acupuncturist in the emergency department at the Northern Hospital in Epping; and completing a Certificate in Advanced Clinical Practice at the Jiangsu Hospital in Nanjing, China. In 2006, Elisa graduated with the highest-grade point average in her year.
Shortly after graduation, Elisa successfully acquired legal registration with the Chinese Medicine Registration Board of Victoria (CMRBV). The CMRBV ensures that all practicing acupuncturists maintain the same standards of education, practice, and safety. In July 2012, the responsibilities of the CMRBV were transferred to the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA). APHRA is the national body governing registration for all professional health practitioners.
Highly experienced and skilled acupuncturist
After nine years of private practice, Elisa’s initial interest in neuroscience has developed into a specific interest in managing pain. Elisa treats various conditions including: • headache(;) and migraines • neck pain • shoulder pain • tennis elbow • wrist pain (Carpel Tunnel Syndrome) • lower back pain • gout pain.
Elisa mainly uses acupuncture, moxibustion and/or cupping to manage pain. As a part of ongoing professional education, Elisa is currently completing the Toyohari Japanese Acupuncture Program. Compared with Chinese acupuncture, Japanese acupuncture is particularly gentle, using very thin needles and limited stimulation. It is ideal for people who are sensitive or afraid of needles.
To find out more get in contact with the friendly team at CityHealth by calling 9662 2395.