Daniel Smit is a dual qualified Chinese medicine practitioner and physiotherapist, having graduated from RMIT University with a double degree in Chinese Medicine and Human Biology and The University of Melbourne with a Doctor of Physiotherapy. As part of his 5 years of Chinese medicine study Daniel also completed a clinical internship in China, at the Jiangsu Provincial Hospital of TCM in Nanjing. He has also treated patients with acupuncture in the emergency department of the Northern Hospital, Epping.
Combining his knowledge of both Western and Chinese medicine, Daniel uses an integrative approach to treating many different conditions. Being a father of young children and from his experience treating fertility and pregnancy complaints Daniel has seen a gap in the care that is often given to children and so he has developed a passion and interest in paediatrics.He has also trained in Paediatric Chinese medicine, in addition to his 5 years university study, specifically aimed at treating children and childhood illnesses which has equipped him with the skillset necessary to successfully help children reach their health potential.
Other areas Daniel has an interest in include women’s health, fertility, pregnancy care, pain management and sports injuries, mental health (stress/anxiety/depression), gastrointestinal complaints and general wellbeing.
Daniel is registered with AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency) in acupuncture, herbal medicine and physiotherapy, and is an accredited member of the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA) and the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA).
Doctor of Physiotherapy
Bachelor Applied Science (Chinese Medicine)
Bachelor Applied Science (Human Biology)
Clinical Internship (Nanjing, China)
Registered Chinese Medicine Practitioner CMR0001739886
Registered Physiotherapist PHY0001994069
Accredited AACMA member
Accredited APA member
Starting from an early childhood fascination of plants and their ability to heal the body, Lucinda developed a strong passion for herbal medicines and the beauty of using nature to heal the body holistically. It is from this passion that she was inspired to study Chinese Medicine.
Since completing her Bachelor of Health Science in Chinese Medicine at the Southern School of Natural Therapies, she has been able to pursue her interest in treating health conditions from the root cause, and assisting the body’s natural healing responses.
Lucinda has worked in a centre for drug and alcohol rehabilitation, which had a strong focus on supporting and restoring mental-emotional health, giving her essential experience in this area.
Lucinda’s passion in the field of health and how the body functions from a Chinese Medicine perspective is shown in her interest in treating a wide variety of health conditions. However, she has a special interest in digestive health, women’s health, emotional health and fatigue.
In addition Lucinda also advocates and provide advice about Chinese Medicine dietary therapy including the benefits of using food as a first line of medicine and health preservation.
Bachelor of Health Science (Chinese Medicine)
Registered Chinese Medicine Practitioner
Accredited ANTA member