Hi, I’m Jason Chong, the owner and principal practitioner at Dantian Health. I am a Doctor of Oriental Medicine, qualified and registered as an acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist.
I have over 10 years experience working with people to help them reclaim their health and vitality.
I work with you when your health is a barrier which prevents you from living the way desire.
I use the wisdom of Chinese medicine on your journey towards better health and wellbeing. This involves utilising the modalities of acupuncture, massage and Chinese herbs.
Together we will find ways in which you can maintain a better state of well being. We will work together to remove the blockages which stop your body restoring health.
The body has an amazing ability to self regulate and heal, the intention is to engage this.
It reveals imbalances through subtle visual and textural signs. These imbalances prevent your body from returning to a state of wellness.
These same signals also provide clues to what treatment you need to change this.
My style of practice focuses on observation of these subtle clues of imbalance. I do this through careful palpation of the pulse and body.
This allows for individualised treatment addressing the current state of your body.
These signals also allow me to track your body’s response to treatment.
I have studied the Tian family lineage of classical herbal medicine at ICEAM. Under the tutelage of Arnaud Versluys, I graduated with as a Diplomate in Canonical Chinese Medicine.
I have also studied many styles of acupuncture practice. My primary focus is on the Nagano lineage of gentle Japanese acupuncture. This is through the tutelage of Shimamura Tsuyoshi Sensei and Kiiko Matsumoto Sensei.
I live in the Hurstbridge area, having recently moved away from the bustle of the inner city with my partner and young son.
The fresh air and semi-rural life is guiding me back to slowing down. I am reconnecting with the movement of the seasons as I observe the changes on our property.
I had an interest in entering the health profession from an early age. This was a path that took many years to come to fruition. Whilst meditating on a Mexican beach over a decade ago, the seed for my journey into Oriental Medicine was planted.
My exploration began by studying shiatsu whilst living in the Netherlands. This course was delivered in Dutch. This encouraged me to focus on the tactile aspects of the practice. Ultimately, this has become a core feature in my style of practice.
On returning to Australia, I pursued formal qualifications in Oriental Medicine. I hold a Bachelor in Health Science (Chinese Medicine). I have also completed Diplomas in Tuina, Shiatsu and Oriental Therapies and a Certificate in Massage Therapy.
Dantian Health opened as a Chinese Medicine and acupuncture clinic in 2014. This first location was at the Australian Shiatsu College in Brunswick. I had previously operated part-time with a focus on massage whilst studying. In late 2018 I opened a second venue in Yarrambat. This was to care for the community of the Diamond Valley in north-east Melbourne.
I also lecture in Oriental Medicine at the Australian Shiatsu College. My areas include theory, application and diagnosis in Oriental Medicine.