Service Update August 7th 2020

The current State of Disaster and Stage 4 Lockdown restriction of non-essential movement across the Melbourne Metropolitan area is aimed at halting the spread of the coronavirus and protecting the lives of all Victorians

At this time Chinese Medicine (Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine) is considered an essential health service and as an AHPRA registered health care professional our clinic remains open but only to treat urgent cases, under strict conditions.

Referral from a GP referral is NOT required to access our services.

Routine face-to-face care is NOT permitted. This is a legal requirement for the next 6 weeks.

Permitted face-to-face care must only be provided if…

“… the absence of, or delay of this care, would result in a significant change/deterioration in the patient/client’s functional independence necessitating escalation of care.”

Further explanation for what is “permitted care” includes:

  • To avoid a requirement for specialist input/review
  • To avoid an increase in care needs and/or alternate accommodation
  • To avoid a hospital admission or emergency department presentation

There are no restrictions placed on delivery of Telehealth service.  We are able to offer all clients phone consultations with contactless pick up of herbs from the clinic as needed.

Stay safe and well.

Kind regards

Karen Pohlner


  • If you have travelled overseas in the last 14 days please do not, under any circumstances, present to the practice. You will need to reschedule your appointment
  • If you have been in significant contact with someone who has travelled overseas in the last 14 days and is in quarantine please reschedule your appointment
  • If you are experiencing symptoms of runny nose, cough, fever, fatigue or flu-like symptoms please reschedule your appointment
  • Please wash your hands on entry with soaps provided in the patient toilet


Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine in Moorabbin, Melbourne

Are you interested in natural support to enhance your female reproductive wellbeing?

Bamboo Spirit is a Traditional Chinese Medicine clinic located in Moorabbin, Melbourne and provides Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine services to the Bayside area.

With over 2500 years of written history, Traditional Chinese Medicine originally evolved as a complete,  stand-alone system of health care.  In modern times it can still be used as a stand-alone therapy or  in conjunction with conventional, mainstream Western Medical care as an adjunctive treatment option.

In Australia, you get to choose.

At our clinic we see both men and women.

We believe we do our best work with those who have a long-term commitment to enhancing their general health and wellness.

We have a particular interest in working in the area of women’s health, and a fierce desire to help empower women to achieve optimal health and wellbeing using natural methods throughout their entire reproductive cycle, ranging from the first period to menopause.

We enjoy consulting with women who are planning to fall pregnant or may be experiencing difficulty falling pregnant.  We also like to work with pregnant women and new mums and commonly work with women and their families between their pregnancies.

Get in touch

If you’re interested in learning how Traditional Chinese Medicine can assist you in your health journey please feel free to get in touch with us.


At our clinic we like to use layperson-friendly language to strip back many of the confusing philosophical concepts and common misconceptions associated with Chinese Medicine to explain how modern-day consumers might best access and use this ancient medicine as both a stand-alone treatment option and in conjunction with more conventional Western medicine modalities.

We hope our clients find our interpretation of the history, philosophy and practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine to be interesting, informative and therapeutic.