Meet Our Team

At Healing Pond, we believe in healing the person, not just treating a set of symptoms. We want you to be healthier and happier. Therefore, we hire only the best practitioners to provide the best services

Dr Kaiyan Li (Carrie)

Chinese Medicine Practitioner and Acupuncturist

Dr. Kaiyan Li is the principal practitioner and successor of Healing Pond Health Centre, specializing in Respiratory Medicine, Chronic Disease Management, Women’s and Paediatric Health, and Fertility Support. Kaiyan’s journey with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) first began while observing her father and grandfather’s practice, the healing properties of this medicinal branch allowed her fervent interest for TCM to blossom over the years.

Kaiyan officially began her TCM studies at Guangzhou University of TCM in 1993, one of the 5 elite TCM Universities in China, where she completed her Bachelor’s, Master’s and Ph.D. degree for her research in Asthma management. From 1998 she was offered a position to work at the affiliated hospital of Guangzhou University of TCM. With 10 years of combined practice in Chinese and Western Medicine, Kaiyan utilizes her comprehensive understanding in both medical approaches to maximize treatment outcomes.

During the 2003 SARS pandemic, Kaiyan devoted herself to work at the frontline in Southern China and was honored the title of “SARS Battling Hero” by the state government.

After immigrating to Australia she continued her practice while also lecturing at Southern School of Natural Therapy and Endeavour College of Natural Health, before introducing Healing Pond Health Centre in 2015.

Kaiyan has attained a renowned reputation across Victoria for her holistic approach and outstanding patient care. By looking at the fundamental causes of health concerns, a treatment plan can be tailored for the most optimistic prognosis. Along with TCM treatments, her well-rounded strategy also entails dietary, exercise and other lifestyle recommendations.

For the past few years, Kaiyan has also founded various TCM workshops including: Food is your medicine, Fengshui and Health seminar series, “Glow from within” (Cosmetic Guashua), Guasha vs Hay-fever, etc. In these workshops, she dissects TCM theories into simple concepts through both an interactive and a “hands-on” session.

Dr Lee-Anne Armitage

Chinese Medicine Practitioner and Acupuncturist

After graduating with a Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture), Lee-Anne undertook postgraduate-level studies in Toyohari, otherwise known as East Asian Meridian Therapy, a Japanese form of acupuncture based on classical Chinese Medicine. She is currently the Academic Dean of the Australasian branch of the Toyohari Association and each year undertakes extensive training with teachers from Japan, Europe and Australasia. Toyohari uses a very delicate treatment method, placing great emphasis on the use of pulse diagnosis, palpation skills and refined needling techniques. It is gentle, painless and includes non-insertive options. Toyohari is suitable for everyone, but can be especially beneficial for the very young or elderly, the highly sensitive or very weak, and for those that could benefit from acupuncture but are apprehensive about needles being inserted.

Dr Debby Cheung

Chinese Medicine Practitioner and Acupuncturist

Having worked full-time in the corporate world of media and advertising for a number of years, Debby found herself surrounded by stress, unhealthy lifestyles, and unhappy colleagues at an ever growing rate. It was at this quarter-life crisis point that she decided to return to what drove her passion in life - making a real difference to people’s lives by helping them become the truest version of themselves, in mind and body.
Debby’s ultimate goal in practice for her clients is in preventative care where maintaining good health and wellbeing means people will be less susceptible to illness, and their picture of health is intertwined into the fabric of their being.
Treatments encompass not only Traditional Chinese Medicine (acupuncture, cupping, moxibustion, Chinese Herbal medicinal pills/powders) but also lifestyle advice, exercise, and diet; integrating the best of both Eastern and Western medicine for optimum health.

Dr Yuxi Wu

Acupuncturist and Beauty Therapist

Dr Yuxi completed a Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture) and Diploma of Beauty Therapists. In 2019, she returned to China for courses in Chinese medicine at Henan University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and worked at the affiliated hospital.
Outside school, Yuxi has been working at City Chinese Medicine clinic for 3 years and specializes in pain treatments and relief by Acupuncture. Such as muscle and joint pains, menstrual pains, stomach pains, etc. She has a unique free-hand needle technique with a strong sense of needles. She also specializes in beauty acupuncture and massage, Gua Sha treatments, and combining Chinese Medicine with beauty treatments.

Dr Steve

Chinese Medicine Practitioner and Acupuncturist

Dr Steve is currently studying for a Bachelor of Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine degree and has completed a Diploma of Remedial Therapy. In 2015, Steve visited China and studied at a large hospital in Hangzhou. As a result, he has gained a deep insight into the traditional practice of Chinese Medicine. Whilst Chinese Medicine is aimed at restoring the body to its natural balance, he specifically focus on treating those with chronic pain and reduced joint mobility. This includes back and neck pain, bursitis, tendonitis and repetitive strain injuries (e.g. tennis elbow, rotator cuff/shoulder issues). He used the principles of Tui Na (Chinese Physiotherapy) which have been developed and used over centuries in China, with excellent results.