Brendt brings to Sydney the culmination of over 15 years experience living, working, and studying in East-Asia. He has lived in China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. Each of these destinations, and the teachings he received there, informs his current practice of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). Brendt offers consultations and treatment with acupuncture, moxibustion, cupping, scraping, and Chinese herbal medicine.
Brendt’s passion for TCM was ignited in his early twenties during extensive travels in Asia. He came to learn of TCM through readings in eastern philosophy and history, and the healing modalities they encompassed including acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, massage, Qi Gong, meditation and yoga. These early interests naturally segued into a deeper and more devoted focus for formal study. Now, more than twenty years later, Brendt’s practice of TCM, Buddhism, and yoga ultimately informs the approach he takes with each of his patients and students.
Education, accreditation and training
Brendt is a member of the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association, and is a registered practitioner with the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia. He received his Bachelor of Health Science in Acupuncture in 2004 and his Master of Applied Science in Chinese Herbal Medicine in 2016. After his undergraduate course he continued training with a hospital internship in Nanning, China, followed by advanced clinical and post-graduate studies in Taipei, Taiwan. In the clinic in Taipei Brendt was fortunate enough to be instructed on how to treat pain and other musculo-skeletal disorders by Dr. Ye – the official acupuncturist in the 1990’s to the Chinese Taipei Olympic Team.
Professional and clinical practice
Brendt now comes to Sydney after 8 years of clinical practice at Dr. Lauren Bramley & Partners – a private integrated medicine clinic in Hong Kong - where he worked in synergy with a team of GPs, a gynaecologist, a neurologist, a psychiatrist, and an osteopath. He treated a wide range of patients for both external pain disorders and internal medicine, and developed a special interest in:
anxiety, insomnia, and depression
Bachelor of Health Science in Acupuncture
Master of Applied Science in Chinese Herbal Medicine
Dr. LAUren BRAMLEY & PARTNERS, HONG KONG
2009 – 2017
CLINICAL PRACTICE SYDNEY
2017 – Present
With travel and new cultural experience truly igniting the fire in his heart, Brendt can often be found out on the road, teaching internationally sharing the art and grace of TCM.