Dr. Carleta Stan
B.App.Sc (Chinese Medicine)
Carleta is a licensed practitioner, nationally board certified by AHPRA and member of AACMA.
Since 2014, Carleta has embarked on a journey dedicated to helping individuals regain their health and well being, by undertaking university level studies in Health Science and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Her education has incorporated both Eastern and Western Medicine, with focuses ranging from current Biomedical training to Traditional Chinese Medicine Diagnostics, Dietetics, Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine.
Carleta’s clinical experience culminated with an internship at the Jiangsu TCM hospital in Nanjing, doing rotations in different departments, including Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Dermatology and Oncology.Through her observations on how health interventions were being delivered in a hospital setting in China, Carleta developed an appreciation of the importance and effectiveness of integrated health care. In her practice, she applies an integrative approach, combining time-honored medicine, traditionally used for millennia with contemporary, evidence-based complementary medicine and nutritional and lifestyle coaching to achieve outstanding health results for her patients.
Areas of interest include gastrointestinal health, autoimmune disorders, food intolerance and allergies, chronic pain, mood disorders – depression and anxiety, and women’s health. She believes that gut health is paramount to human health and by optimizing it, patients can build a stronger immune system, re-balance hormones, resolve insomnia and settle anxiety.
Dr. Carleta is currently undertaking additional training in gastrointestinal health with the Australian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine and endeavors to apply functional medicine principles to her practice. Her aim is to understand the root cause of health concerns and explore the underlying functional imbalances. Individualized treatments may include acupuncture, electroacupuncture, myofascial release through cupping and tuina, phytotherapy, bioceuticals, and lifestyle modifications.