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Dr Lauren Surridge

Lauren is one of the owners of Balanced Life Health Care. Lauren has a bachelor degree in Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine and has been practicing since 2008. Over the last 12 years Lauren has mentored under Melbourne’s best fertility & gynaecological Acupuncturists. She believes in an integrated, multi-disciplinary approach to illness and wellness. By approaching illness using traditional wisdom of Chinese Medicine combined with the modern clinical researched approaches. Her areas of interest include;

  • Fertility & Gynaecology including conditions such as endometriosis, PCOS, Painful periods, heavy periods, menopause
  • IVF support
  • Miscarriage & Pregnancy support
  • Chronic Pain management
  • Anxiety, stress & depression
  • Parasite elimination support
  • Chronic but undiagnosable health conditions

Lauren’s treatments involve;

  • Traditonal Acupuncture
  • Distal or Balance Acupuncture
  • Motor Point Acupuncture
  • Chinese Herbal Medicine
  • Cupping
  • Gua Sha
  • Integrative supplements

Dr Carleta Stan

Carleta Stan is a registered Chinese Medicine practitioner utilising Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Cupping therapy and Massgae, alongside her functional medicine knowledge to address a range of common (and not so common) health conditions. Her areas of interest include;


  • Gastrointestinal health; including food intolerance and allergies, IBS, Constipation, Diarrhoea
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Acute & Chronic pain
  • Mood disorders; including depression and anxiety
  • Women’s health


She believes that gut health is paramount to human health and by optimising it, patients can build a stronger immune system, re-balance hormones, resolve insomnia and settle anxiety. Carleta’s treatments include;

  • Traditional Chinese Acupuncture
  • Distal Acupuncture
  • Tung Acupuncture
  • Cupping
  • Gua Sha
  • Massage
  • Chinese Herbal medicine
  • Functional Medicine

If you are interested in making an appointment with one of our team or would simply like to have a chat to see if Acupuncture & Chinese herbal medicine might hep you ,

please feel free to contact us at the clinic on 03 8719 7373 or sends an email at [email protected] 

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